More lawmakers seek highest congressional distinction for Dolphy

July 18, 2012 11:34 pm· Comments Off on More lawmakers seek highest congressional distinction for Dolphy 

MANILA, July 18 – Two lady lawmakers from the House of Representatives has filed a resolution seeking to confer the Congressional Medal of Distinction to the late “Comedy King”, Rodolfo Vera Quizon Sr., known to all as Dolphy.

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Indonesia FM flies to Manila,several ASEAN countries in bid to end disagreements over west PHL Sea issue

July 18, 2012 11:34 pm· Comments Off on Indonesia FM flies to Manila,several ASEAN countries in bid to end disagreements over west PHL Sea issue 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, July 18 -– Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa began a whirlwind trip Wednesday to several Southeast Asian nations, in an urgent mission to end disagreements over the disputed territories in the West Philippine Sea.

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DOJ junks Gatdula's bid to dismiss probe on kidnap, extortion raps against him

July 18, 2012 11:34 pm· Comments Off on DOJ junks Gatdula's bid to dismiss probe on kidnap, extortion raps against him 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.

MANILA, July 18 – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has dismissed the bid of former National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Magtanggol Gatdula to stop the formal investigation against him in connection with his alleged involvement in the kidnapping and extortion of Japanese national Noriyo Ohara.

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GPH-MILF 29th exploratory talks successfully end in KL

July 18, 2012 11:34 pm· 1 Comment 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, July 18 – The 29th formal exploratory talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) ended successfully in Kuala Lumpur Wednesday night with both sides expressing confidence to wrap up their discussions on mechanisms towards the realization of a new political entity to replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

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Trying to beat deadline, suspected flying registrants 'arrested' in Maguindanao

July 18, 2012 11:34 pm· Comments Off on Trying to beat deadline, suspected flying registrants 'arrested' in Maguindanao 

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao, July 18 — Police and military authorities "arrested" on Wednesday about 60 suspected flying registrants trying to beat the last day of general registration of voters in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

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16 hurt in Laguna road mishap

July 18, 2012 11:34 pm· Comments Off on 16 hurt in Laguna road mishap 

MANILA, July 18 — Sixteen people were hurt as the Foton Van (PQH-669) they were riding rammed a steel barrier after losing control of its brakes while cruising in the national road near Barangay Lawaguin, Nagcarlan, Laguna Tuesday morning.

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Phivolcs confirms Davao Gulf prone to tsunami

July 18, 2012 11:34 pm· Comments Off on Phivolcs confirms Davao Gulf prone to tsunami 

DAVAO CITY, July 18 -– The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in Davao confirmed on Wednesday that Davao Gulf is prone to tsunamis.

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Maguindanao ex-councilor nab for shabu trading

July 18, 2012 11:34 pm· Comments Off on Maguindanao ex-councilor nab for shabu trading 

CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao, July 18 — Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-ARMM) on Tuesday arrested a former town councilor in Maguindanao for drug peddling.

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TESDA conducts free assessment, certification for trainers, workers, OFWs

July 18, 2012 11:34 pm· Comments Off on TESDA conducts free assessment, certification for trainers, workers, OFWs 

ILOILO CITY, July 18 –- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is conducting free assessment for technical/vocational trainers, industry workers and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) of Negros Occidental this month of July.

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City village sweeps awards in blood donation program

July 18, 2012 11:34 pm· Comments Off on City village sweeps awards in blood donation program 

ILOILO CITY, July 18 -– A small barangay (village) in this city is gaining local and national recognition for its dynamic blood donation program in collaboration with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and the Department of Health (DOH).

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