(Metro News) Makati to host water, flood management workshop

March 29, 2011 4:53 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Makati to host water, flood management workshop 

MANILA, March 28 — The city government of Makati and international consultancy firm ARUP will host a workshop for the 17 cities and a municipality of Metro Manila which will re-examine the lessons learned from typhoon Ondoy and assess their preparedness in managing similar disasters

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Enacting laws for seafarers a priority

March 29, 2011 4:53 am· Comments Off on Enacting laws for seafarers a priority 

MANILA, March 28,– In recognition of the seafarers’ valuable role in reinforcing the Philippines’ economy, Sen. Edgardo J. Angara stressed that enacting laws protecting Filipino sailors is one of his priorities.

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2 cop escorts of La Union mayor hurt in bomb blast

March 29, 2011 4:53 am· Comments Off on 2 cop escorts of La Union mayor hurt in bomb blast 

CAMP DIEGO SILANG, La Union, March 28 — Police are conducting an in-depth investigation into the explosion that hurt two policemen belonging to the convoy of the town mayor of Naguilian last Saturday night in Barangay Tuddingan, Naguilian.

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NGCP moves swiftly to address any transmission problem‏

March 29, 2011 4:53 am· Comments Off on NGCP moves swiftly to address any transmission problem‏ 

MANILA, March 28 — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has assured electricity users that it is on top of the situation in swiftly addressing isolated cases of disturbances to the country’s transmission network.

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AFP says NPA rebels returning to government fold

March 29, 2011 4:53 am· Comments Off on AFP says NPA rebels returning to government fold 

MANILA, March 28 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Monday it is preparing for the New People’s Army’s (NPA) 42nd Founding Anniversary Tuesday, March 29, as it expects more NPA’s returning to government fold.

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39 gov’t offices liquidate P750M of P3.2B UCAs

March 29, 2011 4:53 am· Comments Off on 39 gov’t offices liquidate P750M of P3.2B UCAs 

MANILA, March 28 — Some P750 million of the P3.2 billion unliquidated cash advances (UCAs) made by 39 government agencies have already been liquidated as a result of continued monitoring by the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman).

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PAL submits CBA counter proposal; assures public of continuous operations despite looming union strike

March 29, 2011 4:53 am· Comments Off on PAL submits CBA counter proposal; assures public of continuous operations despite looming union strike 

MANILA, March 28 — The country's flag carrier, Philippine Airlines (PAL) assured its passengers that contingency measures are in place to keep its airplanes flying in case members of the PAL Employees Association (PALEA) stage a strike.

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Gov't assures local liovestock-based commodities'availability for Japan

March 29, 2011 4:53 am· Comments Off on Gov't assures local liovestock-based commodities'availability for Japan 

MANILA, March 28 — Government is open to helping meet part of demand for livestock-based commodities in Japan where concern about its agricultural produce's possible radiation contamination continues amidst the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster there.

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Aquino orders BOC to suspend employees and brokers tagged in smuggling activities

March 29, 2011 4:53 am· Comments Off on Aquino orders BOC to suspend employees and brokers tagged in smuggling activities 

MANILA, March 28 — President Benigno S. Aquino III ordered on Monday Customs Commissioner Angelito Alvarez to put under preventive suspension all Bureau of Customs (BOC) employees who have been named respondents in smuggling and other criminal complaints.

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’I've lived a life of a prisoner outside a prison cell’ -– Lacson

March 29, 2011 4:53 am· Comments Off on ’I've lived a life of a prisoner outside a prison cell’ -– Lacson 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, March 28 – Senator Panfilo Lacson may have successfully eluded the arrest but he lived a life of a prisoner outside a prison cell throughout the 13 months he was hiding outside the country.

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