Child rights dialogue tackles media blunders and ways to resolve them

October 20, 2012 5:35 am· Comments Off on Child rights dialogue tackles media blunders and ways to resolve them 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Oct. 19 — Media practitioners, members of well-meaning organizations and guest speakers gathered at La Beza hotel, Quezon City on Friday to tackle issues on rights of children, as well as some common mistakes in media presentation to the kids.

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Ex-Sultan Kudarat guv, 9 others rapped with electoral sabotage

October 20, 2012 5:35 am· Comments Off on Ex-Sultan Kudarat guv, 9 others rapped with electoral sabotage 

MANILA, Oct. 19 –Former Sultan Kudarat Gov. Pax Mangudadatu and nine others have been charged with electoral sabotage before the Department of Justice(DOJ).

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Kalahi-CIDSS empowers isolated Area in North Cotabato

October 20, 2012 5:35 am· Comments Off on Kalahi-CIDSS empowers isolated Area in North Cotabato 

MAGPET, North Cotabato, Oct. 19 — The arrival of Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) put an end to the nightmare of local residents whenever a family member fell ill.

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Pakistani PM vows action against ex-army, intelligence chiefs over poll fraud

October 20, 2012 5:35 am· Comments Off on Pakistani PM vows action against ex-army, intelligence chiefs over poll fraud 

ISLAMABAD, Oct. 20 — Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Friday vowed action against former army and intelligence chiefs for their involvement in rigging parliamentary elections in 1990 to deprive his Pakistan Peoples Party of victory.

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1st LD: Lebanese senior security official among the dead in Beirut car bombing

October 20, 2012 5:35 am· Comments Off on 1st LD: Lebanese senior security official among the dead in Beirut car bombing 

BEIRUT, Oct. 20 — Lebanon's senior security official Wissam El Hassan died in Friday's car bomb explosion in a eastern district of Beirut, security sources told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

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Stocks down, peso closes sideways

October 20, 2012 5:35 am· Comments Off on Stocks down, peso closes sideways 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Oct. 19 — The local stocks registered a slight loss at the end of this week and the peso moved sideways tracking counterparts overseas.

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PHL registers US $ 751M BOP surplus in September ’12, end-September at US $ 5.83B

October 20, 2012 5:35 am· Comments Off on PHL registers US $ 751M BOP surplus in September ’12, end-September at US $ 5.83B 

MANILA, Oct. 19 — The Philippines continues to register robust dollar inflows resulting to a balance of payments (BOP) surplus of US $ 751 million last September, up from year-ago’s US $ 719 million.

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Orders for Blessed Calungsod statue increasing

October 20, 2012 5:35 am· Comments Off on Orders for Blessed Calungsod statue increasing 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Oct. 19 — With two days left before Blessed Pedro Calungsod’s scheduled canonization in Rome, the orders of the soon-to-be saint statue has increased.

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Social enterprise sector wants ‘zero tariff’ implementation postponed

October 20, 2012 5:35 am· Comments Off on Social enterprise sector wants ‘zero tariff’ implementation postponed 

By G. M. dela Cruz

TALISAY CITY, Negros Occidental, Oct 19 — Groups advocating for social enterprise here are pressing for the postponement to 2015 of the zero-tariff on imported sugar under the Asean Free Trade Agreement (AFTA.

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Davao City-based port operator receives international recognition

October 20, 2012 5:35 am· Comments Off on Davao City-based port operator receives international recognition 

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 19 — The Filipinas Port Services, Inc. (FILPORT), a Davao City-based port operator has been awarded with the much-coveted international recognition — ISO 9001:2008.

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