Aquino urges ASEAN member-countries and South Korea to work together in fight vs. human trafficking

November 19, 2012 11:12 pm· Comments Off on Aquino urges ASEAN member-countries and South Korea to work together in fight vs. human trafficking 

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Nov. 19 — President Benigno S. Aquino III said the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and South Korea must work together to fight human trafficking to ensure the welfare of migrant workers.

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Senate tackles RH bill ahead of Sin Tax bill

November 19, 2012 11:12 pm· Comments Off on Senate tackles RH bill ahead of Sin Tax bill 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Nov. 19 – A bid of Sen. Franklin Drilon to pass the Sin Tax Reform Bill Monday suffered slight delay after Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile succeeded in pushing for the discussion first of the Reproductive Health bill which was not on the agenda.

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(Nightlead) Aquino reiterates call to avoid threat or use of force in settling disputes

November 19, 2012 11:12 pm· Comments Off on (Nightlead) Aquino reiterates call to avoid threat or use of force in settling disputes 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Nov. 19 — President Benigno Aquino III Monday reiterated his call on all parties to avoid threat and the use of force, and to adhere to the principles of international laws in settling disputes among nations.

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Baldoz says JP-YEM opens door to employment for young people, provides options to migration

November 19, 2012 11:12 pm· Comments Off on Baldoz says JP-YEM opens door to employment for young people, provides options to migration 

MANILA, Nov. 19 — Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on Monday said the Joint Program on Alternatives to Migration: Decent Jobs for Filipino Youth, better known as the Joint Programme on Youth Employment and Migration (JP-YEM), has opened the door for young people to employment opportunities and provided them valuable alternatives to working abroad.

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PHL denies ASEAN unified stance on West Philippine Sea row

November 19, 2012 11:12 pm· Comments Off on PHL denies ASEAN unified stance on West Philippine Sea row 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Nov. 19 – The Philippines denied on Monday that the Association of South East Asian Nations forged a unified position on how to address the long-raging territorial disputes in West Philippine Sea involving Manila, China, and three other ASEAN claimants

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Palace won't tolerate alleged 'bribery' on ex-Pagcor official by Tiger Resorts to get license

November 19, 2012 11:12 pm· Comments Off on Palace won't tolerate alleged 'bribery' on ex-Pagcor official by Tiger Resorts to get license 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Nov. 19 — Malacanang Monday said it won't tolerate alleged "bribery" by Tiger Resorts Leisure and Entertainment Inc. to an official of the Philippine Gaming Corporation to get a license to operate in the country.

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(Lead) PHL gets Japan, Vietnam support in resolving dispute in West Philippine Sea

November 19, 2012 11:12 pm· Comments Off on (Lead) PHL gets Japan, Vietnam support in resolving dispute in West Philippine Sea 

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Nov. 19 — The Philippines got the support of Japan and Vietnam in pursuing a peaceful resolution to the West Philippine Sea dispute through adherence to international law and continuing dialogue.

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(Lead) Aquino attends ASEAN+3 Commemorative Summit

November 19, 2012 11:12 pm· Comments Off on (Lead) Aquino attends ASEAN+3 Commemorative Summit 

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Nov. 19 — President Benigno S. Aquino III and other leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) attended the ASEAN+3 Commemorative Summit where they discussed how the region could cope with economic challenges.

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South Korea appreciates signing of the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement, says Coloma

November 19, 2012 11:12 pm· Comments Off on South Korea appreciates signing of the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement, says Coloma 

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Nov. 19 — South Korea has expressed its appreciation for the signing of the Framework Agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

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House approves K-12 education measure on 3rd reading

November 19, 2012 11:12 pm· Comments Off on House approves K-12 education measure on 3rd reading 

MANILA, Nov. 19 – The House of Representatives Monday approved on third and final reading House Bill 6643, or the Revised Basic Education Reform Act of 2012, which seeks to institutionalize the 12-year basic education system.

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