PCG to acquire French ships

November 1, 2012 12:37 am· Comments Off on PCG to acquire French ships 

MANILA, Oct. 31 — As part of its efforts to modernize its aging fleet, the Coast Guard announced Wednesday it will be acquiring from France five patrol boats worth EU90 million (USD116 million) to beef up its maritime presence.

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Aquino expects NAIA 3 negotiations completed by November to restart works

November 1, 2012 12:37 am· Comments Off on Aquino expects NAIA 3 negotiations completed by November to restart works 

MANILA, Oct. 31 — President Benigno S. Aquino III hopes that the ongoing negotiations between the government and Takenaka Corp. could be concluded this November to make the Ninoy Aquino Terminal International Airport Terminal 3 fully operational.

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172 soldiers complete 4th Infantry Division RRT

November 1, 2012 12:37 am· Comments Off on 172 soldiers complete 4th Infantry Division RRT 

MANILA, Oct. 31 – Around 172 soldiers have completed the 4th Infantry Division's restructured reenlistment training (RRT) program, the unit's spokesperson Lt. Col. Eugenio Julio C. Osias IV, said Wednesday.

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Comelec suspends two employees for alleged involvement in bribery attempt

November 1, 2012 12:37 am· Comments Off on Comelec suspends two employees for alleged involvement in bribery attempt 

MANILA, Oct. 31 — Two utility workers of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) were ordered suspended for two months in connection with the bribe attempts concerning the petition for accreditation of Alab ng Mamamahayag (ALAM).

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P10 wage increase for MM workers takes effect Nov. 1

November 1, 2012 12:37 am· Comments Off on P10 wage increase for MM workers takes effect Nov. 1 

MANILA, Oct. 31 — The remaining ten pesos of the 30-peso wage increase for Metro Manila workers will take effect tomorrow, Nov. 1, Thursday.

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Danger not over yet, PHL envoy tells Pinoys in East Coast

November 1, 2012 12:37 am· Comments Off on Danger not over yet, PHL envoy tells Pinoys in East Coast 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Oct. 31 — Filipinos caught in the path of superstorm "Sandy" have been told to remain vigilant and continue taking precautions as the danger posed by one of the most devastating storms to hit the U.S. in recent years is not yet over.

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Aquino inspects facilities of NAIA-3, bus terminal in Pasay City

November 1, 2012 12:37 am· Comments Off on Aquino inspects facilities of NAIA-3, bus terminal in Pasay City 

MANILA, Oct. 31 — President Benigno S. Aquino III visited on Wednesday the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and a bus terminal in Pasay City to ensure that the government's contingency measures are in place for the safety and orderly travel of passengers during the observance of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.

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Makati court denies losing bidder's TRO plea

November 1, 2012 12:37 am· Comments Off on Makati court denies losing bidder's TRO plea 

MANILA, Oct. 31 — A Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC) has denied for lack of merit the petition of a losing bidder in a traffic signal light project to temporary stop the awarding of the contract to another company.

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Mikey's 'lack of empathy' reason for DQ of AGP

November 1, 2012 12:37 am· Comments Off on Mikey's 'lack of empathy' reason for DQ of AGP 

MANILA, Oct. 31 — The lack of "zeal and empathy" of Ang Galing Pinoy Rep. Juan Miguel Arroyo for the welfare of security guards is one of the reasons for the delistment of the party from joining the May 2013 polls.

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Comelec: Last day of voter's registration generally peaceful

November 1, 2012 12:37 am· Comments Off on Comelec: Last day of voter's registration generally peaceful 

MANILA, Oct. 31 — The Commission on Elections declared the last day of voters' registration in all areas nationwide, except for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), as generally peaceful.

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