MMDA chief to talk to Mayor Erap over Manila truck ban row

February 20, 2014 11:34 am· Comments Off on MMDA chief to talk to Mayor Erap over Manila truck ban row 

MANILA, Feb. 19 — Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino is set to personally meet with Mayor Joseph Estrada next week over the issue on the city government ordinance on truck ban

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MMDA to hire 400 traffic auxiliaries

February 20, 2014 11:34 am· Comments Off on MMDA to hire 400 traffic auxiliaries 

MANILA, Feb. 19 — To ease the anticipated monstrous traffic situation in the metropolis due to the simultaneous road projects, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is now accepting additional personnel to man traffic in the metropolis.

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UK parliamentarian bats for more focus on Climate Change in post-2015 development framework

February 20, 2014 11:34 am· Comments Off on UK parliamentarian bats for more focus on Climate Change in post-2015 development framework 

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, Feb. 19 (PNA) — With the upcoming end of the timeline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in 2015, a visiting member of the House of Lords from the United Kingdom on Wednesday said that climate change and its impact on the poor and the vulnerable should become part of the next development framework.

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Senior HS curriculum must be further developed by teacher-implementors — DepEd Usec Ocampo

February 20, 2014 11:34 am· Comments Off on Senior HS curriculum must be further developed by teacher-implementors — DepEd Usec Ocampo 

By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, Feb. 19 (PNA)— Department of Education (DepEd) Undersecretary for Programs and Projects Dina Ocampo recently told a nationwide teachers’ gathering at Teachers Camp in Baguio’s workshop that the Senior High School (SHS) curriculum is something that needs further development by those in the field.

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No proof of alleged human rights violations vs OFWs in Malaysia so far — President Aquino

February 20, 2014 11:34 am· Comments Off on No proof of alleged human rights violations vs OFWs in Malaysia so far — President Aquino 

MANILA, Feb. 19 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday said the government has no verification if reports of alleged human rights violations against Filipino workers in Malaysia were at all true.

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Aboitiz rolls out student scholarship program for 2014

February 20, 2014 11:34 am· Comments Off on Aboitiz rolls out student scholarship program for 2014 

By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, Feb. 19 (PNA)— The Aboitiz group of companies, in cooperation with the Department of Education (DepEd), on Wednesday rolled out its student-focused activities under its “Future Talents Program” at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Makati City.

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No cyclone in next 3 days — PAGASA

February 20, 2014 11:34 am· Comments Off on No cyclone in next 3 days — PAGASA 

MANILA, Feb. 20 — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Thursday said the country will continue to be spared from cyclones for the next two to three days.

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Australian PM arrives for the 4th PAMM

February 20, 2014 11:34 am· Comments Off on Australian PM arrives for the 4th PAMM 

MANILA, Feb. 20 — Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop arrived in Manila past midnight Thursday for the 4th Philippines-Australia Ministerial Meeting (PAMM) to be held on Feb. 20 to 21, the Manila International Airport Authority-Media Affairs Division said.

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Cadets bound by 'Honor Code' — PMA

February 20, 2014 11:34 am· Comments Off on Cadets bound by 'Honor Code' — PMA 

MANILA, Feb. 20 — Despite the furor caused by the recommended dismissal of Cadet Jeff Aldren Cudia for alleged violations of the "Honor Code", the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) on Thursday stressed that all trainees of the institution are duty bound to adhere to the above-mentioned precepts.

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High penalties on illegal PUVs meant to deter colorum operations — DOTC

February 20, 2014 11:34 am· Comments Off on High penalties on illegal PUVs meant to deter colorum operations — DOTC 

MANILA, Feb. 20 — Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya on Thursday said the high penalties for illegal public utility vehicles (PUVs) caught are meant to keep colorum PUVs off the streets.

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