President Aquino’s 54th birthday will be celebrated with family and close friends

February 8, 2014 10:33 am· Comments Off on President Aquino’s 54th birthday will be celebrated with family and close friends 

MANILA, Feb. 7 — Since President Benigno S. Aquino III’s birthday this year falls on a Saturday (Feb. 8), he said that he will have more time to celebrate with his family and some close friends.

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Ruby Tuason’s testimony will help crack case on the ‘pork’ scam — President Aquino

February 8, 2014 10:33 am· Comments Off on Ruby Tuason’s testimony will help crack case on the ‘pork’ scam — President Aquino 

MANILA, Feb. 7 — Following reports that Ruby Tuason will testify in the next pork barrel probe, President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday said the move will help put an end to the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

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1,921 homes completed for ‘Pablo’ victims — DSWD

February 8, 2014 10:33 am· Comments Off on 1,921 homes completed for ‘Pablo’ victims — DSWD 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Feb. 7 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Friday announced that it has turned-over a total of 1,921 permanent houses for families left homeless by typhoon "Pablo" that ravaged Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley on Dec. 4, 2012.

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President Aquino cites Philippine Army for its reliable commitment to serve the people in times of crisis

February 8, 2014 10:33 am· Comments Off on President Aquino cites Philippine Army for its reliable commitment to serve the people in times of crisis 

MANILA, Feb. 7 — President Benigno S. Aquino III cited on Friday the Philippine Army (PA) for its ever-reliable and time tested commitment to serve the people in times of crisis and disasters.

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MPACs to be transformed into 'harassment force'

February 8, 2014 10:33 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Feb. 7 — The Philippine Navy (PN) is planning to transform its MPAC (multi-purpose attack craft) squadron into a force capable of harassing foreign ships that may intrude in the country's territorial waters.

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SC orders 1st Judiciary Budget Conference

February 8, 2014 10:33 am· Comments Off on SC orders 1st Judiciary Budget Conference 

MANILA, Feb. 7 — The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered its First Judiciary Budget Conference which will cover all the justices of the SC, the Court of Appeals (CA), the Sandiganbayan, the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) and the lower courts.

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Your insults show that the PHL’s position is right –President Aquino to Chinese news agency

February 8, 2014 10:33 am· Comments Off on Your insults show that the PHL’s position is right –President Aquino to Chinese news agency 

MANILA, Feb 7 — Adamant on the country’s claim on the West Philippine Sea, President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday scolded a writer from Chinese state-run news agency, Xinhua, for insulting him instead of giving basis to support China’s stance.

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President Aquino lauds Elsie Gaches Village for 50 years of service

February 8, 2014 10:33 am· Comments Off on President Aquino lauds Elsie Gaches Village for 50 years of service 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Feb 7 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III lauded Friday the Elsie Gaches Village (EGV), the first and largest government facility for people with developmental disorders, during its 50th anniversary.

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CHED studying academic calendar shift

February 8, 2014 10:33 am· Comments Off on CHED studying academic calendar shift 

MANILA, Feb. 7 — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) headed by Dr. Patricia Licuanan said on Friday that it allows higher education institutions (HEIs) to change their academic calendars as long as these are in accordance with the law.

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Use of non-porous polymer on bank notes sought

February 8, 2014 10:33 am· Comments Off on Use of non-porous polymer on bank notes sought 

MANILA, Feb. 8 — Lawmakers have filed a bill mandating the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to start using non-porous polymer instead of paper in the printing of Philippine bank notes.

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