LPA intensifies into tropical depression “Mario” — PAGASA

September 18, 2014 4:38 am· Comments Off on LPA intensifies into tropical depression “Mario” — PAGASA 

MANILA, Sept. 17 -– The low pressure area located southeast of Luzon has intensified into tropical depression "Mario," the third for this month and 13th tropical cyclone to enter the country this year, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Wednesday.

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President Aquino arrives in Paris for two-day official visit

September 18, 2014 4:38 am· Comments Off on President Aquino arrives in Paris for two-day official visit 

PARIS, France, Sept. 17 — President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived here Wednesday morning for a two-day official visit to hold bilateral talks and meetings with leading French businessmen.

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Sen. Santiago vows to inspect BBL 'with a very beady eye'

September 18, 2014 4:38 am· Comments Off on Sen. Santiago vows to inspect BBL 'with a very beady eye' 

MANILA, Sept. 17 – Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago promised on Wednesday to scrutinize the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law “with a very beady eye” to make sure it will not violate the Constitution.

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DILG chief orders PNP to share crime statistics with Metro Manila mayors

September 18, 2014 4:38 am· Comments Off on DILG chief orders PNP to share crime statistics with Metro Manila mayors 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Sept. 17 (PNA) – To further strengthen the anti-crime intervention measures in the metropolis, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Manuel Roxas II on Wednesday directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to implement crime data sharing with Metro Manila mayors.

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DBM releases list of DAP-funded programs endorsed by lawmakers

September 18, 2014 4:38 am· Comments Off on DBM releases list of DAP-funded programs endorsed by lawmakers 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Sept. 17 (PNA) — The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Wednesday released through its website (www.dbm.gov.ph) the list of projects endorsed by lawmakers and funded under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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(Update) 6 domestic flights cancelled due to bad weather

September 18, 2014 4:38 am· Comments Off on (Update) 6 domestic flights cancelled due to bad weather 

MANILA, Sept. 17 — Six domestic flights were cancelled on Wednesday due to bad weather, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said.

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2 major upgrades underway while buyout being pursued — DOTC

September 18, 2014 4:38 am· Comments Off on 2 major upgrades underway while buyout being pursued — DOTC 

MANILA, Sept. 17 — While the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is pursuing the buyout of the railway system’s private sector-owner, the agency is also currently pursuing two major upgrades among many others in the pipeline.

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Chokepoints set up to prevent return of residents in Mount Mayon danger zones

September 18, 2014 4:38 am· Comments Off on Chokepoints set up to prevent return of residents in Mount Mayon danger zones 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Sept. 17 (PNA) — The military has set up "chokepoints" in communities evacuated due to the imminent eruption of Mount Mayon in Albay.

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Mayon Volcano remains on Alert Level 3 despite increase in seismic activity — Phivolcs

September 18, 2014 4:38 am· Comments Off on Mayon Volcano remains on Alert Level 3 despite increase in seismic activity — Phivolcs 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Sept. 17 (PNA) — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Wednesday the Mayon Volcano in Albay Province remains under Alert Level 3 despite the increase in seismic activity of the volcano in the past 24 hours.

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TESDA targets more than 65k beneficiarties of C4TP program next year

September 18, 2014 4:38 am· Comments Off on TESDA targets more than 65k beneficiarties of C4TP program next year 

MANILA, Sept. 17 — On its aim to provide opportunities for the country's disadvantaged youth, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has been targeting another set of 65,730 out-of-school youths (OSYs) as beneficiaries of the Cash-for-Training program (C4TP), a joint project of TESDA with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) which was launched in 2013.

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