Update: Typhoon 'Ompong' weakens slightly while moving slowly away from PHL

October 10, 2014 9:57 am· Comments Off on Update: Typhoon 'Ompong' weakens slightly while moving slowly away from PHL 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Oct. 9 (PNA) — Typhoon "Ompong" (international codename: Vongfong) slightly weakened while moving slowly away from the country Thursday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

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Malacañang pleased with rising public trust on government efforts to fight criminality

October 10, 2014 9:57 am· Comments Off on Malacañang pleased with rising public trust on government efforts to fight criminality 

MANILA, Oct. 9 — The Palace said Thursday it is pleased with the steady increase in public trust on government efforts to combat criminality, as shown in a recent Pulse Asia survey.

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Gov’t ready to have dialogues with the people

October 10, 2014 9:57 am· Comments Off on Gov’t ready to have dialogues with the people 

MANILA, Oct. 9 — A Malacanang official on Thursday said the government is willing to discuss issues with anyone if the topic is reasonable.

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Government closely watching inflation rate, says Palace

October 10, 2014 9:57 am· Comments Off on Government closely watching inflation rate, says Palace 

MANILA, Oct. 9 — The Palace on Thursday assured that the government's economic team and the central bank are closely monitoring the country's inflation rate to control its impact on the people.

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AFP, police doing everything to secure local, foreign tourists against terrorist threat — AFP

October 10, 2014 9:57 am· Comments Off on AFP, police doing everything to secure local, foreign tourists against terrorist threat — AFP 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Oct. 9 (PNA) — Ensuring the safety and security of everyone is the key priority of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and its police counterparts in the fight against the threat of terrorism.

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PNP probing bomb threats in schools

October 10, 2014 9:57 am· Comments Off on PNP probing bomb threats in schools 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Oct. 9 (PNA) — Senior Supt. Wilben Mayor, chief police information officer of the PNP on Thursday said that the police intelligence and investigation units are conducting an assessment of circumstances surrounding incidents of bomb threats in Manila and Quezon City colleges even as security forces continue to monitor unusual activities elsewhere in Metro Manila and other key cities.

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JMSDF training squadron to arrive in PHL

October 10, 2014 9:57 am· Comments Off on JMSDF training squadron to arrive in PHL 

MANILA, Oct. 9 — A Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) training squadron, consisting of three vessels, will arrive in the Philippines for a three-day goodwill visit starting this Oct. 13 to 16.

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DPWH gears to implement Php65.2M FMR projects in Samar

October 10, 2014 9:57 am· Comments Off on DPWH gears to implement Php65.2M FMR projects in Samar 

TACLOBAN CITY, Oct. 9 — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is gearing to implement the Php65.2 million worth of farm-to-market roads (FMRs) in the first district of Samar.

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TESDA offers scholarship to KBP members, dependents in Pangasinan

October 10, 2014 9:57 am· Comments Off on TESDA offers scholarship to KBP members, dependents in Pangasinan 

DAGUPAN CITY. Oct. 9 — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) provincial office has opened a special scholarship program to members of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP) chapter in Pangasinan as well as their dependents.

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Festive October in Kalibo, Aklan

October 10, 2014 9:57 am· Comments Off on Festive October in Kalibo, Aklan 

KALIBO, Aklan, Oct. 9 — This month of October is expected to be festive here as thousands of people from all over the country will be arriving in town for separate events.

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