Solon wants to probe increased rates of services charged by PGH to indigent patients

January 18, 2013 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Solon wants to probe increased rates of services charged by PGH to indigent patients 

MANILA, Jan. 18 — A lawmaker has called for a congressional inquiry into the increased rates of services charged by the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) to indigent patients.

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Aquino declares Jan. 23 as ‘Araw ng Republikang Filipino, 1899’

January 18, 2013 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Aquino declares Jan. 23 as ‘Araw ng Republikang Filipino, 1899’ 

MANILA, Jan. 18 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared Jan 23 of every year as “Araw ng Republikang Filipino, 1899” to commemorate the inauguration of the First Philippine Republic, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. announced Friday.

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Palace says gov't ready to assist Filipinos in Algerian hostage crisis

January 18, 2013 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Palace says gov't ready to assist Filipinos in Algerian hostage crisis 

MANILA, Jan. 18 — Malacanang said Friday it is ready to extend full assistance to Filipinos involved in the kidnapping incident in Algeria, adding the priority of the government is to secure Filipinos there.

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Purisima announces abolition of counter intelligence unit PNP intel group

January 18, 2013 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Purisima announces abolition of counter intelligence unit PNP intel group 

By Lloyd Caliwan

MANILA, Jan. 18 — The counter intelligence unit of the Philippine National Police Intelligence Group will be abolished, according to PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima Friday.

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(FGP)More than 200,000 OAVs to be delisted from the official voters' list

January 18, 2013 11:23 pm· Comments Off on (FGP)More than 200,000 OAVs to be delisted from the official voters' list 

MANILA, Jan. 18 — More than 200,000 registered voters abroad will not be able to cast their votes in the May 13 polls as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will delist them from the official voters’ list.

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Military turns over firearms used in Atimonan incident to NBI

January 18, 2013 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Military turns over firearms used in Atimonan incident to NBI 

MANILA, Jan. 18 — The military Friday turned over to the National Bureau of Investigation the firearms used by soldiers involved in the checkpoint in Atimonan, Quezon where 13 people were killed last Jan. 6.

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MMDA confirms DPWH consultation in EDSA rehab

January 18, 2013 11:23 pm· Comments Off on MMDA confirms DPWH consultation in EDSA rehab 

MANILA, Jan. 18 — Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino on Friday confirmed that Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio Singson has agreed to consult Metro Manila mayors on the EDSA rehabilitation project.

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Pasang Masda challenge Recto to show evidence that oil companies owe the public P8 per liter

January 18, 2013 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Pasang Masda challenge Recto to show evidence that oil companies owe the public P8 per liter 

MANILA, Jan. 18 –- A transport leader on Friday urged Sen. Ralph Recto to come up with solid evidence that oil companies owe the public P8 per liter of fuel.

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Indian and Bangladeshi officials visit TESDA

January 18, 2013 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Indian and Bangladeshi officials visit TESDA 

MANILA Jan 18 – Indian and Bangladeshi officials visited the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for their study programs Friday.

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NEDA Board oks 5 major infra projects

January 18, 2013 11:23 pm· Comments Off on NEDA Board oks 5 major infra projects 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 18 — The National Economic and Development Authority Board, chaired by President Benigno Aquino IIII, Friday approved five major infrastructure projects.

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