De Lima elated on conviction of 1 of accused in Ortega murder case

May 8, 2013 11:27 am· Comments Off on De Lima elated on conviction of 1 of accused in Ortega murder case 

MANILA, May 7 — Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima was elated Tuesday night on the decision of the Puerto Princesa City Regional Trial Court to convict one of the accused in the murder of Palawan environmentalist and broadcaster Doc Gerry Ortega.

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LPG-MA partylist denounces black propaganda

May 8, 2013 11:27 am· Comments Off on LPG-MA partylist denounces black propaganda 

MANILA, May 7 — The Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers’ Association (LPG-MA) is denouncing the paid advertisements allegedly financed by LPG Refillers’ Association (LPGRA) claiming that they are “withdrawing support” for the party list group.

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Pharma training program to focus on ethical business practices

May 8, 2013 11:27 am· Comments Off on Pharma training program to focus on ethical business practices 

MANILA, May 7 — A medical group has pushed to direct its interest on patient care with a new-improved training program focused on good governance and business ethics.

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Light rains may fall over Palawan, Visayas, Mindanao Wednesday

May 8, 2013 11:27 am· Comments Off on Light rains may fall over Palawan, Visayas, Mindanao Wednesday 

MANILA, May 8 — Light rains may fall over some parts of Mindanao due to the inter-tropical convergence zone affecting southern Mindanao while the easterlies or warm winds from the east are affecting the eastern section of Luzon and the Visayas,the state weather bureau said Wednesday.

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PhilHealth among CSC list that tops red tape-free agencies

May 8, 2013 11:27 am· Comments Off on PhilHealth among CSC list that tops red tape-free agencies 

MANILA, May 7 — The Civil Service Commission (CSC) lauded the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) as one of the top leading agencies among a list of 449 government agencies that passed the CSC’s Anti-Red Tape Report Card Survey (RCS) for the year 2012.

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60 farmer groups in E. Visayas get farm implements from DAR

May 8, 2013 11:27 am· Comments Off on 60 farmer groups in E. Visayas get farm implements from DAR 

MANILA, May 8 — At least 60 farmer organizations in Eastern Visayas are upbeat about the prospect of their future after the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over to them P19 million worth of modern farm equipment.

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No death, no gas leak in Petron Bataan Refinery

May 8, 2013 11:27 am· Comments Off on No death, no gas leak in Petron Bataan Refinery 

LIMAY, Bataan, May 7 — An official of the Petron Bataan Refinery (PBR) on Tuesday clarified that there was no explosion, no poisonous gas leak and no one died at the former Bataan Refinery Corporation here.

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2 brothers hurt in grenade blast in North Cotabato town

May 8, 2013 11:27 am· Comments Off on 2 brothers hurt in grenade blast in North Cotabato town 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, May 7 — Two minor brothers were wounded when a projectile from an M79 grenade launcher exploded in front of them along the highway in Barangay Marbel in Matalam, North Cotabato, around 10:30 a.m., Tuesday.

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Hunger striker in Antique hospitalized on 5th day

May 8, 2013 11:27 am· Comments Off on Hunger striker in Antique hospitalized on 5th day 

SAN JOSE, Antique, May 7 — Antique Provincial Information Officer Eric Otayde was forced to end his hunger strike after being hospitalized Monday noon.

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Iloilo town fire station conducts hazard mapping

May 8, 2013 11:27 am· Comments Off on Iloilo town fire station conducts hazard mapping 

ILOILO CITY, May 7 — The Oton Fire Station has conducted hazard mapping and terrain familiarization last week of April in three areas in Oton, a town adjoining the district of Arevalo in this city.

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