Quedan gains strength, will exit PHL Saturday

October 3, 2013 9:10 am· Comments Off on Quedan gains strength, will exit PHL Saturday 

MANILA, Oct. 2 — Tropical storm Quedan (international name: Fitow) gained strength but its direction may prolong its stay inside the Philippine area of responsibility and expected to be out the country by Saturday, the state weather forecaster said Wednesday.

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1 dies, 8 hurt in Paranaque Hospital construction site accident

October 3, 2013 9:10 am· Comments Off on 1 dies, 8 hurt in Paranaque Hospital construction site accident 

By Lloyd Caliwan

MANILA, Oct. 2 (PNA) — Parañaque City police and city government officials are looking into the cause of the fatal accident in a hospital construction site in the city where an improvised scaffolding collapsed Wednesday, causing the death of one construction worker and the serious injuries to eight others.

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Four gov't agencies conduct forum on RA 9994 to mark Elderly Week

October 3, 2013 9:10 am· Comments Off on Four gov't agencies conduct forum on RA 9994 to mark Elderly Week 

MANILA, Oct. 2 — A forum on Republic Act 9994 or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2012 was conducted Wednesday morning at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) central office in Quezon City.

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Obama cancels PHL visit due to US shutdown

October 3, 2013 9:10 am· Comments Off on Obama cancels PHL visit due to US shutdown 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Oct. 2 (PNA) -– US President Barack Obama canceled his first-ever visit to the Philippines scheduled on Oct. 11 to 12 due to the US government shutdown, the Dept. of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.

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Escudero dares colleagues to open their ‘pork’ to public scrutiny

October 3, 2013 9:10 am· Comments Off on Escudero dares colleagues to open their ‘pork’ to public scrutiny 

MANILA, Oct 2 – “Reveal how you spent public funds,” said Sen. Francis Escudero Wednesday, who called on fellow senators to make their pork barrel open to public scrutiny.

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4 BIFF killed in military artillery strike in Cotabato

October 3, 2013 9:10 am· Comments Off on 4 BIFF killed in military artillery strike in Cotabato 

MANILA, Oct. 2 — Artillery fire from the military have killed four Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF)in M'lang, North Cotabato Wednesday, military sources said.

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HK's approved monthly wage of foreign domestic workers a welcome development — Rep. Seneres

October 3, 2013 9:10 am· Comments Off on HK's approved monthly wage of foreign domestic workers a welcome development — Rep. Seneres 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Oct. 2 — The additional monthly wage approved by the Hong Kong government for all foreign domestic workers, is a welcome development, OFW Family party list Rep. Roy Seneres said on Wednesday.

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Gov't seeks disaster-resilient housing for Zambo evacuees

October 3, 2013 9:10 am· Comments Off on Gov't seeks disaster-resilient housing for Zambo evacuees 

By Catherine Teves

MANILA, Oct. 2 (PNA) — Government is soliciting from the public design ideas for housing it will build for Zamboanga City's coastal residents displaced by hostilities that gripped the area since last month.

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BRP Ramon Alcaraz to be commissioned last week of October

October 3, 2013 9:10 am· Comments Off on BRP Ramon Alcaraz to be commissioned last week of October 

MANILA, Oct. 3 — The Philippine Navy on Thursday announced that the BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16), the second Hamilton-class cutter in its service, will be commissioned on the last week of October.

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DND bids out P18-billion frigate project

October 3, 2013 9:10 am· Comments Off on DND bids out P18-billion frigate project 

MANILA, Oct. 3 — To beef up the capabilities of the Philippine Navy (PN), the Department of National Defense (DND) announced that it will setting aside P18-bilion to acquire two brand-new frigates.

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