(Metro News) QC cops confiscate illegal firecrackers

December 31, 2009 11:40 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) QC cops confiscate illegal firecrackers 

MANILA, Dec. 31 –- Operatives of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Thursday confiscated "piccolo" and other deadly firecrackers being sold in various parts of the city "to dramatically reduce" the number of firecracker casualties during New Year's Eve celebrations.

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4 killed, 6 others injured in Tarlac road mishap

December 31, 2009 11:40 pm· Comments Off on 4 killed, 6 others injured in Tarlac road mishap 

MANILA, Dec. 31 -– Four people died while six others were injured in a collision between a bus and a van in Tarlac province on New Year's Eve, a police official reported.

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Bulacan's most wanted hitman killed in clash with cops

December 31, 2009 11:40 pm· Comments Off on Bulacan's most wanted hitman killed in clash with cops 

MALOLOS CITY, Dec. 31 — End of the road.

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(Yearender) Negros Oriental marks gains in 2009 despite global economic downturn

December 31, 2009 11:40 pm· Comments Off on (Yearender) Negros Oriental marks gains in 2009 despite global economic downturn 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Dec. 31 – The province of Negros Oriental pulled through the year 2009 with significant accomplishments in various areas like health, education, internal security, agriculture and the environment despite the worldwide economic recession.

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Experts recommend safety nets in handling pyrotechnics, firecrackers

December 31, 2009 11:40 pm· Comments Off on Experts recommend safety nets in handling pyrotechnics, firecrackers 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 31 – Experts in the pyrotechnics industry said the firecracker blast in Mandaue City last Dec. 24 could have been prevented had additional safety measures been taken by the vendors and the local government officials.

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Senior citizens in Cebu City get additional P2,000 cash aid

December 31, 2009 11:40 pm· Comments Off on Senior citizens in Cebu City get additional P2,000 cash aid 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 31 – The Cebu City Government has released an additional P2,000 cash aid to some 25,000 senior citizens in the city.

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Bus owner vows to finance medical needs of 54 victims of Halsema Highway mishap

December 31, 2009 11:40 pm· Comments Off on Bus owner vows to finance medical needs of 54 victims of Halsema Highway mishap 

La Trinidad, Benguet, Dec.31 -The owner of the ill-fated bus, which plunged into a 30-foot ravine Wednesday afternoon along Halsema Highway in Atok, Benguet, vowed to shoulder all medical and other expenses of the 54 passengers who were slightly injured in the accident.

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Traffic management office to go after drunk drivers in Cebu City

December 31, 2009 11:40 pm· Comments Off on Traffic management office to go after drunk drivers in Cebu City 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 31 – The Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) personnel have started apprehending drunk drivers who will be made to pay a fine of as high as P7,000, with their driving license suspended or revoked.

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Gov tells Cebuanos to face 2010 with hope

December 31, 2009 11:40 pm· Comments Off on Gov tells Cebuanos to face 2010 with hope 

By Eddie O. Barrita

CEBU CITY, Dec. 31 – To continue facing the New Year with hope and belief is the wish of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to all, as Cebuanos welcome 2010.

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200 stranded ferry passengers arrive safely in Calapan port from Batangas

December 31, 2009 11:40 pm· Comments Off on 200 stranded ferry passengers arrive safely in Calapan port from Batangas 

MANILA, Dec. 31 — More than 200 passengers, who were stranded after the ferry they were riding stalled Wednesday evening off Batangas City, arrived safely on Thursday morning at the Calapan port in Oriental Mindoro.

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