Suspected gun-for-hire syndicate member arrested in Ilocos Norte

January 2, 2010 12:32 pm· Comments Off on Suspected gun-for-hire syndicate member arrested in Ilocos Norte 

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M. FLORENDO, La Union, Jan. 2 — Chief Superintendent Constante Azares Jr., Ilocos Region Police director, disclosed on Friday the arrest of a suspected member of a big-time gun-for-hire syndicate in an entrapment operation in Barangay Sto. Nino, Nueva Era, Ilocos Norte.

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Yearender: DOTC: Its thrusts and strategies

January 2, 2010 12:32 pm· Comments Off on Yearender: DOTC: Its thrusts and strategies 

MANILA, Jan. 2 — For over a century and a decade of public service, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) plays a vital role in accelerating the nation’s economic development.

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DSWD identifies 8,128,231 poverty stricken households for 2009

January 2, 2010 11:08 am· Comments Off on DSWD identifies 8,128,231 poverty stricken households for 2009 

MANILA, Jan. 2 — In line with the national government efforts to identify and provide aid to poverty stricken households in the country, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) announced that it has identified 8,128, 231 families living beyond the poverty level for 2009 and has provided them with the necessary assistance.

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Singaporean diving experts join PCG retrieval team for M/V Catalyn B

January 2, 2010 1:10 am· Comments Off on Singaporean diving experts join PCG retrieval team for M/V Catalyn B 

MANILA, Jan. 1 –A team of divers from Singapore on Friday joined the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in retrieval operation at the site where M.V Catalyn B sunk last Dec. 24 off Libones Island.

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Government’s 'Iwas Paputok' campaign results in lower injury cases this New Year

January 2, 2010 1:10 am· Comments Off on Government’s 'Iwas Paputok' campaign results in lower injury cases this New Year 

By Francis M. Bilowan

MANILA, Jan. 1 – The Department of Health (DOH) said Friday the government’s campaign against the use of banned fireworks proved to be successful as the number of firecracker-related injuries this New Year celebration is lower than last year.

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BI posts P2-B income in 2009

January 2, 2010 1:10 am· Comments Off on BI posts P2-B income in 2009 

MANILA, Jan. 1 — Marking the year 2009 with another big bang, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced Friday that it posted an income of more than P2 billion for 2009.

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(Metro News) Firecracker-related injuries down 16% in Manila

January 2, 2010 1:10 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Firecracker-related injuries down 16% in Manila 

MANILA, Jan. 1 –The number of firecracker-related injuries in Manila fell by 16 percent in 2009, the Manila Police District (MPD) said on Friday.

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PNP notes fewer firecracker-related injuries in 2009

January 2, 2010 1:10 am· Comments Off on PNP notes fewer firecracker-related injuries in 2009 

MANILA, Jan. 1 — The Philippine National Police (PNP) noted a significant reduction in firecracker-related cases during the 2009 Christmas and New Year holiday period.

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(Metro News) QC urges MRT, LRT to offer 20% fare discounts to students

January 2, 2010 1:10 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) QC urges MRT, LRT to offer 20% fare discounts to students 

MANILA, Jan. 1 – The Quezon City government on Friday asked the management of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and the Light Railway Transit (LRT) to grant 20 percent fare discounts to students to ease their financial woes.

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Huge waves force 22 North Koreans to abandon ship in Claveria, Cagayan

January 2, 2010 1:10 am· Comments Off on Huge waves force 22 North Koreans to abandon ship in Claveria, Cagayan 

MANILA, Jan.1 –Twenty-two North Koreans abandoned their cargo vessel off the waters of Cagayan after the ship tilted and its engine conked out due to huge waves on New Year's Day.

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