Barangay chairman shot dead in Pangasinan; another wounded

December 29, 2009 1:02 pm· Comments Off on Barangay chairman shot dead in Pangasinan; another wounded 

JACINTO, Pangasinan, Dec. 29 — A barangay chairman was shot dead and another person wounded in a shooting incident before midnight of Monday in Barangay Awai here.

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Honduras' political crisis worsens its economic downturn

December 29, 2009 1:02 pm· Comments Off on Honduras' political crisis worsens its economic downturn 

SANTIAGO, Dec. 29 — The political crisis in Honduras "expanded" the impact of the global recession on Honduras' economy, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) said Monday.

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Next year's G-20 summit to bring S. Korea to center stage

December 29, 2009 1:02 pm· Comments Off on Next year's G-20 summit to bring S. Korea to center stage 

By Koh Byung-joon

SEOUL, Dec. 29 — The G-20 summit to be held in Seoul next November will likely be an opportunity for South Korea to turn itself into a "rule setter" from its decades-old status of a "rule follower" by joining global efforts to craft post-crisis economic principles, government officials and experts say.

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ABS-CBN EasyRemit strengthens ties with partners

December 29, 2009 1:02 pm· Comments Off on ABS-CBN EasyRemit strengthens ties with partners 

By Lynda B. Valencia

MANILA, Dec. 29 — ABS-CBN EasyRemit General Manager Raymund Abog has met with Middle Eastern partners as part of the remittance company’s campaign to bolster its exposure in its areas of operations.

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Atlas gets new mining and extraction equipment

December 29, 2009 1:02 pm· Comments Off on Atlas gets new mining and extraction equipment 

MANILA, Dec. 29 — Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corporation, in its disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, announced that it has undertaken the delivery of heavy equipment necessary for the refurbishment and commissioning of the seventh ball mill which forms part of the Carmen ore concentrator that mills copper ore extracted from the Toledo copper mine being operated by Atlas subsidiary Carmen Copper Corporation (CCC).

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Yellow fever kills 21 in Cote d'Ivore

December 29, 2009 1:02 pm· Comments Off on Yellow fever kills 21 in Cote d'Ivore 

ABIDJAN, Dec. 29 — A total of 21 people had died in an outbreak of yellow fever since the disease was detected in November in Cote d'Ivoire's northern province of Ordienne, local media reported Monday.

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Metrobank, Maynilad inks bills payment pact

December 29, 2009 10:15 am· Comments Off on Metrobank, Maynilad inks bills payment pact 

MANILA, Dec. 29 — Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (Metrobank) and Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) recently inked a partnership for a bills payment collection arrangement via electronic delivery channels (BPCA-EDC).

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PGMA orders safety audit of passenger, shipping vessels

December 29, 2009 10:15 am· Comments Off on PGMA orders safety audit of passenger, shipping vessels 

MANILA, Dec. 29 ) –- Transportation and Communications Secretary Leandro Mendoza has been ordered by Present Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to conduct a safety audit of all shipping and passenger vessels and check on the competence of government personnel on the wake of two successive ferry accidents in Manila Bay and the Batangas incident last week.

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Davao LGUs, TESDA strengthening ties to generate technopreneurs

December 29, 2009 10:15 am· Comments Off on Davao LGUs, TESDA strengthening ties to generate technopreneurs 

DAVAO CITY, Dec. 29 – The local government units (LGUs) of Davao City and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in the Davao Region are presently strengthening their ties to be able to train many Dabawenyos to help them qualify for technical and vocational employment and businesses later.

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DTI issues guidelines on firecrackers

December 29, 2009 10:15 am· Comments Off on DTI issues guidelines on firecrackers 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 29 – With the New Year celebration just around the corner, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)in Western Visayas headed by Director Wilhelm Malones has again warned the public to steer clear of imported firecracker products on suspicions that they may have failed to pass quality and safety standards specified by the Bureau of Fire Protection and the Bureau of Standards, respectively.

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