Welfare and advancement of health workers among priorities of the government –DOH

July 24, 2014 11:09 am· Comments Off on Welfare and advancement of health workers among priorities of the government –DOH 

MANILA, July 23 — The Department of Health (DOH) assured on Wednesday that the government is addressing the welfare and advancement of the Filipino healthcare workers, including the maldistribution of such workers across the country.

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BI to coordinate with BQ on needed regulation in connection with the reported case of bubonic plague in China

July 24, 2014 11:09 am· Comments Off on BI to coordinate with BQ on needed regulation in connection with the reported case of bubonic plague in China 

MANILA, July 23 — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has said it will be coordinating with the Bureau of Quarantine (BQ) if they would need to impose regulations on travelers in connection with the reported case of bubonic plague in some parts of China.

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Update: LPA outside PAR dissipates, monsoon will continue to bring rains until Thursday

July 24, 2014 11:09 am· Comments Off on Update: LPA outside PAR dissipates, monsoon will continue to bring rains until Thursday 

MANILA, July 23 — The low pressure area (LPA) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) has already dissipated but will still bring rains in the next 24 hours due to an enhanced southwest monsoon, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Wednesday.

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LTFRB gives truckers another month to comply with franchising regulations

July 24, 2014 11:09 am· Comments Off on LTFRB gives truckers another month to comply with franchising regulations 

MANILA, July 23 — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Wednesday gave truckers another month to apply for provisional authorities (PAs) to be allowed to operate in national roads.

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President Aquino cites more projects funded by DAP

July 24, 2014 11:09 am· Comments Off on President Aquino cites more projects funded by DAP 

TANAUAN CITY, Batangas, July 23 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday identified more projects funded by the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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14-day curfew imposed in waters off Sabah

July 24, 2014 11:09 am· Comments Off on 14-day curfew imposed in waters off Sabah 

MANILA, July 23 — The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) that a dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed by local authorities at waters adjoining six Sabah east coast districts as part of efforts to strengthen security measures in these areas.

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OFW in Saudi saved from sickness and death sentence, returns home

July 24, 2014 11:09 am· Comments Off on OFW in Saudi saved from sickness and death sentence, returns home 

MANILA, July 23 -– The life of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) on death row was spared twice: first from the threat of tuberculosis while in prison, and second when he exited the Saudi jail as a free man after charitable hearts paid for his blood money worth Php4.8 million (400,000 Saudi riyals or US$ 7,000).

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Over 200 buses have applied for Sunday’s INC centennial so far — LTFRB

July 24, 2014 11:09 am· Comments Off on Over 200 buses have applied for Sunday’s INC centennial so far — LTFRB 

MANILA, July 23 — More than 200 bus units have applied for special permits to be allowed to transport millions of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) members as the church marks its 100th anniversary this coming Sunday in Bulacan.

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PAGASA tracking new LPA off Visayas; rainy Thursday due to 'habagat'

July 24, 2014 11:09 am· Comments Off on PAGASA tracking new LPA off Visayas; rainy Thursday due to 'habagat' 

MANILA, July 24 — A new low pressure area (LPA) has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Thursday.

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No Filipino passenger in Taiwan airliner that crashed Wednesday – DFA

July 24, 2014 11:09 am· Comments Off on No Filipino passenger in Taiwan airliner that crashed Wednesday – DFA 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, July 24 (PNA) — The Department of Foreign Affairs on Thursday confirmed that there was no Filipino passenger aboard a Taiwanese airliner that crashed late Wednesday night.

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