Comelec allows two watchers inside polling places

January 2, 2010 1:10 am· Comments Off on Comelec allows two watchers inside polling places 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Jan. 1 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will only allow candidates and political parties to appoint two watchers per polling place in the May 10, 2010 national and local elections.

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BFP reports fewer fires in December 2009

January 2, 2010 1:10 am· Comments Off on BFP reports fewer fires in December 2009 

MANILA, Jan. 1 — Only 447 fire incidents hit the Philippines in December 2009, a drop from the 648 cases recorded in the same month of 2008, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) reported on Friday.

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15 fires struck on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day – BFP, Text Fire

January 2, 2010 1:10 am· Comments Off on 15 fires struck on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day – BFP, Text Fire 

MANILA, Jan. 1 — More than 15 fires were reported in Metro Manila and nearby areas since Thursday night's New Year’s Eve celebrations and until the New Year’s Day on Friday, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and Text Fire.Net volunteers officials said

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2 dead, 3 critically injured on New Year's Eve in Caraga Region

January 2, 2010 1:10 am· Comments Off on 2 dead, 3 critically injured on New Year's Eve in Caraga Region 

CAMP RAFAEL RODRIGUEZ, Butuan City, Jan. 1 — Two persons died while three others were injured critically in separate incidents on New Year's Eve in the Caraga Region, according to reports received at this camp on Friday.

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Dagupan police probes blasting of BDO ATM, traffic outpost

January 2, 2010 1:10 am· Comments Off on Dagupan police probes blasting of BDO ATM, traffic outpost 

DAGUPAN CITY, Jan. 1 —The police here are investigating the blasting of an automated teller machine (ATM) of the Banco de Oro (BDO) branch and a traffic outpost of the Public Order and Safety Office (POSO) here at dawn on New Year’s Day.

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1,000 packs of piccolo firecrackers destroyed in La Union

January 2, 2010 1:10 am· Comments Off on 1,000 packs of piccolo firecrackers destroyed in La Union 

CAMP OSCAR M. FLORENDO, La Union, Jan. 1 — Chief Superintendent Constante Azares Jr., Ilocos Region police director, led the destruction on Thursday of 1,064 packs of the banned piccolo firecrackers confiscated from vendors operating within San Fernando City in La Union.

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One killed, 38 hurt in New Year revelries in Nueva Ecija

January 2, 2010 1:10 am· Comments Off on One killed, 38 hurt in New Year revelries in Nueva Ecija 

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, Jan. 1 — A 50-year-old resident of Science City of Munoz was killed in a fire that gutted firecracker stalls while 38 others were injured as townsfolk welcomed 2010, police reported on Friday.

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Firecracker injuries in Bulacan down

January 2, 2010 1:10 am· Comments Off on Firecracker injuries in Bulacan down 

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan, Jan. 1 — Firecracker injuries during New Year’s eve in this province was much lower compared to that of last year’s revelry, the Provincial Disaster Management Office (PDMO) reported on Friday.

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Dagupan's unique New Year's Day noon tradition showcased

January 2, 2010 1:10 am· Comments Off on Dagupan's unique New Year's Day noon tradition showcased 

DAGUPAN CITY, Jan. 1 — A yearly tradition at noon on New Year’s Day in Barangay Pogo Grande here is considered as a noisier form of revelry than before midnight of December 31.

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4 rescued in another boat sinking off Batangas

January 2, 2010 1:10 am· Comments Off on 4 rescued in another boat sinking off Batangas 

MANILA, Jan. 1 — Four people, who were on a New Year’s holiday, were rescued after the motorized boat they were riding in capsized on Friday in the waters off Isla Verde in Batangas province, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Batangas reported.

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