Two-hour fire hits Metropoint Mall in Pasay City

July 16, 2012 9:59 pm· Comments Off on Two-hour fire hits Metropoint Mall in Pasay City 

MANILA, July 16 — A two-hour fire hit Metropoint Mall in Pasay City on Monday afternoon but no one was injured, the Pasay Fire Station said.

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OPEC oil price keeps rising slightly

July 16, 2012 9:59 pm· Comments Off on OPEC oil price keeps rising slightly 

VIENNA, July 16 — The weekly average price of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) continued to increase slightly last week, reaching 97.26 U.S. dollars per barrel, the Vienna-based cartel said Monday.

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Iraq signs oil contract with Kuwait-led energy consortium

July 16, 2012 9:59 pm· Comments Off on Iraq signs oil contract with Kuwait-led energy consortium 

BAGHDAD, July 16 — Iraq on Monday signed a preliminary contract with a Kuwait-led consortium to explore for oil in southern Iraq, the Iraqi Oil Ministry said.

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President Aquino welcomes U.S. Pacific Command Admiral Samuel Locklear III

July 16, 2012 9:58 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino welcomes U.S. Pacific Command Admiral Samuel Locklear III 

President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomes the United States Pacific Command chief, Navy Admiral Samuel Locklear III, during a courtesy call on him at the Music Room of MalacaƱang on Monday (July 16, 2012). (Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacanang Photo Bureau/PNA)
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Aspirants for CJ post have only until Tuesday to submit waiver, other requirements — JBC

July 16, 2012 9:52 pm· Comments Off on Aspirants for CJ post have only until Tuesday to submit waiver, other requirements — JBC 

MANILA, July 16 – Aspirants for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) only have until Tuesday to submit their respective "unconditional bank waivers" and other necessary documents to be included in the public interview which will start on July 24.

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PMO obtains TRO vs Surigao City gov’t sale of national government properties

July 16, 2012 9:52 pm· Comments Off on PMO obtains TRO vs Surigao City gov’t sale of national government properties 

MANILA, July 16 –- The Court of Appeals (CA) in Cagayan de Oro City has prevented the city government of Surigao from selling government properties in Nonoc Island, Surigao City Monday.

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Two Catholic priests safe after attack in Basilan

July 16, 2012 9:52 pm· Comments Off on Two Catholic priests safe after attack in Basilan 

MANILA, July 16 — A Catholic prelate said that the two Catholic priests are safe after their security convoy was attacked by unidentified armed men in Basilan province Monday morning.

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Lacson won’t lobby for any gov’t position after 2013

July 16, 2012 9:52 pm· Comments Off on Lacson won’t lobby for any gov’t position after 2013 

MANILA, July 16 – Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Monday he won’t lobby for any position in government after his last term as senator expires in June next year.

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Tropical depression expected to enter PAR Monday evening – PAGASA

July 16, 2012 9:52 pm· Comments Off on Tropical depression expected to enter PAR Monday evening – PAGASA 

MANILA, July 16 — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said that the tropical depression east-northeast of Batanes is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Monday evening.

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DENR to enhance its budgetary process

July 16, 2012 9:52 pm· Comments Off on DENR to enhance its budgetary process 

MANILA, July 16 – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will make its budgeting process more transparent to further help promote proper allocation and use of public funds.

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