S. Korea, Philippines seek stronger ties at foreign ministers' meeting

January 11, 2011 9:51 am· Comments Off on S. Korea, Philippines seek stronger ties at foreign ministers' meeting 

SEOUL, Jan. 11 — South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan and his Philippine counterpart Alberto Romulo discussed ways to strengthen their countries' cooperation in industry, trade and consular affairs, the ministry said Monday.

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Mandaue City sets tax collection target at P175M

January 11, 2011 9:51 am· Comments Off on Mandaue City sets tax collection target at P175M 

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu, Jan. 11 – Mandaue City aims to collect P175 million in real property tax (RPT) this year as part of its full automation project.

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Cold weather stunts growth of Dagupan bangus

January 11, 2011 9:51 am· Comments Off on Cold weather stunts growth of Dagupan bangus 

DAGUPAN CITY, Jan. 12 — The milkfish (bangus) being grown in ponds, pens and cages in Dagupan and Pangasinan are being severely affected by the cold weather condition prevailing at this time of the year.

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Sinulog fluvial parade off-limits to unregistered vessels

January 11, 2011 9:51 am· Comments Off on Sinulog fluvial parade off-limits to unregistered vessels 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 11 – Cebu Coast Guard (CG) authorities will strictly enforce the ban on unregistered motor bancas in this year’s Sinulog fluvial parade on Saturday for the safety and security of the participants.

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LTFRB 7 tells anti-fare hike group to file position papers

January 11, 2011 9:51 am· Comments Off on LTFRB 7 tells anti-fare hike group to file position papers 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 11 – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) 7 has urged those who are opposed to the petition to increase the minimum jeepney fare from P6.50 to P8.50 to submit their position papers, so these can be endorsed to the central office as supplemental evidence.

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Cebu City Hall makes deal with Church to get Osmena Mausoleum

January 11, 2011 9:51 am· Comments Off on Cebu City Hall makes deal with Church to get Osmena Mausoleum 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 11 – The Cebu City Council is pursuing a deal with the Catholic Church to get the historical Osmena Mausoleum owned by the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cebu (RCAC).

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Yemen, Turkey expand security, defense, economic cooperation

January 11, 2011 9:51 am· Comments Off on Yemen, Turkey expand security, defense, economic cooperation 

SANAA, Jan. 11 — Turkish President Abdullah Gul arrived in Yemen on Monday for a two-day visit to boost bilateral political, economic and defense relations and to coordinate efforts on combating terrorism and piracy.

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UN to help Lebanon demarcate maritime borders

January 11, 2011 9:51 am· Comments Off on UN to help Lebanon demarcate maritime borders 

BEIRUT, Jan. 11 — The UN will help Lebanon delineate its maritime borders in order to exploit oil and gas reserves, the UN envoy to Beirut said on Monday.

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Schools, universities suspended in Tunisia after unrest

January 11, 2011 9:51 am· Comments Off on Schools, universities suspended in Tunisia after unrest 

TUNIS, Jan. 11 — Tunisia announced Monday the suspension sine die of schools and higher education institutions as of Jan. 11 following the recent social unrest that plagued the country for the third consecutive week.

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Former U.S. House Majority Leader sentenced to three years in jail for money laundering

January 11, 2011 9:51 am· Comments Off on Former U.S. House Majority Leader sentenced to three years in jail for money laundering 

HOUSTON, Jan. 11 — Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom Delay was sentenced to three years in prison on Monday for his role in a money laundering scheme, U.S. media reported.

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