CBCP to discuss May 13 polls in plenary assembly this weekend

July 6, 2013 6:03 am· Comments Off on CBCP to discuss May 13 polls in plenary assembly this weekend 

MANILA, July 5 — Officials and members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines meet this weekend for their 107th Plenary Assembly at the Pope Pope Pius XII Catholic Center in Manila.

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(Lead) Firms urged to implement CSR to trickle down inclusive growth

July 6, 2013 6:03 am· Comments Off on (Lead) Firms urged to implement CSR to trickle down inclusive growth 

By Kris Crismundp

MANILA, July 5 (PNA) — Private sector is now encouraged to develop its own corporate social responsibility to help the government in achieving inclusive growth.

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NDRRMC to beef up emergency radio communications system

July 6, 2013 6:03 am· Comments Off on NDRRMC to beef up emergency radio communications system 

By Lloyd Caliwan and Priam Nepomuceno

MANILA, July 5 (PNA) — As the nation observes National Disaster Consciousness Month this July, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council Friday announced it is beefing up its emergency radio communication systems in line with its calamities alleviation efforts.

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(Lead) CBCP to elect new permanent council officials this weekend

July 6, 2013 6:03 am· Comments Off on (Lead) CBCP to elect new permanent council officials this weekend 

MANILA, July 5 — The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines will be electing this weekend its new set of Permanent Council and committee officers during the bi-annual plenary assembly in Manila.

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MMDA to prioritize cleanup drives until next year

July 6, 2013 6:03 am· Comments Off on MMDA to prioritize cleanup drives until next year 

MANILA, July 5 — With help from barangay officials as well as volunteer members of the community, the Metro Manila Development Authority is hopeful that cleanup drives will be done easier and faster.

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Army PDT member killed in NPA ambush in Zamboanga Del Sur

July 6, 2013 6:03 am· Comments Off on Army PDT member killed in NPA ambush in Zamboanga Del Sur 

MANILA, July 5 — A member of the Army's Peace and Development Team deployed at Barangay Datagan, Guipos, Zamboanga Del Sur was killed after being fired upon by New People's Army rebels affiliated with the Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee.

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Ombudsman files graft raps vs. ex-CAAP exec

July 6, 2013 6:03 am· Comments Off on Ombudsman files graft raps vs. ex-CAAP exec 

By Perfecto T. Raynundo

MANILA, July 5 (PNA) — The Office of the Ombudsman has filed before the Sandiganbayan graft charges for violations of Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act against a former official of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.

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Binay ready to vouch for Ballsy’s integrity

July 6, 2013 6:03 am· Comments Off on Binay ready to vouch for Ballsy’s integrity 

By Josine F. Estuye

MANILA, July 5 (PNA) — Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday said he is willing to personally vouch for presidential sister Ballsy Aquino’s integrity to show her innocence over her involvement in the alleged anomalous million deal with the Czech Republic contractor Inekon.

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GPH, MILF to resume talks in KL July 8-11

July 6, 2013 6:03 am· Comments Off on GPH, MILF to resume talks in KL July 8-11 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, July 5 (PNA) -– Formal exploratory talks between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will resume in Kuala Lumpur on Monday with hopes to resolve the contentious wealth-sharing annex issue.

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ERC Approves Pro forma Contracts for the Use of Distribution Utilities

July 6, 2013 6:03 am· Comments Off on ERC Approves Pro forma Contracts for the Use of Distribution Utilities 

MANILA, July 5 — As part of the preparations for the Retail Competition and Open Access (RCOA) in the electric power industry, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) adopted on 17 June 2013 the template contracts to be used by all distribution Utilities (DUs) under the RCOA regime for the various services that the retail market participants will avail from them, specifically the: (1) Supplier-of-Last-Resort (SOLR) Contract; (2) Connection Agreement (CA); and (3) Distribution Wheeling Services Agreement (DWSA).

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