Meager budgetary allocation for OFWs worries Rep. Seneres

August 16, 2013 9:39 am· Comments Off on Meager budgetary allocation for OFWs worries Rep. Seneres 

MANILA, Aug. 15 — OFW Family party list Rep. Roy Seneres on Thursday expressed concern over the meager budgetary allocation for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), even as he urged the Aquino administration to realign and increase the proposed 2014 budget of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to help and protect the OFWs.

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LPA spotted in Northern Luzon

August 16, 2013 9:39 am· Comments Off on LPA spotted in Northern Luzon 

MANILA, Aug 15 — A new low pressure area has been spotted in Northern Luzon but still has slim chance to intensify into a tropical depression, the state weather forecaster said Thursday.

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Manila prosecutor's office sets probe on perjury raps vs. whistleblowers on P10-B pork barrel scam

August 16, 2013 9:39 am· Comments Off on Manila prosecutor's office sets probe on perjury raps vs. whistleblowers on P10-B pork barrel scam 

MANILA, Aug. 15 — The Manila Prosecutor's Office on Thursday set the preliminary investigation into the perjury case filed by the camp of Janet Napoles, the alleged "brains" behind the P10-billion pork barrel scam, against some of the whistle blowers in the scam.

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NFA distributes rice for typhoon ‘Labuyo’ victims

August 16, 2013 9:39 am· Comments Off on NFA distributes rice for typhoon ‘Labuyo’ victims 

MANILA, Aug. 15 — The National Food Authority (NFA) has distributed 934 bags of rice to victims of typhoon "Labuyo" in Northern and Central Luzon provinces.

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Reynald Lim attempted to leave the country twice this month – BI

August 16, 2013 9:39 am· Comments Off on Reynald Lim attempted to leave the country twice this month – BI 

MANILA, August 15 — Reynald Luy Lim, the brother of Janet Lim Napoles, who was allegedly involved in the multi-billion pork barrel fund scam, have tried to leave the country twice early this month.

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Only 1 out of 4 prequalified bidders submit bid for LRT Line 1 extension project

August 16, 2013 9:39 am· Comments Off on Only 1 out of 4 prequalified bidders submit bid for LRT Line 1 extension project 

MANILA, Aug 15 — Only one of the four prequalified bidders submitted Thursday its bid proposal for the P 60-billion Light Rail Transit Line 1 Cavite extension project.

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2014 TESDA budget for skills development — Villanueva

August 16, 2013 9:39 am· Comments Off on 2014 TESDA budget for skills development — Villanueva 

MANILA, Aug. 15 — The 2014 budget of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority will be used for investment in skills development, Dir. Gen. Joel Villanueva vowed Thursday.

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LPA moving near Batanes brings rains over Northern Luzon

August 16, 2013 9:39 am· Comments Off on LPA moving near Batanes brings rains over Northern Luzon 

MANILA, Aug 16 — The low pressure area hovering near in Batanes will bring rains over northern Luzon, the state weather forecaster said on Friday.

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Damage from 'Labuyo' hits P1-billion mark

August 16, 2013 9:39 am· Comments Off on Damage from 'Labuyo' hits P1-billion mark 

MANILA, Aug. 16 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Friday announced that damage to property from Typhoon "Labuyo" has reached the P1-billion mark.

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US technical diver who helped in Robredo search killed in Las Piñas

August 16, 2013 9:39 am· Comments Off on US technical diver who helped in Robredo search killed in Las Piñas 

MANILA, Aug. 16 — An American technical diver, who helped in last year's search-and-retrieval operations for the late Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo, was shot and killed in an alleged dispute with a security guard in Las Piñas City Thursday night.

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