Drilon says ‘disenchantment’ at SC is temporary

August 28, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Drilon says ‘disenchantment’ at SC is temporary 

MANILA, Aug. 28 – Senator Franklin Drilon said the alleged disenchantment among the justices of Supreme Court as a result of the appointment of Associate Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno as the country’s first woman Chief Justice “is just temporary.”

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Death toll due to typhoon "Igme" reaches three –NDRRMC

August 28, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Death toll due to typhoon "Igme" reaches three –NDRRMC 

MANILA, Aug. 28 — The number of deaths caused by floods and heavy rains brought by typhoon “Igme” (Tembin) rose to three from one, the National Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Tuesday.

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Senate approves bill strengthening the Career Executive Service

August 28, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Senate approves bill strengthening the Career Executive Service 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Aug. 28 — The Senate approved on third and final reading on Tuesday a bill which seeks to professionalize the ranks of government managers and executives by requiring them to comply with civil service rules.

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Robredo proved that one can succeed in politics without being a 'trapo,' says P'Noy

August 28, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Robredo proved that one can succeed in politics without being a 'trapo,' says P'Noy 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

NAGA CITY, Aug. 28 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday lauded the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo for being successful in politics without being a traditional politician, or commonly called a "trapo".

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Senate passes 50 House bills creating, upgrading high schools

August 28, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Senate passes 50 House bills creating, upgrading high schools 

MANILA, Aug. 28 – To support the government’s effort to improve the quality of education, the Senate on Tuesday approved on third and final reading 50 House bills creating, renaming and converting 50 high schools nationwide.

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Lack of protection mechanisms in labor-receiving states encourages human trafficking –Binay

August 28, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Lack of protection mechanisms in labor-receiving states encourages human trafficking –Binay 

By Michaela Del Callar

MANILA, Aug. 28 -– Vice President Jejomar Binay on Tuesday blamed labor-receiving countries’ lack of commitment to put in place compelling anti-trafficking mechanisms for the rising incidents of human smuggling.

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Lone bidder in transmission of 2013 poll results failed — Comelec

August 28, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Lone bidder in transmission of 2013 poll results failed — Comelec 

MANILA, Aug. 28 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has yet to find a company that would provide the transmission of election results in the 2013 midterm polls after the lone bidder in the transmission bidding failed to meet the requirements.

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Estrada: Senate may issue arrest order against couple who allegedly tortured househelp

August 28, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Estrada: Senate may issue arrest order against couple who allegedly tortured househelp 

MANILA, Aug. 28 -– Senator Jinggoy Estrada said on Tuesday that the Senate could issue an arrest order against couple Analiza and Reynold Marzan if they continue to ignore the Senate inquiry on the maltreatment filed against them by their househelp.

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HIV/AIDS cases in PHL exeeds 10,000-mark –DOH

August 28, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on HIV/AIDS cases in PHL exeeds 10,000-mark –DOH 

MANILA, Aug. 28 — The number of HIV/AIDS cases in the Philippines has surpassed the 10,000-mark after the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 278 new infections in July.

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PAGASA downgrades "Igme" into tropical storm

August 28, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on PAGASA downgrades "Igme" into tropical storm 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Aug. 28 — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Tuesday afternoon downgraded typhoon “Igme” (Tembin) into a tropical storm as the latter continues to weaken.

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