Palace assures benefits to PTV-4 employees

July 3, 2014 10:50 am· Comments Off on Palace assures benefits to PTV-4 employees 

MANILA, July 2 — Malacanang on Wednesday assured employees of government-run PTV-4 that the benefits due them are being worked out.

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Update: LPA has slim chance to intensify into tropical cyclone

July 3, 2014 10:50 am· Comments Off on Update: LPA has slim chance to intensify into tropical cyclone 

MANILA, July 2 – The low pressure area inside the country has slim chance to intensify into a tropical depression, the state weather bureau said on Wednesday.

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Magnitude 2.6 quake jolts Bohol

July 3, 2014 10:50 am· Comments Off on Magnitude 2.6 quake jolts Bohol 

MANILA, July 2 — A magnitude 2.6 earthquake struck Bohol province on Wednesday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

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771,795 hectares still up for land distribution until 2016 — DAR

July 3, 2014 10:50 am· Comments Off on 771,795 hectares still up for land distribution until 2016 — DAR 

MANILA, July 2 — The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is yet to distribute around 771,795 hectares of land from 2014 until 2016.

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Pope Francis appoints Filipino archbishop as Holy See's permanent representative to UN

July 3, 2014 10:50 am· Comments Off on Pope Francis appoints Filipino archbishop as Holy See's permanent representative to UN 

MANILA, July 2 — A Filipino Catholic prelate has been named as the Vatican's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.

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Manila city gov't, OCD, NDRRMC conduct earthquake drills on Roxas Blvd.

July 3, 2014 10:50 am· Comments Off on Manila city gov't, OCD, NDRRMC conduct earthquake drills on Roxas Blvd. 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, July 2 (PNA) – The Office of Civil Defense (OCD), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and the city government of Manila held earthquake drills on Wednesday along Roxs Blvd. near Manila Bay to simulate the possible scenarios during a powerful tremor in Metro Manila.

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Bid opening for CAS project reset anew for July 23

July 3, 2014 10:50 am· Comments Off on Bid opening for CAS project reset anew for July 23 

MANILA, June 24 — Bid opening and submission for the Department of National Defense's P4,968,000,000 close-air support (CAS) project has been reset anew to July 23.

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QC Hall conducts earthquake/fire drill among its employees

July 3, 2014 10:50 am· Comments Off on QC Hall conducts earthquake/fire drill among its employees 

MANILA, July 2 — The Quezon City government, in observance of National Disaster Consciousness Week, conducted an earthquake/fire drill Wednesday afternoon to increase the awareness and preparedness of its employees about disasters and the basic things to do when confronted with such emergency situations.

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ITCZ continues to bring rains over Bicol, Visayas, Mindanao

July 3, 2014 10:50 am· Comments Off on ITCZ continues to bring rains over Bicol, Visayas, Mindanao 

MANILA, July 3 — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Thursday said Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) will continue to induce rains in most parts of the country.

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PHL, Myanmar to beef up defense relations

July 3, 2014 10:50 am· Comments Off on PHL, Myanmar to beef up defense relations 

MANILA, July 3 — Following the visit of a ranking Myanmar military official Wednesday, the Philippines and Myanmar are planning to beef up their defense relations.

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