• 10 February 2016
MANILA, Feb. 10 -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to conduct mock elections on 13 February 2016 in 20 cities and municipalities nationwide, in preparation for the 9 May 2016 National and Local Elections. The objective of the mock elections is (1) to test and ensure the adequate security, accuracy, system and functional capability and integrity of the vote counting machines (VCM), transmission devices, and consolidation and canvassing system (CCS); (2) to simulate the conduct of election (deployment, voting, and consolidation) and transmission procedures; and (3) to develop public confidence and acceptance of the Automated Filing System (AES). Over 25 thousand registered voters are expected to take part in the mock elections. The coverage areas for the mock elections and other relevant data include the following:  ...Read more

25 provinces likely to experience drought

 CENTRAL  10 February 2016
QUEZON CITY, Feb. 10 (PIA) -- At least 25 provinces might experience drought by the end of February 2016 said Anthony Joseph R. Lucero, officer-in-charge of CLIMPS-CAD, during the 78th Climate Outlook forum yesterday, 09 February 2016, conducted by DOST PAGASA (Department of Science and Technology ...Read more

Flights to be retimed to address delays

 CENTRAL  10 February 2016
PASAY CITY, Feb. 10 --  Airport authorities are soon to implement a new measure to address flight delay involving a more efficient implementation of the current policy on flight movements per hour.Ten flight movements will be grouped per 15-minute block periods to ensure compliance with the said po ...Read more