Miss World 2013 Megan Young back home Thursday

October 10, 2013 10:04 am· Comments Off on Miss World 2013 Megan Young back home Thursday 

MANILA, Oct. 9 — Miss World 2013 Megan Young will arrive back home Thursday afternoon.

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport Media Affairs Division said Young will fly in via Cathay Pacific Airways flight CX-919 which will come from Hong Kong.

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PCG celebrates 112th year anniversary Thursday

October 10, 2013 10:04 am· Comments Off on PCG celebrates 112th year anniversary Thursday 

MANILA, Oct. 9 — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will celebrate its 112th founding anniversary on Thursday with Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya as its guest of honor and speaker.

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Congressman teams up with group to push for FOI bill

October 10, 2013 10:04 am· Comments Off on Congressman teams up with group to push for FOI bill 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Oct 9 (PNA) — The 16th Congress may be on recess, but a Quezon congressman is making use of his time to collaborate with an non-government organization in pushing for the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill.

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DND chief says military engineers to play big role in Zamboanga City reconstruction

October 10, 2013 10:04 am· Comments Off on DND chief says military engineers to play big role in Zamboanga City reconstruction 

MANILA, Oct. 9 — Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said that engineering units of the Armed Forces will play a major role in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the areas affected by the recent conflict between government forces and MNLF in Zamboanga City.

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Army units pursuing rebel band in Capiz

October 10, 2013 10:04 am· Comments Off on Army units pursuing rebel band in Capiz 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Oct. 9 (PNA) — Troopers from Bravo Company, 61st Infantry Battalion, are now pursuing a New People's Army (NPA) group whom it encountered at the boundary of Barangays Layug and Abangay, Tapaz town, Capiz Wednesday afternoon.

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Aquino calls for adherence to rule of law to ensure peace, stability in the South China Sea

October 10, 2013 10:04 am· Comments Off on Aquino calls for adherence to rule of law to ensure peace, stability in the South China Sea 

By Lilybeth G. Izon

MANILA, Oct. 9 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday emphasized that rules and norms anchored on international law are fundamental in promoting trust and confidence among nations, and in ensuring stability and peace in the international community.

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AFP engineers to play “big role” in Zambo reconstruction

October 10, 2013 10:04 am· Comments Off on AFP engineers to play “big role” in Zambo reconstruction 

MANILA, Oct. 9 — Armed Forces of the Philippines engineers will play a big role in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the areas hard hit by the recent conflict between government forces and MNLF in Zamboanga City.

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Recto wants to investigate SSS bonuses

October 10, 2013 10:04 am· Comments Off on Recto wants to investigate SSS bonuses 

By Azer Parrocha

MANILA, Oct 9 (PNA) — Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto Wednesday said he wanted the Social Security System (SSS) investigated after its members of the board were presumed to have received P1 million each.

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LRT Line 1 grounding cable catches fire, trips delayed

October 10, 2013 10:04 am· Comments Off on LRT Line 1 grounding cable catches fire, trips delayed 

MANILA, Oct. 10 — Trips at the Light Rail Transit Line 1 were delayed early Thursday morning due to a fire that hit its grounding cable at around 1:10 a.m., the train management said.

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'Santi' now a tropical storm, Catanduanes under Signal no. 1

October 10, 2013 10:04 am· Comments Off on 'Santi' now a tropical storm, Catanduanes under Signal no. 1 

MANILA, Oct. 10 — The Catanduanes province is now under public storm warning signal no. 1 as tropical depression Santi has intensified into a tropical storm expected to stay within the country’s territory until weekend, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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