CA calls for clarificatory hearing on Ortega murder case

October 17, 2012 11:07 pm· Comments Off on CA calls for clarificatory hearing on Ortega murder case 

MANILA, Oct. 17 — The Court of Appeals (CA) has called for a clarificatory hearing on the murder case of Palawan broadcaster and environmentalist Dr. Gerry Ortega.

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DOLE wants child labor-free PHL

October 17, 2012 11:07 pm· Comments Off on DOLE wants child labor-free PHL 

MANILA Oct. 17 — The Dept. of Labor and Employment plans to eradicate child labor and have a child labor-free barangay nationwide.

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Aquino exhorts midwives to continue upholding professionalism, excellence, integrity

October 17, 2012 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Aquino exhorts midwives to continue upholding professionalism, excellence, integrity 

MANILA, Oct. 17 — President Benigno S. Aquino III urged the country's midwives to continue to uphold the ideals of professionalism, excellence and integrity as they take part in promoting Universal Health Care through compassionate and responsible parenting.

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Aquino sees MILF as partner for peace

October 17, 2012 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Aquino sees MILF as partner for peace 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Oct. 17 — President Benigno Aquino III Wednesday said with the signing of the Framework Agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), he now sees them as a "partner for peace" in the once troubled Mindanao.

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‘Nina’ to exit PHL by Wednesday night or Thursday morning –PAGASA

October 17, 2012 11:07 pm· Comments Off on ‘Nina’ to exit PHL by Wednesday night or Thursday morning –PAGASA 

MANILA, Oct. 17 — Tropical storm “Nina” maintains its strength and expected to be out of the Philippines by Wednesday evening or before dawn of Thursday, the state weather bureau said.

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PHL, China relations 'a little bettering' — Aquino

October 17, 2012 11:07 pm· Comments Off on PHL, China relations 'a little bettering' — Aquino 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Oct. 17 — President Benigno Aquino III said Wednesday there has been "a little bettering" in bilateral relations between the Philippines and China.

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House approves K-to-12 basic education curriculum

October 17, 2012 11:07 pm· Comments Off on House approves K-to-12 basic education curriculum 

MANILA, Oct. 17 — The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill which seeks to enhance the Philippine basic education system by strengthening its curriculum and increasing the number of years for basic education or which is also known as the K-to-12 basic education curriculum.

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Senate, Palace settle issue on Sin Tax bill

October 17, 2012 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Senate, Palace settle issue on Sin Tax bill 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Oct. 17 – The Senate and Malacanang finally settled on Wednesday an issue that marred the controversial Sin Tax bill when Presidential Legislative Liaison Officer head Manuel Mamba reportedly insinuated that resigned Senate committee on ways and means Ralph Recto received lobby money.

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BI fails to locate Lim Pe

October 17, 2012 11:07 pm· Comments Off on BI fails to locate Lim Pe 

MANILA, Oct. 17 — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said it could hardly locate the whereabouts of former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes, as it discounts the possibility that the latter is now using a new name.

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Lawyer Lozano withdraws senatorial bid

October 17, 2012 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Lawyer Lozano withdraws senatorial bid 

MANILA, Oct. 17 — The aspirants vying for a senatorial seat is now down to 83 as Atty. Oliver Lozano withdrew his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for senator on Wednesday in letter sent to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

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