Quezon to celebrate week-long 3rd Niyogyugan Festival 2013

August 8, 2013 10:32 am· Comments Off on Quezon to celebrate week-long 3rd Niyogyugan Festival 2013 

By Michelle Cede

(2nd Nightlead) Senate begins probe of CDO bombing

August 8, 2013 10:32 am· Comments Off on (2nd Nightlead) Senate begins probe of CDO bombing 

By Azer Parrocha

MANILA, Aug 7 (PNA) — The Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, led by Sen. Grace Poe, began Wednesday investigating the Cagayan de Oro bombing last July 26.

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Calamity Fund can also help disaster-stricken Mindanao areas, says Recto

August 8, 2013 10:32 am· Comments Off on Calamity Fund can also help disaster-stricken Mindanao areas, says Recto 

By Azer Parrocha

MANILA, Aug 7 (PNA) — The P7.5 billion worth of Calamity Funds, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto Wednesday, can aid individuals not just in times of calamities, but also relief and rehab activities.

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Guingona’s Crowdsourcing Bill allows citizens to take part in lawmaking

August 8, 2013 10:32 am· Comments Off on Guingona’s Crowdsourcing Bill allows citizens to take part in lawmaking 

By Azer Parrocha

MANILA, Aug 7 (PNA) — The more citizens can participate in the lawmaking process, the more responsive the laws will be to the society, said Sen. Teofisto Guingona III on Wednesday.

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PCG confiscates 2,300 sacks of smuggled rice in Zamboanga City

August 8, 2013 10:32 am· Comments Off on PCG confiscates 2,300 sacks of smuggled rice in Zamboanga City 

MANILA, Aug 7 — The Philippine Coast Guard in the Western Mindanao region confiscated some 2,300 sacks of smuggled rice during a raid in a private port in Zamboanga City last Monday.

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Security forces in Maguindanao in alert for Eid'l Fitr eve

August 8, 2013 10:32 am· Comments Off on Security forces in Maguindanao in alert for Eid'l Fitr eve 

MANILA, Aug. 7 – Following the series of blasts that rocked parts of Maguindanao for the past few weeks, military and police units in the province will be on alert this Eid'l Fitr eve Thursday.

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House probe into P10-B PDAF scam will afford solons dragged into controversy to clear their names

August 8, 2013 10:32 am· Comments Off on House probe into P10-B PDAF scam will afford solons dragged into controversy to clear their names 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Aug. 7 (PNA) — Once given a chance by the leadership of the House of Representatives to investigate the P10 billion scam on Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), lawmakers dragged into the controversy can now have the chance to clean their tainted names.

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LPA embedded ITCZ brings rains over Visayas, Mindanao

August 8, 2013 10:32 am· Comments Off on LPA embedded ITCZ brings rains over Visayas, Mindanao 

MANILA, Aug 8 — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical ServicesAdministration (PAGASA) is keeping watch on a new low pressure area (LPA) off Davao that is expected to bring rains over parts of Visayas and Mindanao.

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6 buses intercepted for defying Manila bus ban order

August 8, 2013 10:32 am· Comments Off on 6 buses intercepted for defying Manila bus ban order 

MANILA, Aug. 8 — Six buses and their drivers were intercepted by police Thursday morning for defying the bus ban implemented by Mayor Joseph Estrada and the Manila city council in a bid to reduce traffic and stop operation of colorum buses in the locality.

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3 of 16 Chinese held for illegal black sand mining in Ilocos Sur charged with violation of immigration laws

August 8, 2013 10:32 am· Comments Off on 3 of 16 Chinese held for illegal black sand mining in Ilocos Sur charged with violation of immigration laws 

MANILA, Aug 8 — Three of the 16 Chinese held by authorities for illegally mining black sand in the coastlines of Ilocos Sur have been charged with violation of immigration laws.

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