Guingona nixes idea of holding Senate probe at Napoles’ detention

September 4, 2013 9:13 am· Comments Off on Guingona nixes idea of holding Senate probe at Napoles’ detention 

MANILA, Sept. 3 – Senator Teofisto Guingona III on Tuesday said there is no need for the Senate to bring its inquiry into the alleged P10 billion pork barrel scam at the detention place of Janet Lim Napoles at the Fort Sto. Domingo in Laguna.

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Metro Manila sizzles at 35 degrees Celsius Tuesday

September 4, 2013 9:13 am· Comments Off on Metro Manila sizzles at 35 degrees Celsius Tuesday 

MANILA, Sept 3 –- Metro Manila sizzled at 35.0 degrees Celsius Tuesday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

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CCT expansion in 2014 Budget to lessen high school dropouts

September 4, 2013 9:13 am· Comments Off on CCT expansion in 2014 Budget to lessen high school dropouts 

MANILA, Sept. 3 — The Dept. of Budget and Management announced Tuesday it has increased the proposed budget for the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) from P44 billion this year to P62.6 billion in 2014.

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3 religious groups to conduct forum that would discuss dangers of human trafficking in PHL

September 4, 2013 9:13 am· Comments Off on 3 religious groups to conduct forum that would discuss dangers of human trafficking in PHL 

MANILA, Sept. 3 — Religious organizations are set to conduct a forum that would discuss the dangers of human trafficking in the country.

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(Lead) Soldiers wounded in NPA landmine attack identified

September 4, 2013 9:13 am· Comments Off on (Lead) Soldiers wounded in NPA landmine attack identified 

MANILA, Sept. 3 — The 10th Infantry Division on Tuesday identified the seven troops wounded following a New People's Army landmine attack in Sitio Lantaan, Barangay Napnapan, Pantukan town, Compostela Valley Province Tuesday morning.

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Only 1 body retrieved from the Cebu sea mishap on Tuesday; death toll reaches 109

September 4, 2013 9:13 am· Comments Off on Only 1 body retrieved from the Cebu sea mishap on Tuesday; death toll reaches 109 

MANILA, Sept 3 — The Philippine Coast Guard said only one body was retrieved on Tuesday from the Cebu sea collision which involved a passenger vessel and a cargo ship off Lawis Ledge in Talisay City.

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US DOJ pledges more support for PNP

September 4, 2013 9:13 am· Comments Off on US DOJ pledges more support for PNP 

MANILA, Sept. 3 — Ambassador William Brownfield, assistant secretary for International Narcotics Law Enforcement Affairs of the US Department of Justice, pledged more support to the Philippine National Police in its efforts to secure the southwestern Philippines against criminals and other threat groups.

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DND assures public that ban on nuclear weapons continues

September 4, 2013 9:13 am· Comments Off on DND assures public that ban on nuclear weapons continues 

MANILA, Sept. 3 — The Department of National Defense (DND) on Tuesday assured members of the House Appropriations committee that they are regularly inspecting all foreign military vessels before they are given permission to dock in the country's ports.

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Dermatologists say skin problems can affect life’s quality

September 4, 2013 9:13 am· Comments Off on Dermatologists say skin problems can affect life’s quality 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Sept. 3 (PNA) — The fact that skin conditions or diseases are easily spotted has both positive and negative implications -— positive because it can be immediately given treatment and negative because, well, it is obvious.

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Fair weather seen throughout PHL

September 4, 2013 9:13 am· Comments Off on Fair weather seen throughout PHL 

MANILA, Sept. 4 — Fair weather will continue to prevail over the rest of the country due to the ridge of high pressure area affecting Luzon, the state weather bureau said on Wednesday.

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