Bill to criminalize looting during calamities

January 6, 2014 11:11 am· Comments Off on Bill to criminalize looting during calamities 

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 5 — Looting during disasters or calamities will soon be declared as a criminal act punishable with a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

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DSWD to deploy social welfare attachés in Hong Kong and South Korea this year

January 6, 2014 11:11 am· Comments Off on DSWD to deploy social welfare attachés in Hong Kong and South Korea this year 

MANILA, Jan. 5 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is set to deploy social welfare attaches to Hong Kong and South Korea in 2014.

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DSWD to continue P500 monthly stipend for indigent elders in 2014

January 6, 2014 11:11 am· Comments Off on DSWD to continue P500 monthly stipend for indigent elders in 2014 

By Leilani Junio and Pearl Ann Nolasco

MANILA, Jan. 5 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will continue providing the P500 monthly social pension for indigent senior citizens this year.

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QC to confer 2014 Tandang Sora award to veteran broadcast journalist Tina Monzon-Palma

January 6, 2014 11:11 am· Comments Off on QC to confer 2014 Tandang Sora award to veteran broadcast journalist Tina Monzon-Palma 

MANILA, Jan. 5 — Multi-awarded broadcast journalist Maria Cristina ‘Tina’ Monzon-Palma will be conferred the Tandang Sora Award by Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice-Mayor Joy Belmonte in ceremonies to be held on Monday during the celebration of Melchora Aquino’s 202nd birth anniversary.

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Monday simultaneous flag ceremony to kick off first-ever National Time Consciousness Week

January 6, 2014 11:11 am· Comments Off on Monday simultaneous flag ceremony to kick off first-ever National Time Consciousness Week 

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 5 — As kick off activity for the first ever observance of the National Time Consciousness Week from January 1 to 7, government offices, led by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), will hold their first flag ceremony of the year simultaneously on Monday, January 6, at exactly 8:00 a.m., Philippine Standard Time (PhST).

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Palace: Additional SSS, Philhealth contributions studied carefully

January 6, 2014 11:11 am· Comments Off on Palace: Additional SSS, Philhealth contributions studied carefully 

MANILA, Jan. 5 — The higher contribution rates for the Social Security System and Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) had been carefully studied and are within the bounds of the law, Malacañang maintained Sunday.

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Malacanang open to moving school opening to September

January 6, 2014 11:11 am· Comments Off on Malacanang open to moving school opening to September 

MANILA, Jan. 5 — Malacanang said on Sunday that it was open to the proposal moving the school opening from June to September, saying this was in line with the preparation of the creation of an ASEAN Integration in 2015.

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Palace: 100M Philippine population a challenge and an opportunity

January 6, 2014 11:11 am· Comments Off on Palace: 100M Philippine population a challenge and an opportunity 

MANILA, Jan. 5 — The prospect of the Philippine population reaching the 100-million mark presents both a challenge and an opportunity for the country, Malacañang said Sunday.

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Palace: Government working to ensure brownout-free summer

January 6, 2014 11:11 am· Comments Off on Palace: Government working to ensure brownout-free summer 

MANILA, Jan. 5 — This early, the government is working to ensure there will be no power outages during the hot summer months, Malacañang said Sunday.

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Good weather prevails until Wednesday

January 6, 2014 11:11 am· Comments Off on Good weather prevails until Wednesday 

MANILA, Jan. 6 — Many parts of the country will continue to experience generally good weather in the next three days, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Monday.

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