DSWD receives more aid for ‘Yolanda’ victims

March 15, 2014 8:35 am· Comments Off on DSWD receives more aid for ‘Yolanda’ victims 

MANILA, March 14 — Four months after typhoon "Yolanda" devastated the Visayas region, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to receive financial and in-kind donations from different countries intended for the survivors.

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Road repairs to continue this weekend on major roads in the cities of Quezon, Pasay, Caloocan -MMDA

March 15, 2014 8:35 am· Comments Off on Road repairs to continue this weekend on major roads in the cities of Quezon, Pasay, Caloocan -MMDA 

MANILA, March 14 — Expect heavy traffic this weekend in some portions of Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) in the cities of Quezon, Caloocan and Pasay.

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BIR's Jan. ’14 revenue up by 9.96% to P104.15-B

March 15, 2014 8:35 am· Comments Off on BIR's Jan. ’14 revenue up by 9.96% to P104.15-B 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, March 14 (PNA) — Collections by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) expanded by 9.96 percent year-on-year in January 2014 to P104.15 billion, boosted by revenues from BIR operations.

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DOJ probe on Meralco rate hike ongoing

March 15, 2014 8:35 am· Comments Off on DOJ probe on Meralco rate hike ongoing 

MANILA, March 14 — The investigation by the Department of Justice on the issue of big-time power rate hike of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) in December last year is still ongoing.

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Ombudsman files malversation rap vs. ex-Lanao del Sur mayor

March 15, 2014 8:35 am· Comments Off on Ombudsman files malversation rap vs. ex-Lanao del Sur mayor 

MANILA, March 14 — Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales ordered on Friday the filing of a criminal case for malversation of public property against former Kapai, Lanao Del Sur Mayor Hadji Ali Aminola Mangurun.

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CA asked to stop DOJ probe on Navarro case

March 15, 2014 8:35 am· Comments Off on CA asked to stop DOJ probe on Navarro case 

MANILA, March 14 — Businessman Cedric Lee asked the Court of Appeals (CA) on Friday to stop the investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the case filed against him by actor-television host Ferdinand "Vhong" Navarro.

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GPH, MILF to sign comprehensive peace pact on March 27

March 15, 2014 8:35 am· Comments Off on GPH, MILF to sign comprehensive peace pact on March 27 

MANILA, March 14 — Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles on Friday confirmed that the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will be signed on March 27.

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65 BOC personnel under probe in connection with questionable rice importation in several ports in 2013

March 15, 2014 8:35 am· Comments Off on 65 BOC personnel under probe in connection with questionable rice importation in several ports in 2013 

MANILA, March 14 — More than 60 assessors and examiners are being investigated by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in connection with the alleged illegal entry of rice shipments in the country last year.

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Sen. Osmeña still President Aquino’s ally, says Palace

March 15, 2014 8:35 am· Comments Off on Sen. Osmeña still President Aquino’s ally, says Palace 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, March 14 (PNA) — Sen. Sergio Osmeña III might have earlier made negative comments about President Benigno S. Aquino III, but Malacanang on Friday assured that the former is still the President’s ally.

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Cardinal Quevedo, Mindanao Bishops appeal to President Aquino to stop multi-billion tampakan mining project

March 15, 2014 8:35 am· Comments Off on Cardinal Quevedo, Mindanao Bishops appeal to President Aquino to stop multi-billion tampakan mining project 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, March 14 (PNA) — Mindanao bishops led by Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo reiterated their appeal to President Benigno Aquino III to stop the US$ 5.9 billion Tampakan mining project in South Cotabato.

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