Expanded anti-trafficking law to bolster PHL bid for Tier 1 status – VP Binay

February 15, 2013 11:30 pm· Comments Off on Expanded anti-trafficking law to bolster PHL bid for Tier 1 status – VP Binay 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Feb. 15 — Vice President Jejomar Binay Friday said the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III will bolster the government’s efforts to be included in the Tier 1 listing of the United States’ Global Trafficking in Persons Report.

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Drilon to UNA: Stop complaining, instead present platform of governance

February 15, 2013 11:30 pm· 7 Comments 

By Jelly Musico

CARMONA, Cavite, Feb. 15 — Team PNoy campaign manager Franklin Drilon Friday told the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) to stop “whining and complaining” about the failure of its three adopted candidates from Team PNoy to show up in UNA campaign sorties.

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(Nightlead) 200 Filipinos in Sabah urged to leave peacefully

February 15, 2013 11:30 pm· Comments Off on (Nightlead) 200 Filipinos in Sabah urged to leave peacefully 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Feb. 15 -– Malaysia is asking an estimated 200 Filipinos, initially reported in the media as members of a breakaway faction of a Philippine Muslim rebel group, to leave Lahad Datu in Eastern Sabah peacefully, the Dept. of Foreign Affairs said Friday.

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Though unethical, local candidates may join national campaign rallies

February 15, 2013 11:30 pm· Comments Off on Though unethical, local candidates may join national campaign rallies 

By Janice Cave

MANILA, Feb 15 — Since there is no such thing as premature campaigning, candidates who are running for local positions are not violating any rules if they join campaign rallies of national candidates, Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes, Jr said.

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Team PNoy bet wants all teammates to join President Aquino in campaign sorties

February 15, 2013 11:30 pm· 5 Comments 

By Jelly Musico

CARMONA, Cavite, Feb. 15 – Former Sen. Ramon ‘Jun’ Magsaysay Jr., the oldest member of the Team PNoy, is beginning to miss some of his fellow senatorial bets, urging them to be present specially in campaign sorties to be attended by President Benigno Aquino III.

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EU lawmakers to China : Face PHL before UN tribunal

February 15, 2013 11:30 pm· Comments Off on EU lawmakers to China : Face PHL before UN tribunal 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Feb. 15 –- A group of visiting European Union lawmakers Friday said China should join the arbitration process initiated by the Philippines before the United Nations to resolve the two Asian nations’ territorial rifts in the South China Sea and prevent a military conflict.

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(Lead) DOLE sends 2 inspectors to check Semirara coal mine accident

February 15, 2013 11:30 pm· Comments Off on (Lead) DOLE sends 2 inspectors to check Semirara coal mine accident 

By Azer Parrocha

MANILA, Feb. 15 — Two labor and employment inspectors were sent to remote Semirara Island with strict instructions to determine the compliance of the company operating the coal mine with labor and occupational safety and health standards.

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Aquino inaugurates state-of-the-art facilities of Philippine Heart Center

February 15, 2013 11:30 pm· Comments Off on Aquino inaugurates state-of-the-art facilities of Philippine Heart Center 

MANILA, Feb. 15 — President Benigno S. Aquino III formally led the inauguration of the state-of-the art facilities of the Philippine Heart Center in celebration of the government hospital's 38th anniversary at East Avenue in Quezon City on Friday.

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Bishop endorses the candidacy of Ang Kapatiran senatorial bets

February 15, 2013 11:30 pm· Comments Off on Bishop endorses the candidacy of Ang Kapatiran senatorial bets 

MANILA, Feb. 15 — A Catholic prelate is endorsing the candidacies of the three senatorial bets of Ang Kapatiran Party in the May 13 midterm polls.

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(Lead) Aquino assures establishment of more heart centers

February 15, 2013 11:30 pm· Comments Off on (Lead) Aquino assures establishment of more heart centers 

MANILA, Feb. 15 — President Benigno S. Aquino III gave assurances that more heart centers will be established in various provinces in the country in fulfillment of his administration's goal of securing the people’s health and welfare.

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