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President Aquino Leaves for a Two Day State Visit in Malaysia

President Noynoy Aquino leaves for Malaysia for a two-day state visit, where he will meet the Malaysia’s King Abdul Halim and Prime Minister Najib Razak. Highlight of the visit is the pushing through of the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, wherein Malaysia serves as third party facilitator.

PNP doctors say Napoles’ medical condition is not life-threatening

Alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim-Napoles is safely back in her detention cell in Fort Santo Domingo,  Sta Rosa Laguna after undergoing a medical check-up at the Philippine National Police General Hospital this morning (February 26). According to PNP Health Service Director Chief Supt. Alejandro Advincula Jr., her vital signs are stable and she is physically fit.   PNP physicians in Camp Crame said her illness was not life-threatening and that she did not need […]

Meralco Cannot Collect Additional Rates

Manila Electric Company or Meralco clarified that it cannot collect the additional sum reflected in the February bills of some of its customers due to the injunction issued by the Supreme Court. Meralco customers are also not required to pay the additional sum.

Earthquake Hits Batangas

According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, a magnitude 4.5 earthquake hit the southeastern part of Calatagan, Batangas. Meanwhile, intensity earthquakes hit the islands of Looc and Lubang, Occidental Mindoro. No injuries were recorded.

Northeast Monsoon Brings Light Rains

The northeast monsoon affects Luzon and Visayas while trough of low pressure area affects eastern Mindanao. The whole country will experience fair weather with partly cloudy and cloudy skies with some areas experiencing isolated rain and thunderstorms.

PHL protests Chinese harassment in Bajo de Masinloc

  By Michaela Del Callar MANILA, Feb. 25 (PNA) -– The Philippines on Tuesday strongly protested several cases of harassment allegedly committed by Chinese authorities on Filipino fishermen in the Scarborough Shoal off Manila’s northwestern coast, including last month’s water cannon assault on two Philippine fishing vessels in the area. Foreign Affairs acting Assistant Secretary Bernadette Catalla summoned Chinese Embassy Charge d’Affaires Sun Xiangyang to receive Manila’s diplomatic note indicating the government’s “vehement protest” over […]

DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro says graduation rites should be simple

MANILA, Feb. 25 (PNA) — This year‘s graduation rites in private and public elementary and secondary schools should be kept solemn, simple, prudent and economical, according to Department of Education – DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro who said on Tuesday that such occasion should fall on March 27 or 28. At the same time, Luistro said that schools and regions which have to conduct makeup classes due to calamities last year may schedule their graduation day […]