Two party list solons appeal to their colleagues to make full disclosure of their PDAF-funded projects

September 20, 2013 9:25 am· Comments Off on Two party list solons appeal to their colleagues to make full disclosure of their PDAF-funded projects 

MANILA, Sept. 19 — Two party list solons on Thursday appealed to their colleagues to voluntarily make an immediate full “public accounting” of their projects funded by the controversial Priority Development Assistance Fund, otherwise known as pork barrel funds.

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PHL gov't finalizing draft for revenue sharing arrangement for mining sector

September 20, 2013 9:25 am· Comments Off on PHL gov't finalizing draft for revenue sharing arrangement for mining sector 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 19 (PNA) — Malacanang on Thursday said it is finalizing the draft that would detail the revenue sharing arrangements for the mining sector.

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DepEd begins drafting IRR for Anti-bullying law

September 20, 2013 9:25 am· Comments Off on DepEd begins drafting IRR for Anti-bullying law 

MANILA, Sept. 19 — The Dept. of Education said in a statement Thursday it will begin drafting the Implementing Rules and Regulations for the Anti-bullying law.

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Angara calls for Senate inquiry into state of pre-need industry

September 20, 2013 9:25 am· Comments Off on Angara calls for Senate inquiry into state of pre-need industry 

By Azer Parrocha

MANILA, Sept 19 (PNA) — Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara is set to call for a Senate inquiry into the state of the pre-need industry and the implementation of the Pre-Need Code amid the clamor of the victims of the recent collapse of a major pre-need company in the country.

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Bill mandating 14th month pay for rank and file employees filed in Senate

September 20, 2013 9:25 am· Comments Off on Bill mandating 14th month pay for rank and file employees filed in Senate 

MANILA, Sept. 19 – Senator Vicente Sotto III has filed a Senate bill mandating all government and non-government employers to grant 14th month pay for the rank and file employees.

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Displaced persons in Zamboanga City standoff now at 111,162

September 20, 2013 9:25 am· Comments Off on Displaced persons in Zamboanga City standoff now at 111,162 

MANILA, Sept. 19 — Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 9 director Adriano Fuego on Thursday announced that the 11-day stand-off between the military and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) fighters has now displaced 111,162 people.

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DepEd begins drafting IRR for Anti-bullying law

September 20, 2013 9:25 am· Comments Off on DepEd begins drafting IRR for Anti-bullying law 

MANILA, Sept. 19 — The Department of Education (DepEd) said on Thursday that they will begin drafting the Implementing Rules and Regulations(IRR) for the Anti-bullying law.

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Batanes under storm signal no. 3 as 'Odette' continues to threaten N. Luzon

September 20, 2013 9:25 am· Comments Off on Batanes under storm signal no. 3 as 'Odette' continues to threaten N. Luzon 

MANILA, Sept. 20 — Signal no. 3 has been hoisted over Batanes group of islands while four areas were under Signal No. 2 and seven areas under Storm Signal No. 1, as typhoon "Odette" (Usagi) has intensified further as it continues to threaten the Northern Luzon area, the state weather forecaster said on Friday.

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DTI assures ample supply and stable prices of goods once Zamboanga crisis solved

September 20, 2013 9:25 am· Comments Off on DTI assures ample supply and stable prices of goods once Zamboanga crisis solved 

By Kris M. Crismundo

MANILA, Sept 19 (PNA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will continue to look into supply and prices of basic necessities in Zamboanga City until standoff in the area takes its end.

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15 MNLF fighters surrender in Zamboanga City

September 20, 2013 9:25 am· Comments Off on 15 MNLF fighters surrender in Zamboanga City 

MANILA, Sept. 19 –Fifteen Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) fighters surrendered to authorities in Zamboanga City Thursday morning.

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