PHL to ask Itlos to form arbitral panel after Beijing rejects arbitration case on WPS disputes

February 20, 2013 10:46 pm· Comments Off on PHL to ask Itlos to form arbitral panel after Beijing rejects arbitration case on WPS disputes 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Feb. 20 — The Philippines has defied China’s opposition to bring the two Asian nations’ long-running territorial disputes in the South China Sea to an international tribunal.

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Hatol ng Bayan to guide, inform, educate electorate in choosing right leaders – Coloma

February 20, 2013 10:46 pm· Comments Off on Hatol ng Bayan to guide, inform, educate electorate in choosing right leaders – Coloma 

By Cielito Reganit

MANILA, Feb. 20 -– Secretary Herminio B. Coloma, Jr. of the Presidential Communications Operations Office highlighted Wednesday the need to properly inform and educate voters on the upcoming May 13 national and local elections so that Filipinos get the leaders they truly deserve.

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Crising maintains strength, Southern Palawan remains under Signal 1 — PAGASA

February 20, 2013 10:46 pm· Comments Off on Crising maintains strength, Southern Palawan remains under Signal 1 — PAGASA 

MANILA, Feb. 20 — Tropical Depression Crising has maintained its strength as it moved toward Southern Palawan which remained under storm warning no.1, weathermen said.

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(Update) 'Crising' affects more than 17,000 families or 87,000 people in Mindanao; strands 1,573 – NDRRMC

February 20, 2013 10:46 pm· Comments Off on (Update) 'Crising' affects more than 17,000 families or 87,000 people in Mindanao; strands 1,573 – NDRRMC 

MANILA, Feb. 20 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Wednesday afternoon said bad weather due to tropical depression "Crising" has affected more than 17,000 families or 87,000 people in Mindanao and stranded 1,573.

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LP reports rally expenses to Comelec

February 20, 2013 10:46 pm· Comments Off on LP reports rally expenses to Comelec 

MANILA, Feb. 20 — A total of P1.89 million was spent by the Liberal Party (LP) during their proclamation rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila on February 12, the start of the campaign period for the national positions in the May 13, 2013 midterm polls.

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Malacañang says no politics involed in public service efforts of the Aquino administration

February 20, 2013 10:46 pm· Comments Off on Malacañang says no politics involed in public service efforts of the Aquino administration 

MANILA, Feb. 20 — There is no politicking involved in the acceleration of the Aquino administration’s public service programs coming into the election period as claimed by other sectors, Malacañang said on Wednesday.

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Comelec: No reason yet to declare Manila 'hotspot'

February 20, 2013 10:46 pm· Comments Off on Comelec: No reason yet to declare Manila 'hotspot' 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Feb. 20 — AMIDST the tension between local candidates who are running in the City of Manila brought about by the arrest of incumbent vice-mayor Isko Moreno and several councilors during a bingo event over the weekend, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes said there is no need to declare the city as an election hotspot.

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(Lead) Crising affects 87,000 people in Mindanao; 1,573 stranded – NDRRMC

February 20, 2013 10:46 pm· Comments Off on (Lead) Crising affects 87,000 people in Mindanao; 1,573 stranded – NDRRMC 

MANILA, Feb. 20 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Wednesday bad weather caused by tropical depression Crising has affected more than 17,000 families or 87,000 people in Mindanao, stranding 1,573.

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CEAP for simple graduation ceremonies

February 20, 2013 10:46 pm· Comments Off on CEAP for simple graduation ceremonies 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Feb. 20 — The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) supported the drive of the Department of Education (DepEd) to make graduation ceremonies simple yet memorable.

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Aquino asks Cebuanos to support admin candidates for continuous reforms

February 20, 2013 10:46 pm· Comments Off on Aquino asks Cebuanos to support admin candidates for continuous reforms 

TALISAY CITY, Feb. 20 — President Benigno S. Aquino III asked Cebuanos Tuesday night to support the coalition candidates this coming May elections so that the reforms he initiated in government could continue.

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