Trillanes to consult AFP hierarchy on bill increasing standing force

January 27, 2014 11:17 pm· Comments Off on Trillanes to consult AFP hierarchy on bill increasing standing force 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 27 (PNA) – Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Monday promised to consult with the Armed Forces of the Philippines leadership before coming out with a decision on whether or not to push through with his proposed law increasing the AFP standing force by 20,000 provisional enlisted personnel.

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Unidentified man tried to enter Vhong Navarro’s house in QC, lawyer says

January 27, 2014 11:17 pm· Comments Off on Unidentified man tried to enter Vhong Navarro’s house in QC, lawyer says 

MANILA, Jan. 27 — An unidentified man attempted to enter the house of actor television host Ferdinand “Vhong” Navarro in Quezon City Sunday evening.

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Lacson: Bodies are still being recovered in Tacloban

January 27, 2014 11:17 pm· Comments Off on Lacson: Bodies are still being recovered in Tacloban 

MANILA, Jan. 27 — The count for typhoon “Yolanda” fatalities may have already ended, but rehab czar Panfilo Lacson said that more bodies are still being recovered up to now.

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Santiago sees constitutional issues on proposed FOI bill

January 27, 2014 11:17 pm· Comments Off on Santiago sees constitutional issues on proposed FOI bill 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 27 (PNA) – Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago on Monday said Congress should prepare for constitutional issues that critics might use to question the Freedom of Information Bill before the Supreme Court.

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CBCP applauds latest development in peace negotiation in mindanao

January 27, 2014 11:17 pm· Comments Off on CBCP applauds latest development in peace negotiation in mindanao 

MANILA, Jan. 27 — The head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said that it is a “positive step” towards peace, the latest development in the ongoing peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

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DSWD to continue implementing CFW and other convergence programs for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

January 27, 2014 11:17 pm· Comments Off on DSWD to continue implementing CFW and other convergence programs for ‘Yolanda’ survivors 

MANILA, Jan. 27 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Monday it will continue implementing the Cash-for-Work (CFW) and convergence program for typhoon "Yolanda" survivors to help them rebuild their lives instead of the proposal of some groups to provide them with P40,000 each.

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Proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law should pass close scrutiny to avoid being questioned in the Supreme Court

January 27, 2014 11:17 pm· Comments Off on Proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law should pass close scrutiny to avoid being questioned in the Supreme Court 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Jan. 27 (PNA) — The soon to be submitted to Congress — the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law — should not exceed within the bounce of the law, said Muntinlupa Rep. Rodolfo Biazon.

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Sec. Lacson: Construction of vertical structures to go full swing in Yolanda-hit areas soon

January 27, 2014 11:17 pm· Comments Off on Sec. Lacson: Construction of vertical structures to go full swing in Yolanda-hit areas soon 

MANILA, Jan. 27 — With roads and bridges no longer a major problem in areas hit by super Typhoon "Yolanda" (international name: Haiyan), Presidential Adviser for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo M. Lacson expects the construction of "vertical" structures to go full swing soon.

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(Update) 2 BIFF men confirmed killed in clashes

January 27, 2014 11:17 pm· Comments Off on (Update) 2 BIFF men confirmed killed in clashes 

MANILA, Jan. 27 — The Maguindanao-based 6th Infantry Division announced that it has recovered the bodies of two "Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters" (BIFF) men killed in the series of clashes with military forces in Maguindanao over the weekend.

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TGP Paracetamol safe, effective similar to leading brands in market, says clinical study

January 27, 2014 11:17 pm· Comments Off on TGP Paracetamol safe, effective similar to leading brands in market, says clinical study 

By Sweety dela Torre

MANILA, Jan. 27 (PNA) — The Generics Pharmacy (TGP)Paracetamol was found to be safe and effective similar to the leading brands in the market.

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