DSWD eyes sensitivity training for public on victims of emergencies, calamities

January 27, 2011 12:10 pm· Comments Off on DSWD eyes sensitivity training for public on victims of emergencies, calamities 

MANILA, Jan. 27 – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman is mulling the possibility of holding sensitivity seminars for the public so that they would know on how to assist victims of man-made and natural emergencies.

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Bomb threat turns out a hoax shortly before DepEd activity starts

January 27, 2011 12:10 pm· Comments Off on Bomb threat turns out a hoax shortly before DepEd activity starts 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 27 – A bomb threat in Sibulan, Negros Oriental turned out to be a hoax as the Department of Education is at press time holding an activity with DepEd Undersecretary Yolanda Quijano, congressmen and other bigwigs attending.

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Baguio police tightens security in the city as the "Panagbenga" nears

January 27, 2011 12:10 pm· Comments Off on Baguio police tightens security in the city as the "Panagbenga" nears 

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 27 – The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) has tightened the security in this mountain resort where hundreds of visitors are expected to join the month-long Baguio Flower Festival starting on February 1.

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Security measures up in bus and passenger van terminals in Region 12

January 27, 2011 12:10 pm· Comments Off on Security measures up in bus and passenger van terminals in Region 12 

COTABATO CITY, Jan. 27 – Bus companies and passenger vans plying from major urban centers in Central Mindanao to Davao City and vice versa have implemented stricter measures to prevent a Makati bus boming-type incident, authorities and public transport operators Thursday said.

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Magnitude 3.7 earthquake rocks Butuan City

January 27, 2011 12:10 pm· Comments Off on Magnitude 3.7 earthquake rocks Butuan City 

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 27 — A magnitude-3.7 earthquake hit Butuan City, Agusan del Norte Wednesday night but there was no immediate report of damage to property or casualties.

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ICRC turns over new sanitation facility to Lanao del Norte provincial jail

January 27, 2011 12:10 pm· Comments Off on ICRC turns over new sanitation facility to Lanao del Norte provincial jail 

COTABATO CITY, Jan. 27 – Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) formally turned over Thursday a new sanitation facility at the Lanao del Norte provincial jail that would benefit over a hundred inmates.

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Cebu, Central Visayas cops on red alert following Makati blast

January 27, 2011 12:10 pm· 1 Comment 

CEBU CITY, JAN. 27 – The Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 has placed the entire Central Visayas under red alert following the bombing of a passenger bus in Makati Tuesday afternoon that killed five people and injured 13 others.

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PCGA calls Bataan mayors to join “Save Manila Bay” project

January 27, 2011 12:10 pm· Comments Off on PCGA calls Bataan mayors to join “Save Manila Bay” project 

BALANGA CITY, Bataan, Jan. 27 — The Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) on Wednesday asked mayors in the province to join their group in saving Manila Bay, which is now described as “dead” one and needs at least 80 years to resurrect.

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China hopeful about consensus on Sudanese issues

January 27, 2011 12:10 pm· Comments Off on China hopeful about consensus on Sudanese issues 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 27 – China on Wednesday welcomed the south Sudan referendum's smooth development and expressed hope parties in south and north Sudan can reach early consensus on outstanding issues through dialogue and consultations.

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UN chief welcomes Russian ratification of new arms reduction treaty

January 27, 2011 12:10 pm· Comments Off on UN chief welcomes Russian ratification of new arms reduction treaty 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 27 – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday welcomed the Russian decision to ratify a new arms reduction accord with the United States – known as the new START nuclear arms control treaty – which allows the agreement to enter into force.

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