Sen. Villar explains nothing wrong owning BVI accounts

April 5, 2013 10:20 pm· Comments Off on Sen. Villar explains nothing wrong owning BVI accounts 

MANILA, April 5 – Senator Manny Villar admitted on Friday his family’s investment holding company, Fine Properties, Inc. owns an account with British Virgin Islands but explained there is nothing wrong owning one.

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Inter-operability a goal of 'Balikatan' – US exercise director

April 5, 2013 10:20 pm· Comments Off on Inter-operability a goal of 'Balikatan' – US exercise director 

MANILA, April 5 — The US exercise director for "Balikatan 2013" Brig. Gen. Richard Simcock II said "inter-operability" between Filipino and American forces is the primary goal of the annual exercise.

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DFA chief flies to Seoul amid tensions in Korean Peninsula

April 5, 2013 10:20 pm· Comments Off on DFA chief flies to Seoul amid tensions in Korean Peninsula 

MANILA, April 5 -– Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario Friday said he would fly to South Korea to check on contingency plans aimed at ensuring the safety of 43,000 Filipino workers there amid North Korea's threats to wage war against the South and the United States.

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Metro Manila temperature hits 35.4 degrees C Friday

April 5, 2013 10:20 pm· Comments Off on Metro Manila temperature hits 35.4 degrees C Friday 

MANILA, April 5 — Temperature in Metro Manila Friday soared to 35.4 degrees Celsius – the hottest day of the year so far in the metropolis, according to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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Quezon City health department advises public against sore eyes

April 5, 2013 10:20 pm· Comments Off on Quezon City health department advises public against sore eyes 

MANILA, April 5 — The Quezon City Health Department is advising the public to regularly observe personal hygiene to prevent sore eyes, one of the most common diseases prevalent during summer.

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Aquino assures more gov't funding for infra, dev't projects

April 5, 2013 10:20 pm· Comments Off on Aquino assures more gov't funding for infra, dev't projects 

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, April 5 — President Benigno S. Aquino III gave assurances the government remains committed to provide more government funding for infrastructure and development projects as part of efforts in enhancing the province's business and tourism sectors.

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4-day Art Exhibition of persons with autism opens

April 5, 2013 10:20 pm· Comments Off on 4-day Art Exhibition of persons with autism opens 

MANILA, April 5 – The Autism Society of the Philippines is holding an Art Exhibition starting from April 5 to April 8 as part of the celebration of the World Autism Awareness Day.

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US committed to peace, says Ambassador Harry Thomas

April 5, 2013 10:20 pm· Comments Off on US committed to peace, says Ambassador Harry Thomas 

MANILA, April 5 — While tensions between the two Koreas continue, US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas on Friday said that the American government is very much committed to peace.

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Inquest proceeding ongoing against SPD rogue cops in kidnapping racket

April 5, 2013 10:20 pm· Comments Off on Inquest proceeding ongoing against SPD rogue cops in kidnapping racket 

MANILA, April 5 – The Philippine National Police-Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) on Friday announced that inquest proceedings are now ongoing against two Southern Police District (SPD) members nabbed for kidnapping Thursday early morning.

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Ombudsman dismisses from service consul general for falsification of PDS

April 5, 2013 10:20 pm· Comments Off on Ombudsman dismisses from service consul general for falsification of PDS 

MANILA, April 5 — The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed from the service Consul General Ma. Lourdes Ramiro-Lopez for making false entries in her 1971 and 2005 Personal Data Sheets.

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