Trillanes eyes inquiry into SSS, PhilHealth contributions increases

January 14, 2014 11:13 pm· Comments Off on Trillanes eyes inquiry into SSS, PhilHealth contributions increases 

MANILA, Jan. 14 — Senator Antonio "Sonny" Trillanes IV on Tuesday filed resolutions seeking investigation to the impending increase in the monthly contribution of the Social Security System (SSS) and the Philippine Health Insurance Corp (PhilHealth) beginning this month.

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23 dead in LPA induced flash floods, landslides in Mindanao

January 14, 2014 11:13 pm· Comments Off on 23 dead in LPA induced flash floods, landslides in Mindanao 

MANILA, Jan. 14 — The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) on Tuesday said the number of people killed by the low pressure area (LPA) induced flash floods and landslides in Mindanao has now reached 23.

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Update: NBI releases Bangayan; convinced he and Tan are different persons

January 14, 2014 11:13 pm· Comments Off on Update: NBI releases Bangayan; convinced he and Tan are different persons 

MANILA, Jan. 14 — Businessman Davidson Bangayan was able to leave the premises of the National Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday afternoon after he convinced the agency that he and David Tan, the alleged rice smuggling king in the country, are two different persons.

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SC stops Jan. 25 plebiscite in Cabanatuan City

January 14, 2014 11:13 pm· Comments Off on SC stops Jan. 25 plebiscite in Cabanatuan City 

MANILA, Jan. 14 — The Supreme Court on Tuesday stopped the holding of a plebiscite on the proposed conversion of Cabanatuan City in Nueva Ecija into a Highly Urbanized City on Jan. 25.

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Relief aids distribution for flood victims in Mindanao continues –DSWD

January 14, 2014 11:13 pm· Comments Off on Relief aids distribution for flood victims in Mindanao continues –DSWD 

MANILA, Jan. 14 — Flood victims in Mindanao continue to receive assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and local government units (LGUs) in the affected areas.

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Low chance of LPA to become tropical cyclone — PAGASA

January 14, 2014 11:13 pm· Comments Off on Low chance of LPA to become tropical cyclone — PAGASA 

MANILA, Jan. 14 -– Government’s weather agency sees a low chance for the low pressure area (LPA) affecting Visayas and Mindanao to develop into a tropical cyclone.

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Pampanga to be declared insurgent free

January 14, 2014 11:13 pm· Comments Off on Pampanga to be declared insurgent free 

MANILA, Jan. 14 — 703rd Infantry Brigade commander Brig. Gen. Henry Sabarre announced that Pampanga, which is his area of jurisdiction, will be declared insurgent free this Wednesday.

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2 missing as military type jeep overturns due to strong current in Zamboanga Del Sur

January 14, 2014 11:13 pm· Comments Off on 2 missing as military type jeep overturns due to strong current in Zamboanga Del Sur 

MANILA, Jan. 14 — Two persons are still missing while another 11 were slightly hurt after the military jeep they were riding overturned while crossing the Mahayag-Dumingag spillway in Barangay Lower Salug Daku, Zamboanga Del Sur Tuesday morning.

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Power supply fluctuation not worrisome but infrastructure bottlenecks are — Global Source

January 14, 2014 11:13 pm· Comments Off on Power supply fluctuation not worrisome but infrastructure bottlenecks are — Global Source 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Jan 14 (PNA) — The power rate hike last December resulted to the big jump of domestic inflation rate but a market research firm believes that its over-all impact on the rate of price increases is not “worrisome.”

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President Aquino rejects proposals to use emergency power on power rate hike issue

January 14, 2014 11:13 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino rejects proposals to use emergency power on power rate hike issue 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Jan 14 (PNA) — Despite proposals from Congress to use his “emergency power” in addressing the country’s energy woes, President Benigno S. Aquino on Tuesday said that he did not yet find it necessary.

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