(Metro News) No slacking off this Yuletide, Echiverri tells employees

December 14, 2010 12:35 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) No slacking off this Yuletide, Echiverri tells employees 

MANILA, Dec. 14 — With Christmas just 11 days away, Caloocan Mayor Enrico "Recom" Echiverri has told the city's 1,700 employees not to slack off in providing service to the public even as they prepare to celebrate the Yuletide Season.

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Neophyte lawmaker bares 'Smokey Mountain scam'

December 14, 2010 12:35 pm· Comments Off on Neophyte lawmaker bares 'Smokey Mountain scam' 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 14 — A neophyte party-list representative has called on the committees on housing and on good government of the House of Representatives to conduct an immediate investigation into the so-called "Smokey Mountain scam" allegedly involving former and incumbent officials of the Housing Guaranty Corporation (HGC).

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Red Cross awards 10 outstanding youth volunteers on Dec. 18

December 14, 2010 12:35 pm· Comments Off on Red Cross awards 10 outstanding youth volunteers on Dec. 18 

MANILA, Dec. 14 — The Philippine Red Cross is honoring 10 exceptional youth volunteers for their invaluable support and contribution to the humanitarian organization on Saturday, December 18, 3:00 p.m. at the Bayview Park Hotel in Manila.

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Seize the moment for peace pact, GRP negotiators tells NDF

December 14, 2010 12:35 pm· Comments Off on Seize the moment for peace pact, GRP negotiators tells NDF 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Dec. 14 — Now is the best time to forge a peace pact in the decades-long confrontation between the Philippine government and the home-based communist movement seeking to overthrow it, the government’s chief negotiator, Attorney Alexander Padilla, said recently.

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US-based Climate Institute to assist climate education outreach center in the Phl

December 14, 2010 12:35 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Dec. 14 — Key scientific and environmental organizations in the United States will assist in setting up an interactive state-of-the-art climate theater and climate training center network in the Philippines next year, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) said Tuesday.

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Animal welfare group calls for volunteers to save the Philippine Eagle

December 14, 2010 12:35 pm· Comments Off on Animal welfare group calls for volunteers to save the Philippine Eagle 

MANILA, Dec. 14 -– An animal welfare group on Tuesday called for volunteers to help the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) save the Philippine Eagle.

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DSWD releases over PhP50M for Ilocos 4Ps beneficiaries

December 14, 2010 12:35 pm· Comments Off on DSWD releases over PhP50M for Ilocos 4Ps beneficiaries 

DAGUPAN CITY, Dec. 14 -— Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) released as of December 2010 PhP50,628,900 to 19,457 Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries in 19 towns across Ilocos Region.

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Police warn motorists in Nueva Ecija vs gearless driving

December 14, 2010 12:35 pm· Comments Off on Police warn motorists in Nueva Ecija vs gearless driving 

TALAVERA, Nueva Ecija, Dec. 14 — Police urged on Monday motorists to be more careful after six people died in two separate road mishaps in the province last week.

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U.S. expert calls for increasing American troop presence in S. Korea to stop NK provocations

December 14, 2010 12:35 pm· Comments Off on U.S. expert calls for increasing American troop presence in S. Korea to stop NK provocations 

By Chang Jae-soon

SEOUL, Dec. 14 — The United States should seriously think about stationing more troops in South Korea to deter further North Korean provocations, a U.S. expert and former White House security official said Tuesday amid high tensions over the North's artillery shelling of a South Korean island.

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Gist of S. Korea's economic policies and outlooks for 2011

December 14, 2010 12:35 pm· Comments Off on Gist of S. Korea's economic policies and outlooks for 2011 

SEOUL, Dec. 14 — The following are the South Korean government major policy directions for next year along with its forecasts for annual growth, investment, consumption, exports and other figures unveiled Tuesday under its annual economic management plan.

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