LPA continues to induce heavy rains over Mindanao, E. Visayas

January 21, 2014 12:12 pm· Comments Off on LPA continues to induce heavy rains over Mindanao, E. Visayas 

MANILA, Jan. 21 — The low pressure area (LPA) in Mindanao will continue to bring heavy rains in the area, the state weather bureau said on Tuesday.

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NGCP asks SC to exclude them from petition vs. P4.15/kwh rate hike

January 21, 2014 12:12 pm· Comments Off on NGCP asks SC to exclude them from petition vs. P4.15/kwh rate hike 

MANILA, Jan. 20 — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on Monday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to exclude them from the petition filed against the P4.15 per kilowatt-hour power rate increase.

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42 dead, 8 missing in Mindanao due to 'Agaton' — NDRRMC

January 21, 2014 12:12 pm· Comments Off on 42 dead, 8 missing in Mindanao due to 'Agaton' — NDRRMC 

MANILA, Jan. 21 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Tuesday reported 42 deaths and 800,000 affected individuals from flooding and landslides in Mindanao brought by tropical depression "Agaton" which has now weakened into low pressure area (LPA).

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Bangayan rejects subpoena addressing him as David Tan

January 21, 2014 12:12 pm· Comments Off on Bangayan rejects subpoena addressing him as David Tan 

By Beatriz Salud and Patricia Kildoyle

MANILA, Jan. 20 (PNA) — A businessman identifying himself as Davidson Bangayan has rejected a Senate subpoena addressing him as David Tan, a name linked to rice smuggling.

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IACAT to tap NTC, telcos to beef up gov't drive vs. child porn – VP Binay

January 21, 2014 12:12 pm· Comments Off on IACAT to tap NTC, telcos to beef up gov't drive vs. child porn – VP Binay 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Jan. 29 (PNA) — Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday directed the government’s anti-trafficking council to intensify its efforts and increase coordination with other government agencies and the private sector in light of the uncovered child pornography rings in the country.

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DND evaluates prospective frigate designs, specifications in Feb.

January 21, 2014 12:12 pm· Comments Off on DND evaluates prospective frigate designs, specifications in Feb. 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Jan. 21 (PNA) — Starting this February, the four shipbuilders deemed qualified to participate in the next stage of the bidding for the Department of National Defense (DND)'s P18-billion frigate program will be given a week to present their respective designs and technical specifications.

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Temperature up in Metro Manila, Baguio City — PAGASA

January 21, 2014 12:12 pm· Comments Off on Temperature up in Metro Manila, Baguio City — PAGASA 

MANILA, Jan. 21 -– The temperature in Metro Manila and Baguio City, the country's summer capital, spiked on Tuesday even as the northeast monsoon is expected to continue to bring in cold mornings until February, according to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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Solon seeks creation of position of nutrition officer to address under nutrition among children

January 21, 2014 12:12 pm· Comments Off on Solon seeks creation of position of nutrition officer to address under nutrition among children 

MANILA, Jan. 21 — A lady lawmaker has filed a bill creating the position of nutrition officer in every province, city and municipality to address the country’s problem of under nutrition among children below five years old.

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6 domestic flights grounded due to the LPA

January 21, 2014 12:12 pm· Comments Off on 6 domestic flights grounded due to the LPA 

MANILA, Jan. 21 — At least six domestic flights were cancelled Tuesday as a low pressure area (LPA) spotted east-southeast of Davao City brings moderate to heavy rains in the eastern portion of the country.

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NSCB-Bicol anticipates activation of PSA this year

January 21, 2014 12:12 pm· Comments Off on NSCB-Bicol anticipates activation of PSA this year 

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 20 (PNA) – The National Statistical Coordination Board (NCSB) regional office for Bicol here on Monday said it is anticipating this year the activation of the newly established Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), a single body which consolidates the technical staff of all government agencies involved in statistical works.

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