Gov't authorities net 20 more gun ban violators

February 18, 2010 11:05 pm· Comments Off on Gov't authorities net 20 more gun ban violators 

MANILA, Feb. 18 – Twenty more violators of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) imposed total gun ban were arrested by combined police and military authorities during checkpoint operations in various parts of the country on Wednesday.

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Gov't earmarks P880-M aid for farmers, fisherfolk affected by El Niño

February 18, 2010 11:05 pm· Comments Off on Gov't earmarks P880-M aid for farmers, fisherfolk affected by El Niño 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Feb. 18 – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has earmarked an initial P882.18 million to fast track the implementation of mitigation measures for farmers and fisherfolk in 14 provinces in Luzon and the Visayas, where the El Niño phenomenon that is expected to last until July has already damaged over 200,000 metric tons (MT) of palay, corn and other crops with an aggregate value of P2.84 billion.

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Customs orders crackdown on blue-plated cars

February 18, 2010 11:05 pm· Comments Off on Customs orders crackdown on blue-plated cars 

MANILA, February 18 – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will go after unaccounted blue plate cars that entered and sold outside the Subic Freeport zone.

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Palace media briefing kicks off PGMA’s tourism super region tour

February 18, 2010 11:05 pm· Comments Off on Palace media briefing kicks off PGMA’s tourism super region tour 

MANILA, Feb. 18 — Some 40 journalists based in the Visayas and other areas with rich tourism potentials will be given a media briefing Friday at the Heroes Hall of Malacañang as the launching event for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s week-long tour next week of the Tourism Super Region, one of five growth corridors defined in her 2006 “super region” strategic development plan.

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(Metro News) QC mayoralty bets face-off at UP-Diliman

February 18, 2010 11:05 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) QC mayoralty bets face-off at UP-Diliman 

MANILA, Feb. 18 – Five mayoralty candidates of Quezon City on Thursday afternoon presented their platforms during a forum at the University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman campus in Quezon City.

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Villar vows greater heights for Panay

February 18, 2010 11:05 pm· 1 Comment 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 18 — Nacionalista Party standard-bearer Senator Manuel Villar vowed on Thursday that if he is elected president in the May polls, he would implement more infrastructure programs and build more road networks between and among the provinces in the Panay islands in order to spur progress in the region.

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BFP, Volunteer fire brigades asks public to take precautions

February 18, 2010 11:05 pm· Comments Off on BFP, Volunteer fire brigades asks public to take precautions 

MANILA, Feb. 18 -– The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and a group of firefighting volunteers on Thursday asked the public to take extra precautions as fire incidents rise due to the hot season.

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Metro Manila, Luzon residents brace for water shortage -– MWSS, LWUA

February 18, 2010 11:05 pm· Comments Off on Metro Manila, Luzon residents brace for water shortage -– MWSS, LWUA 

MANILA, Feb. 18 -– The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) on Thursday said more than 600 barangays (villages) in Metro Manila are getting ready for lower water supply by June as the water reserve in Angat Dam is expected to fall to a critical level.

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Devanadera denies Senator Roxas' allegations

February 18, 2010 11:05 pm· Comments Off on Devanadera denies Senator Roxas' allegations 

MANILA, Feb. 18 – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Agnes Devanadera vehemently denied on Thursday the allegations of Liberal Party (LP) vice presidential candidate Senator Manuel "Mar" Roxas II that she is harboring a criminal in the person of Legacy Group of Companies (LGC) owner Celso delos Angeles.

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Filipino head of U.N. peacekeepers in Golan Heights visits Ban Ki-moon

February 18, 2010 11:05 pm· Comments Off on Filipino head of U.N. peacekeepers in Golan Heights visits Ban Ki-moon 

MANILA, Feb. 18 — Philippine Maj. Gen. Natalio Ecarma III, the incoming Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights, on Wednesday visited U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the latter’s U.N. headquarters in New York.

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