Cops, PSG close Mendiola Bridge to traffic

July 22, 2013 11:02 am· Comments Off on Cops, PSG close Mendiola Bridge to traffic 

MANILA, July 22 — With President Benigno S. Aquino III's 4th State-of-the-Nation-Address (SONA) about to start in a few hours, the Manila Police District (MPD) and the Presidential Security Group (PSG) have sealed off Mendiola Bridge near Malacañang to traffic early Monday morning.

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BRP Ramon Alcaraz to arrive in Guam this week

July 22, 2013 11:02 am· Comments Off on BRP Ramon Alcaraz to arrive in Guam this week 

MANILA, July 22 — The Philippine Navy (PN) on Monday announced that the BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16), the second Hamilton-class cutter in its service, will arrive in Guam by this week.

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Floods, big waves displace 250 families in GenSan, South Cotabato, Sarangani

July 22, 2013 11:02 am· Comments Off on Floods, big waves displace 250 families in GenSan, South Cotabato, Sarangani 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, July 22 — Around 250 families have been displaced as flashfloods and big coastal waves swept several villages in this city and nearby South Cotabato and Sarangani provinces in the last three days.

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Death toll in Lanao del Sur clan war rises to 10

July 22, 2013 11:02 am· Comments Off on Death toll in Lanao del Sur clan war rises to 10 

CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao, July 22 — The clan war involving huge families in Bayang, Lanao del Sur has already resulted in the death of 10 persons, police said Monday.

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Lanao Sur CSOs join hands to ensure clean, honest and orderly Barangay and SK polls

July 22, 2013 11:02 am· Comments Off on Lanao Sur CSOs join hands to ensure clean, honest and orderly Barangay and SK polls 

COTABATO CITY, July 22 –- Civil society organizations in Lanao del Sur have joined hands in advancing the conduct of clean and honest barangay elections in October by forming "Bantay Barangay," an advocacy group composed of civil society and other poll stakeholders.

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Cebu developer hires award-winning ex-mayor in risk reduction efforts

July 22, 2013 11:02 am· Comments Off on Cebu developer hires award-winning ex-mayor in risk reduction efforts 

CEBU CITY, July 22 — A Cebu-based developer has enlisted the assistance of a former Cebu town mayor who won an international award in implementing its risk reduction and environmental management.

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S. Korea, DPRK start 5th round of talks on Kaesong industrial zone

July 22, 2013 11:02 am· Comments Off on S. Korea, DPRK start 5th round of talks on Kaesong industrial zone 

SEOUL, July 22 — South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday started the fifth round of working-level talks on reopening the Kaesong industrial complex.

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Abe to win upper house poll, push reforms under political stability

July 22, 2013 11:02 am· Comments Off on Abe to win upper house poll, push reforms under political stability 

By Shinya Ajima

TOKYO, July 22 (PNA/Kyodo) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to strengthen his grip on power Sunday with his ruling coalition projected to win a comfortable majority in the upper house election, which will enable him to pursue his goal of economic recovery with greater political stability.

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Sydney protesters waiting for meeting with Australian PM

July 22, 2013 11:02 am· Comments Off on Sydney protesters waiting for meeting with Australian PM 

SYDNEY, July 22 — Protesters gathered outside Balmain Town Hall in Sydney's inner west on Monday morning, waiting for Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's arrival for a Labor caucus meeting, local media reported.

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1st LD Writethru: Death toll in armed attacks in Egypt's Sinai rises to 5

July 22, 2013 11:02 am· Comments Off on 1st LD Writethru: Death toll in armed attacks in Egypt's Sinai rises to 5 

CAIRO, July 22 — At least four security personnel and one civilian were shot dead and 17 others injured on Sunday in several armed attacks in Egypt's North Sinai governorate bordering Israel, a security official told Xinhua.

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