DPWH saves about P19-B thru bidding – President Aquino

January 29, 2014 11:59 pm· Comments Off on DPWH saves about P19-B thru bidding – President Aquino 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Jan 29 (PNA) — The Department of Public Works and Highways was able to save some P19 billion from July 2010 to Nov 2013, President Benigno S. Aquino said Wednesday.

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Cornejo files rape case vs. Navarro

January 29, 2014 11:59 pm· Comments Off on Cornejo files rape case vs. Navarro 

MANILA, Jan. 29 — Model and entrepreneur Deniece Cornejo on Wednesday filed a rape case against comedian, actor and television host Ferdinand ”Vhong” Navarro.

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Fund-raising campaign launched for the International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu City

January 29, 2014 11:59 pm· Comments Off on Fund-raising campaign launched for the International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu City 

MANILA, Jan. 29 — The country's bishops have launched a fund-raising campaign which aims to gather resources for the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) to be held in Cebu City in 2016.

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Senate bill provides ‘one-stop shop’ centers for Filipino seafarers

January 29, 2014 11:59 pm· Comments Off on Senate bill provides ‘one-stop shop’ centers for Filipino seafarers 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 29 (PNA) – Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Wednesday a Senate bill he authored would provide ‘one-stop shop’ centers for the Filipino seafarers applying for documents, specifically the certificates of competency and proficiency.

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PNP reshuffles key officials

January 29, 2014 11:59 pm· Comments Off on PNP reshuffles key officials 

MANILA, Jan. 29 — The Philippine National Police is implementing a reshuffle affecting key positions in line with the continuing effort to rationalize the police organization.

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JBC comes up with shortlist for Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao post

January 29, 2014 11:59 pm· Comments Off on JBC comes up with shortlist for Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao post 

MANILA, Jan. 29 — The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has come up with its shortlist for the position of Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao.

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Archbishop Villegas: It is important for donors to listen to the needs of typhoon victims

January 29, 2014 11:59 pm· Comments Off on Archbishop Villegas: It is important for donors to listen to the needs of typhoon victims 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Jan. 29 (PNA) — "Donors should listen to the needs of the calamity victims."

This was emphasized Wednesday by the head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), saying that those who are helping survivors of super typhoon Yolanda should also listen to their needs.

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House leader says Cha-cha may create division among lawmakers

January 29, 2014 11:59 pm· Comments Off on House leader says Cha-cha may create division among lawmakers 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Jan. 29 (PNA) — Tackling Charter Change (Cha-cha) may create division among lawmakers at the House of Representatives, said House Minority Leader and San Juan Rep. Ronaldo Zamora.

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Army troopers seize NPA arms cache in Kalinga

January 29, 2014 11:59 pm· Comments Off on Army troopers seize NPA arms cache in Kalinga 

MANILA, Jan. 29 — Troopers from the Philippine Army's 17th Infantry Battalion and Kalinga CAFGU Active Auxiliary unearthed a New People's Army (NPA) arms cache in Kungal Capas, Barangay Magnao, Tabuk, Kalinga Tuesday evening.

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(Update) NBI asks DOJ to issue LBO vs Lee, Cornejo, et al.

January 29, 2014 11:59 pm· Comments Off on (Update) NBI asks DOJ to issue LBO vs Lee, Cornejo, et al. 

MANILA, Jan. 29 — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Wednesday asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to issue a lookout bulletin order (LBO) against the respondents in connection with the mauling of comedian, actor and television host Ferdinand “Vhong” Navarro.

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