SC to tackle RH Law Tuesday

March 4, 2014 10:35 am· Comments Off on SC to tackle RH Law Tuesday 

MANILA, March 3 — The Supreme Court (SC) justices are expected to tackle the constitutionality of the controversial Reproductive Health Law.

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PHL celebrates 'World Wildlife Day'

March 4, 2014 10:35 am· Comments Off on PHL celebrates 'World Wildlife Day' 

MANILA, March 3 — Conservation education and raising awareness about the plight of threatened species take center stage as the country joins the rest of the world in celebrating the first ever World Wildlife Day (WWD).

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Baldoz advises 172 OFWs in Ukraine to stay put

March 4, 2014 10:35 am· Comments Off on Baldoz advises 172 OFWs in Ukraine to stay put 

MANILA, March 3 — Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said that in as much as the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has not recommended voluntary or mandatory repatriation of overseas Filipinos in troubled Ukraine, her advice to OFWs in that country is to stay calm and stay home, and not make any unnecessary visit or detours to public places where marches or protests are being held.

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Local mining company addresses tailings spill, asks for lifting of ban to operate

March 4, 2014 10:35 am· Comments Off on Local mining company addresses tailings spill, asks for lifting of ban to operate 

MANILA, March 3 — Philex Mining Corp. was able to complete all the regulatory requirements needed for the company to resume normal operations, the inter-agency body tasked to oversee rehabilitation and clean-up operations at the Padcal copper-gold mine said.

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SC suspends limitations of teaching hours of justices

March 4, 2014 10:35 am· Comments Off on SC suspends limitations of teaching hours of justices 

MANILA, March 3 — The Supreme Court (SC) has suspended the implementation of the amended rules and regulations on teaching of justices, judges and personnel of the Judiciary.

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Palace says no invite sent to Malaysia to join PHL arbitration case vs. China

March 4, 2014 10:35 am· Comments Off on Palace says no invite sent to Malaysia to join PHL arbitration case vs. China 

MANILA, March 3 — Malacanang on Monday clarified that it has not sent an invitation to Malaysia to join the arbitration case filed before a United Nations (UN) tribunal regarding China's claim on the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

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Northeast monsoon to bring isolated rains over Luzon, Visayas

March 4, 2014 10:35 am· Comments Off on Northeast monsoon to bring isolated rains over Luzon, Visayas 

MANILA, March 4 — Fair weather will continue in most parts of the country due to northeast monsoon affecting Luzon and Visayas, the state weather bureau said on Tuesday.

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Bill expanding coverage of journalists’ right not to reveal sources hurdles committee

March 4, 2014 10:35 am· Comments Off on Bill expanding coverage of journalists’ right not to reveal sources hurdles committee 

MANILA, March 4 — The House Committee on Public Information has endorsed plenary passage of the proposed bill expanding the coverage on journalists’ right to refuse to reveal the source of a news report obtained in confidence.

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Senate sets passage of FOI bill on Monday

March 4, 2014 10:35 am· Comments Off on Senate sets passage of FOI bill on Monday 

MANILA, Mar. 4 –The Senate is set to pass the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill on third and final reading on April 10.

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OFWs and Seamen’s fees asked to be waived for a year

March 4, 2014 10:35 am· Comments Off on OFWs and Seamen’s fees asked to be waived for a year 

MANILA, Mar 4 –Lawmakers want required fees of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and seamen from provinces devastated by calamities be waived for a year.

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