Category Archives: News

Palace salutes Filipino athletes competing in SEA Games

Monday, 8 June 2015 | Written by

. Malacanang salutes Filipino athletes competing in the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore. “Nakikiisa si Pangulong Aquino sa sambayanang Pilipino sa pagpapaabot ng dasal, suporta at pagpugay sa ating mga atletang kasalukuyang lumalahok sa ika-28 Southeast Asian Games sa Singapore,” said Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., in a radio interview. Coloma also congratulated triathlete Ma. Claire Adorna…Read More »

PH mulls military agreement with Japan

Saturday, 6 June 2015 | Written by

President Benigno Aquino III said Manila and Tokyo will soon hold negotiations for a military pact that would allow Japanese armed forces to use Philippine military bases and hold joint exercises in response to China’s increasing presence in the disputed South China Sea. Al Jazeera reported that a Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) would allow the Japanese military “to use Philippines’…Read More »

Poe says she’s qualified to run for higher office in 2016

Friday, 5 June 2015 | Written by

Sen. Grace Poe defended herself on Wednesday from United Nationalist Alliance’s (UNA) claim that she is not qualified to run for higher office during the 2016 elections, saying she meets the residency requirement specified in the Constitution. “What was most insulting to me was for them to say I am not honest because I am not qualified (to run for…Read More »

MRT 3 operation still limited, aircon busted

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 | Written by

On the second day of the school opening, the operation of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT 3) is still limited due to the number of trains available, a news report read. The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that there were only five trains deployed at around 5:30 a.m. but was increased to nine some 30 minutes later. GMA News posted a…Read More »

Tribal schools in Mindanao face closure; solon hits DepEd

Monday, 1 June 2015 | Written by

Students in Lumad communities in Davao del Norte may be forced to stop their schooling as an education official urged the closure of the tribal schools. A report said schools division superintendent Dr. Josephine Fadul has recommended to Alberto Escobarte, Department of Education (DepEd) Region XI director, the shutdown of three campuses of private school Salugopungan Ta Tanu Igkanunon which…Read More »

Veloso’s family placed under witness protection over harassment incident

Thursday, 28 May 2015 | Written by

The family of Filipina migrant worker Mary Jane Veloso will be placed under the witness protection program of the Department of Justice (DOJ) after authorities received reports of armed men recently scouting the Veloso residence. This was announced by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Virgilio Mendez during the hearing at the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs on Wednesday, adding…Read More »

Gov’t peace panel hit for not consulting all stakeholders in BBL

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | Written by

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) on Monday received flak from senators for allegedly failing to consult all stakeholders in the crafting of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). During the Senate deliberations on the BBL, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said there would have been no confusion with the measure if proper consultations were held…Read More »

QC gov’t wants fault system stretch declared as danger zone

Sunday, 24 May 2015 | Written by

The Quezon City local government through the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (QCDRRMC), reiterated its call to declare as danger zone the 7-kilometer stretch of the fault system that runs through the city’s periphery. The city government in cooperation with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) and Geoscience Australia conducted last year trenching activity across the West…Read More »

PH urges APEC to expand trade, investment to reduce poverty

Sunday, 24 May 2015 | Written by

The Philippines has called on other member economies from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to further expand trade and investment which is crucial in supporting inclusive growth and poverty reduction across the region. At the opening Saturday of the two-day APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT) meeting in Boracay, Aklan, Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo noted that APEC…Read More »

CHED approves hike in tuition, other fees in 313 schools; youth solon slams decision

Friday, 22 May 2015 | Written by

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has approved the application for increase in tuition and other school fees by 313 private higher education institutions for the school year 2015-2016. CHED issued the decision on Monday through a statement signed by its chair Patricia Licuanan. Of the 1,683 schools which applied for tuition and other fee increase, 283 (16 percent) were…Read More »

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