Luistro lauds A&E Test passers of DepEd

February 27, 2014 9:47 am· Comments Off on Luistro lauds A&E Test passers of DepEd 

By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, Feb. 26 (PNA)– Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Br Armin Luistro FSC on Wednesday congratulated some 6,135 elementary level (out of 24,998 successful applicants) and 72,076 secondary level (out of 221,598 applicants) passers of the 2013 Alternative Learning Accreditation and Equivalency Test (ALS A&E).

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Drilon sees early passage of bill strengthening Sandiganbayan

February 27, 2014 9:47 am· Comments Off on Drilon sees early passage of bill strengthening Sandiganbayan 

MANILA, Feb. 26 -– Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday said the leadership of the Senate and the House of Representatives will meet anew on Monday to discuss priority measures including bill strengthening Sandiganbayan to be passed before sine die adjournment in June this year.

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DFPC asks SC to reverse COA ruling on disallowance

February 27, 2014 9:47 am· Comments Off on DFPC asks SC to reverse COA ruling on disallowance 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Feb. 26 (PNA) — The Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC) on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to step into the Notice of Disallowance (ND) of the Commission on Audit (COA) against the payment of the 14th month bonus of its officers and employees.

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DSWD to use DAFAC system to ensure equal food distribution to 'Yolanda' affected provinces

February 27, 2014 9:47 am· Comments Off on DSWD to use DAFAC system to ensure equal food distribution to 'Yolanda' affected provinces 

MANILA, Feb. 26 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will utilize Disaster Assistance and Family Access Card (DAFAC) system to ensure that food distribution is equally distributed to typhoon "Yolanda"-affected provinces in Eastern Visayas.

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Catholic prelates to the public: 'Don't believe that Indian prophet'

February 27, 2014 9:47 am· Comments Off on Catholic prelates to the public: 'Don't believe that Indian prophet' 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Feb. 26 (PNA) — Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said on Wednesday the report about the spread of a flesh-eating disease in Pangasinan is the least thing the country would have to deal with at this time.

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Planning underway for NHA's permanent 'Yolanda' housing

February 27, 2014 9:47 am· Comments Off on Planning underway for NHA's permanent 'Yolanda' housing 

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Feb. 26 (PNA) — National Housing Authority (NHA) is preparing to develop in several areas permanent shelter for victims of super typhoon 'Yolanda' (international name 'Haiyan') which ravaged Central Philippines in November 2013.

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50 prospective members of Army technical service unit visit PA headquarters

February 27, 2014 9:47 am· Comments Off on 50 prospective members of Army technical service unit visit PA headquarters 

MANILA, Feb. 26 — Fifty prospective members of the Technical and Administrative Service Pre-Entry Officer Training Class 15-2013 visited the Philippine Army (PA) headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City Wednesday.

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BOC lauds SC's TRO on Davao illegal rice importation

February 27, 2014 9:47 am· Comments Off on BOC lauds SC's TRO on Davao illegal rice importation 

MANILA, Feb. 26 — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) lauded the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) to issue a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) stopping the implementation of the ruling of a Davao City Regional Trial Court (RTC) on the release of rice importations.

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AIM recognizes 2014 outstanding alumni

February 27, 2014 9:47 am· Comments Off on AIM recognizes 2014 outstanding alumni 

By Aerol B. Patena

MANILA, Feb. 26 (PNA) — The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) has recognized its outstanding alumni for this year in an awarding ceremony held at the Fuller Hall, AIM Building in Makati City Wednesday.

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Northeast monsoon continues to bring light rains over PHL

February 27, 2014 9:47 am· Comments Off on Northeast monsoon continues to bring light rains over PHL 

MANILA, Feb. 27 — Most parts of the Visayas and Luzon, including Metro Manila, will continue to have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with passing light rains because of the effects of the cold northeast monsoon, the state weather forecaster said on Thursday.

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