Filipinos’ positive outlook; typhoon-rebuilding efforts recognized by the Middle East

May 27, 2013 11:58 pm· Comments Off on Filipinos’ positive outlook; typhoon-rebuilding efforts recognized by the Middle East 

MANILA, May 27 — For putting on a happy face in the midst of great challenges, the Philippines has gained recognition from a Middle Eastern award-giving body, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT) on Monday.

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Palace: BFAR helping Filipino fishermen affected by maritime dispute in West PHL Sea

May 27, 2013 11:58 pm· Comments Off on Palace: BFAR helping Filipino fishermen affected by maritime dispute in West PHL Sea 

MANILA, May 27 — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources is helping Filipino fishermen affected by the maritime disputes in the West Philippine Sea, a Palace official said on Monday.

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De Lima expects parallel probe to improve Philippines-Taiwan relations

May 27, 2013 11:58 pm· Comments Off on De Lima expects parallel probe to improve Philippines-Taiwan relations 

MANILA, May 27 — Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Monday said she hopes that the parallel investigation conducted by the Philippines and Taiwan will repair the strain relations between the two countries.

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More NCR schools targeted for spraying and disinfection

May 27, 2013 11:58 pm· Comments Off on More NCR schools targeted for spraying and disinfection 

MANILA, May 27 — In time for the opening of classes in June, Dept. of Health-National Capital Region (DOH-NCR) continues its disinfection and anti-dengue activities in Metro Manila schools.

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Comelec disqualifies with finality six party-list groups

May 27, 2013 11:58 pm· Comments Off on Comelec disqualifies with finality six party-list groups 

MANILA, May 27 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has also disqualified with finality the registration of six party-list groups.

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Air Asia Philippines narrows Q1 net loss

May 27, 2013 11:58 pm· Comments Off on Air Asia Philippines narrows Q1 net loss 

MANILA, May 27 — Philippines AirAsia (PAA) registered an improvement during the first quarter of the year, narrowing its net loss to RM20 million compared to RM 22.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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Slain Marines undergoing force reconnaissance training – PN chief

May 27, 2013 11:58 pm· Comments Off on Slain Marines undergoing force reconnaissance training – PN chief 

MANILA, May 27 — The seven Marines killed while engaging the Abu Sayyaf Group in Patikul, Sulu Saturday were conducting force reconnaissance training when they encountered the terrorists, Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Jose Luis Alano said Monday.

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354 schools granted tuition fee increase — CHED Paula Marie D. Navarra

May 27, 2013 11:58 pm· Comments Off on 354 schools granted tuition fee increase — CHED Paula Marie D. Navarra 

MANILA, May 27 — Three hundred fifty-four out of the 451 schools that applied for tuition fee increase this year were granted said tuition fee hike by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

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Taiwanese probers to resume ballistic test on Tuesday

May 27, 2013 11:58 pm· Comments Off on Taiwanese probers to resume ballistic test on Tuesday 

MANILA, May 27 — The ballistic examination being conducted by the Taiwanese investigators on the firearms used by Philippine Coast Guard personnel during the Balintang Channel incident last May 9 was not completed on Monday.

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New RTCs, MTCs will help in fast delivery of justice — Marquez

May 27, 2013 11:58 pm· Comments Off on New RTCs, MTCs will help in fast delivery of justice — Marquez 

MANILA, May 27 — Court Administrator Atty. Jose P. Midas Marquez on Monday said the creation of new regional trial courts and metropolitan trial courts will help in the fast delivery of justice in the cities and municipalities.

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