Security patrols to continue despite SOMO – AFP chief

December 16, 2012 11:24 am· Comments Off on Security patrols to continue despite SOMO – AFP chief 

MANILA, Dec. 15 – Despite the implementation of the suspension of military operations (SOMO) starting this Sunday, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Jessie Dellosa on Saturday said that the military will maintain its security patrols aimed at protecting civilian communities, government and private establishments, and military camps and detachments.

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Gov't counseling Mindanao typhoon victims to ensure their well-being

December 16, 2012 11:24 am· Comments Off on Gov't counseling Mindanao typhoon victims to ensure their well-being 

MANILA, Dec. 15 — The government vowed to ensure the emotional well-being of typhoon victims in Mindanao following reports that many victims have been suffering from mental illnesses as a result of the disaster, the Palace said on Saturday.

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U.S. Senate confirms first Filipino-American federal judge in America (with photo)

December 16, 2012 11:24 am· Comments Off on U.S. Senate confirms first Filipino-American federal judge in America (with photo) 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Dec. 15 -– The first-ever Filipino-American named by President Barack Obama to serve as federal judge for the Southern District of New York has been confirmed by the United States Senate, according to Global Balita, a Filipino-owned website based in the U.S.

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Comelec may hold new raffle if the SC allows disqualified party-list groups to join next year's polls

December 16, 2012 11:24 am· Comments Off on Comelec may hold new raffle if the SC allows disqualified party-list groups to join next year's polls 

MANILA, Dec. 15 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will hold a second raffle if the Supreme Court will give status quo ante order (SQAO) to other party-list groups after Jan. 4, 2013.

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'Simbang Gabi' not allowed in corridors and hallways of malls

December 16, 2012 11:24 am· Comments Off on 'Simbang Gabi' not allowed in corridors and hallways of malls 

MANILA, Dec. 15 — Holding of "Simbang Gabi" or dawn Masses in corridors and hallways of shopping malls are not allowed, the Archdiocese of Manila said on Saturday.

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DOLE lifts ban on OFWs to Gaza Strip, Southern and Central Israel

December 16, 2012 11:24 am· Comments Off on DOLE lifts ban on OFWs to Gaza Strip, Southern and Central Israel 

MANILA, Dec. 15 — Fresh hires or first-time overseas Filipino workers may now be again deployed for work in the Southern and Central Israel cities and towns of Sderot, Beersheva, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem.

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Return home, Baldoz tells OFWs in Syria

December 16, 2012 11:24 am· Comments Off on Return home, Baldoz tells OFWs in Syria 

MANILA, Dec. 15 — Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz is urging every overseas Filipino worker still in strife-torn Syria to return home.

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DOLE marks 79th year with Typhoon Pablo victims in mind; officials, employees sign Integrity Pledge

December 16, 2012 11:24 am· Comments Off on DOLE marks 79th year with Typhoon Pablo victims in mind; officials, employees sign Integrity Pledge 

MANILA, Dec. 15 — President Benigno S. Aquino III thanked labor and employment social partners for converging to assist in the recovery of Typhoon Pablo victims.

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Northeast monsoon continues to affect N. Luzon

December 16, 2012 11:24 am· Comments Off on Northeast monsoon continues to affect N. Luzon 

MANILA, Dec. 16 — Northeast monsoon will continue to affect northern Luzon while many parts of the country will experience good weather condition, the state weather bureau said on Sunday.

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Metrobank to open selected branches on public holidays this December

December 16, 2012 11:24 am· Comments Off on Metrobank to open selected branches on public holidays this December 

MANILA, Dec. 16 — Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank) on Sunday said it is ready to cater to the public’s banking needs during the Christmas Season.

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