Progress in Mindanao now possible under framework peace agreement

October 12, 2012 9:59 pm· Comments Off on Progress in Mindanao now possible under framework peace agreement 

LUCENA City, Oct. 12 –- Former Las Pinas Rep. Cynthia Villar expressed optimism that the framework peace agreement recently forged by the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) would bring the long-delayed economic development in Mindanao.

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Peace ambassador apl.de.ap pledges books, classrooms for Bangsamoro children

October 12, 2012 9:59 pm· Comments Off on Peace ambassador apl.de.ap pledges books, classrooms for Bangsamoro children 

MANILA, Oct. 12 — Filipino-American singer and volunteer peace ambassador apl.de.ap of the world-famous Black Eyed Peas expressed his desire to expand the programs of the Apl Foundation to include school-feeding programs and book donations for school children in Bangsamoro areas.

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EU offers human rights grants to PHL NGOs

October 12, 2012 9:59 pm· Comments Off on EU offers human rights grants to PHL NGOs 

MANILA, Oct. 12 — The European Union is offering grants up to € 500,000 or about P 26 million to Philippine organizations working for the protection of human rights in the country.

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(Update) ‘Nina’ maintains strength as it moves slowly towards Japan –PAGASA

October 12, 2012 9:59 pm· Comments Off on (Update) ‘Nina’ maintains strength as it moves slowly towards Japan –PAGASA 

MANILA, Oct. 12 — Typhoon ‘Nina’ maintained its strength as it continues to move towards Japan, the state weather bureau said.

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Foreign, civil society leaders expected to attend the signing of GPH-MILF Framework Agreement on Monday — Palace

October 12, 2012 9:59 pm· Comments Off on Foreign, civil society leaders expected to attend the signing of GPH-MILF Framework Agreement on Monday — Palace 

MANILA, Oct. 12 — Foreign and civil society leaders are expected to attend the historic signing between the Philippine government peace panel and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) of the framework agreement for the creation of the Bangsamoro on Monday afternoon, a Malacanang official said.

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Pope appoints Mayugba new bishop of Laoag

October 12, 2012 9:59 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Oct. 12 — The Vatican has designated a new bishop of the Diocese of Laoag in Ilocos Norte.

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27 senatorial aspirants qualified to run in the 2013 – Comelec

October 12, 2012 9:59 pm· Comments Off on 27 senatorial aspirants qualified to run in the 2013 – Comelec 

MANILA, Oct. 12 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) qualified at least 27 senatorial aspirants, out of the 84 who filed their Certificates of Candidacy (COCs), to run in the 2013 mid-term polls.

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32,530 applicants to take police exams on Sunday

October 12, 2012 9:59 pm· Comments Off on 32,530 applicants to take police exams on Sunday 

MANILA, Oct. 12 — The National Police Commission (Napolcom) will administer the Philippine National Police entrance and promotional examinations on Sunday to a total of 32,530 applicants in designated testing centers nationwide.

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CHED partners with two California universities on R&D

October 12, 2012 9:59 pm· Comments Off on CHED partners with two California universities on R&D 

MANILA, Oct. 12 — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) gets praises from Senator Edgardo Angara for organizing the Philippine-California Advanced Research Institutes (PCARI), which he said was the best outlay for research and development (R&D) the country has had yet.

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Lawyer wants Comelec to define clearly party-list accreditation

October 12, 2012 9:59 pm· Comments Off on Lawyer wants Comelec to define clearly party-list accreditation 

MANILA, Oct 12 — An election lawyer called on the Commission on Elections Friday to issue a resolution defining rules in accrediting party-list or multisectoral groups.

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