Nikkei ends 0.41 pct higher

March 1, 2013 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Nikkei ends 0.41 pct higher 

TOKYO, March 1 — Nikkei closed higher Friday afternoon, amid hope that the Bank of Japan will release further monetary easing policy.

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Peace is at hand in Mindanao – Team PNoy

March 1, 2013 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Peace is at hand in Mindanao – Team PNoy 

MANILA, Mar. 1 — The administration coalition Team PNoy Friday welcomed the signing of the first of four annexes on the framework agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on the Bangsamoro region.

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Cayetano calls for diplomatic solution of Sabah incident

March 1, 2013 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Cayetano calls for diplomatic solution of Sabah incident 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Mar. 1 – Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano Friday called for diplomatic solution of the Sabah incident despite reports that firefight between Malaysian royal army and Datu Jamalul Kiram’s forces broke out.

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Ombudsman dismisses plunder, graft raps vs. Rabusa

March 1, 2013 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Ombudsman dismisses plunder, graft raps vs. Rabusa 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, March 1 — Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has dismissed the plunder and graft charges filed against retired Col. George Rabusa for the alleged conversion of funds in the Armed Forces of the Philippines because of the immunity granted him under the Department of Justice's Witness Protection Program.

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Aquino welcomes officials of Energy Dev't Corp., Danish Vestas Wind Systems

March 1, 2013 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Aquino welcomes officials of Energy Dev't Corp., Danish Vestas Wind Systems 

MANILA, Mar. 1 — President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed top officials of the Energy Development Corporation and Danish manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems.

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Over 20,000 Filipinos sign up for a trip to space

March 1, 2013 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Over 20,000 Filipinos sign up for a trip to space 

MANILA, Mar. 1 — Over 20,000 Filipinos have signed up for a chance to win a trip to actual space with hundreds more signing up every day for AXE Philippines’s search for the first Filipino astronaut.

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DOJ orders filing of criminal raps vs. 9 Army troops over botanist, 2 others' slay

March 1, 2013 11:14 pm· Comments Off on DOJ orders filing of criminal raps vs. 9 Army troops over botanist, 2 others' slay 

MANILA, March 1 — The Dept. of Justice Friday ordered the filing of cases for reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide and attempted homicide against nine members of the 19th Infantry "Commando" Battalion of the Army pertaining to the death of botanist Dr. Leonard Co and two others.

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Palace condoles with families of Filipinos who died in Sabah

March 1, 2013 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Palace condoles with families of Filipinos who died in Sabah 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, March 1 — Malacanang condoles with the families of Filipinos who were killed in the clash between the followers of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III and Malaysian authorities Friday morning in Lahad Datu, Sabah.

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Aquino spells out major projects in Pampanga, nearby provinces

March 1, 2013 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Aquino spells out major projects in Pampanga, nearby provinces 

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Mar. 1 — President Benigno S. Aquino III spelled out Friday the completed and ongoing projects in Pampanga that were realized through the people’s adherence to the administration’s reform agenda for the province.

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Rafanan applies for the commissioner position at the comelec

March 1, 2013 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Rafanan applies for the commissioner position at the comelec 

MANILA, March 1 — The head of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) – Planning Department has submitted his application to President Benigno Aquino III seeking to be appointed to one of the two new members of the poll body.

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