Palace: No time to lose on safe alternatives to fireworks

January 3, 2014 3:23 am· Comments Off on Palace: No time to lose on safe alternatives to fireworks 

MANILA, Jan. 2 — Saying there is no more time to lose, Malacañang on Thursday called on private and public stakeholders to meet soonest and agree on safe alternatives to fireworks, which had injured more than 800 people during the recent holiday revelry.

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Government working double time to bury victims of ‘Yolanda’ – Coloma

January 3, 2014 3:23 am· Comments Off on Government working double time to bury victims of ‘Yolanda’ – Coloma 

MANILA, Jan. 2 — Malacanang on Thursday assured that concerned government agencies are working double time to bury the more than 1,400 victims of “Yolanda” still left in the open in Tacloban City.

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52 Filipinos still trapped in strife-torn South Sudan

January 3, 2014 3:23 am· Comments Off on 52 Filipinos still trapped in strife-torn South Sudan 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Jan. 2 (PNA) — Some 52 Filipinos remain trapped in South Sudan as civil unrest in the troubled Central African state continues.

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No additional taxes for 2014, Palace assures

January 3, 2014 3:23 am· Comments Off on No additional taxes for 2014, Palace assures 

MANILA, Jan. 2 — Malacanang on Thursday assured that the Aquino administration will keep its word not to impose new taxes for this year and even beyond.

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Mindanao prelate expresses sadness over the death of 7 people in Basilan bomb blast

January 3, 2014 3:23 am· Comments Off on Mindanao prelate expresses sadness over the death of 7 people in Basilan bomb blast 

MANILA, Jan. 2 — A Mindanao prelate has expressed sadness over the death of seven people and wounding of five others after a bomb exploded in a village in Sumisip, Basilan on New Year’s eve.

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DOLE's ECC grants P1.4-M worth of prosthesis to 21 workers in 2013

January 3, 2014 3:23 am· Comments Off on DOLE's ECC grants P1.4-M worth of prosthesis to 21 workers in 2013 

MANILA, Jan. 2 — Last November 6, Christopher Oliquino, 38, a resident of Antipolo City, was able to walk again, thanks to a new above-knee prosthesis.

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AFP to prevail over challenges this 2014 – Bautista

January 3, 2014 3:23 am· Comments Off on AFP to prevail over challenges this 2014 – Bautista 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Jan. 2 (PNA) — With 2014 just two days old, Armed Forces of the Philippines chief-of-staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista on Thursday expressed confidence that the AFP will prevail over challenges that will crop up during the year.

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Piccolo remains top in list of firecrackers with most casualties

January 3, 2014 3:23 am· Comments Off on Piccolo remains top in list of firecrackers with most casualties 

MANILA, Jan. 2 — Among the firecrackers responsible for the most number of firecracker-related injuries, Piccolo is still number one on the list, the Department of Health (DOH) noted Thursday.

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MRT trips stalled anew due to train malfunction

January 3, 2014 3:23 am· Comments Off on MRT trips stalled anew due to train malfunction 

MANILA, Jan. 2 — Trips at the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) were stalled once again on Thursday afternoon due to a train defect at the North avenue station, the train management said.

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CHED advocates unified financial assistance system for higher education students

January 3, 2014 3:23 am· Comments Off on CHED advocates unified financial assistance system for higher education students 

By Aerol B. Patena

MANILA, Jan 2 (PNA) — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is pushing for the passage of a legislative measure institutionalizing a unified student financial assistance system amidst a recent report of the Commission on Audit (COA) that alleged irregularities on the use of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) for its financial aid for higher education students.

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