President Aquino names 9 members of the Human Rights Victims' Claims Board

February 14, 2014 7:39 am· Comments Off on President Aquino names 9 members of the Human Rights Victims' Claims Board 

MANILA, Feb. 13 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday named the nine members of the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB) which is tasked to process, evaluate and approve applications for claims of reparation and recognition.

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MMDA halts road repairs this Valentine's weekend

February 14, 2014 7:39 am· Comments Off on MMDA halts road repairs this Valentine's weekend 

MANILA, Feb. 13 — In an anticipation of the traffic gridlock on Valentine's Day, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino on Thursday said there will be no road repairs on Valentine's Day until Monday

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Catholic priest laments Valentine's Day has become physical correlation between man and a woman

February 14, 2014 7:39 am· Comments Off on Catholic priest laments Valentine's Day has become physical correlation between man and a woman 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Feb. 13 (PNA) — A Catholic priest expressed sadness that the celebration of Valentine’s Day has become physical correlation between man and a woman.

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Palace reiterates commitment to protect journalists, uphold press freedom

February 14, 2014 7:39 am· Comments Off on Palace reiterates commitment to protect journalists, uphold press freedom 

MANILA, Feb. 13 — Malacanang on Thursday reiterated its commitment to intensify efforts to protect journalists and uphold the freedom of expression.

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Sen. Estrada vehemently denies Tuason’s testimony in Senate probe

February 14, 2014 7:39 am· Comments Off on Sen. Estrada vehemently denies Tuason’s testimony in Senate probe 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 13 (PNA) – Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on Thursday vehemently denied the testimony of Ruby Tuason in the Senate where the co-accused turned witness in the pork barrel scam claimed she gave kickback money to the senator in his Senate office in 2008.

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President Aquino declares February 18 as a special non-working day in the City of Bayawan, Negros Oriental in celebration of 'Tawo-Tawo Festival'

February 14, 2014 7:39 am· Comments Off on President Aquino declares February 18 as a special non-working day in the City of Bayawan, Negros Oriental in celebration of 'Tawo-Tawo Festival' 

MANILA, Feb 13 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared February 18, which falls on a Tuesday, as a special (non-working) day in the city of Bayawan in the province of Negros Oriental in celebration of the "Tawo-Tawo Festival."

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MMDA presents recommendations to ease traffic in 15 major infrastructure projects

February 14, 2014 7:39 am· Comments Off on MMDA presents recommendations to ease traffic in 15 major infrastructure projects 

MANILA, Feb. 13 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Thursday presented some 20 recommendation on how to ease the traffic condition in Metro Manila once the 15 major road projects begin.

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Neophyte solon to all stakeholders: Support measures that will strengthen anti-crime campaign

February 14, 2014 7:39 am· Comments Off on Neophyte solon to all stakeholders: Support measures that will strengthen anti-crime campaign 

MANILA, Feb. 13 — A former senior officer of the Philippine National Police (PNP)-turned politician on Thursday appealed to all stakeholders to support measures that will strengthen all anti-crime bills.

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US naval presence in Pacific aims to promote freedom of navigation

February 14, 2014 7:39 am· Comments Off on US naval presence in Pacific aims to promote freedom of navigation 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Feb. 13 (PNA) — The vast US naval presence in the Pacific Ocean only seeks to ensure that freedom of navigation remains unhampered in this large expanse of water, US Navy Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, said Thursday.

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US to help PHL should China encroach into territory

February 14, 2014 7:39 am· Comments Off on US to help PHL should China encroach into territory 

MANILA, Feb. 13 — US Navy Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, said that the United States is obligated to help the Philippines should China occupy its possessions at the West Philippine Sea.

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