Troops recover bomb after clash with NPA rebels in Davao Oriental

December 30, 2009 12:54 pm· Comments Off on Troops recover bomb after clash with NPA rebels in Davao Oriental 

MANILA, Dec. 30 — Government troops recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) after a 30-minute gun battle with New People's Army (NPA) terrorists in the village of Rizal in Manay town, Davao Oriental last Monday morning, the military reported on Wednesday.

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(Metro News) CRSAFP brings Christmas cheers to Makati fire victims

December 30, 2009 12:54 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Dec. 30 — As part of the Christmas celebration, the Civil Relations Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (CRSAFP) conducted a gift-giving and entertainment activity on Wednesday for the victims of the recent fire that razed more than 200 houses in Barangay Bangkal, Makati City.

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PGMA leads nationwide commemoration of Rizal day

December 30, 2009 12:54 pm· Comments Off on PGMA leads nationwide commemoration of Rizal day 

VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur, Dec. 30 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Wednesday led from here the nationwide commemoration of the 113th death anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal whose execution by Spanish colonial authorities in 1896 triggered the Philippine Revolution.

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PGMA's New Year Message

December 30, 2009 12:54 pm· Comments Off on PGMA's New Year Message 

MANILA, Dec. 30 — Following is the full text of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's New Year message:

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Two NavSogs die in Basilan clash

December 30, 2009 12:54 pm· Comments Off on Two NavSogs die in Basilan clash 

MANILA, Dec. 30 — Two elite Navy personnel died and another was wounded following an amphibious raid against combined Abu Sayyaf terrorists and rogue Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels at the shorelines of Mohammad Ajul town in Basilan province on Tuesday night.

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PGMA inaugurates new P625.6-M President Quirino Bridge

December 30, 2009 12:54 pm· Comments Off on PGMA inaugurates new P625.6-M President Quirino Bridge 

By Faye P. Velasco

VIGAN CITY, Dec. 30 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Wednesday inaugurated the new P625.614-million President Quirino Bridge that stand to ensure safe and continuous travel to northern Luzon and uplift the living conditions of the Ilokanos.

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YEARENDER: Comelec readies for 2010 automated polls, legal battles

December 30, 2009 12:54 pm· Comments Off on YEARENDER: Comelec readies for 2010 automated polls, legal battles 

MANILA, Dec. 30 — The year 2009 has been a very busy year for the Commission on Elections (Comelec) not only concerning the preparation to automate the May 10, 2010 national and local elections but also preparation for legal or court battles.

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(Metro News) Caloocan commemorates Rizal Day

December 30, 2009 12:54 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Caloocan commemorates Rizal Day 

MANILA, Dec. 30 — The Caloocan City government conducted simple ceremonies to commemorate on Wednesday the 113th anniversary of the martyrdom of the national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, in December 1896.

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PCG warns of oil spill in ferry sinking

December 30, 2009 12:54 pm· Comments Off on PCG warns of oil spill in ferry sinking 

MANILA, Dec. 30 -– The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Wednesday warned of a possible oil spill following the sinking of two ferries off the coasts of Batangas and Cavite Provinces as well as in neighboring coastlines.

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Deaths in Albay evacuation camps attributable to disease, not poor care — DSWD

December 30, 2009 12:54 pm· Comments Off on Deaths in Albay evacuation camps attributable to disease, not poor care — DSWD 

MANILA, Dec. 30 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Wednesday the reported death of four people staying at evacuation camps in Albay could be attributed to disease and not to poor care of the government.

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