Sun Life Financial donates 100,000 Canadian dollars to typhoon victims

October 27, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on Sun Life Financial donates 100,000 Canadian dollars to typhoon victims 

MANILA, Oct. 28 — Toronto-based Sun Life Financial, the mother company of Sun Life Financial Philippines, announced it will be donating 100,000 Canadian dollars to support relief efforts for families affected by typhoon “Ondoy” and “Pepeng”.

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Truck with 50 passengers fall in a ravine in North Cotabato, scores feared dead

October 27, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on Truck with 50 passengers fall in a ravine in North Cotabato, scores feared dead 

COTABATO CITY, Oct. 27 — Scores were wounded and there may be deaths when a hauler truck used as a passenger vehicle plunged into a 20-foot ravine in Makilala, North Cotabato, authorities said.

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4Ps to benefit 4 add'l Iloilo municipalities

October 27, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on 4Ps to benefit 4 add'l Iloilo municipalities 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 28 – The government’s conditional cash transfer program for indigent families is set to benefit four additional towns of this province, according to Presidential Adviser for Western Visayas Raul Banias.

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DAR Davao launches website facility for most effective means of managing public

October 27, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on DAR Davao launches website facility for most effective means of managing public 

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 28 – The people in the Davao Region now expect effective services of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) with the recent launching of the official website at a local resort here.

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Obama announces 3.4 bln USD grant to support power grid reform

October 27, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on Obama announces 3.4 bln USD grant to support power grid reform 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 — U.S. President Barack Obama announced Tuesday a 3.4-billion-U.S.-dollar grant to support the nation's historic power transmission system reform.

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NASA delays test flight of new rocket due to bad weather

October 27, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on NASA delays test flight of new rocket due to bad weather 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 — NASA on Tuesday postponed the test flight of Ares I-X rocket, an unmanned prototype moon rocket, due to poor weather.

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Arab oil, gas exhibition opens in UAE

October 27, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on Arab oil, gas exhibition opens in UAE 

ABU DHABI, Oct. 28 — The 2009 Arab Oil and Gas Show, one of the leading networking platforms for the world's energy industry, opened Tuesday at the International Convention and Exhibition Center in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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5.5-magnitude earthquake shakes Colombia

October 27, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on 5.5-magnitude earthquake shakes Colombia 

BOGOTA, Oct. 28 — An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale rocked the central and northeastern parts of Colombia, the Colombian Institute of Geology and Mining said. There is no reports of casualties at the moment.

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Poland's position on climate to be firm: Polish PM

October 27, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on Poland's position on climate to be firm: Polish PM 

WARSAW, Oct. 28 — Matters related to the financing of climate change control will be the top priority for Poland at the EU summit in Brussels starting Thursday, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said here Tuesday.

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UN chief urges Sudanese parties to revolve issues of elections and referendums

October 27, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on UN chief urges Sudanese parties to revolve issues of elections and referendums 

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 28 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called on the relevant parties in Sudan to intensify their efforts to resolve issues relating to elections and referendums.

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