Palace welcomes Moody's PHL credit rating upgrade

October 4, 2013 9:13 am· Comments Off on Palace welcomes Moody's PHL credit rating upgrade 

MANILA, Oct 3 — Malacanang welcomed Thursday Moody's upgrade of the Philippines’ credit rating to ‘investment grade’, saying this affirms the government's efforts to improve the economy.

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Iloilo Mayor, netizens voice out support for Drilon

October 4, 2013 9:13 am· Comments Off on Iloilo Mayor, netizens voice out support for Drilon 

MANILA, Oct 3 — Amid bashing from certain quarters, an official from Iloilo as well as other loyalists showed support for Senate President Franklin Drilon over the internet.

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TESDA, DSWD offers livelihood training program for Zambo evacuees

October 4, 2013 9:13 am· Comments Off on TESDA, DSWD offers livelihood training program for Zambo evacuees 

Manila, Oct. 3 — The Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) have provided livelihood trainings for the evacuees in Zamboanga City who were displaced by the recent fighting between the government troops and loyalists of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chairman Nur Misuari.

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(Lead) Fitch Ratings ups ‘13 growth forecast for PHL

October 4, 2013 9:13 am· Comments Off on (Lead) Fitch Ratings ups ‘13 growth forecast for PHL 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Oct. 3 (PNA) — Fitch Ratings on Thursday upgraded its gross domestic product (GPD) projection for the Philippines for 2013 to 6.2 percent from 5.5 percent last December.

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2 Marines killed, 2 civilians wounded in Sulu incident

October 4, 2013 9:13 am· Comments Off on 2 Marines killed, 2 civilians wounded in Sulu incident 

MANILA, Oct. 3 — Two enlisted troops of the Philippine Marine Corps were killed while two civilians were wounded after a still unidentified gunman fired at them while they were near the Mt. Carmel Cathedral, Jolo, Sulu Thursday morning.

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DAP's legality questioned at SC

October 4, 2013 9:13 am· Comments Off on DAP's legality questioned at SC 

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, Oct. 3 (PNA) — The legality of the Disbursement Acceleration Program was formally questioned before the Supreme Court Thursday.

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Zamboanga City Hall of Justice opens Friday

October 4, 2013 9:13 am· Comments Off on Zamboanga City Hall of Justice opens Friday 

MANILA, Oct. 3 — The Hall of Justice of the City of Zamboanga will be open Friday.

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Salient features of PCARI-Project defended by CHED

October 4, 2013 9:13 am· Comments Off on Salient features of PCARI-Project defended by CHED 

MANILA, Oct. 3 —The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) defended the Philippine-California Advanced Research Institute (PCARI) Project by citing that is a very good project that should not go to waste and be enjoyed by the greater number of Filipino people.

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PNP places 150 areas as immediate concern in barangay elections

October 4, 2013 9:13 am· Comments Off on PNP places 150 areas as immediate concern in barangay elections 

MANILA, Oct. 3 — PNP Public Information Office (PIO) Chief Senior Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac said on Thursday that the PNP placed at least 150 areas as immediate concern for potential violence in the forthcoming nationwide elections of Barangay (village) officials this coming October 28.

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TS 'Quedan' intensifies into typhoon

October 4, 2013 9:13 am· Comments Off on TS 'Quedan' intensifies into typhoon 

MANILA, Oct. 4 — Tropical storm 'Quedan' intensified into a typhoon and expected to lingerinside the country’s territory until Sunday due to its slow movement, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Friday.

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