Balintang Channel case filed in court – DOJ

April 4, 2014 5:24 am· Comments Off on Balintang Channel case filed in court – DOJ 

MANILA, April 3 — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed in court criminal charges against eight members of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) involved in the bloody Balintang Channel incident on May 9, 2013.

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Legarda calls for quake preparedness after two jolts hit Chile

April 4, 2014 5:24 am· Comments Off on Legarda calls for quake preparedness after two jolts hit Chile 

MANILA, April 3 — Sen. Loren Legarda on Thursday reminded the Filipinos to prepare for strong earthquakes after another powerful tremble measuring 7.8 reportedly rocked northern Chile late Wednesday.

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DSWD to Gabriela, People’s Surge groups: 'Let us help one another in looking after the welfare of Yolanda survivors'

April 4, 2014 5:24 am· Comments Off on DSWD to Gabriela, People’s Surge groups: 'Let us help one another in looking after the welfare of Yolanda survivors' 

MANILA, April 3 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) appealed on Thursday to Gabriela and People’s Surge group members to join hands with the agency in looking after the welfare of typhoon "Yolanda" survivors and help them get back to normalcy.

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Only pilots with high jet time to fly F/A-50s

April 4, 2014 5:24 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, April 3 — The Philippine Air Force (PAF) announced that only pilots with considerable hours in jet time and operations will be trained and assigned to the 12 F/A-50s "Fighting Eagle" which the country will be acquiring from South Korea.

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Western Mindanao Command naval assets alerted for possible entry of brigands who earlier attacked Sabah resort

April 4, 2014 5:24 am· Comments Off on Western Mindanao Command naval assets alerted for possible entry of brigands who earlier attacked Sabah resort 

MANILA, April 3 — The Western Mindanao Command has placed all its naval assets on alert to preempt possible landing attempts by a criminal group who earlier attacked a resort in Semporna, Eastern Sabah and took hostage a Chinese tourist and a Filipino hotel staff.

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Green groups seek toxic wastes' return to Canada

April 4, 2014 5:24 am· Comments Off on Green groups seek toxic wastes' return to Canada 

MANILA, April 3 — Green groups and civil societyorganizations gathered today at the Canadian Embassy to call for the "re-exportation" of Canada's toxic wastes discovered by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) last January and initially intended as plastic scraps supposedly for recycling.

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Pasay gets high marks from DILG for orderly relocation and urban greening

April 4, 2014 5:24 am· Comments Off on Pasay gets high marks from DILG for orderly relocation and urban greening 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, April 3 (PNA) – The Department of Interior and Local Government-National Capital Region (DILG-NCR) has hailed the Pasay City government for its successful Informal Settler Relocation program and the Urban Greening or Family-based Ecological Diversion and Recycling of Waste program as best practices that should be replicated by other local government units.

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PNP warns vs. fake bills in the market

April 4, 2014 5:24 am· Comments Off on PNP warns vs. fake bills in the market 

MANILA, April 3 – The Philippine National Police- Criminal Investigation and Detection Group on Thursday cautioned the public against the proliferation of fake P200, P500 and P1,000 bills in the country, particularly in Metro Manila.

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Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam hails deep friendship between PHL and Singapore

April 4, 2014 5:24 am· Comments Off on Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam hails deep friendship between PHL and Singapore 

MANILA, April 3 — Visiting Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam on Thursday proposed a toast to the good health and continuing success of President Benigno S. Aquino III, peace and prosperity for the Filipino people and deep friendship between Singapore and the Philippines.

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Army conducts first ever GAD

April 4, 2014 5:24 am· Comments Off on Army conducts first ever GAD 

MANILA, April 3 — The Philippine Army (PA) through the Gender and Development Section of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel, OG1, spearheaded the first Senior Leaders' Gender and Development (GAD) Executive Briefing at the HPA Conference Room, in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City Thursday.

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