Escudero says 'chaotic MRT corporate structure' delaying implementation of projects

April 8, 2014 10:54 am· Comments Off on Escudero says 'chaotic MRT corporate structure' delaying implementation of projects 

MANILA, April 7 – Sen. Francis Escudero said on Monday the corporate structure of the Metro Rail Transit Corporation (MRTC) is a mess, causing delays in the implementation of long-overdue transportation projects, including the MRT 3 expansion capacity.

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Gov't gives access to partner countries, multilateral agencies on content management of FAiTH website

April 8, 2014 10:54 am· Comments Off on Gov't gives access to partner countries, multilateral agencies on content management of FAiTH website 

MANILA, April 7 — To further enhance transparency mechanisms in government, 64 partner countries and seven multilateral organizations will be given access to the content management system of the Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAiTH) website, Malacañang announced on Monday.

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Palace: Gov’t not privatizing public hospitals

April 8, 2014 10:54 am· Comments Off on Palace: Gov’t not privatizing public hospitals 

MANILA, April 7 — The administration is not privatizing government hospitals in the country but will only implement reform in governance, a Palace official said on Monday.

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Pro-RH Law holds vigil on eve of SC ruling

April 8, 2014 10:54 am· Comments Off on Pro-RH Law holds vigil on eve of SC ruling 

BAGUIO CITY, April 7 — On the eve of the scheduled decision of the Supreme Court (SC), supporters of the controversial Republic Act No. 10354, or the "Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012," started a vigil in front of the SC Compound here, some 250 kilometers north of Manila.

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AFP launches focused military operations to address rebel threat in Davao Del Norte

April 8, 2014 10:54 am· Comments Off on AFP launches focused military operations to address rebel threat in Davao Del Norte 

MANILA, April 7 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday announced that it has launched focused military and humanitarian operations to address increased New People's Army (NPA)'s presence in Talaingod, Davao Del Norte.

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Tacloban eatery owner facing charges for selling DSWD relief rice packs

April 8, 2014 10:54 am· Comments Off on Tacloban eatery owner facing charges for selling DSWD relief rice packs 

MANILA, April 7 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development said on Monday it would file charges against an eatery owner who was caught selling rice packs labeled “DSWD Relief Supplies, Not for Sale” in Tacloban City, Leyte

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8th ID now hunting rebels who abducted, killed NPA returnee in Samar

April 8, 2014 10:54 am· Comments Off on 8th ID now hunting rebels who abducted, killed NPA returnee in Samar 

MANILA, April 7 — The Catbalogan-based 8th Infantry Division on Monday announced that it is tracking down the rebels who abducted and killed an ex-New People's Army (NPA) fighter in Barangay Magdawat, Pinabacdao town, Samar last March 9.

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Davao del Norte tribal leaders, mayor deny military abuse

April 8, 2014 10:54 am· Comments Off on Davao del Norte tribal leaders, mayor deny military abuse 

MANILA, April 8 — Tribal leaders and Talaingod town Mayor Basilio Libayao on Monday vehemently denied claims of militant groups that his constituents were abused by Eastern Mindanao Command units.

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Deles urges strengthening of ASEAN peace institute towards collective prosperity, security

April 8, 2014 10:54 am· Comments Off on Deles urges strengthening of ASEAN peace institute towards collective prosperity, security 

MANILA, April 8 — Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles on Monday called for the strengthening of the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) to become “a strategic force not only for peace, but for human freedom, common prosperity, and collective security in the region.”

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Bill establishes medical records of Filipinos

April 8, 2014 10:54 am· Comments Off on Bill establishes medical records of Filipinos 

MANILA, April 8 — Medical records of Filipinos may soon be available through Information and Communication Technology under a bill establishing the Electronic Medical Records Center under the Department of Health (DOH).

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