MMDA suggests use of external school campuses outside Metropolis to help decongest traffic

February 12, 2014 10:49 am· Comments Off on MMDA suggests use of external school campuses outside Metropolis to help decongest traffic 

MANILA, Feb. 11 — To decongest traffic in metropolis as well as expressing support to the change of school calendars, Chairman Francis Tolentino of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Wednesday suggested to the use of external school campuses outside the metropolis and open universities to avoid traffic amid the lined up road infrastructures.

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Recto urges LGUs to pass complementary ordinances to prevent road accidents

February 12, 2014 10:49 am· Comments Off on Recto urges LGUs to pass complementary ordinances to prevent road accidents 

MANILA, Feb. 11 – Senator Ralph Recto on Tuesday urged the local government units (LGUs) to pass complementary ordinances against drunk driving and the use of cellphone while driving to prevent road accidents.

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Stop TV commercials on condom- CBCP

February 12, 2014 10:49 am· Comments Off on Stop TV commercials on condom- CBCP 

MANILA, Feb. 11 — An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Family and Life (CBCP-ECFL) urged authorities to stop the showing of condom advertisement on television as it corrupts the mind of the people especially the young Filipinos.

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NEDA, DOF officials visit Leyte and Iloilo to see how Kalahi-CIDSS program works on the grassroots level –DSWD

February 12, 2014 10:49 am· Comments Off on NEDA, DOF officials visit Leyte and Iloilo to see how Kalahi-CIDSS program works on the grassroots level –DSWD 

MANILA, Feb. 11 — A team of officials from the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the Department of Finance (DOF) visited two provinces in the Visayas to see for themselves how the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) program works on the grassroots level.

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6 soldiers wounded during encounter with NPA rebels in Davao Del Sur

February 12, 2014 10:49 am· Comments Off on 6 soldiers wounded during encounter with NPA rebels in Davao Del Sur 

MANILA, Feb. 11 — Six soldiers were wounded during an encounter with New People's Army (NPA) rebels in Sitio Lutangan, Barangay Kapatagan, Digos City, Davao Del Sur Monday afternoon.

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Palace welcomes SC's dismissal of petition vs. appointment of Lacson as rehab czar

February 12, 2014 10:49 am· Comments Off on Palace welcomes SC's dismissal of petition vs. appointment of Lacson as rehab czar 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Feb. 11 (PNA) — Malacanang on Tuesday welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court dismissing a petition seeking the nullification of the appointment of former Senator Panfilo Lacson as Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery in "Yolanda-"hit areas.

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(Update) DOE bares ‘anti-competitive behavior’ of PSALM

February 12, 2014 10:49 am· Comments Off on (Update) DOE bares ‘anti-competitive behavior’ of PSALM 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, Feb. 11 (PNA) — The Department of Energy (DOE) on Tuesday revealed the alleged “anti-competitive behavior” of the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) in the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (PSALM) hence the big time power rate hike of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) was not stopped.

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(Update) SC grills ERC on allowing Meralco power rate hike

February 12, 2014 10:49 am· Comments Off on (Update) SC grills ERC on allowing Meralco power rate hike 

MANILA, Feb. 11 — The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday grilled the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) surrounding its approval of the big time power rate hike of the Manila Electric (Meralco) without consulting its technical staff.

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LPA, cold front to bring light to moderate rains over Eastern Visayas, Mindanao

February 12, 2014 10:49 am· Comments Off on LPA, cold front to bring light to moderate rains over Eastern Visayas, Mindanao 

MANILA, Feb.12 — The trough of a low-pressure area (LPA) and tail-end of cold front will continue to induce light rains over the parts of Visayas and Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Wednesday.

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Creation of blood money committee speeds up process of saving from execution OFWs on death row in Middle East

February 12, 2014 10:49 am· Comments Off on Creation of blood money committee speeds up process of saving from execution OFWs on death row in Middle East 

MANILA, Feb. 11 — Vice President Jejomar Binay on Tuesday welcomed President Benigno S. Aquino’s creation of a committee tasked to study and create guidelines on the payment of blood money for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) on death row in the Middle East.

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