PHL welcomes Japan's easing of visa rules for Filipinos

June 27, 2013 10:33 pm· Comments Off on PHL welcomes Japan's easing of visa rules for Filipinos 

MANILA, June 27 -– The Department of Foreign Affairs on Friday welcomed Japan’s move to issue multiple entry visas to Filipino visitors, saying it will boost tourism and economic exchange between the two Asian nations.

Read more

Shipping lines want 10% cargo handling tariff hike deferred

June 27, 2013 10:33 pm· Comments Off on Shipping lines want 10% cargo handling tariff hike deferred 

MANILA, Jun 27 – – Member carriers of the Philippine Liner Shipping Association (PLSA) seeks to defer the implementation of the 10 percent provisional increase in cargo handling tariff issued by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA).

Read more

City Hall employees in Taguig undergo gender sensitivity training

June 27, 2013 10:33 pm· Comments Off on City Hall employees in Taguig undergo gender sensitivity training 

MANILA, June 27 — The employees of city government of Taguig on Thursday started gender sensitivity training in order to be more responsive in the delivery of public service especially when women and children are involved, according to Mayor Lani Cayetano.

Read more

LTO to stop mandatory drug testing starting tomorrow (June 28)

June 27, 2013 10:33 pm· Comments Off on LTO to stop mandatory drug testing starting tomorrow (June 28) 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, June 27 (PNA) — Land Transportation Office (LTO) Chief Assistant Sec. Virginia Torres said on Thursday that she will issue a memorandum to all LTO offices that mandatory drug testing for applying for a driver’s license will no longer be allowed starting tomorrow (June 28).

Read more

MMDA to study total daytime truck ban in metropolis

June 27, 2013 10:33 pm· Comments Off on MMDA to study total daytime truck ban in metropolis 

By Lloyd Caliwan

MANILA, June 27 (PNA) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said on Thursday that the agency will studying the total daytime truck ban in metropolis on the trucks with provincial operations.

Read more

LPA in Surigao to intensify into tropical depression within next 24-36 hours — PAGASA

June 27, 2013 10:33 pm· Comments Off on LPA in Surigao to intensify into tropical depression within next 24-36 hours — PAGASA 

MANILA, June 27 — The low pressure area off Surigao City is expected to intensify into tropical depression within the next 24 to 36 hours, according to state weather forecaster on Thursday afternoon.

Read more

Aquino oks P76.56-B infra, development projects

June 27, 2013 10:33 pm· Comments Off on Aquino oks P76.56-B infra, development projects 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, June 27 (PNA) — President Benigno Aquino III has approved six infrastructure and development projects worth P76.560 billion.

Read more

Aquino leads oath-taking rites of administration lawmakers in Malacanang

June 27, 2013 10:33 pm· Comments Off on Aquino leads oath-taking rites of administration lawmakers in Malacanang 

MANILA, June 27 — President Benigno S. Aquino III led in Malacanang on Thursday the oathtaking of 82 administration lawmakers who won during the May 13 midterm election.

Read more

Public and private sectors to strengthen partnership for financial education

June 27, 2013 10:33 pm· Comments Off on Public and private sectors to strengthen partnership for financial education 

By Josine F. Estuye

MANILA, June 2 (PNA) -– After the new survey conducted by Sun Life Financial showed that most Filipinos are not retirement-ready, Insurance Commission Deputy Commissioner Dorothy Calimag on Thursday vowed that the government shall commit to improve partnership with the private sector to financial literacy.

Read more

LTO chief clarifies position on drug testing for drivers

June 27, 2013 10:33 pm· Comments Off on LTO chief clarifies position on drug testing for drivers 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, June 27 (PNA) — Land Transportation Office Chief Assistant Secretary Virginia Torres on Thursday clarified that she is not against the Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving law. In fact, she said, "ready to implement it as soon as the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) is approved.

Read more

Next Page »