Palace denies hand in the delay of FOI bill

November 14, 2012 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Palace denies hand in the delay of FOI bill 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Nov. 14 — Malacanang on Wednesday denied allegations by proponents of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill of delaying its passage.

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CAAP suspends flight inspector who cleared Robredo aircraft

November 14, 2012 11:03 pm· Comments Off on CAAP suspends flight inspector who cleared Robredo aircraft 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Nov. 14 — The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has suspended the flight inspector who cleared the test flight results for the Piper Seneca plane boarded by former Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo last August 18.

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Senate not condoning act of plagiarism – Enrile

November 14, 2012 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Senate not condoning act of plagiarism – Enrile 

MANILA, Nov. 14 – Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile clarified on Wednesday that the Senate is not condoning any act of plagiarism even as he expressed hope that Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III would “be man enough” to face ethics complaint filed against the latter.

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Pinoy diplomat accused of sexual harassment arrives in PHL

November 14, 2012 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Pinoy diplomat accused of sexual harassment arrives in PHL 

MANILA, Nov. 14 -– The Filipino diplomat accused of sexually harassing his maid inside his residence in Kuwait is already in the country to face the allegations against him, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.

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Aquino urges the country’s electrical engineers to help government attain full electrification

November 14, 2012 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Aquino urges the country’s electrical engineers to help government attain full electrification 

MANILA, Nov. 14 — President Benigno S. Aquino III expressed hope that the country’s electrical engineers can help government attain its goal of establishing full electrification in sitios across the nation.

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Magnitude 5.8 quake jolts parts of Western, Central Visayas

November 14, 2012 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Magnitude 5.8 quake jolts parts of Western, Central Visayas 

MANILA, Nov. 14 — A magnitude 5.8 earthquake shook parts of Western and Central Visayas Wednesday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

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DFA details Aquino's attendance to the 21st ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh

November 14, 2012 11:03 pm· Comments Off on DFA details Aquino's attendance to the 21st ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Nov. 14 — As President Benigno Aquino III leaves Saturday (Nov. 17) for the 21st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits Nov. 18-20 in Phnom Penh, Foreign Affairs Spokesman Raul Hernandez detailed the meetings he will be attending.

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PHL to welcome US support for resolving West Philippine Sea issue

November 14, 2012 11:03 pm· Comments Off on PHL to welcome US support for resolving West Philippine Sea issue 

MANILA, Nov. 14 — Any US backing calling for the adherence to the rule of law in resolving the West Philippine Sea dispute would be a great help for the Philippine advocacy in resolving the dispute peacefully, a foreign affairs official said on Wednesday.

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(Lead) Aquino to push for diplomatic solution to West Philippine Sea issue during 21st ASEAN Summit

November 14, 2012 11:03 pm· Comments Off on (Lead) Aquino to push for diplomatic solution to West Philippine Sea issue during 21st ASEAN Summit 

MANILA, Nov. 14 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will push for the peaceful resolution in the West Philippine Sea, hoping that leadership change in China will enhance cooperation with the Philippines and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

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Lady teacher kidnapped in Zambo City

November 14, 2012 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Lady teacher kidnapped in Zambo City 

MANILA, Nov. 14 – Troopers of the 1st Infantry Division are now helping local police officers in tracking down four unidentified men who kidnapped a 49-year-old lady teacher inside her home in Purok 5, Barangay Labuan, Zamboanga City Tuesday night.

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