NCRPO, MMDA remain in full alert after Holy Week

April 13, 2009 11:32 pm· Comments Off on NCRPO, MMDA remain in full alert after Holy Week 

MANILA, April 12 — The 15,000-strong Metro Manila police will remain on full alert status to ensure the safety of vacationers returning from their provinces after the Lenten break, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Roberto Rosales said on Sunday.

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NGCP starts maintenance work on RP’s power transmission highway

April 13, 2009 11:30 pm· Comments Off on NGCP starts maintenance work on RP’s power transmission highway 

MANILA, April 12 — To improve further the delivery of service, the National Grid Corp. of the Phils. (NGCP), holder of the 25-year concession for the country’s transmission system, is now undertaking a nationwide preventive maintenance of sub-station facilities to make the power grid more reliable and efficient.

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Aboitiz Power to take over the operations of Tiwi-Makban by May 26

April 13, 2009 11:30 pm· Comments Off on Aboitiz Power to take over the operations of Tiwi-Makban by May 26 

MANILA, April 12 — Aboitiz Power Corp. (AP) is closing the deal for the take over of the 289-megawatt (MW) Tiwi and 458.53 MW Makban geothermal power facilities next month.

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Development of space industry has been strategic priority — President

April 13, 2009 11:29 pm· Comments Off on Development of space industry has been strategic priority — President 

MOSCOW, April 12 — President Dmitry Medvedev congratulated workers and veterans of the Russian space industry on their professional holiday – Cosmonautics Day.

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Government winning support from Sulu residents

April 13, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on Government winning support from Sulu residents 

MANILA, April 9 — The government is slowly winning the hearts of local communities in Sulu province through continuing dialogue between local and military officials and local residents affected by the ongoing intensified and coordinated efforts against the terrorist Abu Sayyaf group which continue to hold two International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) aid-workers.

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Immigration posts P544-M income in Q1

April 13, 2009 11:03 pm· Comments Off on Immigration posts P544-M income in Q1 

MANILA, April 12 — Despite the low turnout of arriving foreigners in the country due to global economic slowdown, the Bureau of Immigration earned P544 million during the first quarter this year, P24 million higher than the P520 million posted in first quarter last year.

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China rolls out assistance blueprint for ASEAN

April 13, 2009 11:02 pm· Comments Off on China rolls out assistance blueprint for ASEAN 

BEIJING, April 12 — Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi Sunday unveiled a multi-billion-dollar package of aid and credit to enhance China-ASEAN cooperation.

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PGMA to continue provincial visits despite aides’ fatal Holy Tuesday chopper crash

April 13, 2009 11:01 pm· Comments Off on PGMA to continue provincial visits despite aides’ fatal Holy Tuesday chopper crash 

MANILA, April 12 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will continue with her regular governance activities in the countryside despite the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of eight Palace aides and crew on Holy Tuesday (April 7).

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Gov’t finalizes ‘tax breaks for clunkers’ program

April 13, 2009 10:59 pm· Comments Off on Gov’t finalizes ‘tax breaks for clunkers’ program 

SEOUL, April 12 — The government will offer local motorists tax benefits for trading in their old vehicles as part of efforts to support the struggling auto industry, officials said Sunday.

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Soldiers deployed in Bangkok street after emergency decree imposed

April 13, 2009 10:58 pm· Comments Off on Soldiers deployed in Bangkok street after emergency decree imposed 

BANGKOK, April 12 — Soldiers were deployed in Bangkok streets on Sunday afternoon after a state of emergency was declared in the Thai capital and other areas.

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