• 30 July 2015
MANILA,  July 30 --  The Palace called on the public to participate in the synchronized Metro Manila-wide earthquake drill, today, Thursday to prepare the metropolis for a possible earthquake triggered by the West Valley Fault. "We ask the public to cooperate in the exercise," Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said during a press briefing on Wednesday. "I think it will be good and beneficial for all of us to be trained as to how to respond to a situation like an earthquake."Earthquake drills, he said, aim to prepare everyone for a major quake. The five-hour Metro Manila earthquake drill will be staged on Thursday as part of the government’s plan to prepare residents for a possible 7.2-magnitude earthquake that could be triggered by a movement in the West Valley Fault, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has said. The drill will start at 10:30 a.m. and will involve Metro Manila schools, business establishments and local governments. This is expected to be one of the biggest earthquake drills to be held in the country's capital region. Mobile phone service and electricity across Metro Manila would be cut off during the drill. Massive traffic jam ...Read more

Peace monitors encourage Congress to continue work on BBL

 CENTRAL  30 July 2015
MANILA, July 30 – Third party monitors of the peace deal between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) which seeks to end decades of conflict in Mindanao appealed to both houses of Congress to solidify measures already undertaken to seal the peace bet ...Read more

The Philippines at the forefront of landmark IT trade deal

 CENTRAL  30 July 2015
MAKATI CITY, July 30 --  The World Trade Organization (WTO) has eliminated the tariffs on a total of 201 products being manufactured under the information technology sector. The abolishment follows an accord reached by 54 WTO members last July 18, and was confirmed in a meeting held last July 24 at ...Read more