DepEd: Schools should be geared towards emerging industries in localities

January 28, 2014 11:19 pm· Comments Off on DepEd: Schools should be geared towards emerging industries in localities 

By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, Jan. 28 (PNA)—Department of Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC believes that residents of one place need not uproot themselves and migrate to other prosperous places in the country or even abroad after finishing their education because there are plenty of business opportunities here for everyone, especially enterprising individuals.

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(Update) DAP case already moot and academic — OSG

January 28, 2014 11:19 pm· Comments Off on (Update) DAP case already moot and academic — OSG 

MANILA, Jan. 28 — The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) on Tuesday said that the case on Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) pending before the Supreme Court (SC) is now considered as moot and academic.

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Taguig cops give condominium guards more time to provide evidence on TV host's mauling

January 28, 2014 11:19 pm· Comments Off on Taguig cops give condominium guards more time to provide evidence on TV host's mauling 

MANILA, Jan. 28 — Police authorities have given more time to security personnel — and their agency — at a Taguig City condominium to provide the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage, logbook entries and other documents that could help in the investigation of the mauling incident involving television host Fernando “Vhong” Navarro on Jan. 22.

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DOST, Habitat for Humanity and Ortigas and Co. launch design competition on disaster-resistant buildings

January 28, 2014 11:19 pm· Comments Off on DOST, Habitat for Humanity and Ortigas and Co. launch design competition on disaster-resistant buildings 

By Aerol B. Patena

MANILA, Jan 28 (PNA) — A nationwide competition for the design of disaster-change resistant buildings was launched by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in partnership with the Habitat for Humanity and property developer Ortigas and Company at Capitol, Pasig City on Tuesday.

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Due diligence the guiding light of GPH panel in sealing peace with MILF — Deles

January 28, 2014 11:19 pm· Comments Off on Due diligence the guiding light of GPH panel in sealing peace with MILF — Deles 

MANILA, Jan. 28 — Due diligence is the guiding light of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) peace panel when they seal peace with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to end decades of secession, said Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Teresita Deles on Tuesday.

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Weak justice system makes imposing death penalty dangerous –Palace official

January 28, 2014 11:19 pm· Comments Off on Weak justice system makes imposing death penalty dangerous –Palace official 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Jan 28 (PNA) — Despite proposals to revive death penalty to reduce the country’s crime rate, Malacanang said Tuesday that with the country’s weak justice system, it would only put those wrongly convicted in danger.

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DSWD assists families affected by armed conflict in Pikit, North Cotabato

January 28, 2014 11:19 pm· Comments Off on DSWD assists families affected by armed conflict in Pikit, North Cotabato 

MANILA, Jan. 28 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Tuesday it is assisting 841 families consisting of 4,205 persons affected by the armed conflict between government forces and members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Pikit, North Cotabato.

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NBI submits recommendation to DOJ for filing of possible criminal raps vs Navarro's attackers

January 28, 2014 11:19 pm· Comments Off on NBI submits recommendation to DOJ for filing of possible criminal raps vs Navarro's attackers 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, Jan. 28 (PNA) — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Tuesday submitted before the Department of Justice (DOJ) its recommendation for the filing of criminal case against Cedric Lee, his sister Bernice, Deniece Cornejo and several others in connection with the mauling on comedian actor and television host Ferdinand “Vhong” Navarro.

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MILF works with gov’t to secure communities in Mindanao, says Palace official

January 28, 2014 11:19 pm· Comments Off on MILF works with gov’t to secure communities in Mindanao, says Palace official 

MANILA, Jan. 28 — With help from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the national government is convinced that it has enough capacity to prevent rebel groups from wreaking havoc in Mindanao.

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358 new HIV cases in December — DOH

January 28, 2014 11:19 pm· Comments Off on 358 new HIV cases in December — DOH 

MANILA, Jan. 28 — The Department of Health (DOH) reported on Tuesday said some 358 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases were reported in December 2013, which is 22 percent higher compared to the same period in 2012 of 293.

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