National

More modern national prison

President Aquino wants a more modern national prison by the end of the year. The national prison will be transferred to Laur, Nueva Ecija inside Fort Magsaysay. The project will be a private-public partnership with a 40 billion peso budget.

Brownout in West Crame

Residents in West Crame experienced brownout after a transformer exploded when the cables of two electric posts got entangled in a passing container van, the driver of which didn’t notice the wires because of the heavy rains.

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits Batangas; Intensity 3 felt in Metro Manila

  A magnitude 5.7 earthquake that was centered 22 kilometers south of Calatagan, Batangas struck around 7:52 PM Wednesday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Initial reports from Phivolcs geologist Isabel Abiga stated that the earthquake has a depth of 36 kilometers. A magnitude 5 was felt in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro and Batangas City. No major damages or injuries were reported, but the shaking was felt as far as Metro […]

Aquino appoints new NFA and PCA administrators

MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed new administrators for the National Food Authority (NFA) and Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA). President Aquino designated former president of San Miguel Foods, Inc., Arthur O. Juan, as NFA Council member and administrator, to serve the unexpired term of office ending on June 30, 2014. Juan will replace Orlan A. Calayag who resigned in May shortly after the appointment of former senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan as […]