Filipinos deserve a good, honest media -– Aquino

February 4, 2011 12:28 pm· Comments Off on Filipinos deserve a good, honest media -– Aquino 

MANILA, Feb. 3 — President Benigno S. Aquino III underscored the importance of having a good and honest media, one that not only dwells on the trivial issues but on the relevant ones as well.

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Aquino swears in EDSA People Power Commission officials

February 4, 2011 12:28 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Feb. 3 — President Benigno S. Aquino III swore in the officials of the Edsa People Power Commission (EPPC) tasked to promote the ideals of the bloodless and the very first people power revolution in the country.

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Lawmakers want stiffer penalties for carnappers

February 4, 2011 12:28 pm· Comments Off on Lawmakers want stiffer penalties for carnappers 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Feb. 3 — Amid the increasing incidents of carnapping in the country, especially in Metro Manila, lawmakers filed proposed measures that would impose stiffer penalties for the carnappers.

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DAR opens ‘one stop shop’ for business-minded farmers

February 4, 2011 12:28 pm· Comments Off on DAR opens ‘one stop shop’ for business-minded farmers 

MANILA, Feb. 3 – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) announced on Thursday it has launched a “one stop shop” which helps cooperatives of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) boost their businesses by helping them gain access to much-needed funds.

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(Metro News) Lim lauds Filipino-Chinese community’s contribution to Manila’s economic progress

February 4, 2011 12:28 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Lim lauds Filipino-Chinese community’s contribution to Manila’s economic progress 

MANILA, Feb. 3 – Manila Mayor Alfredo S. Lim said on Thursday that many Filipino-Chinese have greatly helped in the economic progress of the city due to their investments.

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Aquino signs E.O. No. 23 declaring moratorium on cutting, harvesting of timber and creating anti-logging task force

February 4, 2011 12:28 pm· Comments Off on Aquino signs E.O. No. 23 declaring moratorium on cutting, harvesting of timber and creating anti-logging task force 

MANILA, Feb. 3 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday signed Executive Order No. 23 declaring a moratorium on the cutting and harvesting of timber in the natural and residual forests, and creating the anti-illegal logging task force.

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(Update) PAL flight to Cairo now ready for Filipino repatriation

February 4, 2011 12:28 pm· Comments Off on (Update) PAL flight to Cairo now ready for Filipino repatriation 

MANILA, Feb. 3 — A Philippine Air Lines (PAL) plane plying the Middle East route would be available for Filipinos in Egypt wanting to be repatriated to the Philippines due to political tensions in that Middle East country, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

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VP Binay meeting key U.S. leaders on human trafficking, abuse of Filipino labor

February 4, 2011 12:28 pm· Comments Off on VP Binay meeting key U.S. leaders on human trafficking, abuse of Filipino labor 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Feb. 3 — Vice President and concurrent Presidential Adviser on Overseas Filipino Workers’ (OFW) Concerns Jejomar C. Binay continues his campaign against human trafficking in the U.S. capital, meeting key sectoral leaders and politicians during a week-long visit to Washington, D.C.

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Filipino crew of tanker freed by Malaysian navy from pirates coming home soon

February 4, 2011 12:28 pm· Comments Off on Filipino crew of tanker freed by Malaysian navy from pirates coming home soon 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Feb. 3 — All 23 Filipino crew members of a Malaysian-owned tanker, the “M/T Bunga Laurel,” that was attacked January 21 by pirates in the Gulf of Aden but soon rescued, have arrived with the vessel in Port Klang, near Kuala Lumpur.

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(Metro News) Suspected drug laboratory in Malabon raided, one arrested

February 4, 2011 12:28 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Suspected drug laboratory in Malabon raided, one arrested 

MANILA, Feb. 4 – Operatives of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) raided on Friday a suspected drug laboratory in Potrero, Malabon City, where one Chinese national believed to be one of its maintainers was arrested.

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