Aquino to convene gov’t agencies concerned to address flood problem

August 3, 2011 10:07 pm· Comments Off on Aquino to convene gov’t agencies concerned to address flood problem 

MANILA, Aug. 3 – President Benigno S. Aquino III announced on Wednesday that he will convene next week officials of concerned government agencies to discuss strategies to address the perennial flooding problem in the country.

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Enrile commends Zubiri; resignation saddened colleagues

August 3, 2011 10:07 pm· 1 Comment 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Aug. 3 – Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile on Wednesday commended Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri for a "very rare show of courage” after resigning to spare the Philippine Senate and his family from allegations that he benefited in the alleged 2007 senatorial election cheating.

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PHL highlights solidarity among Global South members in addressing global issues and concerns

August 3, 2011 10:07 pm· Comments Off on PHL highlights solidarity among Global South members in addressing global issues and concerns 

By Faye P. Velasco

MANILA, Aug. 3 — The Philippines has stressed the need for the Global South members to maintain solidarity in addressing global issues and concerns.

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DSWD allocates P19.7M relief supplies for LGUs affected by 'Kabayan'

August 3, 2011 10:07 pm· Comments Off on DSWD allocates P19.7M relief supplies for LGUs affected by 'Kabayan' 

MANILA, Aug. 3 — Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said on Wednesday the DSWD has allocated standby funds amounting to P1.32 million and P19.7 million worth of relief supplies for the National Capital Region (NCR), Regions 3 and 4-A which were hard-hit by typhoon “Kabayan.”

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DOJ mulling to place ex-FG Mike Arroyo on BI watchlist

August 3, 2011 10:07 pm· Comments Off on DOJ mulling to place ex-FG Mike Arroyo on BI watchlist 

MANILA, Aug. 3 — The Department of Justice (DOJ) is considering the possibility of placing former First Gentleman (FG) Atty. Jose Miguel "Mike" Arroyo on the Bureau of Immigration (BI) watchlist.

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Weather: Typhoon 'Kabayan' continues to move out of PAR –PAGASA

August 3, 2011 10:07 pm· Comments Off on Weather: Typhoon 'Kabayan' continues to move out of PAR –PAGASA 

MANILA, Aug. 3 — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said typhoon "Kabayan" (Muifa) has maintained its strength as it continues to move out of the country in a west-northwest direction.

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(Metro News) MMDA lifts number coding due to inclement weather conditions

August 3, 2011 10:07 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) MMDA lifts number coding due to inclement weather conditions 

MANILA, Aug. 3 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) lifted the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or the “number-coding” scheme on Wednesday noon due to inclement weather conditions and predictions of heavy rains.

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Zubiri resigns as senator for the sake of family, honor and country

August 3, 2011 10:07 pm· Comments Off on Zubiri resigns as senator for the sake of family, honor and country 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Aug. 3 – Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri on Wednesday submitted his resignation as member of the Senate of the 15th Congress for the sake of his family, honor and country amid allegations that he benefited from the alleged cheating in the 2007 senatorial elections.

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CHR Chair Rosales seeks immediate probe on PNP trainees' human right violations

August 3, 2011 10:07 pm· Comments Off on CHR Chair Rosales seeks immediate probe on PNP trainees' human right violations 

MANILA, Aug. 3 – Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHRP) Chairperson Loretta Ann P. Rosales is seeking the immediate investigation on the alleged case of hazing, a clear violation of human rights, at the Philippine National Police's Camp Eldridge in Los Banos, Laguna.

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DepED cancels afternoon classes in NCR

August 3, 2011 10:07 pm· Comments Off on DepED cancels afternoon classes in NCR 

MANILA, Aug. 3 — The Department of Education (DepEd) announced the cancellation of classes for elementary and high schools in the National Capital Region (NCR) beginning 12 noon Wednesday.

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