OPAPP turns over P62-M check to ARMM for construction of 2,340 shelters for IDPs

December 31, 2011 6:10 am· Comments Off on OPAPP turns over P62-M check to ARMM for construction of 2,340 shelters for IDPs 

MANILA, Dec. 30 – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) on Friday turned over a P62-million check to the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) for the construction of 2,340 shelters for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maguindanao under the PAMANA or Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (Peaceful and Resilient Communities) program.

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Chess: Bitoon regains share of lead in Singapore

December 31, 2011 6:09 am· Comments Off on Chess: Bitoon regains share of lead in Singapore 

MANILA, Dec. 30 –After a sorry loss in the fifth round, Filipino Grandmaster Richard Bitoon bounced back in contention Friday.

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State hospitals ready with surgical instruments for New Year’s eve revelry injuries

December 31, 2011 6:07 am· Comments Off on State hospitals ready with surgical instruments for New Year’s eve revelry injuries 

By Joel C. Atencio

MANILA, Dec. 30 – Government hospitals are all set Friday night with surgical instruments to deal with firecracker injuries during the New Year’s Eve revelries on Saturday, the Department of Health (DoH) said.

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Balanga City holds grandiose Rizal Day commemoration

December 31, 2011 6:06 am· Comments Off on Balanga City holds grandiose Rizal Day commemoration 

BALANGA CITY, Bataan, Dec. 30 — This city on Friday commemorated the 115th death anniversary of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal with pomp, starting with an early morning long parade.

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PNP chief padlocks three pyrotechnics stores in Bocaue

December 31, 2011 6:05 am· Comments Off on PNP chief padlocks three pyrotechnics stores in Bocaue 

BOCAUE, Bulacan, Dec. 30 –Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Director General Nicanor Bartolome, on Friday ordered the immediate closure and cancellation of permit of three pyrotechnics stores in Barangay Turo for selling over-sized and killer types of firecrackers.

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Catholic Church elated with arrest of Fr. Tentorio's killer

December 31, 2011 6:03 am· Comments Off on Catholic Church elated with arrest of Fr. Tentorio's killer 

COTABATO CITY, Dec. 30 – Church officials in North Cotabato and in the Diocese of Kidapawan were elated with the arrest of the prime suspect in the killing of Italian missionary Fausto Tentorio even as they expressed hope the authorities would unmasked and punished the brains behind the murder of the missionary priest.

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Stop using firecrackers, appeals mother of firecracker victim in Nueva Ecija

December 31, 2011 6:01 am· Comments Off on Stop using firecrackers, appeals mother of firecracker victim in Nueva Ecija 

GUIMBA, Nueva Ecija, Dec. 30 — "Do not buy firecrackers," cried Fermilyn Silva, 26, of Barangay Triala here whose son was buried on Friday.

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NHCP lauds Calamba City’s Rizal cultural, educational activities

December 31, 2011 6:01 am· Comments Off on NHCP lauds Calamba City’s Rizal cultural, educational activities 

By Saul E. Pa-a

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna Dec. 30 -– National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) Deputy Executive Director Emelita Almosara lauded the achievements of Calamba City for the tremendous support and year-long activities themed “Rizal: Haligi ng Bayan” and the Rizal @ 150 undertakings “for consistently pursuing their mandates of promoting the foremost hero Dr. Jose Rizal and as a close partner even during previous administrations.”

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Cebu City barangays placed under state of calamity due to fire, floods

December 31, 2011 5:56 am· Comments Off on Cebu City barangays placed under state of calamity due to fire, floods 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 30 –- The Cebu City government has declared a state of calamity in four barangays that had separate fire incidents and all 35 mountain barangays in the city, 19 of which experienced either heavy flooding or landslides, or both.

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Cebu solon wants district ‘flood-free’

December 31, 2011 5:56 am· Comments Off on Cebu solon wants district ‘flood-free’ 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 30 -– Rep. Luigi Quisumbing (Cebu, sixth district) is aiming for a “flood-free” district as a significant portion of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) is set aside for drainage.

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