DOTC to work on P2.6-B MRT-3 improvement projects

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 05:54 p.m.

MALACANANG said Thursday that the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) will be implementing about P2.6-billion worth of maintenance and improvement projects for the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3).

Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said that President Benigno Aquino III directed Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya during a meeting on Wednesday to ensure the safety and reliability of the mass transport service provided by MRT 3 as well as the Light Rail Transit Lines 1 and 2.

Blue Ribbon to invite Binay to Makati hearing

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 05:46 p.m.

MANILA (Updated) -- The Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee will formally invite Vice President Jejomar Binay to its hearing on September 25.

In the continuation of the hearing on the alleged overpriced Makati City building 2, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, committee chairperson, said they would extend the invitation for Binay to give the former mayor of Makati a chance to refute all the accusations against him.

DOJ backs tax evasion raps vs Napoles daughter

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 04:07 p.m.

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has approved the filing of P32-million tax evasion case at the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) against Jeane Napoles, whose luxurious lifestyle abroad earned criticisms on suspicion that her family got rich by stealing public money.

Napoles is the daughter of businesswoman Janet Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the alleged pork barrel scam.

Scientists: Strong solar storm heading to Earth

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 04:08 p.m.

WASHINGTON -- A strong solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet and not cause many problems.

It has been several years since Earth has had a solar storm of this size coming from sunspots smack in the middle of the sun, said Tom Berger, director of the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado.

12 killed, 6 wounded in Cotabato clash

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 03:07 p.m.

MANILA -- Ten Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and two government troops were killed in a clash in the village of Palongogue, Midsayap town, North Cotabato Thursday morning.

Six other soldiers were wounded.

Asia arms up to counter growing Chinese might

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 02:49 p.m.

BEIJING -- Vietnam has nearly doubled its military spending, Japan is requesting its biggest-ever defense budget and the Philippines is rushing to piece together a viable navy.

Several Asian nations are arming up, their wary eyes fixed squarely on one country: a resurgent China that's boldly asserting its territorial claims all along the East Asian coast.

4th Malampaya fund contractor charged

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 02:28 p.m.

A BUSINESSWOMAN was charged with tax evasion on Thursday at the Department of Justice (DOJ) for understating income from projects funded by proceeds from the Malampaya natural gas operation off Palawan.

Rebecca Tiotangco, owner of Puerto Princesa-based Anilos Trading and Construction, allegedly failed to pay P82.36 million in taxes (inclusive of surcharges and interests) for years 2008 and 2010, according to the complaint filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

Aquino to ask Congress to allow gov’t to contract more power generation

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 02:24 p.m.

WITH the looming power shortage next year, President Benigno Aquino III said Thursday he would ask Congress for a joint resolution that will authorize the National Government to contract an additional generating capacity to address the power situation.

Aquino made the disclosure in a speech in Makati City where he led the launching of the $976-million 420-megawatt (MW) Pagbilao III Power Project.

Bidder confirms being ‘trapped’ inside elevator

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:52 p.m.

MANILA -- The alleged bidder in the controversial Makati City Hall 2 parking building confirmed Thursday that he was trapped in the City Hall's elevator, as revealed by former city employer Engr. Mario Hechanova.

Marcial Lichauco, president and general manager of 911 Inc., told the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee that he was late for the bidding of the project because he was trapped in the elevator.

Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:14 p.m.

WASHINGTON -- Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized US airstrikes inside Syria for the first time, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless effort" to root out Islamic State extremists and their spreading reign of terror.

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