Visayan solon proposes law regulating fireworks industry

February 25, 2014 10:08 am· Comments Off on Visayan solon proposes law regulating fireworks industry 

MANILA, Feb. 24 — Filipinos may no longer enjoy the tradition of buying and using firecrackers once a proposed law regulating the fireworks industry is passed into law.

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PHL committed to resolving West Philippine Sea issue peacefully

February 25, 2014 10:08 am· Comments Off on PHL committed to resolving West Philippine Sea issue peacefully 

MANILA, Feb. 24 –Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista on Monday said the country remains committed on resolving its territorial disputes in the West Philippine Sea peacefully.

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Number coding not suspended during celebration of EDSA People Power Revolution Tuesday

February 25, 2014 10:08 am· Comments Off on Number coding not suspended during celebration of EDSA People Power Revolution Tuesday 

MANILA, Feb. 24 — The Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP), commonly known as Number Coding Scheme, will not be suspended during the celebration of the 28th anniversary of EDSA People Power Revolution on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said.

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President Aquino visits earthquake-victims, inspects newly built gov’t hospital in Bohol town

February 25, 2014 10:08 am· Comments Off on President Aquino visits earthquake-victims, inspects newly built gov’t hospital in Bohol town 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Feb 24 (PNA) — After making a stop at Cateel, Davao Oriental, President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday night visited victims of last year’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Loon, Bohol.

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Deles cites gains of peace talks with MILF but warns of spoilers

February 25, 2014 10:08 am· Comments Off on Deles cites gains of peace talks with MILF but warns of spoilers 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Feb. 24 (PNA) -– Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles said gains have been achieved in the Mindanao peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) but warned of enormous difficulties ahead because of spoilers.

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Comelec proposes law requiring candidates for national positions to post bond

February 25, 2014 10:08 am· Comments Off on Comelec proposes law requiring candidates for national positions to post bond 

MANILA, Feb. 24 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) urged lawmakers to pass a law requiring candidates running in national positions to post a bond.

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President Aquino asks concerned gov’t agencies to explain why 57 % of Davao Oriental still without power

February 25, 2014 10:08 am· Comments Off on President Aquino asks concerned gov’t agencies to explain why 57 % of Davao Oriental still without power 

MANILA, Feb 24 — Surprised that some areas in Davao Oriental were still without electricity, President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday asked concerned government agencies to give him a proper explanation.

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Bohol gov states the biggest gift from EDSA ; thanks national gov’t for post-earthquake assistance

February 25, 2014 10:08 am· Comments Off on Bohol gov states the biggest gift from EDSA ; thanks national gov’t for post-earthquake assistance 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Feb 24 (PNA) — Bohol Governor Edgardo Chatto on Monday night thanked President Benigno S. Aquino III for the national government’s efforts to address the needs of Boholanos after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the province.

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Northeast monsoon continues to bring cold weather in Luzon, Visayas

February 25, 2014 10:08 am· Comments Off on Northeast monsoon continues to bring cold weather in Luzon, Visayas 

MANILA, Feb. 25 — Cold weather with cloudy skies and isolated light rains due to the northeast monsoon continue to affect Luzon and the Visayas, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Tuesday.

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Trooper killed in encounter with NPA extortion teams in Samar

February 25, 2014 10:08 am· Comments Off on Trooper killed in encounter with NPA extortion teams in Samar 

MANILA, Feb. 25 — A trooper from the 87th Infantry Battalion was killed following a 15-minute firefight with suspected New People's Army (NPA) extortion teams in Jiabong town, Samar last Sunday.

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