President Aquino rewards Insurance Commission employees' performance, propriety with milestone bonus

January 22, 2014 7:32 am· Comments Off on President Aquino rewards Insurance Commission employees' performance, propriety with milestone bonus 

MANILA, Jan. 21 — Citing their efficiency and sense of propriety, President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday announced a "milestone bonus" for employees of the Insurance Commission, the government agency that regulates and strengthens the country's insurance industry.

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Palace: Creating jobs remains major priority for government

January 22, 2014 7:32 am· Comments Off on Palace: Creating jobs remains major priority for government 

MANILA, Jan. 21 — Boosting the economy for the welfare of the people is anchored in creating more jobs aside from other factors, Malacanang said on Tuesday.

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Government continues to engage stakeholders to ensure Mindanao peace

January 22, 2014 7:32 am· Comments Off on Government continues to engage stakeholders to ensure Mindanao peace 

MANILA, Jan. 21 — The government remains hopeful that groups opposing the peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will eventually support the Mindanao peace process, the Palace said on Tuesday.

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House Majority Leader Gonzales considers Cha-cha dead

January 22, 2014 7:32 am· Comments Off on House Majority Leader Gonzales considers Cha-cha dead 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Jan. 21 (PNA) — House Majority Floor Leader and Mandaluyong Rep. Neptali Gonzales II on Tuesday admitted that the time in pushing Charter change (Cha-cha) is no longer in their favor and he considered the move dead.

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DSWD continues to provide relief aid to ‘Agaton’ victims

January 22, 2014 7:32 am· Comments Off on DSWD continues to provide relief aid to ‘Agaton’ victims 

MANILA, Jan. 21 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to provide relief assistance and hot meals to families affected by the heavy rains and floods caused by tropical depression "Agaton" which hit many parts of Mindanao during the weekend before it weakened into a low pressure area Monday.

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Hunt for Misuari won’t impede MNLF peace talks with government — Palace

January 22, 2014 7:32 am· Comments Off on Hunt for Misuari won’t impede MNLF peace talks with government — Palace 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Jan. 21 (PNA) — Malacanang on Tuesday said that peace talks between the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the national government will not be hindered by the manhunt for its chairman, Nur Misuari.

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SC orders parties on power rate hike case to submit necessary documents

January 22, 2014 7:32 am· Comments Off on SC orders parties on power rate hike case to submit necessary documents 

MANILA, Jan. 21 — It took more than five hours to finish the oral arguments on the power rate hike case at the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday.

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SC junks motion to reschedule oral arguments on DAP

January 22, 2014 7:32 am· Comments Off on SC junks motion to reschedule oral arguments on DAP 

MANILA, Jan. 21 — The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday acted on the joint motion for extension of time to comply and reschedule oral arguments filed by the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG), as counsel for respondents, and former Associate Justice Vicente V. Mendoza, as collaborating counsel for the Congress.

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The President did not meddle with Corona's impeachment trial –Palace official

January 22, 2014 7:32 am· Comments Off on The President did not meddle with Corona's impeachment trial –Palace official 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Jan. 21 (PNA) — Malacanang said on Tuesday President Benigno S. Aquino III never influenced or bribed Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. into voting for the impeachment of former Chief Justice Renato Corona in 2012.

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President Aquino explains meeting Revilla before impeachment trial was to lessen his pressures

January 22, 2014 7:32 am· Comments Off on President Aquino explains meeting Revilla before impeachment trial was to lessen his pressures 

MANILA, Jan 21 — Choosing to ease the pressure off one of the senator-judge’s shoulders, President Benigno S. Aquino on Tuesday said that meeting Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. was simply part of his job.

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