Military looking into reports Lumads threatened by NPAs

November 25, 2012 5:16 am· Comments Off on Military looking into reports Lumads threatened by NPAs 

MANILA, Nov. 24 – The Army's 10th Infantry Division is looking into reports 17 Lumad families were forced to evacuate from their homes in Barangay Maralog, Davao City after being threatened by New People's Army groups operating there.

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18-day Campaign to End Violence Against Women to be launched Sunday

November 25, 2012 5:16 am· Comments Off on 18-day Campaign to End Violence Against Women to be launched Sunday 

MANILA, Nov. 24 — The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is set to launch on Sunday the 18-day "Campaign to End Violence Against Women" as part of the Aquino government's efforts to protect and uphold the rights of women in times of armed conflict and disasters.

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(Metro News)Valenzuela City unveils new 3-story hospital

November 25, 2012 5:16 am· Comments Off on (Metro News)Valenzuela City unveils new 3-story hospital 

MANILA, Nov. 24 – In line with its efforts to provide adequate medical services to its indigent residents, the Valenzuela City government has formally unveiled its P120-million three-story, 50-bed capacity hospital on G. Lazaro St. in Barangay Dalandanan.

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Malacanang: DFA to continue advancing country’s interest in int'l fora

November 25, 2012 5:16 am· Comments Off on Malacanang: DFA to continue advancing country’s interest in int'l fora 

MANILA, Nov. 24 — The government gave an assurance Saturday it would continue to protect the country’s interests and territory, particularly as regards the West Philippines Sea.

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President Aquino to lead conferment of Quezon Service Cross award on Robredo

November 25, 2012 5:16 am· Comments Off on President Aquino to lead conferment of Quezon Service Cross award on Robredo 

MANILA, Nov. 24 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will lead the conferment on Monday of the Quezon Service Cross award on the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo who died in a plane crash off Masbate coast last August.

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Gov't continues to dismantle private armed groups, says Palace

November 25, 2012 5:16 am· Comments Off on Gov't continues to dismantle private armed groups, says Palace 

MANILA, Nov. 24 — Government’s campaign against private armed groups has been continuing and the Dept. of the Interior and Local Government has identified election hot spots in preparation for the election next year, Malacanang said Saturday.

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Top USMC official visits PN headquarters

November 25, 2012 5:16 am· Comments Off on Top USMC official visits PN headquarters 

MANILA, Nov. 24 – Underscoring the close military relations of the Philippines and the United States, Lt. Gen. Terry G. Robling, the commander of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Forces Pacific, paid a visit at the Philippine Navy (PN) headquarters on Roxas Blvd., Manila early this week.

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Localized labor monitoring urged

November 25, 2012 5:16 am· Comments Off on Localized labor monitoring urged 

By Catherine Teves

MANILA, Nov. 24 — Labor leaders want local government units nationwide to help raise the business sector's compliance with Philippine labor laws.

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2nd National Women’s Summit launches Peace Fund Program for Women

November 25, 2012 5:16 am· Comments Off on 2nd National Women’s Summit launches Peace Fund Program for Women 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Nov. 24 — When it comes to human rights, especially of women, the Philippines is said to be one of the leaders in having those rights addressed, as shown by the Magna Carta for Women and similar laws enacted for their protection.

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DOLE takes active role in nationwide search for outstanding skilled workers

November 25, 2012 5:16 am· Comments Off on DOLE takes active role in nationwide search for outstanding skilled workers 

MANILA, Nov. 24 — As the nation once again recognizes the contribution of outstanding skilled blue-collar workers to the country’s productivity through the 2013 Tower (The Outstanding Workers of the Republic) Awards, the DOLE on Saturday said it is taking an active role for the nationwide search for skilled blue-collar workers who are worthy of recognition and emulation.

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