Mass actions vs. ‘pork’ implicated senators should raise public awareness, Palace says

April 11, 2014 10:49 am· Comments Off on Mass actions vs. ‘pork’ implicated senators should raise public awareness, Palace says 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, April 10 (PNA) — Malacanang on Thursday said that mass actions versus the three senators implicated in the P10-billion pork barrel scam should raise public awareness.

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RFTE for counter-terror operations, not for spying –DND

April 11, 2014 10:49 am· Comments Off on RFTE for counter-terror operations, not for spying –DND 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, April 10 (PNA) — The Department of National Defense (DND) said on Thursday the acquisition of the so-called "radio frequency test equipment" (RFTE) for the military is solely for counter-terror operations and not for spying purposes.

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Spy gadgets are for anti-terrorism campaign, not for prying on opposition –Palace

April 11, 2014 10:49 am· Comments Off on Spy gadgets are for anti-terrorism campaign, not for prying on opposition –Palace 

MANILA, April 10 — Amid allegations that the government has purchased spy gadgets to pry on opponents of the Aquino administration, Malacanang said on Thursday that such equipment would be used for a different purpose.

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Palace defends MRT general manager; says he’s not to blame for all MRT woes

April 11, 2014 10:49 am· Comments Off on Palace defends MRT general manager; says he’s not to blame for all MRT woes 

MANILA, April 10 — A Malacanang official said on Thursday it would be “overreaching” or going too far to blame just one government official for the commuters’ difficulty when it comes to using the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) trains.

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Talks on disaster risk reduction cooperation with United States underway, Palace says

April 11, 2014 10:49 am· Comments Off on Talks on disaster risk reduction cooperation with United States underway, Palace says 

MANILA, April 10 — There are ongoing talks at the Department of Foreign Affairs on an enhanced defense cooperation between the Philippines and the United States that will include disaster risk reduction and management, Malacanang said Thursday.

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President Aquino remains focused on attaining long-term goals, says official

April 11, 2014 10:49 am· Comments Off on President Aquino remains focused on attaining long-term goals, says official 

MANILA, April — Malacanang said Thursday the main focus of the administration is the implementation of reforms in the country and not public approval ratings.

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President Aquino graces thanksgiving mass for reopening of Manila Cathedral

April 11, 2014 10:49 am· Comments Off on President Aquino graces thanksgiving mass for reopening of Manila Cathedral 

MANILA, April — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday night joined the faithful in the Thanksgiving Mass for the reopening of the historic Manila Cathedral, known formally as Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, in Intramuros.

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PHL committed to resolving territorial issues peacefully

April 11, 2014 10:49 am· Comments Off on PHL committed to resolving territorial issues peacefully 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, April 10 (PNA) — The Department of National Defense (DND) on Thursday announced that the Philippines will continue to work to resolve peacefully territorial issues it has with China.

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New BPO company relocates in Laoag City

April 11, 2014 10:49 am· Comments Off on New BPO company relocates in Laoag City 

MANILA, April 11 — Expert Global Solutions, one of the country's largest business process outsourcing companies, is putting up a site in Laoag City that will make room for the employment of hundreds of Ilocanos in the IT-BPO industry.

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American destroyer to arrive in Manila Friday

April 11, 2014 10:49 am· Comments Off on American destroyer to arrive in Manila Friday 

MANILA, April 11 — The US Embassy in Manila announced that the USS Howard (DDG-83), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, will arrive at the Manila South Harbor for a routine port call this Friday.

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