Palace files motion for reconsideration on DAP ruling Friday

July 19, 2014 10:26 am· Comments Off on Palace files motion for reconsideration on DAP ruling Friday 

By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA, July 18 (PNA) — Malacanang on Friday afternoon filed its motion for reconsideration seeking to reverse the Supreme Court (SC) ruling declaring some provisions of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional.

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Caritas Manila assists some 100 families affected by typhoon 'Glenda' in Metro Manila and Laguna

July 19, 2014 10:26 am· Comments Off on Caritas Manila assists some 100 families affected by typhoon 'Glenda' in Metro Manila and Laguna 

MANILA, July 18 — Some 100 families in Metro Manila and Laguna were given materials that would help them fix their houses that were damaged by typhoon "Glenda" last Wednesday, the Caritas Manila said on Friday.

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Prices and supplies in calamity areas, generally stable — DTI

July 19, 2014 10:26 am· Comments Off on Prices and supplies in calamity areas, generally stable — DTI 

MANILA, July 18 — Prices and supplies in areas declared under state of calamity due to typhoon ‘Glenda’ are generally stable, the Department of Trade and Industry-Consumer Protection Group (DTI-CPG) said in its bulletin for typhoon ‘Glenda’ on Friday.

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'Glenda' spawned rains increase Angat Dam water level to 165.79 meters Friday

July 19, 2014 10:26 am· Comments Off on 'Glenda' spawned rains increase Angat Dam water level to 165.79 meters Friday 

MANILA, July 18 — Aside from the negative effects brought by Typhoon Glenda, the Angat Dam water level rose to 165.79 meters above sea level (masl) on Friday after the typhoon’s dense rains.

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Malacanang maintains DAP legal, constitutional

July 19, 2014 10:26 am· Comments Off on Malacanang maintains DAP legal, constitutional 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, July 18 (PNA) — Malacanang, in its motion for reconsideration (MR) seeking the reversal of the Supreme Court ruling declaring certain provisions of the Disbursement Acceleration Fund (DAP) as unconstitutional, maintained on Friday that the cross-border transfer of funds under the administration's fiscal stimulus program is legal and constitutional.

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(Update) Number of 'Glenda' fatalities now at 64

July 19, 2014 10:26 am· Comments Off on (Update) Number of 'Glenda' fatalities now at 64 

MANILA, July 18 — The Office of Civil Defense (OCD), in its 4 p.m. update, announced that the number of persons killed by Typhoon "Glenda" has now climbed to 64 or 14 more than the 50 earlier reported.

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CIDG, NFA conduct 121 inspections nationwide to hunt illicit rice traders

July 19, 2014 10:26 am· Comments Off on CIDG, NFA conduct 121 inspections nationwide to hunt illicit rice traders 

MANILA, July 18 — Representatives from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and the National Food Authority (NFA) conducted 121 operations to monitor and inspect warehouses nationwide, said CIDG Chief Director Benjamin B. Magalong on Friday.

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TS 'Henry' won't affect PHL until Saturday

July 19, 2014 10:26 am· Comments Off on TS 'Henry' won't affect PHL until Saturday 

MANILA, July 18 — Tropical Storm "Henry" continues to move north northwest slowly and won't directly affect the country in the next 24 hours, the state weather bureau said on Friday.

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TS 'Henry' gains strength as it moves toward east of Northern Luzon

July 19, 2014 10:26 am· Comments Off on TS 'Henry' gains strength as it moves toward east of Northern Luzon 

MANILA, July 19 — Tropical Storm "Henry" has gained strength and speed as it to moves northwest, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said on Saturday.

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EcoWaste slams sale of mercury-laden skin whitening cosmetics

July 19, 2014 10:26 am· Comments Off on EcoWaste slams sale of mercury-laden skin whitening cosmetics 

MANILA, July 19 — “The gentle formula keeps your skin soft like a child.”

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