Subic to introduce road train

December 29, 2009 1:02 pm· Comments Off on Subic to introduce road train 

By Lynda B. Valencia

MANILA, Dec. 29 — From naval operations since the US navy took over Subic until it was given up to gain commercial interest to date as a Freeport, the facility had been blessed to obtaining its many first from ship repair to port operation.

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PGMA's net satisfaction rating in Luzon up by 10 percent – SWS

December 29, 2009 1:02 pm· Comments Off on PGMA's net satisfaction rating in Luzon up by 10 percent – SWS 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Dec. 29 -— President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s net satisfaction ratings eased in most of Luzon, rising by 10 points, the pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) reported on Tuesday, claiming this was based on its own non-commissioned face-to-face interviews involving 2,100 adults from December 5 to 10.

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Today in History

December 29, 2009 1:02 pm· Comments Off on Today in History 

December 29, 1838

MANILA, Dec. 29 — On December 29, 1838, Luis Lardizabal was appointed governor general of the Philippines until February 1841.

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DSWD Secretary visits evacuation centers in Albay

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MANILA, Dec. 29 — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Esperanza I. Cabral visited four evacuation centers in Albay last Saturday to monitor the on-going disaster relief operations for families displaced by the imminent eruption of Mayon volcano.

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Electricity rates to decline P0.02 to P0.03 per kwh in January 2010

December 29, 2009 1:02 pm· Comments Off on Electricity rates to decline P0.02 to P0.03 per kwh in January 2010 

MANILA, Dec. 29 — The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) Tuesday said the generation charge is expected to significantly go down in January 2010 following the full use of banked gas by the natural gas plants this December. Meralco vice president and Utility Economics head Ivanna de la Peña said based on estimates as of December 25, the generation charge is expected to go down by around 26 to 27 centavos per kwh in January, continuing the downward trend exhibited since May 2009.

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NV officials turn over school building, road projects

December 29, 2009 1:02 pm· Comments Off on NV officials turn over school building, road projects 

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Dec. 29 -– Provincial officials here recently opened another batch of infrastructure projects designed to benefit farmers, teachers and students.

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Alaminos City gov't gives additional bonus to its workers

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ALAMINOS CITY, Dec. 29 — The city government granted additional Christmas bonus to its more than 300 regular and casual employees that is perhaps unprecedented in the history of the city.

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State of emergency in Maguindanao, 2 areas stays unless revoked, AFP says

December 29, 2009 1:02 pm· Comments Off on State of emergency in Maguindanao, 2 areas stays unless revoked, AFP says 

COTABATO CITY, Dec. 29 — The state of emergency in Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat and Cotabato City will remain until lifted by the national headquarters, the spokesperson of Eastern Mindanao Command said Tuesday.

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Mayor gives gift to 25,500 poor families senior citizens

December 29, 2009 1:02 pm· Comments Off on Mayor gives gift to 25,500 poor families senior citizens 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 29 -– Mayor Jerry P. Treñas will lead in the traditional gift giving to 25,500 poor families in this city on Wednesday (December 30) at the Freedom Grandstand.

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CCTV cameras to be installed in Balanga City

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BALANGA CITY, Bataan, Dec. 29 — The city government is set to install close circuit television cameras (CCTVs) in at least 39 strategic locations here to monitor the flow of traffic and deter crimes in the city’s business centers, schools, churches, main streets and other public areas.

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