Articles in the Pinas Now! Category

PH charges crew of ship that rammed reef
Posted in Pinas Now! on 11 April 2013

MANILA (AP) — Philippine authorities filed a poaching case and were preparing more charges against 12 detained Chinese fishermen who were aboard a vessel that ran aground in a protected coral reef. The steel-hulled vessel strayed into the Tubbataha National Marine Park, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, and struck an atoll earlier this week. The […]

Canada grants $7.1 million to boost PH tourism industry competitiveness
Posted in Pinas Now! on 11 April 2013

MANILA (PIA) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is set to receive a $7.1-million technical assistance grant from the Government of Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), to help boost the competitiveness of the tourism industry. The funds will administered by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The memorandum of agreement (MOA) on the […]

PNoy vows effective implementation of the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Law under his helm
Posted in Pinas Now! on 9 April 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III announced on Tuesday the government’s effective implementation of the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Law. In his speech keynoting the commemoration of the 71th Araw ng Kagitingan rites at Mt. Samat Shrine here, the Chief Executive said that some 18,700 Filipino veterans were already given their compensation totaling to US$ 224 […]

Filipino Catholics aim to show their power in vote
Posted in Pinas Now! on 9 April 2013

MANILA (AP) — Filipino Catholic groups launched a campaign Monday to try to muster millions of votes for senatorial candidates who opposed a controversial contraceptives law passed last year and prove that the church remains a force to be reckoned with in Asia’s largest Catholic nation. Catholic leader Mike Velarde said his El Shaddai group […]

World War II Filipino heroes honored in rites
Posted in Pinas Now! on 5 April 2013

QUEZON CITY (PIA) — Filipino World War II veterans were honored during a ceremony held Friday at the Philippine Army Grandstand in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. The event is part of activities in observance of the Fall of Bataan, which for this year has for its theme, “Ang Beterano: Sigla at Inspirasyon ng Kabataan tungo […]

PH govt ready to deal with possible crisis in the Korean Peninsula
Posted in Pinas Now! on 4 April 2013

Malacanang made an assurance on Thursday that the government has a contingency plan in case the tension in the Korean Peninsula escalates further and turns for the worse. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said in a press conference in Malacanang on Thursday that he believes North Korea still does not have nuclear weapons based on recent […]

PH, Muslim rebels expect peace pact soon
Posted in Pinas Now! on 3 April 2013

MANILA—Philippine officials and the largest Muslim rebel group in the country said last April 3 that they expect to conclude a peace accord as early as next month despite unresolved issues, including the delicate task of disarming the 11,000-strong guerrilla force. View Source

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