DENR cites industries with outstanding environmental performance

December 18, 2010 2:20 am· Comments Off on DENR cites industries with outstanding environmental performance 

MANILA, Dec. 17 -– The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Friday cited 16 industries for their exemplary environmental performance, in consonance with the Philippine Environment Partnership Program (PEPP).

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(Metro News) LRT shortens operating hours during Christmas holidays

December 18, 2010 2:20 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) LRT shortens operating hours during Christmas holidays 

MANILA, Dec. 17 — The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) will reduce operating hours for Lines 1 and 2 on Dec. 24 and 31 due to the anticipated low influx of commuters during the holidays, where most commuters are in the provinces.

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DPWH tells truckers no over-loading

December 18, 2010 2:20 am· Comments Off on DPWH tells truckers no over-loading 

By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, Dec. 17 –Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio L. Singson on Friday told truckers that from now on, overloading will not be tolerated on our roads and highways.

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Top NPA leader in Mindanao nabbed at a checkpoint in Agusan Sur

December 18, 2010 2:20 am· Comments Off on Top NPA leader in Mindanao nabbed at a checkpoint in Agusan Sur 

MANILA, Dec. 17 – Security forces arrested a top communist leader while his four companions were invited for questioning in Agusan del Sur on Friday, a day after the government and the communists began observing a 19-day holiday truce.

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Army says: No remorse in release of 'Morong 43'

December 18, 2010 2:20 am· Comments Off on Army says: No remorse in release of 'Morong 43' 

MANILA, Dec. 17 – The Philippine Army said on Friday it was not harboring ill-feelings for the decision of a Rizal Regional Trial Court (RTC) ordering the release of the so-called "Morong 43" who were arrested in February while allegedly holding a bomb-making seminar in Morong, Rizal.

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(Update) First Gen’s US$ 100-M notes facility to finance capex next year‏

December 18, 2010 2:20 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Dec. 17 –Lopez-controlled First Gen Corp. signed on Friday a US$ 100-million notes facility agreement with Banco de Oro Unibank, Inc. to fund its investment program, capital requirements and growth initiatives scheduled next year.

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PNoy renews vow to bring reform as he launches ‘The Inaugural’ book

December 18, 2010 2:20 am· Comments Off on PNoy renews vow to bring reform as he launches ‘The Inaugural’ book 

MANILA, Dec. 17 -– Despite a ruling of the Supreme Court declaring unconstitutional his Truth Commission, President Benigno Aquino III renewed his commitment to punish those who abused their powers in the previous administration of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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Ochoa orders reinvestigation of Vizconde case

December 18, 2010 2:20 am· Comments Off on Ochoa orders reinvestigation of Vizconde case 

MANILA, Dec. 17 – Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. on Friday paved the way for the reopening of the investigation of the Vizconde massacre, as he directed the heads of four key government agencies to tap all resources available at their disposal to bring the perpetrators behind bars.

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Iloilo Gov. Defensor discourages public from eating dog meat

December 18, 2010 2:20 am· Comments Off on Iloilo Gov. Defensor discourages public from eating dog meat 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 17 – Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. said that he is discouraging people from eating dog meat because it is not safe especially when it is of a rabid dog.

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Caraga PNP to abide by holiday truce with NPA despite attacks

December 18, 2010 2:20 am· Comments Off on Caraga PNP to abide by holiday truce with NPA despite attacks 

CAMP RAFAEL C. RODRIGUEZ, Libertad, Butuan City, Dec. 17 – Caraga Philippine National Police (PNP) Regional Director Chief Supt. Reynaldo S. Rafal ordered all police operatives in the entire Caraga region to refrain from initiating offensives for the next 18 days following directives from PNP Chief, Director General Raul M. Bacalzo in observance of the traditional Yuletide ceasefire.

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