Aquino administration vows to step up efforts for intensive disaster risk reduction and management procedures

September 27, 2012 9:01 pm· Comments Off on Aquino administration vows to step up efforts for intensive disaster risk reduction and management procedures 

MANILA, Sept. 27 — The Aquino administration assured that it will continue to step up efforts towards a more intensive disaster risk reduction and management procedures in the face of typhoons and calamities.

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BSP website now restored after Wednesday's hacking incident

September 27, 2012 9:01 pm· Comments Off on BSP website now restored after Wednesday's hacking incident 

MANILA, Sept. 27 — The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) assured the public that it’s website, www.bsp.gov.ph, is now accessible again after it was hacked Wednesday.

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SC rules with finality: 24% of SMC shares belong to gov't

September 27, 2012 9:01 pm· Comments Off on SC rules with finality: 24% of SMC shares belong to gov't 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Sept. 27 — The Supreme Court has affirmed with finality its Jan. 24, 2012 ruling declaring that the 24 percent block or 753,848,312 shares in San Miguel Corporation belong to the government.

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Metro Manila LGU execs back NCRPO's "devolution" brgys

September 27, 2012 9:01 pm· Comments Off on Metro Manila LGU execs back NCRPO's "devolution" brgys 

MANILA, Sept. 27 -– Metro Manila local government executives support the National Capital Region Police Office’s devolution to the barangays as part of its aggressive efforts against criminality in the metropolis.

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Cop accidentally killed 7-year-old pupil in Antique road mishap

September 27, 2012 9:01 pm· Comments Off on Cop accidentally killed 7-year-old pupil in Antique road mishap 

MANILA, Sept. 27 –- A police officer is now in hot water after he accidentally killed a seven-year-old pupil while he was driving a patrol car in Antique on Thursday morning.

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Three-hour power outage to hit Cebu on Sunday

September 27, 2012 9:01 pm· Comments Off on Three-hour power outage to hit Cebu on Sunday 

Manila, Sept. 27 — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has served notice of power interruption in some parts of Cebu and asked the residents to prepare for a temporary power outage on Sunday, Sept. 30.

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Religious group urges TESDA chief to pursue Senate bid

September 27, 2012 9:01 pm· Comments Off on Religious group urges TESDA chief to pursue Senate bid 

MANILA, Sept. 27 — A coalition of religious organizations has urged Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Director General Joel Villanueva to pursue his senatorial bid in next year's midterm elections.

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Deped chief to contractors: Don't be sore losers

September 27, 2012 9:01 pm· Comments Off on Deped chief to contractors: Don't be sore losers 

MANILA, Sept. 27 — Education Secretary Armin Luistro on Thursday asked private companies not to be "sore losers" if they are not proclaimed as the winning bidder including in the school infrastructure requirements of the Department of Education (DepEd).

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Lawin weakens, but remains a threat to Batanes

September 27, 2012 9:01 pm· Comments Off on Lawin weakens, but remains a threat to Batanes 

MANILA, Sept. 27 — Typhoon Lawin (international name Jelawat) continued to weaken Thursday but remained a threat to the Batanes Group of Island.

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Ombudsman orders filing of criminal raps vs. 21 ex-DBP execs, 3 others

September 27, 2012 9:01 pm· Comments Off on Ombudsman orders filing of criminal raps vs. 21 ex-DBP execs, 3 others 

MANILA, Sept. 27 — Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the filing of two criminal cases against 21 former Development Bank of the Philippines officers and three private individuals in connection with the DBP's grant of two loans totaling P660 million in 2009 to Deltaventures Resources Inc. (DVRI).

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