Palace ready to defend RH Law

January 3, 2013 11:56 pm· Comments Off on Palace ready to defend RH Law 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 3 — Malacanang welcomed the filing of petition before the Supreme Court to stop the implementation of Republic Act No. 10354 or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012.

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Senators hope for SC to act swiftly on constitutionality of RH law

January 3, 2013 11:56 pm· Comments Off on Senators hope for SC to act swiftly on constitutionality of RH law 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Jan. 3 –- Senators who voted for the passage of Reproductive Health bill say they respect the rights of anybody to question the legality of the newly-passed law, hoping the Supreme Court would act swiftly on the petition to stop its implementation.

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Massive info campaign, strict PNP on fireworks ban helped reduce casualties — Palace

January 3, 2013 11:56 pm· Comments Off on Massive info campaign, strict PNP on fireworks ban helped reduce casualties — Palace 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 3 — Malacanang Thursday said the early massive information campaigns done by concerned government agencies has helped in the reduction of fireworks-related injuries.

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Classes resume Wednesday including in Mindanao

January 3, 2013 11:56 pm· Comments Off on Classes resume Wednesday including in Mindanao 

MANILA, Jan. 3 — Classes resumed Thursday in all public schools nationwide including in the typhoon hit areas in Mindanao.

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Malacanang welcomes 're-extension' of SOMO by CPP-NPA-NDF

January 3, 2013 11:56 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang welcomes 're-extension' of SOMO by CPP-NPA-NDF 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 3 — Malacanang Thursday said it welcomed the "re-extension" on the suspension of military operation (SOMO) to Jan. 15, saying this will give more time for the government forces and communist rebels to be with their families.

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Local bourse hits fresh record, peso hits highest since March ‘08

January 3, 2013 11:56 pm· Comments Off on Local bourse hits fresh record, peso hits highest since March ‘08 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Jan 3 — The local bourse hit fresh record-close of 5,934.05 points Thursday and the peso capped its strongest level in nearly four years and nine months.

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Aquino wants further study on proposed abolition of PCGG

January 3, 2013 11:56 pm· Comments Off on Aquino wants further study on proposed abolition of PCGG 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 3 — President Benigno Aquino III has tasked the Office of the President (OP) to study the proposed abolition of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG).

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Warring jailed gang members sign peace pact

January 3, 2013 11:56 pm· Comments Off on Warring jailed gang members sign peace pact 

MANILA, JAN. 3 –- Leaders of two rival gangs, Sputnik and Commando, in the two biggest jails of Metro Manila vowed not to react on the death of one of its inmate who was killed in a “riot” inside Metro Manila District Jail (MMDJ) in Bicutan, Taguig City.

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Organizers of Quiapo feast day Jan 9 to use forklift tires for carriage

January 3, 2013 11:56 pm· Comments Off on Organizers of Quiapo feast day Jan 9 to use forklift tires for carriage 

MANILA, Jan. 3 — Organizers of the Feast Day of the Black Nazarene Jan 9 will use forklift vehicle tires to ensure the sturdiness of the image-carrying carriage.

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“Auring” expected to make landfall in Palawan Thursday evening (tonight)

January 3, 2013 11:56 pm· Comments Off on “Auring” expected to make landfall in Palawan Thursday evening (tonight) 

MANILA, Jan. 3 — Tropical Depression "Auring" maintained its speed amd was expected to make landfall in Palawan by Thursday evening, the state weather bureau said.

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