Minority Leader lauds P-Noy for keeping SONA promise on classroom, teacher lack

December 12, 2012 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Minority Leader lauds P-Noy for keeping SONA promise on classroom, teacher lack 

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, Dec. 12 — The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives on Wednesday commended President Benigno S. Aquino III for following through on his State of the Nation Address (SONA) promise to eliminate resource gaps in the public education system.

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(Metro News)Espina sacks more erring policemen

December 12, 2012 11:16 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News)Espina sacks more erring policemen 

MANILA, Dec. 12 — National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Leonardo Espina dismissed on Tuesday 15 erring policemen, demoted three personnel and suspended 35 cops.

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GPH, MILF 34th exploratory talks open in Kuala Lumpur

December 12, 2012 11:16 pm· Comments Off on GPH, MILF 34th exploratory talks open in Kuala Lumpur 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Dec. 12 -– The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Wednesday resumed their 34th formal exploratory talks in Kuala Lumpur that will tackle the most contentious issues of the peace process with the end in view of resolving the long-drawn armed conflict in Mindanao.

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Aquino leads conferment of 15th Quality Award in Malacanang

December 12, 2012 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Aquino leads conferment of 15th Quality Award in Malacanang 

MANILA, Dec. 12 — President Benigno S. Aquino III led the conferment Wednesday of the 15th Philippine Quality Award (PQA) given to organizations and appealed to the awardees to help those in need after the devastation by Typhoon Pablo in Mindanao.

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Aquino receives USA's EXL board of directors

December 12, 2012 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Aquino receives USA's EXL board of directors 

MANILA, Dec. 12 — President Benigno S. Aquino III received the Board of Directors of EXL, a leading provider of Transformation and Outsourcing services, as part of the government's efforts to further the growth of the business process outsourcing industry.

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Ombudsman files 4 criminal raps vs. PRC commissioner

December 12, 2012 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Ombudsman files 4 criminal raps vs. PRC commissioner 

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, Dec. 12 — The Office of the Ombudsman Wednesday filed before the Sandiganbayan four criminal cases against Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Commissioner Alfredo Y. Po, which stemmed from alleged extortion activities.

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PHL military working with Indonesian authorities

December 12, 2012 11:16 pm· Comments Off on PHL military working with Indonesian authorities 

MANILA, Dec. 12 — The Philippine military has coordinated with the Indonesian authorities for assistance in the maritime search and rescue operations following the devastation by Typhoon Pablo in Mindanao.

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First PHL natural history museum planned

December 12, 2012 11:16 pm· Comments Off on First PHL natural history museum planned 

By Catherine Teves

MANILA, Dec. 12 — Government aims to establish by 2014 the first natural history museum in biodiversity-rich Philippines.

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Senate disallows minors’ access to contraceptives on RH bill

December 12, 2012 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Senate disallows minors’ access to contraceptives on RH bill 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Dec. 12 – The Senate adopted Wednesday an amendment removing a provision in the controversial Reproductive Health bill that allows minors to have access to contraceptives.

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BI launches new alien registration scheme

December 12, 2012 11:16 pm· Comments Off on BI launches new alien registration scheme 

MANILA, Dec. 12 — The Bureau of Immigration said Wednesday it has launched a project that will enable foreigners to make their annual report and register with the agency without personally appearing at the BI headquarters in Intramuros, Manila.

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