No PhilHealth cards distributed in Bohol — PhilHealth

February 14, 2013 11:30 pm· Comments Off on No PhilHealth cards distributed in Bohol — PhilHealth 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Feb. 14 — In reference to a published article in a major daily that the administration allegedly distributed PhilHealth cards to disrupt the opposition rally in the towns of Loon and Balilihan in Bohol, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) Thursday said the allegation was "grossly inaccurate."

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(Lead)Palace welcomes court’s approval of motion to consider Badal as state witness

February 14, 2013 11:30 pm· Comments Off on (Lead)Palace welcomes court’s approval of motion to consider Badal as state witness 

MANILA, Feb. 14 — Malacañang Thursday welcomed a regional trial court’s (RTC) decision to approve the motion filed by the government prosecution panel to turn a former suspect in the infamous Maguindanao massacre into a state witness.

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PN sends add'l relief goods for Pablo victims

February 14, 2013 11:30 pm· Comments Off on PN sends add'l relief goods for Pablo victims 

MANILA, Feb. 14 – The Philippines Navy Thursday has dispatched the BRP Bacolod (LC-550) for another relief run for people living in provinces still recovering from the devastating effects of Typhoon Pablo last December.

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Cayetano wants improved SMEs’ access to capital

February 14, 2013 11:30 pm· Comments Off on Cayetano wants improved SMEs’ access to capital 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Feb. 14 – Senate minority leader Alan Cayetano Thursday urged the government to enact measures increasing the access of small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs) to capital.

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Aquino visits IRRI in Los Banos, Laguna

February 14, 2013 11:30 pm· Comments Off on Aquino visits IRRI in Los Banos, Laguna 

LOS BANOS, Laguna, Feb. 14 — President Benigno S. Aquino III visited Thursday the International Rice Research Institute to get an update on the progress of the memorandum of agreement signed between the Dept. of Agriculture and the institute with the aim of enhancing their collaboration in support for the Philippines' Food Staples Sufficiency Program.

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Families along estero de San Miguel beneficiaries of housing project

February 14, 2013 11:30 pm· Comments Off on Families along estero de San Miguel beneficiaries of housing project 

By Samuel F. Martin

MANILA, Feb. 14 — At least 120 families currently living in shanties along the Estero de San Miguel in Manila will be the first beneficiaries of housing project, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Thursday said as he led the groundbreaking rites in Manila.

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Comelec says candidates follow campaign rules on posting

February 14, 2013 11:30 pm· Comments Off on Comelec says candidates follow campaign rules on posting 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Feb.14 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) believed that their campaign against illegal posting of election propaganda has paid of.

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Election law violation complaint filed vs. BI chief

February 14, 2013 11:30 pm· Comments Off on Election law violation complaint filed vs. BI chief 

MANILA, Feb. 14 — A complaint has been filed against Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. for violation of the election ban after he ordered the transfer of an immigration official.

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Santiago seeks Senate probe of Cagayan port

February 14, 2013 11:30 pm· Comments Off on Santiago seeks Senate probe of Cagayan port 

MANILA, Feb. 14 – Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said she is working on a resolution to investigate what she called the “contumacious” operation of the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Free Port (CSEZ), particularly with the arrival of used cars last Monday at Port Irene in Sta. Ana town despite the Supreme Court's decision banning the importation of vehicles.

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(LSJ)196 couples tied the knot via Pag-Ibig and QC government

February 14, 2013 11:30 pm· Comments Off on (LSJ)196 couples tied the knot via Pag-Ibig and QC government 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Feb. 14, — Around 196 couples from various barangays in Quezon City on Thursday, Feb. 14 availed of a free wedding ceremony at the Quezon Memorial Circle.

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