Woman tries to leap from NAIA building to stop daughter from leaving

November 21, 2011 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Woman tries to leap from NAIA building to stop daughter from leaving 

MANILA, Nov. 21 – – Tension gripped at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after a 51-year old hysterical mother on Monday afternoon tried to leap from the building’s fourth level in a bid to stop her daughter from leaving the country.

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Japan-funded classrooms to be constructed in Masbate, Agusan Sur

November 21, 2011 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Japan-funded classrooms to be constructed in Masbate, Agusan Sur 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Nov. 21 — Separate contracts for the construction and renovation of school facilities in Masbate and Agusan del Sur municipalities, funded with about P9.1 million by the Japanese government, were signed recently by Japanese ambassador Toshinao Urabe and representatives of the beneficiary-schools.

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Senate okays measure making kindergarten education mandatory

November 21, 2011 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Senate okays measure making kindergarten education mandatory 

MANILA, Nov. 21 -– The Senate unanimously approved on Monday on third and final reading a bill seeking to make kindergarten education mandatory for children five years old and below before entering elementary school.

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'P’noy did not think twice about hospital arrest for CGMA’ – VP Binay

November 21, 2011 11:03 pm· Comments Off on 'P’noy did not think twice about hospital arrest for CGMA’ – VP Binay 

MANILA, Nov. 21 — Vice President Jejomar C. Binay on Monday said President Benigno S. Aquino III "did not think twice" about allowing former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to stay at St. Luke's Hospital despite the issuance of a warrant of arrest against her.

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Mike Arroyo files supplemental motion seeking to nullify creation of DOJ-Comelec panel

November 21, 2011 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Mike Arroyo files supplemental motion seeking to nullify creation of DOJ-Comelec panel 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, Nov. 21 — Former First Gentleman Atty. Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo filed on Monday before the Supreme Court (SC) a supplemental motion seeking to nullify the creation of the joint Department of Justice-Commission on Elections (DOJ-Comelec) committee.

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Pasay court grants CGMA’s hospital arrest

November 21, 2011 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Pasay court grants CGMA’s hospital arrest 

MANILA, November 21 — The Pasay City Regional Trial Court (RTC) on Monday has granted the request of the camp of former president and now Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for a temporary hospital arrest until the time when issues surrounding her arrest on electoral sabotage raps are discussed.

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DENR targets boosting SUC-based cloned seedling production

November 21, 2011 11:03 pm· Comments Off on DENR targets boosting SUC-based cloned seedling production 

MANILA, Nov. 21 — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) aims maximizing its partnership with state universities and colleges (SUCs) nationwide to further boost production of cloned seedlings for planting under the 2011-2016 National Greening Program (NGP), so far the country's biggest reforestation bid covering some 1.5 million hectares of open, denuded and degraded land.

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PHL, Korea sign five agreements for development assistance

November 21, 2011 11:03 pm· Comments Off on PHL, Korea sign five agreements for development assistance 

MANILA, Nov. 21 — The Philippines and Korea further solidified its relations spanning 60 years by signing five agreements on furthering agriculture, electricity, and development assistance between the two countries.

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President Aquino commends Korea's foreign workforce program

November 21, 2011 11:03 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino commends Korea's foreign workforce program 

MANILA, Nov. 21 — President Benigno S. Aquino III commended on Monday Republic of Korea’s foreign workforce introduction program that ensures the proper treatment of overseas Filipino workers employed in South Korea.

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South Korean President lauds President Aquino's inclusive growth policy

November 21, 2011 11:03 pm· Comments Off on South Korean President lauds President Aquino's inclusive growth policy 

MANILA, Nov. 21 — Visiting Republic of Korea President Lee Myung Bak conveyed his ‘deepest admiration’ to President Benigno S. Aquino III for his policy of inclusive growth which enabled the country’s economy to remain upbeat despite the ongoing global economic crisis.

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