DoH asks hospitals, mothers to follow new birth-giving protocol called “Unang Yakap”

December 10, 2010 12:13 pm· Comments Off on DoH asks hospitals, mothers to follow new birth-giving protocol called “Unang Yakap” 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 10 -– The Department of Health (DoH) on Friday asked state and private hospitals nationwide as well as Filipino mothers to follow the new birth-giving protocol to keep up with the government’s Medium Development Goal (MDG) of reducing childhood mortality by two-thirds to just six per 1,000 live births by 2015.

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LBP moves on Kalibo town's funding request

December 10, 2010 12:13 pm· Comments Off on LBP moves on Kalibo town's funding request 

KALIBO, Aklan, Dec. 10 – State-run Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) has assured acting on Kalibo local government's funding request for various projects in this town.

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Nat’l karate group to stage Davao championships (Sports)

December 10, 2010 12:13 pm· Comments Off on Nat’l karate group to stage Davao championships (Sports) 

DAVAO CITY, Dec. 10 — The Philippine National Karatedo Association, Inc. (PNKAI) will stage the “Pahalipay sa Pasko ni Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio” on December 12,(Sunday) from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the NCCC Mall, this city.

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Police seize P3M worth of firecrackers in Cebu City mall

December 10, 2010 12:13 pm· Comments Off on Police seize P3M worth of firecrackers in Cebu City mall 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 10 – A joint Cebu City Hall and police intelligence team seized at least P3 million worth of pyrotechnics from the stalls of three distributors inside a mall in Cebu City Tuesday night.

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Dead in Cebu City’s crowded cemetery give way to the living

December 10, 2010 12:13 pm· Comments Off on Dead in Cebu City’s crowded cemetery give way to the living 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 10 – For many years, the dead and the living competed for “living space” in the old and crowded Lorega-San Miguel Cemetery in Cebu City.

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Mandaue City’s 2010 budget to reach P1.19 billion

December 10, 2010 12:13 pm· Comments Off on Mandaue City’s 2010 budget to reach P1.19 billion 

MANDAUE CITY, Dec. 10 -– Mandaue City’s budget for 2010 will hit P1.19 billion if the proposed second supplemental budget is approved without cuts.

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Mactain airport exec named new LTFRB 7 chief

December 10, 2010 12:13 pm· Comments Off on Mactain airport exec named new LTFRB 7 chief 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 10 -– An executive of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) has been appointed by President Benigno S. Aquino III as the new director of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB ) 7.

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Authorities torch explosives-laden house near San Diego

December 10, 2010 12:13 pm· Comments Off on Authorities torch explosives-laden house near San Diego 

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 — Authorities on Thursday set fire to a residential house in northern San Diego County where massive amounts of bomb-making material were found.

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Clinton to address U.S. Middle East policy on think-tank forum

December 10, 2010 12:13 pm· Comments Off on Clinton to address U.S. Middle East policy on think-tank forum 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 — U.S. State Secretary Hillary Clinton is due to give a speech on U.S. Middle East policy on Friday on a forum held by the Washington-based Brookings Institution, said a State Department statement on Thursday.

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S. Korean, Malaysian leaders set for summit expected to focus on energy cooperation

December 10, 2010 12:13 pm· Comments Off on S. Korean, Malaysian leaders set for summit expected to focus on energy cooperation 

By Lee Chi-dong

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 10 — The leaders of South Korea and Malaysia were to hold summit talks later Friday as the two sides seek to give a fresh boost to five decades of diplomatic relations.

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