Solon asks Ombudsman-Visayas to check Cebu Capitol’s withholding of P56.3M PDAF

March 6, 2013 11:19 pm· Comments Off 

By Eddie Barrita

CEBU CITY, Mar. 6 — Deputy Speaker Pablo Garcia has asked the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas to examine the ”illegal and capricious” withholding of his pork barrel funds, allegedly by Acting Cebu Gov. Agnes Magpale.

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Camp Delgado cop kills unruly barangay tanod dead in Iloilo town

March 6, 2013 11:19 pm· Comments Off 

By Virgilio L. Orquiola

ILOILO CITY, Mar. 06 – A police officer shot dead an unruly barangay tanod in Barangay Wari-Wari, New Lucena, Iloilo.

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President Aquino says it’s his duty to advance national good, welfare

March 6, 2013 11:08 pm· Comments Off 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, March 6 — President Benigno S. Aquino III said it is his obligation to pursue the interest of the greater number of Filipinos with regards to the ongoing crisis in Sabah.

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(Nightlead) Palace: Kiram's daughter attempted deception questions credibility of Sulu Sultanate

March 6, 2013 11:08 pm· Comments Off 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, March 6 — Malacanang Wednesday hit the "malicious" representations of Princess Jacel Kiram, daughter of self-proclaimed Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III for showing a purported image of Malaysian casualties after a clash between Malaysian authorities and armed followers of the Sulu Sultanate in Lahad Datu, Sabah.

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EU assistance now pegged at 10-M euro for typhoon Pablo victims

March 6, 2013 11:08 pm· Comments Off 

By Azer Parrocha

MANILA, March 6 — The European Union has added seven million more euro to its emergency aid for the victims of Typhoon Pablo in southern Philippines.

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FVR says war is not an option to resolve Sabah conflict

March 6, 2013 11:08 pm· Comments Off 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, March 6 -– Former President Fidel V. Ramos on Wednesday said war is not an option in resolving the raging Sabah conflict and suggested a one-on-one talk between President Benigno S. Aquino III and Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III to discuss crisis.

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Bishops, President agree on ways to have open, faster communication

March 6, 2013 11:08 pm· Comments Off 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, March 6 — To open the channel between the government and the church on issues concerning the people, Catholic prelates and President Benigno Aquino III has agreed to appoint liaison officers, as point persons.

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President Aquino confident Filipino people will choose right leaders for continued reforms

March 6, 2013 11:08 pm· Comments Off 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, March 6 — President Benigno S. Aquino III expressed confidence the Filipino people will choose a successor competent and honest enough to continue the reforms he has initiated in government.

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Villanueva upbeat local training centers can stand on their own

March 6, 2013 11:08 pm· Comments Off 

By Paula Marie D. Navarra

MANILA March 5 — Operating their own technical-vocational training centers may just be what local government units need to give their education and employment programs a boost, Secretary Joel Villanueva, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) director general, said.

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Nautilus International supports IMO call to halve death rates at sea

March 6, 2013 11:08 pm· Comments Off 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, March 6 – Nautilus International, an international trade union and professional association representing seafarers and allied workers in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Switzerland, has expressed its support to a call made by International Maritime Organization (IMO) secretary-general Koji Sekimizu for the seafarer death rate to be halved over the next two years.

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