Defense chief says fighter jets needed to ensure detection of intruders

July 24, 2013 10:23 am· Comments Off on Defense chief says fighter jets needed to ensure detection of intruders 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, July 23 (PNA) – Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Tuesday said that fighter jets are needed by the military to ensure that that no hostile force will pop out of nowhere.

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Members of Congress assured to get their PDAF

July 24, 2013 10:23 am· Comments Off on Members of Congress assured to get their PDAF 

MANILA, July 23 — The Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of members of Congress is included in the proposed P2.26 trillion General Appropriations Act of 2014, Budget Secretary Butch bad said on Tuesday.

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(Nightlead) Aquino asks Congress to approve proposed P2.268-trillion National Budget for 2014

July 24, 2013 10:23 am· Comments Off on (Nightlead) Aquino asks Congress to approve proposed P2.268-trillion National Budget for 2014 

MANILA, July 23 — President Benigno S. Aquino III asked the Congress on Tuesday to approve the proposed P2.268-trillion National Budget for 2014 saying the budget will support his administration's agenda for inclusive development.

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NFA clarifies proposal to buy BOC-held smuggled rice

July 24, 2013 10:23 am· Comments Off on NFA clarifies proposal to buy BOC-held smuggled rice 

By Cielito Reganit

MANILA, July 23 (PNA) — The National Food Authority clarified Tuesday its proposal to buy smuggled rice recently seized by the Bureau of Customs in Cebu City was only meant to give BOC an option for the expeditious disposition of the stocks and not to interfere with its operations.

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Rizal Microbank targets Mindanao for expansion

July 24, 2013 10:23 am· Comments Off on Rizal Microbank targets Mindanao for expansion 

By Josine F. Estuye

MANILA, July 23 (PNA) –- Rizal Microbank, a thrift bank unit of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC), is expanding to Mindanao regions in the coming years.

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MMDA talks to Estrada on banning buses in Manila

July 24, 2013 10:23 am· Comments Off on MMDA talks to Estrada on banning buses in Manila 

By Lloyd Caliwan

MANILA, July 23 (PNA) — Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Francis Tolentino Tuesday talked to Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada regarding complaints arising from the city’s approval of Resolution No. 48 banning city buses without existing terminals to enter roads in the locality.

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DOJ readying raps vs. people behind structures blocking waterways

July 24, 2013 10:23 am· Comments Off on DOJ readying raps vs. people behind structures blocking waterways 

MANILA, July 23 — The Department of Justice (DOJ) is now readying charges against private individuals responsible for structures that are blocking the main waterways in Metro Manila.

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Sonsona, Pumicpic out to prove their world-class talents come July 27

July 24, 2013 10:23 am· Comments Off on Sonsona, Pumicpic out to prove their world-class talents come July 27 

MANILA, July 23 — Two super bantamweights will likely figure out in world title fights if they impress promoters come July 27 in Paranaque City.

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ITCZ continues to bring rains over Luzon

July 24, 2013 10:23 am· Comments Off on ITCZ continues to bring rains over Luzon 

MANILA, July 24 — Rains continues to fall in most parts of Luzon including Metro Manila due to Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) across Southern Luzon, the state weather bureau said on Wednesday.

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Coast Guard coordinating with MECO to bring home 3 Pinoy fishermen rescued off Taiwan

July 24, 2013 10:23 am· Comments Off on Coast Guard coordinating with MECO to bring home 3 Pinoy fishermen rescued off Taiwan 

MANILA, July 24 — The Philippine Coast Guard is now coordinating with the Manila Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei City for the repatriation of three Filipino fishermen rescued by the Taiwan Coast Guard who were lost at high seas due to bad weather last July 15.

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