Typhoon Feria deaths rise to 5; hits Manila tonight

June 24, 2009 9:22 am· Comments Off on Typhoon Feria deaths rise to 5; hits Manila tonight 

By Mediatrix P. Cristobal

MANILA, June 24 – Tropical Storm Feria (international name: Nangka) scored five deaths, mostly fishermen who ventured out in the sea amidst dangers of the bad weather.

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PGMA gets warm welcome in Brasilia

June 24, 2009 9:22 am· Comments Off on PGMA gets warm welcome in Brasilia 

BRASILIA, Brazil, June 24 – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo arrived at the Brasilia Military Airbase here this afternoon (Wednesday) as part of her four-day, three-city state visit to Brazil to further strengthen 49 years of diplomatic and bilateral cooperation between the Philippines and Brazil.

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Atienza lauds move of La Union career service execs to hold climate change summit

June 24, 2009 9:22 am· Comments Off on Atienza lauds move of La Union career service execs to hold climate change summit 

MANILA, June, 24 — Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Lito Atienza today lauded efforts of career service executives in La Union to sponsor a climate change summit on Thursday (June 25), in time for the national celebration of Arbor Day, at the Oasis Resort in San Fernando City, La Union.

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No incident involving Filipinos in Iran as community gets protection amid political tension, says envoy

June 24, 2009 9:22 am· Comments Off on No incident involving Filipinos in Iran as community gets protection amid political tension, says envoy 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, June 24 — Iran’s community of Filipinos is assured of protection by Tehran’s law enforcement agencies amid the current political tension there even as there have been “no reports of incidents to any foreigners,” Iran’s ambassador to Manila said today.

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Police nab five suspects, one of them a cop killer, for unlicensed firearms

June 24, 2009 9:22 am· Comments Off on Police nab five suspects, one of them a cop killer, for unlicensed firearms 

MANILA, June 24 — Police operatives handcuffed five armed men, one of them a wanted person for killing a policeman last year, in a checkpoint in Cavite Monday night, reports reaching Camp Crame said today.

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71 sea vessels, 2,616 passengers stranded in Western Visayas

June 24, 2009 9:22 am· Comments Off on 71 sea vessels, 2,616 passengers stranded in Western Visayas 

By Perla G. Lena

ILOILO CITY, June 24 – Some 71 sea vessels and 2,616 passengers are already stranded in various ports and piers in Western Visayas after the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) did not allow them to ply their routes because of storm Feria.

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Steps to meet recession now in place – Esperon

June 24, 2009 9:22 am· Comments Off on Steps to meet recession now in place – Esperon 

DAGUPAN CITY, June 24 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo did not stop in making ways and means to cushion the impact of the recession in the Philippines predicted to hit the country soon.

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ARMM leadership extends P5.2-M cash grants to Lanao del Sur beneficiaries

June 24, 2009 9:22 am· Comments Off on ARMM leadership extends P5.2-M cash grants to Lanao del Sur beneficiaries 

MARAWI CITY, June 24 – In its continuing effort to help improve the living condition of its constituents, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), through its Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-ARMM) has provided cash gifts to the marginalized and underprivileged families across the region.

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ARMM reiterates commitment to donor countries in pushing peace initiatives

June 24, 2009 9:22 am· Comments Off on ARMM reiterates commitment to donor countries in pushing peace initiatives 

COTABATO CITY, June 24 – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) leadership reiterated its commitment to international donors and humanitarian groups to continuously push for peace initiatives in the region amidst conflicts.

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Infrastructure projects beefed up in ARMM

June 24, 2009 9:22 am· Comments Off on Infrastructure projects beefed up in ARMM 

COTABATO CITY, June 24 – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Social Fund Project (ASFP) and contractors inked on Tuesday agreements for the construction of three Strategic Regional Infrastructure (SRI) sub-projects under the Japan International Coordinating Agency (JICA) component.

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