Aquino declares June 17 special non-working day in Lapu-Lapu City

May 28, 2013 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Aquino declares June 17 special non-working day in Lapu-Lapu City 

MANILA, May 28 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared June 17 a special (non-working) day in the city of Lapu-Lapu in the province of Cebu in celebration of its 52nd cityhood anniversary.

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MMDA starts cleanup of esteros, waterways

May 28, 2013 10:21 pm· Comments Off on MMDA starts cleanup of esteros, waterways 

MANILA, May 28 — Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino on Tuesday led some 400 workers in hauling several truckloads of garbage from La Concordia Creek to Plaza Dilao, in Paco, Manila.

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PPA taps Canadian rail expert for planned freight rail

May 28, 2013 10:21 pm· Comments Off on PPA taps Canadian rail expert for planned freight rail 

MANILA, May 28 — The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has started exploratory talks with Canadian Pacific Consultants to conduct a study on the planned cargo rail for efficient cargo transport.

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DepEd lauds turn-over of “Palarujuan” to relocated community in Rizal

May 28, 2013 10:21 pm· Comments Off on DepEd lauds turn-over of “Palarujuan” to relocated community in Rizal 

MONTALBAN, RIZAL, May 28 — The Department of Education (DepEd) lauded on Tuesday the turn-over of a new and first-ever educational playground dubbed as “Palarujuan” to the relocated community here in Barangay Kasiglahan, Montalban, Rizal.

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President Aquino appoints new officials to various positions in government

May 28, 2013 10:21 pm· 2 Comments 

MANILA, May 28 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed new government officials for various positions, a Palace official said on Tuesday.

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Two PNP-SAF officers relieved from posts

May 28, 2013 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Two PNP-SAF officers relieved from posts 

MANILA, May 28 — Two officers of PNP-Special Action Force (SAF) has been relieved from their post following the lapses of security that resulted to the ambush of 15-man elite policemen that left eight of them dead, police official said on Tuesday.

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Aquino vetoes consolidated bill that grants 75 percent discount to centenarians

May 28, 2013 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Aquino vetoes consolidated bill that grants 75 percent discount to centenarians 

MANILA, May 28 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has vetoed a consolidated bill that will grant 75 percent discounts to centenarians, saying the amount will obliterate profit margins and result in capital loss, a Palace official said on Tuesday.

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Aquino visits wake of Marine soldiers slain in Sulu encounter with Abu Sayyaf Group

May 28, 2013 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Aquino visits wake of Marine soldiers slain in Sulu encounter with Abu Sayyaf Group 

MANILA, May 28 — President Benigno S. Aquino III visited the wake Tuesday of the seven Marines who died in Sulu on Saturday following an encounter with the members of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).

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PNP assures quick release of slain cops' benefits

May 28, 2013 10:21 pm· Comments Off on PNP assures quick release of slain cops' benefits 

MANILA, May 28 — PNP spokesman Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr., on Tuesday assured the beneficiaries of the nine Special Action Force (SAF) policemen killed in ambush in Cagayan of the full payment of all benefits due them.

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Comelec proclaims 24 more party-list groups

May 28, 2013 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Comelec proclaims 24 more party-list groups 

MANILA, May 28 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday proclaimed 24 more party-list groups that won in the party-list polls last May 13.

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