(Metro News) MMDA shrugs off criticism over new traffic scheme in Commonwealth

January 28, 2011 11:31 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) MMDA shrugs off criticism over new traffic scheme in Commonwealth 

MANILA, Jan. 28 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Friday shrugged off criticisms on the new traffic scheme, including a 60-kilometer per hour (kph) speed limit, being implemented along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, saying that there has been no accident reported since its implementation last Tuesday.

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Update: 7 die, 4 injured in Tagum City road mishap

January 28, 2011 11:31 am· Comments Off on Update: 7 die, 4 injured in Tagum City road mishap 

MANILA, Jan. 28 – Seven people died while four others were injured in a road accident on Thursday in Tagum City, Davao del Norte province, a ranking police official said Friday.

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PPA-Dumaguete new manager to take over operations Friday

January 28, 2011 11:31 am· Comments Off on PPA-Dumaguete new manager to take over operations Friday 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 27 — The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will witness a changing of the guards Friday, as a full alert status is being implemented in the port of Dumaguete.

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LLDA calls on 29 LGUs surrounding Laguna Lake to set up own dumpsites

January 28, 2011 11:31 am· Comments Off on LLDA calls on 29 LGUs surrounding Laguna Lake to set up own dumpsites 

TAYTAY, Rizal, Jan. 28 — Twenty-nine local government units (LGUs) surrounding Laguna de Bay were enjoined Thursday to put up their own material-reduction facility (MRF) for garbage to prevent further aggravation of the heavily-silted water catchment basin, popularly known as Asia’s second largest fresh water lake.

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Military places all Mindanao urban centers under heightened alert

January 28, 2011 11:31 am· Comments Off on Military places all Mindanao urban centers under heightened alert 

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 28 — The military has placed all urban centers in Mindanao under heightened alert following the bus bombing in Makati City last Tuesday.

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Philippine Navy conducts military exercises in Comval

January 28, 2011 11:31 am· Comments Off on Philippine Navy conducts military exercises in Comval 

PANTUKAN, Compostela Valley, Jan. 28 – The Philippine Navy conducted Thursday a military exercise in the coastal barangay Kingking, Pantukan here displaying their latest sea vessels as well as the capability of the Marine soldiers and the elite Navy Seals.

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DepEd-12 all set for early school registration

January 28, 2011 11:31 am· Comments Off on DepEd-12 all set for early school registration 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Jan. 28 – Education officials in Region 12 or Southwestern Mindanao have declared an “all systems go” for Saturday’s scheduled early registration for all incoming kindergarten and Grade 1 pupils and first year high school students in the region.

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DPWH earmarks P3.9B for Bicol infra projects this year

January 28, 2011 11:31 am· Comments Off on DPWH earmarks P3.9B for Bicol infra projects this year 

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 28 — Projects worth nearly P4 billion will be implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) across the Bicol region this year, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) regional office here reported over the week.

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Supt. Defensor assumes post as new acting police director of Aklan

January 28, 2011 11:31 am· Comments Off on Supt. Defensor assumes post as new acting police director of Aklan 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 28 – The Aklan Police Provincial Office (APPO) has a new acting police director in the person of Sr. Supt. Cornelio Defensor.

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Italian authorities seize eggs contaminated by dioxin

January 28, 2011 11:31 am· Comments Off on Italian authorities seize eggs contaminated by dioxin 

ROME, Jan. 28 — Italian authorities on Thursday seized eggs contaminated by excessive amounts of dioxin levels and prohibited their trade.

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