Mission nearing fruition in Pangasinan, says provincial exec

January 26, 2011 1:00 pm· Comments Off on Mission nearing fruition in Pangasinan, says provincial exec 

By Leonardo V. Micua

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Jan. 26 — The mission and vision of the provincial government to make Pangasinan the country’s number one province is now nearing reality.

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LTO-Zambales revenue collections up by 2% in 2010

January 26, 2011 1:00 pm· Comments Off on LTO-Zambales revenue collections up by 2% in 2010 

OLONGAPO CITY, Jan. 26 -– The Land Transportation Office (LTO)-Zambales Licensing Center here posted a revenue collection amounting to P15.44 million in 2010, surpassing the previous year’s P15.15 million by two percent or P287,470 higher.

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Baguio officials plan to rehabilitate public market

January 26, 2011 1:00 pm· Comments Off on Baguio officials plan to rehabilitate public market 

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 26 — The city government is considering measures not to subject more than 500 businessmen and professionals housed in a dilapidated portion of the public market to immediate displacement, according to City Vice Mayor Daniel Farinas.

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10,294 Ilocos families receive cash grants from 4Ps

January 26, 2011 1:00 pm· Comments Off on 10,294 Ilocos families receive cash grants from 4Ps 

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, Jan. 26 — The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) benefited a total of 10,294 families in Region 1 when they recently received their cash grants through the so-called over-the-counter scheme.

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Obama to call for bipartisanship in State of Union address

January 26, 2011 1:00 pm· Comments Off on Obama to call for bipartisanship in State of Union address 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 — In his State of the Union address scheduled Tuesday night, U.S. President Barack Obama is to call for bipartisanship in dealing with the challenges facing the country, according to excerpts released in advance by the White House.

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China backs int'l cooperation on prosecution and imprisonment of Somali pirates

January 26, 2011 1:00 pm· Comments Off on China backs int'l cooperation on prosecution and imprisonment of Somali pirates 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 26 — China backed the international community to enhance their cooperation on prosecution and imprisonment of Somali pirates and called for more assistance to address the humanitarian needs in the eastern African country, a senior Chinese diplomat said here on Tuesday.

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UN reports fewer cases of sexual offenses involving peacekeepers

January 26, 2011 1:00 pm· Comments Off on UN reports fewer cases of sexual offenses involving peacekeepers 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 26 — The number of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse involving UN peacekeeping personnel in 2010 fell from the previous year, according to new statistics released here Tuesday by the United Nations Departments of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and Field Support (DFS).

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Japanese PM urges hard efforts to fight bird flu

January 26, 2011 1:00 pm· Comments Off on Japanese PM urges hard efforts to fight bird flu 

TOKYO, Jan. 26 — Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Wednesday urged cabinet ministers to devote every effort to fight the avian flu as a fresh breakout of the disease had been reported in Izumi, Kagoshima Prefecture.

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Obama calls for investment in innovation, education, infrastructure

January 26, 2011 1:00 pm· Comments Off on Obama calls for investment in innovation, education, infrastructure 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 — U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday night called in his State of the Union Address for more investment in innovation, education and infrastructure to maintain the country's competitive edge.

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Cross-Strait economic cooperation committee to hold 1st meeting after Spring Festival: spokeswoman

January 26, 2011 1:00 pm· Comments Off on Cross-Strait economic cooperation committee to hold 1st meeting after Spring Festival: spokeswoman 

BEIJING, Jan. 26 — A cross-Strait economic cooperation committee is scheduled to hold its first meeting after the Spring Festival, China's Lunar New Year, which falls on February 3.

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