PA celebrates "National Reservist Week", hails reservists as front runners of socio-economic and peace efforts

September 9, 2012 12:13 pm· Comments Off on PA celebrates "National Reservist Week", hails reservists as front runners of socio-economic and peace efforts 

MANILA, Sept. 8 – The Philippine Army (PA) hailed its reserve officers and enlisted personnel as its front runners in their socio-economic development and peacekeeping efforts.

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First Filipino-Canadian appointed to Canada's senate

September 9, 2012 12:13 pm· Comments Off on First Filipino-Canadian appointed to Canada's senate 

MANILA, Sept.2012 -– Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on Friday the appointment of Filipino-Canadian Tobias C. Enverga Jr. to the Senate of Canada effective immediately.

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(Update) GPH, MILF conclude 31st exploratory talks

September 9, 2012 12:13 pm· Comments Off on (Update) GPH, MILF conclude 31st exploratory talks 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Sept. 8 -– The peace panels of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) ended their 31st formal exploratory peace talks in Kuala Lumpur before 11 a.m. Saturday, according to the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).

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(LEAD) OPAPP says 31st GPH-MILF exploratory talks a success

September 9, 2012 12:13 pm· Comments Off on (LEAD) OPAPP says 31st GPH-MILF exploratory talks a success 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Sept. 8 — The four-day exploratory talks between the peace panels of the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front successfully ended in Kuala Lumpur Saturday, according to a GPH-MILF joint statement released by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).

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Abad: 'No let-up in Aquino Admin's reform drive'

September 9, 2012 12:13 pm· Comments Off on Abad: 'No let-up in Aquino Admin's reform drive' 

MANILA, Sept. 8 — Department of Budget and Management Secretary Florencio B. Abad said on Saturday that the Aquino Administration continues to escalate its reforms in public institutions as a core element of its pursuit of poverty reduction and inclusive economic development.

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DOLE lines up jobs fairs from October to Christmas

September 9, 2012 12:13 pm· Comments Off on DOLE lines up jobs fairs from October to Christmas 

MANILA, Sept. 8 — Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz announced Friday that the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will conduct more than 153 job fairs in 15 regions nationwide from October until Christmas 2012.

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DND chief eyes a million-strong reserve force

September 9, 2012 12:13 pm· Comments Off on DND chief eyes a million-strong reserve force 

MANILA, Sept. 8 — As the nation celebrates "National Reservist Week," Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said Saturday the government eyes increasing the number of reservists in the military to one million personnel.

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Very supportive LGU makes anti-child labor fight in Pagadian City a model, Baldoz says

September 9, 2012 12:13 pm· Comments Off on Very supportive LGU makes anti-child labor fight in Pagadian City a model, Baldoz says 

MANILA, Sept. 8 — Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on Saturday said the local government of Pagadian City's developmental approach in the fight against child labor makes an excellent study in practice of battling the menace that other local government units around the country should emulate.

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Ex-treasury chief urges vigilance on target 2013 budget

September 9, 2012 12:13 pm· Comments Off on Ex-treasury chief urges vigilance on target 2013 budget 

By Catherine Teves

MANILA, Sept. 8 — Former national treasurer Leonor Briones is seeking sustained public scrutiny of government's proposed PhP2 trillion budget for 2013 to guard against possible misuse of public funds.

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ITCZ to bring rains over Visayas, Mindanao

September 9, 2012 12:13 pm· Comments Off on ITCZ to bring rains over Visayas, Mindanao 

MANILA, Sept. 9 — An inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ) may bring rains to Visayas and Mindanao on Sunday, the state weather bureau said.

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