Villar seeks protection of wetlands of international importance

March 11, 2014 8:49 am· Comments Off on Villar seeks protection of wetlands of international importance 

MANILA, March 10 – Sen. Cynthia Villar on Monday bolstered her personal campaign to protect at least seven wetlands declared of international importance including the 175-hectare Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA).

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House Independent Minority Bloc calls for inquiry into airworthiness of all aircraft

March 11, 2014 8:49 am· Comments Off on House Independent Minority Bloc calls for inquiry into airworthiness of all aircraft 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, March 10 (PNA) — The Independent Minority Bloc of the House of Representatives on Monday said they will call for an immediate inquiry into the airworthiness of all aircraft nationwide and the safety of the air travel industry.

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LPA will bring light to moderate rains over Mindanao in the next 24 hours

March 11, 2014 8:49 am· Comments Off on LPA will bring light to moderate rains over Mindanao in the next 24 hours 

MANILA, March 10 — Expect light to moderate rains over Mindanao in the next 24 hours due to low pressure area (LPA) spotted in Surigao del Sur, the state weather bureau said on Monday.

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DND joins in nationwide celebration of International Women's Month

March 11, 2014 8:49 am· Comments Off on DND joins in nationwide celebration of International Women's Month 

MANILA, March 10 — The Department of National Defense (DND), in cooperation with the Philippine Commission on Women, joins in the nationwide celebration of International Women's Month.

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Hawaii National Guard, PHL disaster response teams conducting urban search and rescue training

March 11, 2014 8:49 am· Comments Off on Hawaii National Guard, PHL disaster response teams conducting urban search and rescue training 

MANILA, March 10 — Experts from the Hawaii National Guard and Philippine disaster response teams are currently conducting bilateral urban search and rescue training (US&R) at Camp Lapu-Lapu, Cebu.

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Palace: DSWD not soliciting affidavits in exchange for money

March 11, 2014 8:49 am· Comments Off on Palace: DSWD not soliciting affidavits in exchange for money 

MANILA, March 10 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is not making any form of solicitation, Malacanang said Monday.

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Palace expresses support for Senate enactment of FOI bill

March 11, 2014 8:49 am· Comments Off on Palace expresses support for Senate enactment of FOI bill 

MANILA, March 10 — Malacanang on Monday welcomed the enactment of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill (Senate Bill 1733) in the Senate, which all twenty-one senators present during the day's session voted for.

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Legarda commends NBI for pinning down cybersex syndicates

March 11, 2014 8:49 am· Comments Off on Legarda commends NBI for pinning down cybersex syndicates 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, March 10 (PNA) – Senator Loren Legarda on Monday lauded the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for its successful campaign against cybersex syndicates victimizing minors.

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LPA continues to bring light to moderate rains over Mindanao

March 11, 2014 8:49 am· Comments Off on LPA continues to bring light to moderate rains over Mindanao 

MANILA, March 11 — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Tuesday said that light to moderate rains will continue in some parts of Mindanao because of the presence of a low pressure area (LPA) inside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).

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Army troops fend off rebel attacks in Capiz, Iloilo provinces

March 11, 2014 8:49 am· Comments Off on Army troops fend off rebel attacks in Capiz, Iloilo provinces 

MANILA, March 11 — Alert troopers from the Army's 61st Infantry Battalion has successfully fended off attacks of the New People's Army (NPA) in Tapaz, Capiz and Calinog, Iloilo on Monday afternoon.

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