MBFI, RCMM fetes military units for success of 'TOPS' program

March 13, 2014 9:31 am· Comments Off on MBFI, RCMM fetes military units for success of 'TOPS' program 

MANILA, March 12 — For ensuring the success of its "Ten Outstanding Philippine Soldiers" (TOPS) program, the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) and Rotary Club of Makati Metro (RCMM) has expressed its gratitude to the various units of the Armed Forces.

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Eastern Mindanao Command forces on red alert following clash with NPAs in Compostela Valley

March 13, 2014 9:31 am· Comments Off on Eastern Mindanao Command forces on red alert following clash with NPAs in Compostela Valley 

MANILA, March 12 — The Eastern Mindanao Command said that hot pursuit operations are still ongoing in Maco town, Compostela Valley where a trooper from the 71st Infantry Battalion was killed while four others were injured following an encounter with rebel forces Wednesday morning.

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President Aquino has yet to impart thoughts on dismissed PMA cadet’s case –Palace

March 13, 2014 9:31 am· 1 Comment 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, March 12 (PNA) — With only a few days left before the graduation rites at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) in Fort Del Pilar, Baguio City, Malacanang on Wednesday said that President Benigno S. Aquino III has yet to impart his thoughts on the case of dismissed cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia.

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Santiago on presidential bid: 'I don’t have money'

March 13, 2014 9:31 am· Comments Off on Santiago on presidential bid: 'I don’t have money' 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, March 12 (PNA) — When Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said that the next president should be female, the feisty lawmaker clarified she was not referring to herself because “I don’t have money.”

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DSWD turns down anew P40,000 cash request for each 'Yolanda' survivor

March 13, 2014 9:31 am· Comments Off on DSWD turns down anew P40,000 cash request for each 'Yolanda' survivor 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, March 12 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reiterated on Wednesday that it could not give in to the request of P40,000 cash for each of the typhoon "Yolanda" survivors made by members of the People’s Surge and the women's group Gabriela.

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Senate takes Lenten break; to resume May 5

March 13, 2014 9:31 am· Comments Off on Senate takes Lenten break; to resume May 5 

MANILA, March 12 — An intense debate between Senator Jinggoy Estrada and Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano marred the final day of regular session on Wednesday before the Senate takes on Lenten recess.

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Inmates, drivers get actual job training and scholarships from TESDA

March 13, 2014 9:31 am· Comments Off on Inmates, drivers get actual job training and scholarships from TESDA 

By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, March 12 (PNA)— Schooling is not only confined to the academe but also to inmates who are serving their sentence in various crimes committed when they were yet a part of the outside community.

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President Aquino cites lessons learned from his alma mater

March 13, 2014 9:31 am· Comments Off on President Aquino cites lessons learned from his alma mater 

MANILA, March 12 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday cited the many lessons he learned as an undergraduate student upon attending the 15th anniversary celebration of Ateneo Professional Schools in Makati.

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DOST to complete flood hazard mapping by 2016

March 13, 2014 9:31 am· Comments Off on DOST to complete flood hazard mapping by 2016 

By Aerol B. Patena

MANILA, March 12 (PNA) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) seeks to map all flood prone areas nationwide by 2016 through its Disaster Risk and Exposure Assessment for Mitigation (DREAM) Project, Secretary Mario Montejo said in an interview during the presentation of the department’s flagship projects held at the UP Diliman in Quezon City Wednesday.

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Army officer favors dismissal of PMA cadet Cudia

March 13, 2014 9:31 am· Comments Off on Army officer favors dismissal of PMA cadet Cudia 

ILOILO CITY, March 12 – Brig. Gen. Arnold Quiapo, Philippine Army 301st Brigade commander, has said he favors the decision of the Philippine Military Academy to dismiss Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia from the Cadet Corps of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

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