Comelec wants postponement of SK polls until 2016

July 23, 2014 6:56 am· Comments Off on Comelec wants postponement of SK polls until 2016 

By Ferdinand G. Patino

MANILA, July 22 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) wants the holding of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls to be postponed and synchronized with the barangay elections in 2016.

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DAP supports reform programs in ARMM, PHL peace process

July 23, 2014 6:56 am· Comments Off on DAP supports reform programs in ARMM, PHL peace process 

MANILA, July 22 — The regional government has undertaken significant reforms and development initiatives in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), including ensuring quality road infrastructures in the region, through the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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Update: Typhoon 'Henry' slightly weakens as it moves towards Taiwan

July 23, 2014 6:56 am· Comments Off on Update: Typhoon 'Henry' slightly weakens as it moves towards Taiwan 

MANILA, July 22 — Typhoon "Henry" slightly weakened as it continues to move northwestward towards Taiwan, the state weather bureau said on Tuesday.

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PNP to deploy 10,000 cops under Super Task-Force “Kapayapaan" for SONA 2014

July 23, 2014 6:56 am· Comments Off on PNP to deploy 10,000 cops under Super Task-Force “Kapayapaan" for SONA 2014 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, July 22 (PNA) — To ensure peace and order and safety during the fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno S. Aquino III on July 28, the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday announced the deployment of 10,000 policemen with the activation of Super Task-Force “Kapayapaan 2014.”

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WWF research vessel becomes floating classroom

July 23, 2014 6:56 am· Comments Off on WWF research vessel becomes floating classroom 

MANILA, July 22 – Ever daydreamed of being on an enchanting tropical cruise while in class?

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DOST needs more scientists, supercomputers to further upgrade Project NOAH

July 23, 2014 6:56 am· Comments Off on DOST needs more scientists, supercomputers to further upgrade Project NOAH 

By Juzel Danganan and Juan Paulo Gutierrez

MANILA, July 22 (PNA) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) needs more scientists and enhanced technology to further upgrade Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards), the public warning apparatus of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA).

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Catapang pushes peace through "Bayanihan" in tour of various AFP installations

July 23, 2014 6:56 am· Comments Off on Catapang pushes peace through "Bayanihan" in tour of various AFP installations 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, July 22 PNA) — With his appointment as Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff four days ago, Lt. Gen. Gregorio Pio P. Catapang Jr. on Tuesday challenged soldiers to continue the “Bayanihan” program as he formally started his tour of various military installations in the country.

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DFA raises alert level 2 in Israel and West Bank

July 23, 2014 6:56 am· Comments Off on DFA raises alert level 2 in Israel and West Bank 

MANILA, July 22 -– The Department of Foreign Affairs has raised the Alert Level in Israel and the West Bank to Alert Level 2 (Restriction Phase) in view of the threats to security posed by the continued conflict between Israel and Hamas.

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Manila RTC extends for 20 days TRO vs. PLM acting prexy

July 23, 2014 6:56 am· Comments Off on Manila RTC extends for 20 days TRO vs. PLM acting prexy 

MANILA, July 22 — The Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) has extended for 20 days the temporary restraining order (TRO) it earlier issued preventing the appointment of Atty. Amado Valdez as acting president of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM).

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Government taking a proactive stand on impending power shortage, Palace says

July 23, 2014 6:56 am· Comments Off on Government taking a proactive stand on impending power shortage, Palace says 

MANILA, July 22 — The government is taking a proactive stand in anticipating an impending power shortage in the summer of 2015, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said on Tuesday.

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