Palace reaffirms stand against unjustified power rate hikes

January 20, 2014 10:23 am· Comments Off on Palace reaffirms stand against unjustified power rate hikes 

MANILA, Jan. 19 — Malacañang on Sunday reaffirmed the Aquino administration's stand against unjustified power rate hikes, amid reported plans of militant groups to stage a blackout protest this Tuesday.

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Palace hopeful on next round of talks between government, MILF

January 20, 2014 10:23 am· Comments Off on Palace hopeful on next round of talks between government, MILF 

MANILA, Jan. 19 — Malacañang on Sunday expressed optimism the upcoming next round of peace talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front will finally address the contentious issues blocking the way to a final peace agreement.

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Palace: Gov't commitment vs child exploitation anchored on solid legal basis

January 20, 2014 10:23 am· Comments Off on Palace: Gov't commitment vs child exploitation anchored on solid legal basis 

MANILA, Jan. 19 — The government has solid legal basis in fulfilling its commitment to protect children from exploitation, including that by child pornography syndicates, Malacañang said Sunday.

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Palace: Aquino administration to sustain good governance measures amid encouraging feedback from traders

January 20, 2014 10:23 am· Comments Off on Palace: Aquino administration to sustain good governance measures amid encouraging feedback from traders 

MANILA, Jan. 19 — Malacañang on Sunday vowed to maintain its policy of good governance, after a recent Social Weather Stations survey showed the reforms the Aquino administration put in place were taking effect.

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CSC says Feb. 20, deadline for filing of application for CSE-PPT

January 20, 2014 10:23 am· Comments Off on CSC says Feb. 20, deadline for filing of application for CSE-PPT 

MANILA, Jan. 19 –The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced over the weekend that applicants who plan to take the exam for the Career Service Examination – Paper and Pencil Test (CSE-PPT) for Professional and Subprofessional levels scheduled on April 6 may file their application until February 20.

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Senate resumes debates on FOI bill next week

January 20, 2014 10:23 am· Comments Off on Senate resumes debates on FOI bill next week 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 19 (PNA) – The Senate is hoping to pass Freedom of Information (FOI) bill before the end of the first quarter, according to Senator Grace Poe on Sunday.

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TD "Agaton" may linger inside PAR until Thursday — PAGASA

January 20, 2014 10:23 am· Comments Off on TD "Agaton" may linger inside PAR until Thursday — PAGASA 

MANILA, Jan. 20 — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Monday that tropical depression "Agaton" has maintained its strength and will continue to linger inside the country's area of responsibility in the next two to three days due to its slow movement.

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DSWD Caraga serves 149,844 persons affected by TD 'Agaton'

January 20, 2014 10:23 am· Comments Off on DSWD Caraga serves 149,844 persons affected by TD 'Agaton' 

MANILA, Jan. 20 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Sunday night said it has already served 149,844 persons from 313 barangays in the Caraga region affected by continuous rainfall of tropical depression "Agaton."

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Eastern Mindanao Command still on alert for 'Agaton'

January 20, 2014 10:23 am· Comments Off on Eastern Mindanao Command still on alert for 'Agaton' 

MANILA, Jan. 20 — With Typhoon "Agaton" expected to be in Philippine territory until Thursday, Eastern Mindanao Command head, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Rainier G. Cruz III, on Monday ordered all his men to be on alert for possible disaster relief missions.

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Northern Luzon Command troopers join 'National Day of Prayer'

January 20, 2014 10:23 am· Comments Off on Northern Luzon Command troopers join 'National Day of Prayer' 

MANILA, Jan. 20 — The Tarlac City-based Northern Luzon Command on Monday expressed it fully supports the declaration of Jan. 20 as the "National Day of Prayer."

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