(Yearender) QCPD acquires high-tech equipment in 2009 amid tough challenges

December 31, 2009 11:40 pm· Comments Off on (Yearender) QCPD acquires high-tech equipment in 2009 amid tough challenges 

MANILA, Dec. 31 – Amid the tough challenges in fighting criminality, the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) acquired high-technology equipment in 2009 through the help of Quezon City Mayor Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte.

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DPWH fast-tracks flood control, rural water projects nationwide

December 31, 2009 11:40 pm· Comments Off on DPWH fast-tracks flood control, rural water projects nationwide 

By Lynda B. Valencia

MANILA, Dec. 31 — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has doubled its efforts to fast-track rural water projects nationwide along with the repair and rehabilitation of flood control structures damaged by the successive typhoons Ondoy, Pepeng and Ramil last September and October.

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Verzosa orders regional police chiefs to resolve election-related violence

December 31, 2009 11:40 pm· Comments Off on Verzosa orders regional police chiefs to resolve election-related violence 

MANILA, Dec. 31 — PNP Chief Director General Jesus A. Verzosa on Thursday directed police regional directors (RDs) to resolve election-related violence in their areas of responsibility (AORs) even as he ordered concerned regional directors to get to the bottom of the spate of ambuscades in Northern Luzon and in Eastern Mindanao which have already killed at least four people and wounded nine others this week.

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(Metro News) BFP, volunteer fire trucks go around Metro Manila for ‘Iwas Paputok’ and New Year fire prevention

December 31, 2009 11:40 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) BFP, volunteer fire trucks go around Metro Manila for ‘Iwas Paputok’ and New Year fire prevention 

MANILA, Dec. 31 –- Fire trucks of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and Association of Philippine Volunteer Fire Brigades Inc. (APVFBI) went around Metro Manila on Thursday to remind the public of the government’s "Iwas Paputok" or anti-firecracker and fire prevention campaign during the New Year celebrations.

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Over 6,000 fires in 2009 – DILG-BFP

December 31, 2009 11:40 pm· Comments Off on Over 6,000 fires in 2009 – DILG-BFP 

MANILA, Dec. 31 – More than 6,000 fires, mostly accidental, happened from Jan. to Oct. this year, the Department of Interior and Local Government on (DILG) said on Thursday

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OMA distributes P13-M relief goods to typhoon victims

December 31, 2009 11:40 pm· Comments Off on OMA distributes P13-M relief goods to typhoon victims 

MANILA, Dec. 31 – The Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA) on Thursday said it has distributed various relief goods worth P13 million to typhoon victims in Metro Manila and Luzon.

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Giant firecrackers, paper horns, round fruits on the dining table usher in New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2009 11:40 pm· Comments Off on Giant firecrackers, paper horns, round fruits on the dining table usher in New Year’s Eve 

MANILA, Dec. 31 – Filipino families joined the world in welcoming New Year late Thursday as giant firecrackers of all shapes and forms roared into the air with a million multi-colored lights blazing across the sky.

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(Metro News) LGU group strengthens anti-drug campaign

December 31, 2009 11:40 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) LGU group strengthens anti-drug campaign 

MANILA, Dec. 31 – The Philippine Councilors League (PCL) on Thursday appealed to its 16,000-strong members to help the national government initiate measures in fighting drug addiction to preserve family values.

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PGMA names members of commission probing private armies

December 31, 2009 11:40 pm· Comments Off on PGMA names members of commission probing private armies 

MANILA, Dec. 31 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Thursday named the members of an independent commission tasked to oversee the dismantling of private armies in Maguindanao and other "hot spots" in the country.

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CBCP's New Year message‏

December 31, 2009 11:40 pm· Comments Off on CBCP's New Year message‏ 

MANILA, Dec. 31 — The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) today expressed hope that every Filipino can make 2010 prosperous by believing in God and in themselves.

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