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Alzona named new PSALM chief

August 3, 2015 9:03 pm

STATE-RUN Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) Corp. has a new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) — Lourdes Alzona. Alzona, who was appointed board member by President Benigno Aquino 3rd, acted as officer-in-charge when PSALM president and CEO … Read more »

COA report on envoys’ pay inaccurate – DFA

August 3, 2015 8:23 pm

There are “inaccuracies” in the Commission on Audit’s (COA) report on the salaries and allowances of Philippine ambassadors who were tagged as among the highest paid government officials, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday. In a statement, the … Read more »

Comelec eyes longer campaign period

August 3, 2015 7:40 pm

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is amenable to moving the start of the campaign period for next year’s polls a month early. If implemented, candidates for national positions will have 120 days to campaign instead of the usual 90 days. … Read more »

Kalibo runway repair extended

August 3, 2015 6:33 pm

  Repair of the Kalibo International Airport runway had to be extended when potholes emerged from it after a heavy downpour. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) on Sunday issued Notice to Airmen (Notam) B1925/15, saying there will … Read more »

GMA calls for worldwide abolition of death penalty

August 3, 2015 5:16 pm

Former President Gloria Arroyo has joined the International Commission Against Death Penalty (ICDP) of which she is a member in calling for the worldwide abolition of capital punishment. Now a lawmaker representing her native Pampanga province, Arroyo is under hospital … Read more »

Super typhoon to enter PH Wednesday

August 3, 2015 5:12 pm

A NEW typhoon with the international name “Soudelor” will enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday. The typhoon will be named “Hanna” once inside Philippine territory. Although it will not directly hit the country, it will induce monsoons … Read more »

Ukraine president accuses Putin of wanting ‘whole of Europe’

August 3, 2015 5:12 pm

PARIS: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday accused his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin of wanting to take over the “whole of Europe” and potentially aiming his sights next at Finland and the Baltics. “Putin wants to go as far as … Read more »

Obama’s new emissions rules likely to help shape White House race

August 3, 2015 4:54 pm

    WASHINGTON: With Monday’s release of landmark rules to combat global warming, President Barack Obama is putting into place what probably will be the last piece of his ambitious second-term agenda — one that highlights deep divisions in the … Read more »

Schools increase awareness of trauma’s impact on learning

August 3, 2015 4:51 pm

JENNINGS, Missouri: The list was a familiar one to the counselors looking at the projector screen inside the Jennings high School cafeteria. Physical abuse. Violence to mother. Abandonment. Divorce. The school counselors nodded their heads, indicating they have high percentages … Read more »

Japan calls US spying allegations ‘deeply regrettable’

August 3, 2015 4:47 pm

TOKYO: Tokyo on Monday described claims that Washington spied on Japanese politicians and major firms as “deeply regrettable”, in its first official response to revelations from whistleblower group WikiLeaks.   “I will withhold comment. But If this is true, as … Read more »