Villar to push creation of OFWs dep’t

June 6, 2013 9:46 pm· Comments Off on Villar to push creation of OFWs dep’t 

MANILA, June 6 – Senator-elect Cynthia Villar on Thursday renewed commitment to re-file her husband outgoing Senator Manny Villar’s pet bill creating department of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the forthcoming 16th Congress.

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Philippine eyes to pass European maritime safety audit

June 6, 2013 9:46 pm· Comments Off on Philippine eyes to pass European maritime safety audit 

MANILA, Jun 6 — Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Administrator Maximo Mejia, Jr. said the Philippines should pass the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) audit in October.

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Sen. Estrada sees passage of more pro-women bills in 16th Congress

June 6, 2013 9:46 pm· Comments Off on Sen. Estrada sees passage of more pro-women bills in 16th Congress 

MANILA, June 6 – With the recent election of four lady senators including three neophytes, acting Senate President Jinggoy Estrada said more pro-women measures are expected to be filed in the forthcoming 16th Congress.

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Weather Update: LPA embedded in ITCZ brings heavy rains over Visayas, Mindanao

June 6, 2013 9:46 pm· Comments Off on Weather Update: LPA embedded in ITCZ brings heavy rains over Visayas, Mindanao 

MANILA, June 6 — The low pressure area (LPA) moves closer in Mindanao and continues to affect the region, the state weather bureau said on Thursday afternoon.

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Police “shabu lab protector” surrenders

June 6, 2013 9:46 pm· Comments Off on Police “shabu lab protector” surrenders 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, June 6 (PNA) — Calabarzon Regional Director Chief Superintendent Benito Estipona said on Thursday that Superintendent Dioniso Borromeo surrendered himself to the authorities after being sentenced with life imprisonment for protecting a shabu laboratory in La Union.

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DTI reminds OFWs to patronize reputable freight forwarders

June 6, 2013 9:46 pm· Comments Off on DTI reminds OFWs to patronize reputable freight forwarders 

MANILA, June 6 — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) reminds overseas filipino workers (OFWs) and Filipinos abroad to patronize reputable and reliable freight forwarders as the department continues to receive complaints of undelivered balikbayan boxes.

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Senate passes Malacanang-certified bill, other measures

June 6, 2013 9:46 pm· Comments Off on Senate passes Malacanang-certified bill, other measures 

MANILA, June 6 -– The Senate passed on third and final reading a Malacanang-certified bill reorganizing the Philippine statistical system and other national and local measures before the third and final regular session of the 15th Congress adjourned sine die Thursday night.

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PHL consulate urged to look into HK fans’ rude treatment to Azkals

June 6, 2013 9:46 pm· Comments Off on PHL consulate urged to look into HK fans’ rude treatment to Azkals 

MANILA, June 6 – Senate President Pro-Tempore Jinggoy Estrada on Thursday said the Philippine consulate in Hong Kong must step in following the rude treatment the Azkals and Filipino supporters received from the HK football fans.

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PA to compete in Dragon Boat races in China

June 6, 2013 9:46 pm· Comments Off on PA to compete in Dragon Boat races in China 

MANILA, June 6 – The Philippine Army (PA) will send a contingent to participate in the upcoming Dragon Boat races in China this coming June 12.

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Pinoy peacekeeper wounded in Golan Heights

June 6, 2013 9:46 pm· Comments Off on Pinoy peacekeeper wounded in Golan Heights 

MANILA, June 6 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday announced that a Filipino peacekeeper was wounded after indirect fire hit Camp Ziouni in Golan Heights, Syria around 7:45 a.m. (Syrian time).

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