Typhoon "Julian" enters PHL Thursday as "Igme" exits to Taiwan

August 22, 2012 10:40 pm· Comments Off on Typhoon "Julian" enters PHL Thursday as "Igme" exits to Taiwan 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Aug. 22 — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said a new typhoon, with international code name "Beloven," is expected to enter the country by Thursday morning.

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DOTC allots P111M to renovate LTO offices nationwide

August 22, 2012 10:40 pm· Comments Off on DOTC allots P111M to renovate LTO offices nationwide 

MANILA, Aug. 22 –- In an effort to raise the standards of public service, the Department of Transportation and Communications has allotted P111 million for the renovation of the Land and Transportation Office (LTO)’s 46 regional and district offices as well as licensing centers nationwide.

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Malacanang says passage of sin tax reform bill will provide government more funds for health care

August 22, 2012 10:40 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang says passage of sin tax reform bill will provide government more funds for health care 

MANILA, Aug. 22 — Malacanang said that the passage of the sin tax reform bill would not only provide the government more funds to take care of the public’s health but will also level the playing field that could increase the income of the local tobacco farmers.

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CAAP grounds Aviatour Air planes pending result of probe

August 22, 2012 10:40 pm· Comments Off on CAAP grounds Aviatour Air planes pending result of probe 

MANILA, Aug. 22 – Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) director general William Hotchkiss II announced Wednesday the grounding of all aircraft of Aviatour Air pending results of the investigation of one of its planes that crashed in the sea of Masbate.

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Mangundadatu grilled on Maguindanao massacre trial

August 22, 2012 10:40 pm· Comments Off on Mangundadatu grilled on Maguindanao massacre trial 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Aug. 22 — Maguindanao governor Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu on Wednesday returned to the witness stand during the resumption of the trial of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre case held at a makeshift courtroom inside the Metro Manila District Jail in Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City.

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House leader proposes Robredo Awards for Good Governance

August 22, 2012 10:40 pm· Comments Off on House leader proposes Robredo Awards for Good Governance 

MANILA, Aug. 22 — If there’s an Oscar for great films or a Grammy for best song, then why not a "Jesse" for good governance.

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Fire hits residential area in boundary of Makati, Pasay

August 22, 2012 10:40 pm· Comments Off on Fire hits residential area in boundary of Makati, Pasay 

MANILA, Aug. 22 — A fire of a still unknown origin gutted a residential area in the boundary of Makati and Pasay cities on Tuesday morning.

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Carpio: 8th Groundbreaking of Manila Hall of Justice will be the last

August 22, 2012 10:40 pm· Comments Off on Carpio: 8th Groundbreaking of Manila Hall of Justice will be the last 

By Perfecto Raymundo, Jr.

MANILA, Aug. 22 — Supreme Court Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio gave assurances Wednesday's groundbreaking for the Manila Hall of Justice will be the 8th and the last.

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Lawyer defends Sotto on blogger’s plagiarism charge

August 22, 2012 10:40 pm· Comments Off on Lawyer defends Sotto on blogger’s plagiarism charge 

By Johnny C. Nunez

MANILA, Aug. 22 — By definition, copying ideas, concepts, thoughts and text materials without proper attribution from their original authors constitute plagiarism. In the absence of exiting definitive laws, what kind of punishment, harsh or soft, may be applied in such case?

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Miriam backs Ateneo faculty members supporting RH bill

August 22, 2012 10:40 pm· Comments Off on Miriam backs Ateneo faculty members supporting RH bill 

MANILA, Aug. 22 – Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago came in defense of the Ateneo faculty members facing threat of blacklisting from Catholic Church for supporting the controversial Reproductive Health bill now pending both in the Senate and House of Representatives.

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