US$ 147-M bogus federal notes seized at NAIA

December 30, 2010 11:23 pm· Comments Off on US$ 147-M bogus federal notes seized at NAIA 

MANILA, Dec. 30 — Customs authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) confiscated on Thursday some 147 billion U.S. dollars in treasury notes from an 81-year-old Guam-bound passenger.

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TMC deploys assistance teams at Bocaue exit for influx of fireworks buyers

December 30, 2010 11:23 pm· Comments Off on TMC deploys assistance teams at Bocaue exit for influx of fireworks buyers 

BOCAUE, Bulacan, Dec. 30 – The Tollways Management Corporation (TMC), operator of the North Luzon Expressway, has deployed six traffic assistance marshals and three motorist assistance patrol teams at the Bocaue exit here as they braced for the influx of motorists flocking to the rows of fireworks stores in Barangay Turo here.

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Baguio physicians eye having Christmas break next year

December 30, 2010 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Baguio physicians eye having Christmas break next year 

BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 30 – The emergency section chief of Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) echoed the hope of physicians here to have one or two days' vacation during the Yuletide season next year.

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Round fruits a hit among Baguio's buyers

December 30, 2010 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Round fruits a hit among Baguio's buyers 

BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 30 – Producers and sellers of round fruits like oranges, coconuts, longgan and green grapes are experiencing brisk sales as people here are rushing to buy these for good luck in 2011.

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Salceda places Albay under state of calamity; urges PAGASA to device warning system for ITCZ

December 30, 2010 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Salceda places Albay under state of calamity; urges PAGASA to device warning system for ITCZ 

By Mar S. Arguelles

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 30 –Albay Gov. Joey Salceda urges the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration (PAGASA) to device a warning system for inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ), giving it a name and levels of warning system similar to the warning system issued during tropical depressions and typhoons signals.

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DTI urges consumers to report unscrupulous traders

December 30, 2010 11:23 pm· Comments Off on DTI urges consumers to report unscrupulous traders 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 30 – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) urges consumers to remain vigilant on sudden fluctuations in the prices of basic commodities and report to authorities violation of price tag laws.

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Cops seize sacks of imported pyrotechnic products in Iloilo

December 30, 2010 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Cops seize sacks of imported pyrotechnic products in Iloilo 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 30 – Police have seized six sacks of assorted firecrackers, mostly of imported brands during a surprised inspection in one of the commercial establishments here.

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Albay expands coverage mandatory evacuation to 37,729 families

December 30, 2010 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Albay expands coverage mandatory evacuation to 37,729 families 

By Mike de la Rama

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 30 – The provincial government of Albay has expanded the coverage of mandatory evacuation of population prone to lahar and flooding as of 3 p.m. Thursday.

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Pag-IBIG Fund Davao targets more collection centers in 2011

December 30, 2010 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Pag-IBIG Fund Davao targets more collection centers in 2011 

DAVAO CITY, Dec. 30 – The Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) popularly known as Pag-IBIG Fund is studying the expansion of their collection centers to service areas outside of their current payment centers mostly located in their branch offices.

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32 rubber boats deployed to rescue 50 families trapped due to floods in Albay town

December 30, 2010 11:23 pm· Comments Off on 32 rubber boats deployed to rescue 50 families trapped due to floods in Albay town 

By Mike de la Rama

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 30 – Fifty families were trapped at Sitio Inang-Maharang, Barangay Nagotgot, Malilipot, Albay due to flashfloods and landslides in the area.

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