DOJ issues subpoena duces tecum on part of Leviste land in Batangas

January 7, 2014 11:23 am· Comments Off on DOJ issues subpoena duces tecum on part of Leviste land in Batangas 

MANILA, Jan. 6 — The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday formally asked for a copy of the documents pertaining to the LPL Ranch Estate in Batangas province where 84 kilograms of suspected shabu were seized last December 25.

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Cloudiness, rains still forecast for PHL

January 7, 2014 11:23 am· Comments Off on Cloudiness, rains still forecast for PHL 

MANILA, Jan. 7 –- The government’s weather agency forecast cloudiness and some rain in the country within the next 24 hours (until 5:00 a.m. Wednesday) and urged caution in sailing due to expected moderate to rough waters in Luzon and Visayas.

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PAGASA cautions vs. "rough" waters in Luzon, Visayas

January 7, 2014 11:23 am· Comments Off on PAGASA cautions vs. "rough" waters in Luzon, Visayas 

MANILA, Jan. 7 – The government’s weather agency warned about sailing in waters off the eastern seaboards of southern Luzon and the Visayas, expecting “rough to very rough” sea conditions with waves 3.4- to 4.5-meter high due to strong to gale force winds from the prevailing northeast monsoon or ‘hanging amihan.’

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Protection for online consumers and merchants sought

January 7, 2014 11:23 am· Comments Off on Protection for online consumers and merchants sought 

MANILA, Jan. 7 — A lawmaker has filed a bill protecting the rights of consumers and merchants of online commerce by laying down the rules and regulations of the online industry for the sake of the future internet users.

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Expect colder days ahead: PAGASA

January 7, 2014 11:23 am· Comments Off on Expect colder days ahead: PAGASA 

MANILA, Jan. 7 -– The government’s weather agency is reminding people in Luzon to prepare for colder weather, as the temperature in Luzon is expected to further dip in the coming days due to the northeast monsoon or ‘hanging amihan’ that is already affecting the island.

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MMDA bares traffic rerouting scheme in Manila for Black Nazarene Feast on Thursday

January 7, 2014 11:23 am· Comments Off on MMDA bares traffic rerouting scheme in Manila for Black Nazarene Feast on Thursday 

MANILA, Jan. 6 — Motorists passing through parts of Manila this Thursday may have to follow a rerouting scheme due to the yearly procession marking the Feast of the Black Nazarene, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said on Monday.

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Housing program benefits marginalized sectors of society, informal settler families living along danger zones, and calamity survivors

January 7, 2014 11:23 am· Comments Off on Housing program benefits marginalized sectors of society, informal settler families living along danger zones, and calamity survivors 

MANILA, Jan. 6 — In 2013, Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, as chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), pushed for housing projects for the marginalized sectors of society, the relocation of informal settler families (ISFs) living along danger zones, and the rebuilding of homes for calamity survivors.

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AW-109s to make first shipboard deployment before end of 1Q

January 7, 2014 11:23 am· Comments Off on AW-109s to make first shipboard deployment before end of 1Q 

MANILA, Jan. 7 — The Philippine Navy (PN) on Tuesday announced that the three AgustaWestland AW-109 "Power" helicopters, it has acquired and commissioned last December, will be doing shipboard duties by the end of the first quarter of 2014.

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Align Philippine Customs administration with global standards

January 7, 2014 11:23 am· Comments Off on Align Philippine Customs administration with global standards 

MANILA, Jan. 7 — To achieve efficiency and negate opportunities for corruption, there is a need to modernize and upgrade the country’s customs administration in consonance with international standards, a lawmaker today stressed.

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DSWD assures 4Ps beneficiaries from Yolanda-hit areas now in MM will still get cash grants

January 7, 2014 11:23 am· Comments Off on DSWD assures 4Ps beneficiaries from Yolanda-hit areas now in MM will still get cash grants 

MANILA, Jan. 7 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) announced that survivors of super typhoon Yolanda from Western, Central and Eastern Visayas who are beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) will continue to receive their cash grants even if they are now living in Metro Manila or in other neighboring provinces.

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