Parents told to ensure their children get anti-measles, polio vaccination

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 07:46 p.m.

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III said Monday that parents should make sure that their children would receive anti-measles and polio vaccinations.

The Chief Executive made the statement as he led the launching of the Ligtas sa Tigdas at Polio mass immunization campaign at the San Lazaro Compound in Manila.

Biazon commends Catapang, Pinoy UN peacekeepers

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 07:38 p.m.

MUNTINLUPA City Representative Rodolfo Biazon lauded Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. for ordering the Philippine Peacekeeping contingent to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (Undof) in Syria not to surrender and defend their post while being surrounded by Syrian rebels.

Gov't renews call for Reds to resume peace process

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 07:10 p.m.

THE Aquino administration renewed on Monday its call to the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF) to resume the peace process with the government.

Government peace panel head Alexander Padilla, however, said that the peace negotiation should be agenda- and time-bound.

Tacloban airport to be closed due to potholes on runway

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 06:50 p.m.

THE airport in Tacloban City will be temporarily closed starting this week for the repair of potholes on the runway that pose safety risk to passengers, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) said Monday.

The Caap officials met with representatives from the Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Air Asia and Tiger Air to discuss the situation of the Daniel Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City.

Inmates at Bulacan jail want Palparan transferred

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 06:45 p.m.

RELATIVES of the detainees and inmates at the Bulacan Provincial Jail in Malolos, Bulacan, appealed to government to transfer detained retired major general Jovito Palparan to other detention centers.

A spouse of one of the inmates who requested anonymity said Monday that they are afraid that their relatives inside the jail will be harmed due to threats to the life of Palparan.

Prosecution blocks Estrada’s motion to conduct Senate hearings

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 05:43 p.m.

GOVERNMENT prosecutors blocked on Monday a motion filed by the camp of Senator Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada asking the anti-graft court to allow him to hold Senate inquiries being the chairperson of the committee on labor, employment and human resources development.

In their opposition, the prosecution team asked the Sandiganbayan fifth division to deny Estrada's motion since it has no legal basis.

DOJ slaps illegal firearms case vs bizman in Pastor slay

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 05:22 p.m.

BUSINESSMAN Domingo de Guzman III will face illegal possession of firearms case in a Muntinlupa City court even as the Department of Justice (DOJ) has scheduled hearings on his alleged participation in the killing of race car driver Ferdinand "Enzo" Pastor.

Signed by Prosecutor General Claro Arellano, the DOJ ordered through a resolution on Monday De Guzman's indictment less than a week after he underwent inquest proceedings.

Senator urges filing of charges vs MRTC

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 04:54 p.m.

LEGAL action should have been taken against the Metro Rail Transit Corporation (MRTC) for having been in default in its responsibility to purchase additional train coaches for Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) to decongest the system, Senator Francis Escudero said.

In Monday's Senate sub-committee hearing on MRT-3, Escudero grilled officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) for their inaction in protecting the interests of the government in the MRT-3 project and allowing the private company to shortchange the government and the riding public.

Drilon takes ice bucket challenge

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 04:37 p.m.

SENATE President Franklin Drilon accepted on Monday the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) ice bucket challenge not only to raise funds and promote awareness for the dangerous disease, but also to bring attention to other important causes in the country.

Drilon became the latest public official to be doused with iced water when he gamely took the charity challenge at his Senate office on Monday morning.

Palace forms task force vs fraternity violence

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 04:26 p.m.

THE Aquino administration has created an interagency task force to step up its efforts to prevent fraternity violence and strengthen the enforcement of the Anti-Hazing Law, Malacanang said Monday.

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. said he signed on August 28 Memorandum Circular 68 for the creation of the task force to be headed by the Secretary of Justice.

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