A taekwondo gold by Lopez at Asian Youth Games

August 23, 2013 9:28 am· Comments Off on A taekwondo gold by Lopez at Asian Youth Games 

NANJING, China, Aug. 22 –Another gold for the Philippine delegation to the Asian Youth Games as Pauline Lopez beat Jordan's Rania Faraweh in the taekwondo semis, then drubbed Fariza Aldangrova in the finals 4-2 for the day's gold in the girls 55 kg competition.

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MMDA asks Intramuros Golf Course to divert water away from Lagusnilad underpass

August 23, 2013 9:28 am· Comments Off on MMDA asks Intramuros Golf Course to divert water away from Lagusnilad underpass 

MANILA, Aug 22 — To lessen the flooding in the Lagusnilad Underpass fronting the Manila City Hall, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority sent a letter to Intramuros Administration asking it to redirect the water from the nearby Club Intramuros Golf Course away from the City Hall underpass.

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Former DBM secretary asks former implementing agencies of PDAF to explain the P10 billion controversy

August 23, 2013 9:28 am· Comments Off on Former DBM secretary asks former implementing agencies of PDAF to explain the P10 billion controversy 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Aug. 22 (PNA) — Implementing government agencies on Thursday were challenged by former budget secretary to break their silence by submitting themselves in the open to help search the truth behind the alleged P10 billion pork barrel scam.

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'Worst flood' from monsoon rains upsets Malabon

August 23, 2013 9:28 am· Comments Off on 'Worst flood' from monsoon rains upsets Malabon 

MANILA, Aug 22 — Rains may have subsided for most parts of Malabon but the city is faced with its highest level of flood yet since tropical storm Maring lashed the area, Mayor Antolin Oreta said, Thursday.

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Group expresses disdain over bogus NGOs, want ‘pork’ probed

August 23, 2013 9:28 am· Comments Off on Group expresses disdain over bogus NGOs, want ‘pork’ probed 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Aug 22 (PNA) — The wrongs of the controversy-ridden pork barrel funds should be revealed, rebuked and made right, said an environmental group on Thursday.

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Weather improves in Luzon, MM

August 23, 2013 9:28 am· Comments Off on Weather improves in Luzon, MM 

MANILA, Aug. 22 — Weather condition in many parts of the Luzon including Metro Manila is expected to improve as tropical storm “Maring” continues to move farther away from the country, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Thursday.

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Police, parks officials preparing for Monday's anti-pork barrel fund rally

August 23, 2013 9:28 am· Comments Off on Police, parks officials preparing for Monday's anti-pork barrel fund rally 

MANILA, Aug. 23 — The Manila Police District (MPD) and National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) Friday announced they are now preparing security measures for the large crowd expected to appear in Monday's anti-pork barrel fund rally at the Luneta Park.

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Death toll for 'Maring' now at 20

August 23, 2013 9:28 am· Comments Off on Death toll for 'Maring' now at 20 

MANILA, Aug. 23 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced Friday that the death toll during Typhoon "Maring" has climbed to 20.

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LPA in Mindanao could intensify into tropical cyclone in next 3 days — PAGASA

August 23, 2013 9:28 am· Comments Off on LPA in Mindanao could intensify into tropical cyclone in next 3 days — PAGASA 

MANILA, Aug 23 — A new weather disturbance east of Mindanao could intensify into a tropical depression in the next three days.

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Solon seeks strengthening of country’s HIV & AIDS Prevention Control Law

August 23, 2013 9:28 am· Comments Off on Solon seeks strengthening of country’s HIV & AIDS Prevention Control Law 

MANILA, Aug. 23 — A first-term lawmaker is seeking the amendment of the country’s AIDS Prevention Control Act to strengthen the country’s comprehensive policy on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV and AIDS) prevention, treatment, care and support.

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