(3rd Nightlead) Abe underscores strong friendly ties with PHL

July 28, 2013 11:39 am· Comments Off on (3rd Nightlead) Abe underscores strong friendly ties with PHL 

MANILA, July 27 — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recalled Saturday that his grandfather, former Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi, was the first prime minister to visit the Philippines in 1957.

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LPA in Mindanao brings heavy rains to most parts of PHL

July 28, 2013 11:39 am· Comments Off on LPA in Mindanao brings heavy rains to most parts of PHL 

MANILA, July 27 — The low pressure area in Mindanao has slim chance to develop into a tropical cyclone but still continues to bring heavy rains in most parts of the country, the state weather forecaster said Saturday.

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Consultations needed before implementing unified traffic scheme in Metro Manila – Rep. Castelo

July 28, 2013 11:39 am· Comments Off on Consultations needed before implementing unified traffic scheme in Metro Manila – Rep. Castelo 

MANILA, July 27 — Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo Saturday proposed holding consultations and dialogues to develop consensus among various sectors on the envisioned unified traffic scheme within Metro Manila.

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BRP Ramon Alcaraz to leave Guam Sunday afternoon

July 28, 2013 11:39 am· Comments Off on BRP Ramon Alcaraz to leave Guam Sunday afternoon 

MANILA, July 28 — The BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16), the country's second Hamilton-class cutter in service, will leave Naval Base Guam Sunday afternoon for the last leg of its voyage to the Philippines.

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Rebel killed, two Army troopers hurt in Northern Samar encounter

July 28, 2013 11:39 am· Comments Off on Rebel killed, two Army troopers hurt in Northern Samar encounter 

MANILA, July 28 — A New People's Army (NPA) fighter was killed while two members of the 34th Infantry Battalion was wounded following a 45-minute firefight in Barangay Rombang, Laoang town, Northern Samar Saturday morning.

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OPAPP cautions public on false text messages circulating to derail peace process with MILF

July 28, 2013 11:39 am· Comments Off on OPAPP cautions public on false text messages circulating to derail peace process with MILF 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, July 28 (PNA) — The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process OPAPP) has warned the public against malicious false text messages circulating around aimed at sowing fear to derail the ongoing peace process between the government and the MILF which is moving forward.

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LPA moves to Surigao, threatens flashfloods, landslides in Visayas, Mindanao

July 28, 2013 11:39 am· Comments Off on LPA moves to Surigao, threatens flashfloods, landslides in Visayas, Mindanao 

MANILA, July 28 — The low pressure area (LPA) moves to Surigao and is still embedded in a intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) affecting Palawan, the Visayas and Mindanao as it continues to threaten to bring flashfloods and landslides over these areas on Sunday, the state weather forecaster said.

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Solon pushes creation of Department of Overseas Workers

July 28, 2013 11:39 am· Comments Off on Solon pushes creation of Department of Overseas Workers 

QUEZON CITY, July 28 — A lawmaker today moved to dissolve the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and the Philippine Overseas Employment Authority (POEA) to pave the way for the creation of the Department of Overseas Workers (DOW) to handle the deployment or repatriation of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW).

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Unbalance supply causes rice shortage in Metro Manila

July 28, 2013 11:39 am· Comments Off on Unbalance supply causes rice shortage in Metro Manila 

MANILA, July 28 — Cebu has been getting more rice supplies from Luzon and this was one of the factors that briefly drove up the price of the grain in some parts of Metro Manila earlier this month, a veteran lawmaker said Sunday.

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Lawmaker: Determine which gov’t agency should regulate nursing review centers

July 28, 2013 11:39 am· Comments Off on Lawmaker: Determine which gov’t agency should regulate nursing review centers 

QUEZON CITY, July 28 — A House member is calling for a congressional inquiry that will determine the proper government agency that should regulate all review centers for the Nursing Licensure Examination.

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