The Philippines represented by Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) executive director Dr. Libertado C. Cruz signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Consortium for Japanese Veterinary Medicinal Products Manufacturers (CJVM) and Korea Institute for Animal Products Quality Evaluation (KAPE).
The Senate and the House of Representatives are expected to confirm the proposed national budget next week before submitting it to President Benigno Aquino III for signature.
The National Transmission Grid Corporation reported that heavy rains and strong winds brought by typhoon ‘Pablo’ inflicted damages on power lines in various parts of Mindanao.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that 8,283 families or 41,608 people were evacuated from Regions 8 (Eastern Visayas), 10 (Northern Mindanao), 11 (Davao Region) and 13 (Caraga Region) as typhoon ‘Pablo’ runs havoc to these areas.
The Philippine Supreme Court (SC) in its latest decision granted a petition filed by the Ampatuans, asking the high court to reconsider a June 14, 2011 ruling penned by then Associate Justice and now Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales that allowed live coverage of the high-profile Maguindanao massacre trial.
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) pinpointed mainly to pilot error as the cause of the crash on the ill-fated Piper Seneca that killed Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo.
The proliferation of toys, school supplies and other children articles in the market tainted with hazardous chemicals and substances runs unabated and directly could pose risk not only to consumers but more so to children.
The decision of the Supreme Court (SC), stopping the screening in movie houses and the showing in television of the controversial film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ in the Philippines is a welcome development.
The reinstatement of Emilio A. Gonzales III as Deputy Ombudsman for the Military and Other Law Enforcement Office (MOLEO) by the Philippine Supreme Court after he was dismissed by the Office of the President (OP) due to gross neglect of duty and grave misconduct has tested the independence of the High Court when it ruled out against the OP’s decision.
Setting up an e-library and digitization of the Philippine Supreme Court documents are welcome developments for the judiciary to make it more responsive and efficient in meeting the challenge of the changing times now that the technology of the internet is at hand.