Aquino administation welcomes reports that country’s economy grew by 7.5 percent in the second quarter of this year

August 30, 2013 9:41 am· Comments Off on Aquino administation welcomes reports that country’s economy grew by 7.5 percent in the second quarter of this year 

MANILA, Aug. 29 — The Aquino administration welcomed reports that the Philippine economy grew by 7.5% in the second quarter this year, making the country the best performer among emerging economies in the ASEAN region and growing at par with the People’s Republic of China.

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Bishops hope justice wheel now moves with Napoles' surrender

August 30, 2013 9:41 am· Comments Off on Bishops hope justice wheel now moves with Napoles' surrender 

MANILA, August 29 — Catholic prelates are hoping that the wheels of justice will start moving now that Janet Lim Napoles, the alleged mastermind in the P10 billion pork barrel fund scam has surrendered.

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BPO industry sector urged to prepare for ASEAN 2015

August 30, 2013 9:41 am· Comments Off on BPO industry sector urged to prepare for ASEAN 2015 

By Kris M. Crismundo

MANILA, August 29 (PNA) -– The country’s business process outsourcing (BPO) industry is urged to prepare for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 as the economic integration will result in business regionalization.

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PAF to acquire modern flight simulators

August 30, 2013 9:41 am· Comments Off on PAF to acquire modern flight simulators 

MANILA, Aug. 29 — To further improve the flying skills of its pilots, the Philippine Air Force announced that it will acquire modern flight simulators.

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(Lead) Roxas inspects Makati City Jail

August 30, 2013 9:41 am· Comments Off on (Lead) Roxas inspects Makati City Jail 

MANILA, Aug. 29 — Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II on Thursday night inspected the Makati City Jail where Janet Lim-Napoles will be detained by authorities.

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Death toll in M/V St. Thomas Aquinas I sinking now at 96

August 30, 2013 9:41 am· Comments Off on Death toll in M/V St. Thomas Aquinas I sinking now at 96 

MANILA, Aug. 29 – With the recovery of two more bodies late Thursday afternoon, the death toll in the sinking of the M/V St. Thomas Aquinas I last Aug. 16 has now climbed to 96.

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Napoles now in jail

August 30, 2013 9:41 am· Comments Off on Napoles now in jail 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno & Christopher LLoyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Aug. 29 (PNA) — Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged brain in the P10-billion pork barrel fund scam, was safely transported to the Makati City Jail (MCJ) around 11: 20 p.m. Thursday.

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Mandaluyong’s nutrition program declared “most outstanding” in 2012

August 30, 2013 9:41 am· Comments Off on Mandaluyong’s nutrition program declared “most outstanding” in 2012 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Aug 29 (PNA) — The National Nutrition Council-National Capital Region (NNC-NCR) on Thursday declared Mandaluyong City as a city with the most exemplary performance in nutrition program management and service delivery in 2012.

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PNP-CIDG forms tracker team for Napoles brother

August 30, 2013 9:41 am· Comments Off on PNP-CIDG forms tracker team for Napoles brother 

MANILA, Aug. 30 — The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) on Friday announced that it has formed tracker teams to go after Reynold Lim.

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LPA in extreme N. Luzon still too far to directly affect country — PAGASA

August 30, 2013 9:41 am· Comments Off on LPA in extreme N. Luzon still too far to directly affect country — PAGASA 

MANILA, Aug 30 — A potential cyclone hovering in Northern Luzon remains almost stationary and still not directly affecting the country, the state weather bureau said on Friday.

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