Articles in the Pinas Now! Category

PH asks China to explain ship deployment
Posted in Pinas Now! on 10 January 2013

The Philippines has asked China to explain its deployment of a patrol ship to guard disputed territory it claims in the South China Sea, saying the move has sparked new tensions over the potentially oil-rich waters, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said. View Source

Aquino nixes imposing total gun ban
Posted in Pinas Now! on 9 January 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III said he doesn’t favor imposing a total gun ban in the country and instead suggested that the government must go after criminals and private armed groups to prevent gun violence in the country. In an interview Wednesday in Malacanang after spearheading the oath taking ceremony, the President said a total […]

PH government sees 2013 a fruitful year
Posted in Pinas Now! on 8 January 2013

Malacanang expects 2013 to be an exciting year considering the achievements the government posted in 2012, as it assured the public that President Benigno S. Aquino III will remain focused on good governance. Some political analysts and critics have been saying that the chief executive will set his sight on the 2013 midterm polls instead […]

PhilRice researcher wins int’l best paper award
Posted in Pinas Now! on 4 January 2013

SCIENCE CITY OF MUNOZ (PIA) – Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) communication researcher Jaime Manalo IV won the Best Qualitative Conference Paper Award during the recent International Conference on Communication and Media ’12 (i-COME ’12) in Penang, Malaysia. i-COME ’12 aimed to address communication and media issues such as challenges in the socio-economic and political […]

New law points to PH church’s waning sway
Posted in Pinas Now! on 3 January 2013

MANILA (AP) — Twenty-six years after Roman Catholic leaders helped his mother marshal millions of Filipinos in an uprising that ousted a dictator, President Benigno Aquino III picked a fight with the church over contraceptives and won a victory that bared the bishops’ worst nightmare: They no longer sway the masses. Aquino last month signed […]

PH port operator pulls out of Syria
Posted in Pinas Now! on 2 January 2013

MANILA (AP) — A Philippine container port operator has decided to pull out of Syria and withdrew all its Filipino workers from a key port due to increasing dangers from the country’s civil war, company officials said Wednesday. The withdrawal of Manila-based International Container Terminal Services Inc., through its Syrian subsidiary Tartus International Container Terminal, […]

Aquino government remains committed to recover ill-gotten wealth of Marcoses and cronies
Posted in Pinas Now! on 2 January 2013

The Aquino administration remains committed to recover the ill-gotten wealth of the family and cronies of the late President Ferdinand Marcos and pursue pending cases of graft and corruption in the event Congress decides to abolish the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), a Palace official said on Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said during […]

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