President Aquino receives Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs in courtesy call

March 25, 2014 9:34 am· Comments Off on President Aquino receives Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs in courtesy call 

MANILA, March 24 — President Benigno S. Aquino III received Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs José Manuel García-Margallo in a courtesy call in Malacanang on Monday.

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Indonesian gov’t officials in PHL to study DSWD’s anti-poverty program

March 25, 2014 9:34 am· Comments Off on Indonesian gov’t officials in PHL to study DSWD’s anti-poverty program 

MANILA, March 24 –The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Monday said that representatives from the Indonesian government are here again for the second part of information exchange this year.

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President Aquino says resumption of peace talks depend on communist rebels

March 25, 2014 9:34 am· Comments Off on President Aquino says resumption of peace talks depend on communist rebels 

MANILA, March 24 — President Benigno Aquino III on Monday said the resumption of peace talks with communist rebels will only depend on their “willingness” to return to the negotiating table.

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Aquino wants National Commission on Muslim Filipinos involvement in PDAF scam investigated

March 25, 2014 9:34 am· Comments Off on Aquino wants National Commission on Muslim Filipinos involvement in PDAF scam investigated 

MANILA, March 24 — President Benigno S. Aquino III wants an investigation into the alleged involvement of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) in the multibillion peso Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam which the Commission on Audit (COA) recently unearthed according to reports.

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Caritas Manila received expired goods or about to be expired

March 25, 2014 9:34 am· Comments Off on Caritas Manila received expired goods or about to be expired 

MANILA, March 24 — Fr. Anton Pascual, executive director of Caritas Manila, said that they received expired or about to be expired goods from the public.

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BIR urged to bring to Congress proposal to lift Bank Secrecy Law

March 25, 2014 9:34 am· Comments Off on BIR urged to bring to Congress proposal to lift Bank Secrecy Law 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, March 24 (PNA) – The proposal of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to lift the Bank Secrecy Law should get approval of Congress, saying it has chilling effect in the banking industry, the senators said on Monday.

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Tiamzon couple, 5 co-accused in-quested at PNP Camp Crame

March 25, 2014 9:34 am· Comments Off on Tiamzon couple, 5 co-accused in-quested at PNP Camp Crame 

MANILA, March 24 – Captured rebel leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon, together with five other members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA), were in-quested Monday at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City.

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Bus operators group files evidence on alleged bad condition of transport terminal

March 25, 2014 9:34 am· Comments Off on Bus operators group files evidence on alleged bad condition of transport terminal 

MANILA, March 24 — A group of bus operators on Monday submitted pieces of evidence before the Supreme Court (SC) to prove the alleged bad condition of the Southwest Interim Transport Terminal (SITT) in Paranaque City.

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(Update) LPA continues to bring light rains over Luzon

March 25, 2014 9:34 am· Comments Off on (Update) LPA continues to bring light rains over Luzon 

MANILA, March 24 — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Monday that the low pressure area (LPA) near Palawan will continue to bring cloudy and rainy weather over parts of Luzon in the next 24 hours.

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E. Visayas, N. Luzon to experience light to moderate rains as LPA dissipates -PAGASA

March 25, 2014 9:34 am· Comments Off on E. Visayas, N. Luzon to experience light to moderate rains as LPA dissipates -PAGASA 

MANILA, March 25 — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Tuesday said that the low pressure area (LPA) that briefly turned into tropical depression "Caloy" has already dissipated but light to moderate rains will continue over some parts of Visayas and Luzon.

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