Comelec opens bid for National Support Center for May 2013 polls

December 13, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Comelec opens bid for National Support Center for May 2013 polls 

MANILA, Dec. 13 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Special Bids and Awards Committee has opened the bidding for the National Support Center for the May 2013 polls.

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DOST launches “Rock It Science Bus” in Taguig

December 13, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on DOST launches “Rock It Science Bus” in Taguig 

MANILA, Dec. 13 — Senator Pia Cayetano, together with Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano and officials from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Thursday led the launching of the “Rock It Science Bus”, a modern and interactive science laboratory on wheels for the benefit of elementary and high school students of the city.

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Stakeholders participation and cooperation is the key issue to address flooding – DPWH chief

December 13, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Stakeholders participation and cooperation is the key issue to address flooding – DPWH chief 

MANILA, Dec. 13 — “We need everyone’s sustained cooperation and stakeholders’ collective participation to fully develop and effectively implement the flood control master plan for greater Manila because flood management does not happen overnight,” Department of Public Works Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said in his keynote address at the recently concluded Philippine Flood Management Knowledge Sharing Forum at the Asian Development (ADB) Headquarters in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.

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Purisima to take over as PNP chief on Dec. 18 –-Roxas

December 13, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Purisima to take over as PNP chief on Dec. 18 –-Roxas 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Dec. 13 — Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel A. Roxas II announced on Thursday that Deputy Director General Alan Purisima will be the 18th chief of the Philippine National Police as he is taking over the post of Director General Nicanor Bartolome next week.

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Cayetano calls House okay ‘big victory’ for pro-RH bill

December 13, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Cayetano calls House okay ‘big victory’ for pro-RH bill 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Dec. 13 – Sen. Pia Cayetano Thursday described the approval of the controversial Reproductive Health bill at the House of Representatives as ‘big victory’ for those pushing its passage.

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Gazmin distributes hygiene kits to wounded soldiers in AFP Medical Center

December 13, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Gazmin distributes hygiene kits to wounded soldiers in AFP Medical Center 

MANILA, Dec. 13 – With Christmas Day just 11 days away, Defense Secretary Voltaire T. Gazmin Thursday distributed hygiene gifts to wounded soldiers undergoing treatment at the "Heroes Ward" of the AFP Medical Center.

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CA freezes Aman Futures' 141 bank accounts

December 13, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on CA freezes Aman Futures' 141 bank accounts 

MANILA, Dec. 13 — The Court of Appeals (CA) on Thursday issued another "freeze order" against the 141 bank accounts of Aman Futures Group Philippines, Inc. (Aman Futures).

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SC issues SQA on AGP, PACYAW, 1-UTAK party-list groups

December 13, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on SC issues SQA on AGP, PACYAW, 1-UTAK party-list groups 

MANILA, Dec. 13 — The Supreme Court (SC) has saved the Ang Galing Pinoy (AGP) and the Philippine Association for Country-Urban Poor Youth Advancement Welfare (PACYAW) party-list groups from being disqualified by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to join in the May 13, 2013 elections.

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65k OSYs to benefit from govt's tech-voc training

December 13, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on 65k OSYs to benefit from govt's tech-voc training 

MANILA, Dec. 13 — Over 65,000 out -of -school youths were given fresh hope with skills training, opportunities for employment and even job referral under the government's Cash for Training Program (C4TP).

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Legarda calls for massive info dissemination on geo-hazard maps

December 13, 2012 11:23 pm· 5 Comments 

MANILA, Dec. 13 – Senator Loren Legarda called on Thursday for massive information dissemination about the country’s geo-hazard maps to prevent another loss of many lives due to natural calamities like typhoon "Pablo" that left over 900 people dead last week.

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