ITCZ continues to bring rains in Mindanao

November 21, 2012 11:00 am· Comments Off on ITCZ continues to bring rains in Mindanao 

MANILA, Nov. 21 — The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) continues affecting Mindanao while many parts of the country will experience a good weather in the next two days, the state weather bureau said on Wednesday.

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PHL plays vital role in pushing for Code of Conduct in disputed areas — President Aquino

November 21, 2012 11:00 am· Comments Off on PHL plays vital role in pushing for Code of Conduct in disputed areas — President Aquino 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Nov. 21 — President Benigno Aquino III said the Philippines has played vital role for ASEAN member states to continue talks in the crafting of a Code of Conduct (COC) in disputed areas of the region such as the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

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Palace: Senate's passage of sin tax a vital step in gov't universal health care

November 21, 2012 11:00 am· Comments Off on Palace: Senate's passage of sin tax a vital step in gov't universal health care 

MANILA, Nov. 21 — Malacanang has lauded the Senate for the passage of the sin tax measure that will enhance the country's universal health care program.

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Multi-billion Australian funded education program in ARMM launched

November 21, 2012 11:00 am· Comments Off on Multi-billion Australian funded education program in ARMM launched 

COTABATO CITY, Nov. 21 — Education Secretary Armin Luistro and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) caretaker Governor Mujiv Hataman jointly launched here Tuesday the P3.9-billion Australian-funded Basic Education Assistance for Mindanao (BEAM) program in the region.

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Comelec-ARMM uncovers over 200,000 double registrants in region

November 21, 2012 11:00 am· Comments Off on Comelec-ARMM uncovers over 200,000 double registrants in region 

COTABATO CITY, Nov. 21 — The Commission on Elections in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Comelec-ARMM) has purged 236,489 double registrants from its old regional voters’ list.

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NBI-12 probes Aman Group’s operations in South Cotabato town

November 21, 2012 11:00 am· Comments Off on NBI-12 probes Aman Group’s operations in South Cotabato town 

By Allen V. Estabillo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Nov. 21 — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has launched an investigation over the reported operations in nearby South Cotabato province of pyramiding investment firm Aman Futures Group Philippines Inc.

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PENRO-Iloilo orders stoppage of Maasin quarry operation

November 21, 2012 11:00 am· Comments Off on PENRO-Iloilo orders stoppage of Maasin quarry operation 

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 21 — The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) has ordered the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Maasin to stop their quarry operation due to numerous violations.

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(1st LD): Oil tumbles on possible Israel-Hamas ceasefire agreement

November 21, 2012 11:00 am· Comments Off on (1st LD): Oil tumbles on possible Israel-Hamas ceasefire agreement 

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 — Crude prices Tuesday tumbled amid a possible ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas, which eased markets' previous concerns about oil supplies disruption in the Middle East.

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Spanish economy may start recovering in 2013: central bank governor

November 21, 2012 11:00 am· Comments Off on Spanish economy may start recovering in 2013: central bank governor 

MADRID, Nov. 21 — The governor of the Bank of Spain Luis Maria Linde said on Tuesday that the Spanish economy would probably start recovering in 2013 if it meets its commitments such as the deficit target.

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Poland to be ready to join eurozone by 2015: president

November 21, 2012 11:00 am· Comments Off on Poland to be ready to join eurozone by 2015: president 

WARSAW, Nov. 21 — Poland will be ready to enter the eurozone by 2015, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said in a statement.

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