Aquino appoints new officials in gov't agencies

October 23, 2012 10:38 pm· Comments Off on Aquino appoints new officials in gov't agencies 

MANILA, Oct. 23 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed new officials in various government agencies, a Palace official said.

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Aquino appoints new lower court judges

October 23, 2012 10:38 pm· Comments Off on Aquino appoints new lower court judges 

MANILA, Oct. 23 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed new judges to the lower courts, a Palace official said on Tuesday.

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Sandiganbayan junks Pestano murder raps

October 23, 2012 10:38 pm· Comments Off on Sandiganbayan junks Pestano murder raps 

MANILA, Oct. 23 — The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan Tuesday junked for lack of jurisdiction the murder case filed by the Office of the Ombudsman against 10 former and current Navy officers over the death of Philippine Navy Ensign Philip Pestano.

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Aquino wants closer cooperation with New Zealand in agri, energy dev't

October 23, 2012 10:38 pm· Comments Off on Aquino wants closer cooperation with New Zealand in agri, energy dev't 

MANILA, Oct. 23 — President Benigno S. Aquino III hopes the Philippines and New Zealand could work together in agriculture, energy, and manufacturing for the benefit of both countries.

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Aquino gov't to build more infra projects under PPP

October 23, 2012 10:38 pm· Comments Off on Aquino gov't to build more infra projects under PPP 

MANILA, Oct. 23 — The Aquino government announced Tuesday it was targetting to award eight projects for this year and 10 additional projects next year under the public private partnership program.

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JBC screens 2 lady justices

October 23, 2012 10:38 pm· Comments Off on JBC screens 2 lady justices 

MANILA, Oct. 23 — The Judicial and Bar Council Tuesday conducted the public interview on two lady justices aspiring to become the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

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Inter-agency team meets to backstop GPH peace panel on normalization process

October 23, 2012 10:38 pm· Comments Off on Inter-agency team meets to backstop GPH peace panel on normalization process 

MANILA, Oct. 23 — An adhoc inter-agency team on normalization began work on Monday as part of the Government of the Philippine’s (GPH) preparations for the next round of talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) next month.

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Doctors support Sen. Santiago's version of the sin tax bill

October 23, 2012 10:38 pm· 1 Comment 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Oct. 23 — The approval and implementation of the proposed sin tax reform law alone will not be enough to improve the health condition of the poor sector of the society; the community is also expected to contribute its share by doing what is right.

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(Update)11 areas in Visayas, Mindanao under storm signal 1 –PAGASA

October 23, 2012 10:38 pm· Comments Off on (Update)11 areas in Visayas, Mindanao under storm signal 1 –PAGASA 

MANILA, Oct. 23 – Eleven areas in the Visayas and Mindanao are under public storm warning signal No. 1 as tropical depression "Ofel" changed its course and is now moving west-northwest in the general direction of Surigao del Norte, the state weather bureau said.

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(Update)TD 'Ofel' continues to pose threats to 9 Eastern Visayas-Northern Mindanao areas

October 23, 2012 10:38 pm· Comments Off on (Update)TD 'Ofel' continues to pose threats to 9 Eastern Visayas-Northern Mindanao areas 

MANILA, Oct. 23 –- The state weather bureau has maintained public storm warning signal No. 1 over nine Eastern Visayas-Northern Mindanao areas as tropical depression "Ofel" continues to move westward, posing risk to these areas.

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