Another suspect in Dacer witness' slay yields

October 9, 2009 9:57 am· Comments Off on Another suspect in Dacer witness' slay yields 

MANILA, Oct. 9 –Another suspect in the slaying of a witness in the 2000 Salvador “Bubby” Dacer-Emmanuel Corbito double murder case has surrendered to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Philippine National Police – Special Task Force Jimmy Lopez in Cavite.

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Gov’t to help Pepeng’s new victims — Palace

October 9, 2009 9:57 am· Comments Off on Gov’t to help Pepeng’s new victims — Palace 

MANILA, Oct. 9 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo assured typhoon-affected residents in Northern and Central Luzon that government is doing everything to ease their plight even as rescue, relief, and rehabilitation efforts continue in other areas nationwide.

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PGMA wants farmers to increase production

October 9, 2009 9:57 am· Comments Off on PGMA wants farmers to increase production 

MAHAYAG, Zamboanga del Sur, Oct. 9 — In a bid to increase rice and corn production, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today asked farmers to sell their harvest to the government which, she said, buys P17 per kilo of rice, the highest in the market.

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PGMA inspects new resettlers in Sta. Rosa, Laguna

October 9, 2009 9:57 am· Comments Off on PGMA inspects new resettlers in Sta. Rosa, Laguna 

STA. ROSA, Laguna, Oct. 9 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today visited 253 newly-relocated residents of flood-ravaged Marikina here and distributed relief goods before the rains started to pour.

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PGMA mobilizes gov’t agencies to help 'Pepeng' victims

October 9, 2009 9:57 am· Comments Off on PGMA mobilizes gov’t agencies to help 'Pepeng' victims 

MANILA, Oct. 9 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has mobilized all government agencies to prevent the loss of lives and mitigate the effects of typhoon "Pepeng" in Northern and Central Luzon.

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Hundreds of passengers are stranded due to the temporary closure of the 3 major roads connecting Pangasinan, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija

October 9, 2009 9:57 am· Comments Off on Hundreds of passengers are stranded due to the temporary closure of the 3 major roads connecting Pangasinan, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija 

TARLAC CITY, Tarlac, Oct. 9 — Passengers going north were stranded here due to the temporary closure of the three major roads that separate the provinces of Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija and Tarlac.

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Bulacan rescue teams on alert for backfloods

October 9, 2009 9:57 am· Comments Off on Bulacan rescue teams on alert for backfloods 

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan, Oct. 9 – Rescue teams equipped with rubber boats, jet skis and life vests have been put on alert as provincial and disaster control officials braces for the possible influx of backfloods that may descend to low-lying villages in the coastal towns of Calumpit and Hagonoy due to the swelling of the Candaba swamp.

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Quake jolt Mayon, spews high level sulfur dioxide

October 9, 2009 9:57 am· Comments Off on Quake jolt Mayon, spews high level sulfur dioxide 

By Mar S. Arguelles

LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 9 — Quakes and high level of sulfur dioxide disgorged by Mayon volcano were clear signs that the volcano continue to be on heightened state of restiveness, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Friday to PNA.

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Fisherman "nets" big vintage bomb in Angat river

October 9, 2009 9:57 am· Comments Off on Fisherman "nets" big vintage bomb in Angat river 

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan, Oct. 9 – A fisherman, fishing along the still swollen Angat river in Pulilan town, was shocked when what he thought was a big catch of fishes turned out to be a big World War II vintage bomb.

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Missionaries extend supports for typhoon victims in Botolan

October 9, 2009 9:57 am· Comments Off on Missionaries extend supports for typhoon victims in Botolan 

BOTOLAN, Zambales, Oct. 9 — The aftermath of typhoons "Kiko" in August, "Labuyo and Ondoy" in September and typhoon "Pepeng" this month left this town battered and merely surviving.

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