Manila Water assures the public drinking water is safe and potable even during the rainy season

June 20, 2013 10:55 pm· Comments Off on Manila Water assures the public drinking water is safe and potable even during the rainy season 

MANILA, June 20 — At the onset of this year’s rainy season, Ayala-led Manila Water Company assured the public that measures are fully in place to ensure that the water it provides its customers in Metro Manila’s East Zone concession area is clean, safe and potable and fully compliant with the stringent microbiological and chemical quality standards as set in the Philippine National Standard for Drinking Water (PNSDW).

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8 more MidEast envoys ordered home for consultations

June 20, 2013 10:55 pm· Comments Off on 8 more MidEast envoys ordered home for consultations 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) -– Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario has ordered eight more Philippine envoys to the Middle East to come home for consultations amid accusations of sex abuse by embassy staff and officers against distressed Filipina workers in the region.

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Ex-police officer accused of torture shows up at Manila RTC

June 20, 2013 10:55 pm· Comments Off on Ex-police officer accused of torture shows up at Manila RTC 

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) — A former police officer assigned at the Manila Police District who is an accused in the alleged torture of a suspected holdup man in 2010 appeared during the hearing at the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 1.

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Aquino welcomes Thai Deputy Prime Minister in Malacanang

June 20, 2013 10:55 pm· Comments Off on Aquino welcomes Thai Deputy Prime Minister in Malacanang 

MANILA, June 20 — President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed Thai Deputy Prime Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul, in Manila on a two-day official visit ending Friday.

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BRP Ramon Alcaraz concludes Panama Canal crossing

June 20, 2013 10:55 pm· Comments Off on BRP Ramon Alcaraz concludes Panama Canal crossing 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) – BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16), the second Hamilton-class cutter in Philippine service, has successfully concluded her Panama Canal crossing Tuesday night (American time).

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PPA cites positive impact of 5 port projects to business growth

June 20, 2013 10:55 pm· Comments Off on PPA cites positive impact of 5 port projects to business growth 

By Genivi V. Factao

MANILA, Jun 20 (PNA) — The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) said its five port projects have contributed to the business growth of maritime stakeholders and stirred economic growth in the community.

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Fabian maintains strength expect to exit PHL on Friday

June 20, 2013 10:55 pm· Comments Off on Fabian maintains strength expect to exit PHL on Friday 

MANILA, June 20 –- Tropical Depression Fabian has maintained its strength and expected to be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Friday.

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DTI sets P29.6 million SSF funds for Central Visayas

June 20, 2013 10:55 pm· Comments Off on DTI sets P29.6 million SSF funds for Central Visayas 

MANILA, June 19 -– The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has alotted P29.584 million shared service facilities (SSF) fund to Central Visayas.

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PAGASA needs equipment upgrade this 2013

June 20, 2013 10:55 pm· Comments Off on PAGASA needs equipment upgrade this 2013 

MANILA, June 20 -– To deliver more accurate weather and flood forecasting, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration is requesting P800-million worth of new equipment this year.

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Aquino gives green light to Integrated bus terminal — MMDA

June 20, 2013 10:55 pm· Comments Off on Aquino gives green light to Integrated bus terminal — MMDA 

By Lloyd Caliwan

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) — Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Francis Tolentino said Thursday President Benigno Aquino III has given the green light for the integrated bus terminal project aimed at decongesting Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA).

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