'Pablo' pummels transmission lines in Mindanao, Visayas

December 4, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on 'Pablo' pummels transmission lines in Mindanao, Visayas 

MANILA, Dec. 4 — Strong winds and rains spawned by Typhoon “Pablo” toppled major transmission lines in different parts of Mindanao and the Visayas early Tuesday morning, the National Transmission Grid Corporation said Tuesday.

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(Lead) Malacanang defends Framework Agreement with MILF

December 4, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on (Lead) Malacanang defends Framework Agreement with MILF 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 4 — Malacanang is bullish the Framework Agreement signed by the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front will pass constitutional scrutiny.

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Sereno fails to attend SC en banc session

December 4, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Sereno fails to attend SC en banc session 

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, Dec. 4 — For the first time, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno was not able to attend Tuesday the en banc session of the Supreme Court.

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Aman Futures pyramiding scam probe in Pagadian cancelled

December 4, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Aman Futures pyramiding scam probe in Pagadian cancelled 

MANILA, Dec. 4 — Due to typhoon "Pablo", the preliminary investigation of the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the Aman Futures pyramiding scam scheduled in Pagadian City will not push through on Wednesday.

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Government serious on PHL human rights situation –Palace

December 4, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Government serious on PHL human rights situation –Palace 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 4 — The administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III is serious in addressing the human rights situation in the country as the Aquino family members themselves were human rights victims during the martial law years.

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Stocks, peso hit new highs

December 4, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Stocks, peso hit new highs 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Dec 4 — The local bourse climbed to the 5,700-level while the peso registered fresh 57th-month high against the dollar Tuesday as investors continue to note the strong growth of the domestic economy.

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Comelec purges nearly 300,000 multiple registrants in ARMM voters' list

December 4, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Comelec purges nearly 300,000 multiple registrants in ARMM voters' list 

By Janice M. Cave

MANILA, Dec. 4 — The Commission on Elections has erased almost 300,000 underage and multiple registrants from the voters' list in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

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27 killed, three others hurt as 'Pablo' lashes Central, Southern PHL

December 4, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on 27 killed, three others hurt as 'Pablo' lashes Central, Southern PHL 

By Gloria H. Grejalde

MANILA, Dec. 4 — Packed with strong winds, heavy rains and thunderstorms, typhoon “Pablo” lashed Davao Region, Caraga Region and some parts of Visayas, killing at least 27 people.

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(Update)Typhoon 'Pablo' gains speed

December 4, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on (Update)Typhoon 'Pablo' gains speed 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Dec. 4 — Typhoon "Pablo" has slightly accelerated as it continues to move towards Siquijor- Negros Oriental area while 13 areas of the country were placed under public storm warning signal number 3, the state weather bureau said.

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Senate nominates Macuja-Elizalde for National Artist

December 4, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Senate nominates Macuja-Elizalde for National Artist 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Dec. 4 — The Senate on Tuesday adopted a resolution nominating Lisa Macuja-Elizalde for National Artist for Dance in recognition of her contributions to Philippine Culture and Arts, specifically in Philippine Ballet.

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