Confucius institute set up to foster Chinese culture

January 15, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on Confucius institute set up to foster Chinese culture 

ANGELES CITY, Jan. 15 — Kapampangans will now have a chance to study and understand Chinese language, culture, and arts with the inauguration on Friday of the Confucius Institute at the Angeles University Foundation here.

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RP volunteer medical group set to leave for Haiti

January 15, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on RP volunteer medical group set to leave for Haiti 

MANILA, Jan. 15 — A group of disaster-tested medical volunteers is scheduled to leave for Haiti to help in the rescue and relief operations in that quake-ravaged nation.

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Manila RTC orders both parties in Dacer-Corbito murder case to submit their comments and reply within 10 days

January 15, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on Manila RTC orders both parties in Dacer-Corbito murder case to submit their comments and reply within 10 days 

MANILA, Jan. 15 — A Manila regional trial court (RTC) directed on Friday both the prosecution and the defense in the Dacer-Corbito double murder case to file within five days their comments and another five days to submit their respective reply.

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DFA dispatches RP envoy to Havana to quake-stricken Haiti

January 15, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on DFA dispatches RP envoy to Havana to quake-stricken Haiti 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Jan. 15 — Philippine ambassador to Havana Macarthur Corsino is due to arrive in the quake-ravaged Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince on Monday to coordinate Philippine government efforts at rescuing Filipinos still trapped in the ruble of the Tuesday disaster, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

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PGMA: Caticlan airport a dream come true

January 15, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on PGMA: Caticlan airport a dream come true 

CATICLAN, Aklan, Jan. 15 — Lowering the time capsule that signals the start of modernization work on Caticlan International Airport, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said on Friday her dream is about to come true.

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Palace chides 'Noynoy' for threat to SC justices

January 15, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on Palace chides 'Noynoy' for threat to SC justices 

MANILA, Jan. 15 — It is irresponsible of Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to threaten members of the judiciary.

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Palace: Ampatuan must answer charges

January 15, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on Palace: Ampatuan must answer charges 

MANILA, Jan. 15 — Even if he were President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s brother, Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. of Datu Unsay town, Maguindanao would still have to answer the charges against him.

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Local execs of Nabas, Malay excited over airport upgrade

January 15, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on Local execs of Nabas, Malay excited over airport upgrade 

CATICLAN, Aklan, Jan. 15 — The mayors of Nabas and Malay in Aklan province are excited over the upgrading of the Caticlan Airport which, they said, will substantially boost the incomes and economies of their towns.

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PGMA orders DOH teams, AFP reserve force to Haiti

January 15, 2010 10:50 pm· 1 Comment 

CATICLAN, Aklan, Jan. 15 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Friday ordered the Department of Health to deploy medical teams to Haiti to assist the victims of the 7.2 earthquake Wednesday and for the Armed Forces to form a reserve peacekeeping force that will be deployed to Haiti in case the United Nations “would ask for our help.”

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F/B Anatalia made emergency calls 40 minutes after collision –PCG

January 15, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on F/B Anatalia made emergency calls 40 minutes after collision –PCG 

MANILA, Jan. 15 –A duty officer of the Vessel Traffic Monitoring System (VTMS) said on Friday that he suspected the emergency call flashed by fishing boat (F/B) Anatalia on Christmas Eve was a prank call.

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