Palace hopes lawmakers understand need for privatization of hospitals

March 31, 2014 9:24 am· Comments Off on Palace hopes lawmakers understand need for privatization of hospitals 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, March 30 (PNA) — Following the filing of a bill by a lawmaker that seek to stop the ongoing privatization of a number of government-owned hospitals, Malacanang on Sunday urged the measure's proponent to have a deeper understanding on its importance.

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MMDA starts cleaning esteros, creeks this April

March 31, 2014 9:24 am· Comments Off on MMDA starts cleaning esteros, creeks this April 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, March 30 (PNA) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is set to start its estero blitz aimed at cleaning up esteros and creeks in the metropolis.

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DOJ scores conviction of 4 accused in murder of grocery owner

March 31, 2014 9:24 am· Comments Off on DOJ scores conviction of 4 accused in murder of grocery owner 

MANILA, March 30 — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has scored the conviction of four accused for the murder of Gil Manlapaz, owner of Manlapaz Grocery located at Pedro Gil, Sta. Ana, Manila.

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Taguig students urged to avail of LANI scholarship fund

March 31, 2014 9:24 am· Comments Off on Taguig students urged to avail of LANI scholarship fund 

MANILA, March 30 — Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano is urging the city’s almost 8,000 public high school graduates to avail of grants under the immensely successful LANI Scholarship Program and be entitled to increased financial aid and wider coverage just by deciding to pursue higher education.

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Jeepney drivers that implement fare hike without gov’t permission can be penalized — Palace

March 31, 2014 9:24 am· Comments Off on Jeepney drivers that implement fare hike without gov’t permission can be penalized — Palace 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, March 30 (PNA) — Malacanang on Sunday reiterated its call on jeepney drivers to abide by the process of implementing fare hikes, warning them about penalties if implemented without government approval.

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Gov't expanding programs to aid fresh graduates, unemployed–Palace

March 31, 2014 9:24 am· Comments Off on Gov't expanding programs to aid fresh graduates, unemployed–Palace 

MANILA, March 30 — The government continues to expand its employment programs to provide jobs for thousands expected to graduate this year and those who remain unemployed, Malacañang said on Sunday.

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Army, PNP remain on alert after NPAs marked its founding anniversary

March 31, 2014 9:24 am· Comments Off on Army, PNP remain on alert after NPAs marked its founding anniversary 

COTABATO CITY, March 30 — Police and military authorities in North Cotabato remained on alert a day after the National Democratic Front and its military arm the communist New Peoples Army (NPA) celerated its 45th foundation anniversary Saturday.

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Palace confident Sen. Revilla will return to PHL after trip to Israel

March 31, 2014 9:24 am· Comments Off on Palace confident Sen. Revilla will return to PHL after trip to Israel 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, March 30 (PNA) — Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr. might have left the country but he will definitely be coming back, Malacanang assured Sunday upon verifying with the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

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Valenzuela City legislator alerts DFA to double tight watch over China’s latest “provocative acts”

March 31, 2014 9:24 am· Comments Off on Valenzuela City legislator alerts DFA to double tight watch over China’s latest “provocative acts” 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Mar. 30 (PNA) — An administration legislator on Sunday urged the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to keep a tight watch on the recent provocative actions by China linked to the disputed territories on areas in and around the West Philippine Sea.

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Easterlies bring fair weather until Wednesday

March 31, 2014 9:24 am· Comments Off on Easterlies bring fair weather until Wednesday 

MANILA, March 31 — Most parts of the country will experience fair weather for the next three days due to the easterlies affecting the eastern section of Southern Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Monday.

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