PHL poised for takeoff –Angara

December 25, 2012 1:52 am· Comments Off on PHL poised for takeoff –Angara 

MANILA, Dec. 24 –- With the positive credit rating outlook that the country has been receiving from international credit rating firms, Senator Edgardo Angara has expressed optimism that the Philippines will achieve its economic growth target under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III.

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PNP shuts down Bulacan firecracker stall due to lack of permit

December 25, 2012 1:52 am· Comments Off on PNP shuts down Bulacan firecracker stall due to lack of permit 

MANILA, Dec. 24 — The Philippine National Police Firearms and Explosives Office (PNP-FEO) closed down a firecracker stall in Bocaue town in Bulacan for lack of necessary permit during a surprised inspection Monday.

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AFP to remain vigilant despite extended Yuletide ceasefire

December 25, 2012 1:52 am· Comments Off on AFP to remain vigilant despite extended Yuletide ceasefire 

MANILA, Dec. 24 – The Armed Forces Monday said all its units will be on alert despite the extension of the Yuletide ceasefire which will end on Jan. 15, 2013.

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Cebu Pacific cancels 4 flights due to bad weather

December 25, 2012 1:52 am· Comments Off on Cebu Pacific cancels 4 flights due to bad weather 

MANILA, Dec. 24 – Cebu Pacific Airlines cancelled four flights on Monday due to bad weather after a low-pressure area (LPA) entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

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President Aquino declares January 4 as special non-working day in Naujan, Oriental Mindoro in celebration of its Foundation Day

December 25, 2012 1:52 am· Comments Off on President Aquino declares January 4 as special non-working day in Naujan, Oriental Mindoro in celebration of its Foundation Day 

MANILA, Dec. 24 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared January 4, 2013 which falls on a Friday, as a special (non-working) day in the municipality of Naujan in the province of Oriental Mindoro in celebration of its Foundation Day.

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TESDA blue desks help close to 300,000 find jobs

December 25, 2012 1:52 am· Comments Off on TESDA blue desks help close to 300,000 find jobs 

MANILA, Dec. 24 — Help desks set up by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) have aided close to 300,000 disadvantaged youth and jobless graduates find their path to employment.

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AFP wishes entire PHL peaceful Xmas Season

December 25, 2012 1:52 am· Comments Off on AFP wishes entire PHL peaceful Xmas Season 

MANILA, Dec. 24 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines is wishing everyone a peaceful Yuletide Season.

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SC Justice Carolina C. Griño-Aquino passes away, 89 (Obit)

December 25, 2012 1:52 am· Comments Off on SC Justice Carolina C. Griño-Aquino passes away, 89 (Obit) 

MANILA, Dec. 24 — Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Carolina C. Griño-Aquino passed away at 3 a.m. Monday after a lingering illness, announced her daughter Carmen "Menchu" Aquino-Sarmiento.

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SC Justice Efren I. Plana, 84, laid to rest (Obit)

December 25, 2012 1:52 am· Comments Off on SC Justice Efren I. Plana, 84, laid to rest (Obit) 

MANILA, Dec. 24 — Former Supreme Court Associate Justice Efren I. Plana was laid to rest Sunday at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City.

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Baclaran church rector warns public vs. fake mass collectors

December 25, 2012 1:52 am· Comments Off on Baclaran church rector warns public vs. fake mass collectors 

MANILA, Dec. 24 — An official of the National Shrine of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help or Baclaran Church in Paranaque City warned church goers against fake Mass collectors.

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