PHL 'maritime domain awareness' capability to be improved by US radar donations

August 25, 2012 1:04 am· Comments Off on PHL 'maritime domain awareness' capability to be improved by US radar donations 

MANILA, Aug. 24 — With the US government poised to provide the Philippines with a state-of-the-art radar system, Defense spokesman Peter Paul Galvez said the equipment will definitely boost the country's "maritime domain awareness" capability.

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Angara welcomes signing of Data Privacy Act

August 25, 2012 1:04 am· Comments Off on Angara welcomes signing of Data Privacy Act 

MANILA, Aug. 24 – Senator Edgardo Angara welcomed on Friday the signing by President Benigno S. Aquino III of the Data Privacy Act or Republic Act No. 10173.

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Government officials, dignitaries and friends flock to Malacanang to pay last respects to Robredo

August 25, 2012 1:04 am· Comments Off on Government officials, dignitaries and friends flock to Malacanang to pay last respects to Robredo 

MANILA, Aug. 24 — Government officials, dignitaries and friends flocked to Malacanang on Friday to pay their last respects to the late Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, who died in the plane crash off the coast of Masbate on August 18.

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Sereno is PHL's 24th Chief Justice

August 25, 2012 1:04 am· Comments Off on Sereno is PHL's 24th Chief Justice 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Aug. 24 — President Benigno S. Aquino III appointed on Friday Supreme Court Associate Justice Maria Lourdes P. Aranal Sereno as the 24th Chief Justice of the Republic of the Philippines.

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Former CJ Puno urges public to relive Robredo's legacy

August 25, 2012 1:04 am· Comments Off on Former CJ Puno urges public to relive Robredo's legacy 

MANILA, Aug. 24 — Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno urged the public on Friday to relive the legacy left behind by Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse M. Robredo who died in a plane crash in the sea off Masbate last Aug. 18.

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Aquino to go on state visit to New Zealand in October

August 25, 2012 1:04 am· Comments Off on Aquino to go on state visit to New Zealand in October 

By Michaela Del Callar

MANILA, Aug. 24 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will go on a state visit to New Zealand in October, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said on Friday.

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VP Binay orders NHA to ensure safe housing units for Sendong victims in Cagayan de Oro

August 25, 2012 1:04 am· Comments Off on VP Binay orders NHA to ensure safe housing units for Sendong victims in Cagayan de Oro 

MANILA, Aug. 24 — The National Housing Authority (NHA) has been tasked to look into reports that some housing units built for the survivors of Tropical Storm Sendong in Cagayan de Oro (CDO) City are allegedly substandard in quality.

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1,300 more Filipinos want to flee strife-torn Syria –DFA

August 25, 2012 1:04 am· Comments Off on 1,300 more Filipinos want to flee strife-torn Syria –DFA 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Aug. 24 -– About 1,300 Filipino workers have signified their intention to leave conflict-stricken Syria, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Friday.

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Cayetano amazed by strength and grace of Robredo’s wife

August 25, 2012 1:04 am· Comments Off on Cayetano amazed by strength and grace of Robredo’s wife 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Aug. 24 – For the first time, Senator Pia Cayetano met Secretary Jesse Robredo’s wife Leni whose strength and grace amazed the former.

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Typhoon 'Igme' weakens slightly; 'Julian' maintains strength –PAGASA

August 25, 2012 1:04 am· Comments Off on Typhoon 'Igme' weakens slightly; 'Julian' maintains strength –PAGASA 

MANILA, Aug. 24 — After making landfall in southern Taiwan, typhoon “Igme” (Tembin) has slightly weakened but still remains in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the state weather bureau said on Friday afternoon.

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