Scholarship program for children of public school teachers pushed

September 16, 2013 8:32 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Sept. 15 — A lawmaker is seeking to institutionalize the granting of free post-secondary education in state universities and colleges to dependent children of public school teachers in elementary and secondary levels.

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Death toll for Zamboanga City stand-off now at 59

September 16, 2013 8:32 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Sept. 15 — Armed Forces of Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala said that the death toll for the Zamboanga City stand-off, which is now on its seventh day, has now reached 59 mark.

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Pope Francis names his second appointee in the catholic hierarchy in the country

September 16, 2013 8:32 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Sept. 15 — The third bishop to head the San Carlos diocese in Negros Occidental has been named by Pope Benedict on Saturday.

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Habagat continues bring rains over Luzon, Visayas until Monday

September 16, 2013 8:32 am· Comments Off on Habagat continues bring rains over Luzon, Visayas until Monday 

By Christropher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Sept. 15 (PNA) — Due to enhanced tropical storm outside the country, the Southwest monsoon or hangin Habagat will continue to bring light to moderate rains over Luzon and Visayas in the next 24 hours, the state weather bureau said on Sunday.

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Malacanang reiterates President Aquino's instructions to take care of evacuees affected by ongoing standoff in Zamboanga City

September 16, 2013 8:32 am· Comments Off on Malacanang reiterates President Aquino's instructions to take care of evacuees affected by ongoing standoff in Zamboanga City 

MANILA, Sept. 15 — Malacanang said on Sunday that the government is working towards following the instructions of President Benigno S. Aquino III to “take care” of the evacuees affected by the standoff between law enforcers and members of the Moro National Liberation Front-Misuari faction that has entered its seventh day today, in Zamboanga City.

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Palace allays concerns of international community on standoff ongoing in Zamboanga City

September 16, 2013 8:32 am· Comments Off on Palace allays concerns of international community on standoff ongoing in Zamboanga City 

MANILA, Sept. 15 — Malacanang allayed the concerns of the international community on the ongoing conflict between government troops and the members of the Moro National Liberation Front-Misuari faction in Zamboanga City, saying the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III was doing everything in its power to end the standoff peacefully and expeditiously.

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Habagat causes flood in some parts of NCR

September 16, 2013 8:32 am· Comments Off on Habagat causes flood in some parts of NCR 

MANILA, Sept. 15 — Due rains brought by southwest monsoon some areas were flooded in parts of Metro Manila on Sunday evening, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said.

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PAGASA terminates Yellow Rainfall over Luzon including NCR

September 16, 2013 8:32 am· Comments Off on PAGASA terminates Yellow Rainfall over Luzon including NCR 

MANILA, Sept. 15 — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has already terminated "yellow" alert warning in some parts of Luzon including Metro Manila at 9:10 p.m. Sunday.

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LPA moves closer to Luzon, Habagat continues to dump rains over PHL

September 16, 2013 8:32 am· Comments Off on LPA moves closer to Luzon, Habagat continues to dump rains over PHL 

MANILA, Sept. 16 — The potential cyclone moves closer to Luzon while southwest monsoon or 'hanging habagat' will continue to bring cloudy skies with moderate rains in most parts of the country, the state weather forecaster said on Monday.

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Death toll in Zamboanga City standoff climbs to 62

September 16, 2013 8:32 am· Comments Off on Death toll in Zamboanga City standoff climbs to 62 

MANILA, Sept. 16 — With the stand-off in Zamboanga City now on its second week, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced that the death toll in the fighting has now reached 62.

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