MILF rebels attack two Cotabato villages; kill 1, wound 6 others

May 4, 2009 1:41 am· Comments Off on MILF rebels attack two Cotabato villages; kill 1, wound 6 others 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, May 3 -– A B’laan native was killed and six others, three of them village guards, were wounded when some 20 suspected Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels attacked two farming villages in Tulunan, North Cotabato, Sunday morning.

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NDCC to release 4,100 sacks of rice to typhoon-stricken Bicol region

May 4, 2009 1:40 am· Comments Off on NDCC to release 4,100 sacks of rice to typhoon-stricken Bicol region 

MANILA, May 3 — The National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) is releasing 4,100 sacks of rice to the five provinces of the Bicol region which have been ravaged by floods triggered by Typhoon “Dante.”

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Hamas slams PNA minister over appeals to end Gaza rule

May 4, 2009 1:39 am· Comments Off on Hamas slams PNA minister over appeals to end Gaza rule 

GAZA, May 3 — Hamas on Sunday lashed out at a Palestinian National Authority (PNA) minister for calling on Hamas to end its rule in the Gaza Strip.

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PDIC allowed to audit banks

May 4, 2009 1:39 am· Comments Off on PDIC allowed to audit banks 

MANILA, May 3 — The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC)can now conduct an independent audit on all type of banks in the country.

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2 village officials hurt as MILF rebels raid banana plantation in North Cotabato

May 4, 2009 1:38 am· Comments Off on 2 village officials hurt as MILF rebels raid banana plantation in North Cotabato 

COTABATO CITY, May 3 -– Some 200 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels raided Sunday a banana plantation in Tulunan, North Cotabato, strafing and burning 50 houses and construction equipment, police said Sunday.

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PGMA names Duque as NDCC chairman

May 4, 2009 1:38 am· Comments Off on PGMA names Duque as NDCC chairman 

MANILA, May 3 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has directed Health Secretary Francisco Duque to assume the chairmanship of the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) as the government tightens preventive measures against the dreaded H1N1 virus.

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WHO may take several days to decide whether to declare new flu pandemic

May 4, 2009 1:37 am· Comments Off on WHO may take several days to decide whether to declare new flu pandemic 

GENEVA, May 3 — The World Health Organization is likely to take several days to decide whether to raise its alert for the new influenza strain to the highest level and declare a pandemic.

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6 killed in avalanche in Austria

May 4, 2009 1:36 am· Comments Off on 6 killed in avalanche in Austria 

VIENNA, May 3 — Six mountain climbers were killed in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps at the weekend, police said Sunday.

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Tetangco: Fundamentals to push economy forward

May 4, 2009 1:35 am· Comments Off on Tetangco: Fundamentals to push economy forward 

MANILA, Nay 3 — Economics experts have been saying that the Philippines will sustain a huge growth reduction of a magnitude reflecting the current global economic downturn.

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Barangay tanod killed in Agusan del Sur fire

May 4, 2009 1:35 am· Comments Off on Barangay tanod killed in Agusan del Sur fire 

BUTUAN CITY, May 3 – A fire of still unknown origin killed a barangay tanod and gutted at least four houses in Purok 6, Barangay 4, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur early Sunday morning.

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