Aquino asks government agencies and the public to work together in addressing malnutrition

November 10, 2012 12:23 am· Comments Off 

MANILA, Nov. 9 — President Benigno S. Aquino III encouraged the people, local communities and government agencies to work together in addressing malnutrition in the country, particularly the nutritional needs of young children.

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Poll body opens bid for P291-M ballot packaging contract

November 10, 2012 12:23 am· Comments Off 

By Janice Cave

MANILA, Nov 9 — Four bidders for the ballot packaging service attended the Commission on Elections opening of its pre-bid conference for the 2013 elections in its main office in Intramuros.

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DPWH completes Lazatin Flyover in Pampanga

November 10, 2012 12:23 am· Comments Off 

MANILA, Nov. 9 — The Dept. of Public Works and Highways has completed the P373 million Lazatin Flyover at the intersection of Lazatin Avenue and Jose Abad Santos Avenue (formerly Gapan, San Fernando, Olongapo Road) in San Fernando City, Pampanga.

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PHL praised by UN for efforts to address trafficking in persons

November 10, 2012 12:23 am· Comments Off 

MANILA, Nov. 9 — The Philippines has made significant progress in addressing human trafficking, a United Nations expert said Friday.

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Doctors, nurses file criminal, admin raps vs SSS exec

November 10, 2012 12:23 am· Comments Off 

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, Nov. 9 — Medical specialists and nurses from the Social Security System Friday filed criminal and administrative complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman against SSS president and chief executive Officer Emilio De Quiros, Jr. for allegedly depriving them of their Magna Carta benefits after they were declared not public health workers.

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PDEA provides training for personnel handling minors involved in illegal drugs

November 10, 2012 12:23 am· Comments Off 

MANILA, Nov. 9 — To improve their expertise in dealing with minors involved in the illegal drug trade, some 40 Drug Enforcement Officers and personnel of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency underwent an intensive training on the proper handling of minors in conflict with the anti-drug law from Nov. 5 to 9.

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Indian Coast Guard ship Samrat visits PHL

November 10, 2012 12:23 am· Comments Off 

MANILA, Nov. 9 – The Indian Coast Guard ship Samrat sailed into Philippine waters Thursday for a four-day training visit with its counterparts at the Philippine Coast Guard.

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SEC eyes new foreign ownership rules in Q2 ‘13

November 10, 2012 12:23 am· Comments Off 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Nov 9 – – The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering coming out with new rules on foreign ownership in six months.

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1 dies, 8 injured in vehicular accident along C5 in Makati City

November 10, 2012 12:23 am· Comments Off 

MANILA, Nov. 9 — A speeding 16-wheeler truck hit the C5 flyover then rammed several vehicles resulting in the death of a motorcyclist and injuries to at least eight others in Makati City on Friday afternoon.

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BOC revenue collection improving — Biazon

November 10, 2012 12:23 am· Comments Off 

MANILA, Nov. 9 — Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon reported total revenues for the month of October is 17.4 percent higher than its PhP 22.842 billion collection for the same period last year.

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