House introduces new PDAF scheme

September 18, 2013 10:10 am· Comments Off on House introduces new PDAF scheme 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Sept. 17 (PNA) — The House of Representatives has introduced a new scheme on how legislators can implement their projects for their constituents even with the scrapping of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel.

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21st National Children's Month supports DSWD's poverty reduction campaign

September 18, 2013 10:10 am· Comments Off on 21st National Children's Month supports DSWD's poverty reduction campaign 

MANILA, Sept. 17 — Poverty reduction starts with children, according to the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), which has been spearheading the nationwide celebration of children’s month by virtue of Presidential Decree 603 or the Child and Youth Welfare Code.

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Region 9 police spokesman not yet confirm on MNLF men seize Zamboanga City Police Chief

September 18, 2013 10:10 am· Comments Off on Region 9 police spokesman not yet confirm on MNLF men seize Zamboanga City Police Chief 

MANILA, Sept. 17 — Region 9 police spokesman, Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca on Tuesday have yet to confirm the reports that the police chief of Zamboanga City has been taken hostage by the Suspected Moro National Liberation Front members, hours after government forces recovered more than 100 hostages from the secessionist group.

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Congress asks P1-B for school buildings

September 18, 2013 10:10 am· Comments Off on Congress asks P1-B for school buildings 

MANILA, Sept. 17 — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) secretary said Congress has asked for a special fund of P1-billion for school buildings.

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Gov’t pursues reforms in governance

September 18, 2013 10:10 am· Comments Off on Gov’t pursues reforms in governance 

By Aerol B. Pate

Mison: Cellphone ban to boost BI workers’ efficiency

September 18, 2013 10:10 am· Comments Off on Mison: Cellphone ban to boost BI workers’ efficiency 

By Guillermo A. Abad, Jr.

Manila, Sept. 18 (PNA) — The Bureau of Immigration yesterday clarified that its policy banning immigration officers at the airports from using their cellular phones while on duty is primarily aimed at improving personnel efficiency and not merely prevent corruption.

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PHL Red Cross provides hot meals for over 32-K individuals so far

September 18, 2013 10:10 am· Comments Off on PHL Red Cross provides hot meals for over 32-K individuals so far 

MANILA, Sept. 17 — A total of 32,658 individuals as of Tuesday, have been provided with hot meals with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) as the organization has committed to serve 10,000 individuals daily.

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Metro cops on heightened alert

September 18, 2013 10:10 am· Comments Off on Metro cops on heightened alert 

MANILA, Sept. 17 — The 17,000-strong National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has been placed on heightened alert Tuesday night due to the ongoing standoff in Zamboanga City and the two explosions that hit major malls in Davao City Monday night.

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Gov't forces retake 80% of MNLF-held areas in Zamboanga City

September 18, 2013 10:10 am· Comments Off on Gov't forces retake 80% of MNLF-held areas in Zamboanga City 

MANILA, Sept. 18 — Government security forces have retaken 80 percent of the areas earlier controlled by Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) fighters.

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TS Odette gains strength as it moves slowly north

September 18, 2013 10:10 am· Comments Off on TS Odette gains strength as it moves slowly north 

MANILA, Sept. 18 — Tropical storm “Odette” has gained strength as it continued to move slowly towardsNorthern Luzon, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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