Lim reunites with his family at Hospicio de San Jose

December 28, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Lim reunites with his family at Hospicio de San Jose 

MANILA, Dec. 28 –In his traditional journey of gratitude to the institution that raised him until he was old enough to fend for himself, Manila Mayor Alfredo S. Lim this morning rejoined his “family” at Hospicio de San Jose and gave an inspirational message to its young wards about hope.

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VP bet pushes for stronger coast guard amid mounting sea disasters

December 28, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off on VP bet pushes for stronger coast guard amid mounting sea disasters 

MANILA, Dec. 28 — Amid rising sea accidents, a vice presidential candidate for the May 2010 elections on Monday called for a fully-equipped Philippine Coast Guard to effectively cope with the rapidly growing demands of maritime operations, and a powerful Philippine Navy to ably guard the country’s vast oceanic waters.

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Camp Bagong Diwa can be detention place for Ampatuans and their supporters — DOJ

December 28, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Camp Bagong Diwa can be detention place for Ampatuans and their supporters — DOJ 

MANILA, Dec. 28 — The Department of Justice (DOJ) is now in the process of coordinating with the Philippine National Police (PNP) Headquarters and conducting inspection of Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City for the possible detention of the prominent members of the Ampatuan family and their supporters there.

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PCG says 45 passengers actually missing in M/V Baleno 9 sinking (Update)

December 28, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off on PCG says 45 passengers actually missing in M/V Baleno 9 sinking (Update) 

MANILA, Dec. 28 — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Monday said there were actually 45 missing in M/V Baleno 9 which sank off San Agapito, Verde Island, Batangas on Saturday night following the ship owner's submission of additional names in the supplemented passenger manifest.

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QCPD disarms Manila cop for firing gun, mauling kid in Novaliches

December 28, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off on QCPD disarms Manila cop for firing gun, mauling kid in Novaliches 

MANILA, Dec. 28 – The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Monday said its operatives have disarmed a Manila policeman after allegedly going amuck in his neighborhood in Quezon City Sunday night.

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(Metro News) QC eyes listing of aliens in barangays

December 28, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) QC eyes listing of aliens in barangays 

MANILA, Dec. 28 – The Quezon City government on Monday said it will require foreigners or aliens to register in the barangay (village) where they are staying a week after their arrival.

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2 JICA-funded bridges in Northern Luzon to be inaugurated Wednesday

December 28, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off on 2 JICA-funded bridges in Northern Luzon to be inaugurated Wednesday 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Dec. 28 — Two bridges in northern Luzon funded under Japan’s “Urgent Bridges Construction Project for Rural Development” will be inaugurated on Wednesday by Japanese ambassador to Manila Makoto Katsura, it was announced Monday.

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Repatriated OFWs from Lebanon arrive in Manila, more due on Tuesday

December 28, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Repatriated OFWs from Lebanon arrive in Manila, more due on Tuesday 

MANILA, Dec. 28 — Forty-five adults and three infants arrived in Manila Monday morning from Lebanon as among the first batch of Filipinos from that Middle East country repatriated under the government’s Assistance to National (ATN) funds, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported.

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PCG says 12 bodies sighted inside sunken M/V Catalyn but official death toll remains at 3

December 28, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off on PCG says 12 bodies sighted inside sunken M/V Catalyn but official death toll remains at 3 

MANILA, Dec. 28 – After the sightings of 12 bodies inside the sunken M/V Catalyn B, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) maintained that the official number of fatalities was three.

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89% of Filipinos facing 2010 with “hope” rather than “fear” — SWS

December 28, 2009 11:31 pm· Comments Off on 89% of Filipinos facing 2010 with “hope” rather than “fear” — SWS 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Dec. 28 — Many Filipinos are hopeful, rather than fearful, about New Year 2010, according to face-to-face interviews of 1,200 persons conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) on December 5 to 10 and released to the press today.

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