Caloocan police to keep watch on 'Simbang Gabi'

December 13, 2009 1:05 pm· Comments Off on Caloocan police to keep watch on 'Simbang Gabi' 

MANILA, Dec. 13 — With “Simbang Gabi” celebrations just three days away, Caloocan Mayor Enrico “Recom” Echiverri has ordered the city police to intensify their security and visibility patrols in all churches in the locality to deter criminals and other groups from preying on church goers.

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RP's exemplary practices in the field of int'l adoption hailed

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MANILA, Dec. 13 — The Permanent Bureau of The Hague Conference on Private International Law has recognized the exemplary practices of the Philippines in the field of International Adoption.

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DSWD signs food banking agreement with Japanese organization

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MANILA, Dec. 13 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Second Harvest-Japan (2HJ) for the establishment of food banking in the Philippines.

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Today in History

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December 13, 1993

MANILA, Dec. 13 -— On December 13, 1993, President Fidel V. Ramos signed into law Republic Act 7659 imposing death penalty on heinous crimes.

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MMDA allows vendors to occupy designated vending areas only

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MANILA, Dec. 13 – Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Oscar Inocentes said the agency will allow vendors to only occupy sidewalks or roadways that have been designated as vending areas.

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(Metro News) No automatic jeepney fare increase yet, LTFRB warns

December 13, 2009 1:05 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) No automatic jeepney fare increase yet, LTFRB warns 

MANILA, Dec. 13 — Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Alberto Suansing has assured that there will be no automatic jeepney fare increase, at least until next week, despite the petition of various transport groups to reimplement the 50-centavo provisional fare hike.

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(Metro News) Agro-industrial fair in Baclaran draws consumers

December 13, 2009 1:05 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Dec. 13 – Looking for a good place to shop for the holidays?

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DepEd to include Spanish language in high school curriculum

December 13, 2009 1:05 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Dec. 13 — The Department of Education (DepEd) has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the University of Alcala in Spain to allow the inclusion of Spanish language in the high school curriculum as well as strengthening of educational and cultural ties between the Philippines and Spain.

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Angara welcomes lifting of Proclamation 1959

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MANILA, Dec. 13 — House Deputy Majority Leader and Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo M. Angara hailed on Sunday President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's decision to lift Proclamation 1959 declaring the state of martial law in Maguindanao.

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UN rebuilds first house in Gaza after war

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GAZA, Dec. 13 — The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) announced Saturday it had rebuilt the first house in Gaza Strip nearly one year after a major Israeli offensive that demolished thousands of houses.

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