(Metro News) QC officials inspect water refilling stations to ensure safety

December 27, 2009 11:59 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) QC officials inspect water refilling stations to ensure safety 

MANILA, Dec. 27 – The Quezon City government on Sunday began doing surprise inspections on all water refilling stations in the city to prevent the sale of contaminated water to the public.

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(Metro News) Manila City Council approves on final reading the P8.5 billion appropriation for 2010 budget

December 27, 2009 11:59 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Manila City Council approves on final reading the P8.5 billion appropriation for 2010 budget 

MANILA, Dec. 27 — The Manila City Council has approved on third and final reading an ordinance appropriating the amount of P8.5 billion as the city’s budget for the year 2010.

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(Metro News) QC closes slaughterhouse in Nepa-Q–Mart

December 27, 2009 11:59 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) QC closes slaughterhouse in Nepa-Q–Mart 

MANILA, Dec. 27 – The Quezon City government on Sunday closed the slaughterhouse inside the Nepa-Q-Mart located along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) corner Ermin Garcia St. for various violations.

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Gibo tops Manila Bulletin, Facebook's online polls

December 27, 2009 11:59 pm· Comments Off on Gibo tops Manila Bulletin, Facebook's online polls 

MANILA, Dec. 27 –Lakas-Kampi CMD standard-bearer Gilberto "Gibo" Teodoro Jr. has emerged as the “thinking crowd’s” favorite in an ongoing online poll by the Manila Bulletin, the country’s oldest running newspaper.

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Free patent bill ratified by Congress

December 27, 2009 11:59 pm· Comments Off on Free patent bill ratified by Congress 

MANILA, Dec. 27 — The Senate and the House of Representatives had ratified the Free Patent bill that would allow 39 million Filipinos, mostly low and middle income individuals, to legally obtain title to the lands that they have possessed for at least 10 years.

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PNP forensic examiners assist in probe of PNP Press Corps office heist

December 27, 2009 11:59 pm· Comments Off on PNP forensic examiners assist in probe of PNP Press Corps office heist 

MANILA, Dec. 27 –Forensic examiners of the PNP Crime Laboratory are checking on the latent prints lifted from the PNP Press Office to solve the Christmas Day burglary at this office of the PNP Press Corps.

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(M/V Baleno 9 update, as of 5 p.m.) Death count in Batangas sea tragedy rises to six

December 27, 2009 11:59 pm· Comments Off on (M/V Baleno 9 update, as of 5 p.m.) Death count in Batangas sea tragedy rises to six 

MANILA, Dec. 27 –The number of fatalities in the sinking of M/V Baleno 9, an inter-island ferry, off San Agapito, Verde Island, Batangas on Saturday night rose to six as government authorities continued their search for the missing 20 other passengers.

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(M/V Baleno 9 tragedy update as of 6 p.m.) Three of six fatalities in sunken M/V Baleno-9 bared

December 27, 2009 11:59 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Dec. 27 –The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has identified three of the six fatalities, one of them an eight-month-old baby girl, of the M/V Baleno 9 which sank off San Agapito, Verde Island, Batangas on Saturday night.

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Philippine ferry accidents remembered

December 27, 2009 11:59 pm· Comments Off on Philippine ferry accidents remembered 

By Joel C. Atencio

BATANGAS CITY, Batangas, Dec. 27 –Authorities here on Sunday recalled some of the worst Philippine maritime disasters in as many years and a day after the sinking of the ferry MV Baleno 9 near this coastal town.

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AFP, PNP alerted on similar foiled terrorist attack in US

December 27, 2009 11:59 pm· Comments Off on AFP, PNP alerted on similar foiled terrorist attack in US 

MANILA, Dec. 27 —Malacanang on Sunday alerted the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to be vigilant against terrorist attack similar to the foiled incident in the United States on Christmas Day.

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