Malacanang says government working on President Aquino’s directive for PAGASA to laymanize weather updates

August 14, 2012 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang says government working on President Aquino’s directive for PAGASA to laymanize weather updates 

MANILA, Aug. 14 — Malacanang said that the government has been working on the directive of President Benigno S. Aquino III for the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) to use “layman-friendly” terms in their weather bulletins in efforts to let the people easily understand the present weather condition and prepare the dangers that it could bring.

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DPWH restores road links to Rizal province

August 14, 2012 11:14 pm· Comments Off on DPWH restores road links to Rizal province 

MANILA, Aug. 14 — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the construction of a temporary detour road as alternate for the cut section km 34 + 100 of Marcos Highway in Antipolo City, Rizal caused by loosening of soil that triggered landslide due to last week’s heavy monsoon rains.

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IBP says it has nothing against DOJ chief

August 14, 2012 11:14 pm· Comments Off on IBP says it has nothing against DOJ chief 

MANILA, Aug. 14 — Integrated Bar of the Philippines president Roan Libarios Tuesday said the IBP Board only act based on rules.

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Villar backs DFA’s diplomatic approach on Panatag Shoal dispute

August 14, 2012 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Villar backs DFA’s diplomatic approach on Panatag Shoal dispute 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Aug. 14 – Senator Manny Villar said on Tuesday that he supports the diplomatic approaches of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in resolving the Panatag Shoal dispute with China peacefully.

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QMMC, EAMC doctors expect rise in number of leptospirosis cases

August 14, 2012 11:14 pm· Comments Off on QMMC, EAMC doctors expect rise in number of leptospirosis cases 

MANILA, Aug. 14 – Doctors at the Quirino Memorial Medical Center and East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City are expecting the number of leptospirosis cases to increase after the recent floods in Metro Manila due to the monsoon rains last week.

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TA-50 to revive PAF's 'fast mover' capability

August 14, 2012 11:14 pm· Comments Off on TA-50 to revive PAF's 'fast mover' capability 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Aug. 14 – The Philippine Air Force (PAF) will regenerate its "fast mover" capability once the decision to acquire South Korea's TA-50 "Golden Eagle" becomes final.

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More local leaders take oath as new NP members

August 14, 2012 11:14 pm· Comments Off on More local leaders take oath as new NP members 

MANILA, Aug. 14 – As 2013 mid-term elections come closer, more local government leaders are joining the Nacionalista Party (NP), which is forming coalition with the ruling Liberal Party of President Benigno S. Aquino III and Nacionalist People’s Coalition (NPC).

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Lawmaker condemns attempt to assassinate Surigao del Norte governor

August 14, 2012 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Lawmaker condemns attempt to assassinate Surigao del Norte governor 

MANILA, Aug. 14 — Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III condemned on Tuesday “in the strongest possible terms” an attempt to assassinate Surigao del Norte Gov. Sol Matugas last Monday morning.

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TS 'Helen' intensifies slightly while moving closer to extreme Northern Luzon — PAGASA

August 14, 2012 11:14 pm· Comments Off on TS 'Helen' intensifies slightly while moving closer to extreme Northern Luzon — PAGASA 

MANILA, Aug. 14 — Tropical storm "Helen" (international name: Kai-Tak) has intensified slightly while moving closer to extreme Northern Luzon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Tuesday afternoon.

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Proposal to change school calendar gets cold support

August 14, 2012 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Proposal to change school calendar gets cold support 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Aug. 14 – A proposal to change the school calendar from June to September received cold support, based on the Senate hearing Tuesday.

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