Baguio prepares for the best ever edition of 'Panagbenga'

January 13, 2011 12:14 pm· Comments Off on Baguio prepares for the best ever edition of 'Panagbenga' 

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 13 — City Mayor Mauricio Domogan Thursday said thousands of expected spectators of the February Baguio Flower Festival (BFF) will witness the best-ever edition of the yearly event after all schools signified their all-out participation.

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Magnitude 4.9 quake hits GenSan

January 13, 2011 12:14 pm· Comments Off on Magnitude 4.9 quake hits GenSan 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Jan. 13 – A magnitude 4.9 earthquake was recorded in this city early Thursday but the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the temblor was hardly felt in the area.

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GenSan eyes ‘dancing’ traffic enforcers to address rush hour woes, accidents

January 13, 2011 12:14 pm· Comments Off on GenSan eyes ‘dancing’ traffic enforcers to address rush hour woes, accidents 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Jan. 13 – The city government here is practically turning to pop icon Michael Jackson and his famous “thriller” dance steps in addressing the city’s traffic problems and the worsening cases of traffic-related accidents in the area.

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Benguet farmers will be among buyers of the tons of organic fertilizer produced by the Baguio ERS – mayor

January 13, 2011 12:14 pm· Comments Off on Benguet farmers will be among buyers of the tons of organic fertilizer produced by the Baguio ERS – mayor 

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 13 — Benguet farmers engaged in tract farming of organic vegetables and flowers have recently signified their intent to buy the expected tons of organic fertilizers which will soon be produced in the P128-million city engineered recovery system (ERS).

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Baguio new jail warden vows to maintain its ideal condition

January 13, 2011 12:14 pm· Comments Off on Baguio new jail warden vows to maintain its ideal condition 

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 13 — The new jail warden here Thursday vowed to keep the ideal condition of the Baguio City Jail which earned the award as the cleanest of the country and where inmates find their time worthy for their rehabilitation.

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1,000 factory workers needed for Taiwan

January 13, 2011 12:14 pm· Comments Off on 1,000 factory workers needed for Taiwan 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 13 – Ilonggos looking for jobs may find opportunities waiting for them in Taiwan.

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DFA 6 looks forward to the resumption of mobile passport service

January 13, 2011 12:14 pm· Comments Off on DFA 6 looks forward to the resumption of mobile passport service 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 13 – The regional consular office of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is looking forward to the resumption of its mobile passport service with the plenty of requests it has been receiving from various local government units (LGUs) here.

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Dissidents, family get W7.1 bln compensation from state for false subversion charge

January 13, 2011 12:14 pm· Comments Off on Dissidents, family get W7.1 bln compensation from state for false subversion charge 

By Kim Eun-jung

SEOUL, Jan. 13 — A Seoul court ordered the government to pay three dissidents and their families some 7.1 billion won (US$ 6.3 million) in compensation for their suffering from false subversion charges under the military government of the 1970s, court officials said Thursday.

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Uruguayan anti drug brigade confiscates 702 Kg marijuana

January 13, 2011 12:14 pm· Comments Off on Uruguayan anti drug brigade confiscates 702 Kg marijuana 

MONTEVIDEO, Jan. 13 — Anti drug brigade on Wednesday confiscated 702 Kg of marijuana in northeast Uruguay and arrested 5 people including 2 Argentineans, Interior Ministry said.

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World offers support, sympathy to Australian flood victims

January 13, 2011 12:14 pm· Comments Off on World offers support, sympathy to Australian flood victims 

SYDNEY, Jan. 13 — At least 100 governments around the world have offered their support and sympathy to Australia's Queensland flood victims, Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said on Thursday.

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