October 25, 2012 10:35 pm· Comments Off on (Nightlead) PHL, Australia strengthen economic ties
CANBERRA, Australia, Oct. 25 — Philippines and Australia have strengthened their economic relationship and regional partnership following the recently concluded bilateral meeting between visiting President Benigno S. Aquino III and Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
October 25, 2012 10:35 pm· Comments Off on Palace assures no privatization of gov't hospitals
MANILA, Oct. 25 — Malacanang Thursday clarified there is no plan to privatize government hospitals in the country, rather these will be professionalized.
October 25, 2012 10:35 pm· Comments Off on TS 'Ofel' accelerates; 7 areas in Luzon remain under signal No. 1
MANILA, Oct. 25 — At least seven areas in Luzon have remained under public storm warning signal as tropical storm "Ofel" accelerated while maintaining its strength and continuing to move towards the West Philippine Sea.
October 25, 2012 10:35 pm· Comments Off on Aquino greets Muslims in feast of Eidl Adha
MANILA, Oct. 25 — Muslim Filipinos, with other Muslims overseas, are celebrating Thursday the feast of Eidl Adha or Hariraya Hajji.
October 25, 2012 10:35 pm· Comments Off on Contributions to Akbayan by Aquino sisters part of 'democratic process' — Malacanang
By Lilybeth G. Ison
MANILA, Oct. 25 — Malacanang Thursday admitted the contributions made by the siblings of President Benigno Aquino III to the campaign of Akbayan party-list in the 2010 national elections.
October 25, 2012 10:35 pm· Comments Off on Ombudsman secures conviction of DepEd execs
By Perfecto Raymundo
MANILA, Oct. 25 — The Office of the Ombudsman has secured the conviction of Venancio R. Nava, former regional director of the Dept. of Education, Culture and Sports Region XI (Davao), now DepEd.
October 25, 2012 10:35 pm· Comments Off on 1 person dies, 9 missing due to Ofel -NDRRMC
MANILA, Oct. 25 A person died while nine persons were missing due to the effects of tropical storm Ofel (international name: Son-Tinh), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported Thursday.
October 25, 2012 10:35 pm· Comments Off on BSP downscales inflation forecast for 12-14
By Joann Santiago
MANILA, Oct. 25 — The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Thursday revised downwards its average inflation forecast for 2012-14 as inflation continue to be benign.
October 25, 2012 10:35 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News)MMDA asks billboard operators to roll down tarpaulins due to tropical storm Ofel
MANILA, Oct. 25 — As Metro Manila was placed under storm signal No. 1 due to tropical storm "Ofel," the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority advised on Thursday the billboard operators to voluntary roll down their tarpaulins along major thoroughfares in the metropolis.
October 25, 2012 10:35 pm· Comments Off on (2nd Lead) Cancelled flights due to Ofel up to 32
By Jelly Musico
MANILA, Oct. 25 The cancelled flights due to bad weather brought by tropical storm Ofel has increased from 24 to 32 after Cebu Pacific and AirPhilippines Express suspended eight six and two more, respectively.