Manhunt on vs. suspects in roadside bombing in North Cotabato that hurt 7

January 27, 2010 11:28 am· Comments Off on Manhunt on vs. suspects in roadside bombing in North Cotabato that hurt 7 

COTABATO CITY, Jan. 27 – Joint police and military agents have launched massive manhunt against a band of armed men believed to have been responsible in a roadside bombing in North Cotabato that left seven soldiers wounded Tuesday night.

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Cebu City officials, employees get 25 percent salary hike starting January

January 27, 2010 11:28 am· Comments Off on Cebu City officials, employees get 25 percent salary hike starting January 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 27 – Cebu City’s mayor, vice mayor, councilors and some 6,000 employees will get a 25-percent salary increase starting this month.

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Girl drowns in Pangasinan

January 27, 2010 11:28 am· Comments Off on Girl drowns in Pangasinan 

CALASIAO, Pangasinan, Jan. 27 — A graduating female high school student drowned Monday afternoon while swimming along the Marusay River here, according to the police.

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Ozone hole healing could cause further climate warming: study

January 27, 2010 11:28 am· Comments Off on Ozone hole healing could cause further climate warming: study 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 — The hole in the ozone layer is now steadily closing, but its repair could actually increase warming in the southern hemisphere, according to scientists at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. The findings will appear Wednesday in U.S. journal Geophysical Research Letters.

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Chinese President inspects reconstruction in quake-hit Shaanxi

January 27, 2010 11:28 am· Comments Off on Chinese President inspects reconstruction in quake-hit Shaanxi 

BEIJING, Jan. 27 — Chinese President Hu Jintao concluded a three-day tour to the quake-hit Shaanxi Province on Tuesday, calling for more efforts to beef up reconstruction with high quality.

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Dollar trades at upper 89 yen range

January 27, 2010 11:28 am· Comments Off on Dollar trades at upper 89 yen range 

TOKYO, Jan. 27 — The U.S. dollar traded at the upper 89 yen level early Wednesday in Tokyo, little changed from its levels overnight in New York.

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Japan's exports in Dec. expand for first time since financial crisis

January 27, 2010 11:28 am· Comments Off on Japan's exports in Dec. expand for first time since financial crisis 

TOKYO, Jan. 27 — Japan's exports in December expanded for the first time since the global financial crisis erupted in September 2008, further showing the export-oriented economy has been picking up

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Nikkei opens flat ahead of corporate earnings reports

January 27, 2010 11:28 am· Comments Off on Nikkei opens flat ahead of corporate earnings reports 

TOKYO, Jan. 27 — Tokyo stocks opened flat on Wednesday ahead of looming Japanese corporate earnings reports.

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Toyota tells U.S. dealers to suspend sales of 8 recalled models

January 27, 2010 11:28 am· Comments Off on Toyota tells U.S. dealers to suspend sales of 8 recalled models 

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 — The U.S. sales arm of Toyota Motor Corp. said on Tuesday it has told U.S. dealers to suspend the sales of eight models involved in a recall of about 2.3 million vehicles to fix potentially defective accelerator pedals.

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Covergys to expand BPO operations in Cebu

January 27, 2010 11:28 am· Comments Off on Covergys to expand BPO operations in Cebu 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 27 – Convergys, one of the leading players in the country's business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, looks forward to expanding its operations in Cebu, an executive said.

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