South Cotabato, 2 other LGUs feted as Region 12’s top nutrition implementers

December 23, 2010 2:02 pm· Comments Off on South Cotabato, 2 other LGUs feted as Region 12’s top nutrition implementers 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Dec. 23 – The National Nutrition Council (NNC) in Region 12 or Southwestern Mindanao has feted the provincial government of South Cotabato and two other local government units (LGUs) in the region for the successful implementation of various nutrition programs in their areas.

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Health execs urge ban on use of firecrackers, pyrotechnics in South Cotabato

December 23, 2010 2:02 pm· Comments Off on Health execs urge ban on use of firecrackers, pyrotechnics in South Cotabato 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Dec. 23 – Health authorities in South Cotabato are pushing for a total ban on the use of firecrackers and pyrotechnics in a bid to minimize casualties due to accidental explosions during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

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173 retailers undergo safety refresher courses on firecrackers, pyrotechnics

December 23, 2010 2:02 pm· Comments Off on 173 retailers undergo safety refresher courses on firecrackers, pyrotechnics 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Dec. 23 – At least 173 retailers of firecrackers and pyrotechnics from this city and various parts of South Cotabato have joined the safety courses and orientations on government regulations that were conducted by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and other agencies during the last two weeks.

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Municipal gov’t in Pampanga launches ‘Linaw Mata, Talas Talino’

December 23, 2010 2:02 pm· Comments Off on Municipal gov’t in Pampanga launches ‘Linaw Mata, Talas Talino’ 

LUBAO, Pampanga, Dec. 23 — The municipal government of Lubao has recently launched a project dubbed as ‘Linaw Mata, Talas Talino’ benefiting thousands of elementary pupils in all public schools here.

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UN chief welcomes U.S. ratification of arms treaty with Russia

December 23, 2010 2:02 pm· Comments Off on UN chief welcomes U.S. ratification of arms treaty with Russia 

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 23 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday welcomed the ratification by the U.S. Senate of a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia.

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China donates half million dollars to UN fund on Darfur

December 23, 2010 2:02 pm· Comments Off on China donates half million dollars to UN fund on Darfur 

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 23 — China on Wednesday donated 500,000 U.S. dollars to a UN trust fund to support diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region.

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New York's 9/11 survivor tree returns to World Trade Center

December 23, 2010 2:02 pm· Comments Off on New York's 9/11 survivor tree returns to World Trade Center 

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 — A tree that had sustained severe damage but lived through the 9/11 terror attacks was replanted at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza on Wednesday.

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Security Council sets up new body to finish work of UN war crimes tribunals

December 23, 2010 2:02 pm· Comments Off on Security Council sets up new body to finish work of UN war crimes tribunals 

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 23 — The UN Security Council on Wednesday set up a new body to finish the remaining tasks of the United Nations war crimes tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, while calling on the courts to conclude their work by the end of 2014.

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U.S. Congress vote to provide free health care for 9/11 responders

December 23, 2010 2:02 pm· Comments Off on U.S. Congress vote to provide free health care for 9/11 responders 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 — The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to pass a healthcare package and economic aid for people who fell sick after inhaling toxic fume from the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City's World Trade Center.

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Strong quake hits Ogasawara Islands in Pacific, no tsunami warning issued

December 23, 2010 2:02 pm· Comments Off on Strong quake hits Ogasawara Islands in Pacific, no tsunami warning issued 

TOKYO, Dec. 23 — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 jolted Ogasawara Islands in the Pacific early Thursday, said the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), which issued no tsunami warning.

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