Marikina River on 'Alert Level 1'

September 23, 2013 11:39 am· Comments Off on Marikina River on 'Alert Level 1' 

MANILA, Sept. 23 — "Alert Level 1" was sounded as the Marikina River is now at 15.3 meters.

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MM, nearby provinces suspend classes Monday due to heavy monsoon rains

September 23, 2013 11:39 am· Comments Off on MM, nearby provinces suspend classes Monday due to heavy monsoon rains 

MANILA, Sept. 23 — Metro Manila and nearby provinces suspended classes on Monday due to heavy rains and flooding.

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PNR suspends train operations due to flooded tracks

September 23, 2013 11:39 am· Comments Off on PNR suspends train operations due to flooded tracks 

MANILA, Sept. 23 — The Philippine National Railways (PNR) has temporarily suspended operations on Monday morning after some of its rail tracks have been submerged in floodwater.

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MMDA announces flooded areas in Metro Manila

September 23, 2013 11:39 am· Comments Off on MMDA announces flooded areas in Metro Manila 

MANILA, Sept. 23 — Incessant monsoon rains pounded many parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces overnight caused flooding in several areas as well as the suspension of classes Monday morning.

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DSWD provides P.892-M assistance to typhoon 'Odette' affected families

September 23, 2013 11:39 am· Comments Off on DSWD provides P.892-M assistance to typhoon 'Odette' affected families 

MANILA, Sept. 23 -– The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Monday that more than P892,849 worth of assorted relief goods were provided to the affected families and strandees by typhoon "Odette" which is now outside of the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).

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Smart sets up ‘Libreng Tawag’ stations in Batanes

September 23, 2013 11:39 am· Comments Off on Smart sets up ‘Libreng Tawag’ stations in Batanes 

MANILA, Sept. 23 — Smart Communications Inc. has set up “Libreng Tawag” or free call stations in areas badly hit by typhoon “Odette” in Batanes Province to assist affected residents reach their loved ones and relatives.

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AFP enforces 'constricting' strategy to save remaining hostages

September 23, 2013 11:39 am· Comments Off on AFP enforces 'constricting' strategy to save remaining hostages 

MANILA, Sept. 23 — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala said the "constricting strategy" being implemented by the military against the remaining Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) fighters is being done to safeguard the lives of the remaining hostages.

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Scholarship grants and tuition fee discounts for OFW dependents pushed

September 23, 2013 11:39 am· Comments Off on Scholarship grants and tuition fee discounts for OFW dependents pushed 

MANILA, Sept. 23 — A lawmaker has filed a bill institutionalizing the grant of scholarships and tuition fee discounts to qualified dependents of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

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Surviving MNLF fighters will not escape

September 23, 2013 11:39 am· Comments Off on Surviving MNLF fighters will not escape 

MANILA, Sept. 23 — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala on Monday said that the estimated 40 remaining Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) fighters now pocketed in Barangays Sta. Catalina and Sta. Barbara, Zamboanga City will not escape.

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Final preparations underway for 2013 World Tourism Day

September 23, 2013 11:39 am· Comments Off on Final preparations underway for 2013 World Tourism Day 

MANILA, Sept. 23 — With one week left until World Tourism Day (WTD) on Sept. 27, preparations are in the final stretch in the Maldives, host of this year’s official celebrations, and in other countries around the world.

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