DFA raises Crisis Alert in Libya to Level 3

May 30, 2014 10:40 am· Comments Off on DFA raises Crisis Alert in Libya to Level 3 

MANILA, May 29 — Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, who arrived in in Tripoli, Libya on Thursday raised the Crisis Alert Level in Libya from Level 2 (Restriction Phase) to Level 3 (Voluntary Repatriation Phase).

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DSWD gives add'l aid to fire victims in tent city

May 30, 2014 10:40 am· Comments Off on DSWD gives add'l aid to fire victims in tent city 

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, May 29 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Thursday that additional financial assistance amounting to P10,000 will be provided to the relatives of the casualties of the fire incident inside the tent city Wednesday.

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DSWD cites media’s role in dissemination of information on CCT program

May 30, 2014 10:40 am· Comments Off on DSWD cites media’s role in dissemination of information on CCT program 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, May 29 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) underscored on Thursday the vital role of media in the dissemination of proper information on the agency's Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program and making possible improvements in its implementation.

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EDCA panel confident agreement will pass SC scrutiny

May 30, 2014 10:40 am· Comments Off on EDCA panel confident agreement will pass SC scrutiny 

MANILA, May 29 — As more groups challenged the constitutionality and legality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) before the Supreme Court, the panel representing the Philippines expressed confidence that the agreement will pass the scrutiny of the high court.

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SSS members with biometric UMID cards reach 4-M

May 30, 2014 10:40 am· Comments Off on SSS members with biometric UMID cards reach 4-M 

MANILA, May 29 — The Social Security System (SSS) said Thursday that it has issued the biometric-based Unified Multi-Purpose Identification System (UMID) cards to over four million SSS members at present.

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Palace assures gov't continues to address PHL’s education concerns

May 30, 2014 10:40 am· Comments Off on Palace assures gov't continues to address PHL’s education concerns 

MANILA, May 29 — Malacanang on Thursday assured that as the new academic year opens next week, the government continues to address the various concerns in the education sector.

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Napoles returns to Fort Sto. Domingo

May 30, 2014 10:40 am· Comments Off on Napoles returns to Fort Sto. Domingo 

MANILA, May 29 — The alleged pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles was transferred to the training camp of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) at Fort Sto. Domingo in Sta. Rosa, Laguna from the Ospital ng Makati (OsMak) on Thursday night.

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DOST pushes for early action on disaster preparedness in communities

May 30, 2014 10:40 am· Comments Off on DOST pushes for early action on disaster preparedness in communities 

By Aerol B. Patena

MANILA, May 29 (PNA) –The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is urging the public to have sufficient time to prepare for natural disasters.

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PN beefs up disaster response capabilities

May 30, 2014 10:40 am· Comments Off on PN beefs up disaster response capabilities 

MANILA, May 30 — With the rainy and flood season just a few weeks away, the Philippine Navy (PN) announced that it has beefed up its disaster response capabilities.

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2 rebels killed, 4 weapons seized in Surigao Del Norte

May 30, 2014 10:40 am· Comments Off on 2 rebels killed, 4 weapons seized in Surigao Del Norte 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, May 30 (PNA) — Two New People's Army (NPA) fighters were killed while four high-powered firearms belonging to the rebels were seized following an encounter with troopers of the 30th Infantry Battalion patrolling in the vicinity of Mount Taglintian, Barangay Tagbuyawan, Surigao Del Norte Thursday morning.

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