(Lead) Pilot miscalculated Kalibo runway; airport operations back to normal

August 27, 2013 8:41 am· Comments Off on (Lead) Pilot miscalculated Kalibo runway; airport operations back to normal 

, Aug 26 — Airline officials Monday were looking at pilot error as the cause of the freak accident which involved a Seair A320 plane heading from Kalibo to Singapore, and not Manila as earlier reported.

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(Lead) DSWD prepositions P125.5 M as emergency relief assistance for Nando victims

August 27, 2013 8:41 am· Comments Off on (Lead) DSWD prepositions P125.5 M as emergency relief assistance for Nando victims 

MANILA, Aug. 26 — About P125.5 million worth of emergency relief assistance is prepositioned by the Dept. of Social Welfare and Development as available augmentation for possible victims of tropical depression Nando.

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(2nd Lead) Nando intensifies into tropical storm

August 27, 2013 8:41 am· Comments Off on (2nd Lead) Nando intensifies into tropical storm 

By Lloyd Caliwan

MANILA, Aug 26 (PNA) — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Monday most parts of Luzon including Metro Manila will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers in the next 24 hours.

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MMDA set to put up more pumping stations in San Juan City

August 27, 2013 8:41 am· Comments Off on MMDA set to put up more pumping stations in San Juan City 

By Christopher Lloud T. Caliwan

MANILA, Aug 26 (PNA) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on Monday that the agency is set to put up more pumping stations in San Juan City after it saved the entire barangay of the city during monsoon rain that cause a massive flooding in most part of Metro Manila

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DOH directs MM hospitals to report leptospirosis, dengue, diarrhea cases ASAP

August 27, 2013 8:41 am· Comments Off on DOH directs MM hospitals to report leptospirosis, dengue, diarrhea cases ASAP 

By Azer Parrocha

MANILA, Aug 26 (PNA) — Metro Manila hospitals were urged by the Dept. of Health on Monday to boost the reporting of leptospirosis, dengue and diarrhea cases and submit them to their regional office immediately.

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Body count in Cebu sea tragedy remains at 81

August 27, 2013 8:41 am· Comments Off on Body count in Cebu sea tragedy remains at 81 

MANILA, Aug 26 — The Philippine Coast Guard on Monday said the body count in the Cebu sea collision remains at 81.

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Solons push for more transparent use of public funds

August 27, 2013 8:41 am· Comments Off on Solons push for more transparent use of public funds 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Aug. 26 (PNA) -– Amid a strong call for the abolition of the pork barrel, several members of the Philippine Senate Monday called for more transparency in the use of public funds including priority development assistance fund.

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JV Ejercito cheers on rallysists, says he wants to hear them out

August 27, 2013 8:41 am· Comments Off on JV Ejercito cheers on rallysists, says he wants to hear them out 

MANILA, Aug. 27 — Senator Joseph Victor ‘JV’ Ejercito was among the few senators who showed support for the Million People March at the Luneta on Monday, expressing his desire to hear them out.

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'Nando' gains strength, Batanes under Signal no.2

August 27, 2013 8:41 am· Comments Off on 'Nando' gains strength, Batanes under Signal no.2 

MANILA, Aug. 27 — Public storm warning signal no. 2 was raised over the Batanes group of island as Tropical Storm "Nando" (Kong-Rey) has gained strength and continues to move in a north northwest direction, the state weather forecaster said on Tuesday.

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Cordillera, Apayao disaster response units on red alert for 'Nando'

August 27, 2013 8:41 am· Comments Off on Cordillera, Apayao disaster response units on red alert for 'Nando' 

MANILA, Aug. 27 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Tuesday announced that all disaster response units in the Cordillera region and Apayo went on red alert for Tropical Storm "Nando".

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