(Metro New) ParaƱaque BFP maintains alert status

December 27, 2011 2:02 pm· Comments Off on (Metro New) ParaƱaque BFP maintains alert status 

MANILA, Dec. 27 — The Parañaque Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) is maintaining its heightened alert status during the Yuletide Season owing to increased probabilities of fires from likely causes such as pyrotechnics, sub-standard Christmas lights, overloaded outlets and “octopus connections.”

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Weather: LPA in Zamboanga continues to affect Mindanao while cold front in Visayas

December 27, 2011 2:01 pm· Comments Off on Weather: LPA in Zamboanga continues to affect Mindanao while cold front in Visayas 

MANILA, Dec. 27 — The low pressure area (LPA) in Zamboanga will continue to affect Mindanao while a cold front will bring widespread rainshowers in Visayas and Southern Luzon, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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Cebu City mayor asks owner of burnt mall to absorb workers

December 27, 2011 1:57 pm· Comments Off on Cebu City mayor asks owner of burnt mall to absorb workers 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 27 — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has asked the owners of the gutted Gaisano Capitol South to absorb more than 1,000 workers of the mall left jobless after a three-day fire hit the mall shortly after midnight Thursday, destroying some P20 million worth of property.

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City gov’t mulls putting up CCTV cameras in city hall, public market in Mati City

December 27, 2011 1:55 pm· Comments Off on City gov’t mulls putting up CCTV cameras in city hall, public market in Mati City 

MATI CITY, Davao Oriental, Dec. 27 — The local government of Mati City mulled of putting up closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the whole vicinity of the city hall and the Madang Public Market as deterrent to criminalities.

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DepEd 7 aims to address classroom lack with 2012 budget

December 27, 2011 1:52 pm· Comments Off on DepEd 7 aims to address classroom lack with 2012 budget 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 27 -– Central Visayas education officials want to address the classroom shortage in the region with the 2012 budget of the Department of Education (DepEd), the biggest ever budget of the department.

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Myanmar, Japan opens up new relations in light of Japanese FM's visit by Feng Yingqiu

December 27, 2011 1:50 pm· Comments Off on Myanmar, Japan opens up new relations in light of Japanese FM's visit by Feng Yingqiu 

YANGON, Dec. 27 — Myanmar and Japan have opened up new relations between the two countries following a one-day official visit to Nay Pyi Taw by Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba which concluded on Monday evening.

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Egypt to try 2 Israelis, 1 Ukrainian for smuggling weapons

December 27, 2011 1:49 pm· Comments Off on Egypt to try 2 Israelis, 1 Ukrainian for smuggling weapons 

CAIRO, Dec. 27 — Egypt's Attorney General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud ordered a Ukrainian and two Israeli nationals to be tried at the Supreme State Security Emergency Court over smuggling firearms into Egypt, state media reported on Monday.

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Russian opposition figurehead Navalny may challenge Putin for Kremlin

December 27, 2011 1:46 pm· Comments Off on Russian opposition figurehead Navalny may challenge Putin for Kremlin 

MOSCOW, Dec. 27 — Russian opposition activist and anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny said on Monday that he was ready to stand for president.

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Cambodian senate president's ex-protocol chief sentenced to 4 years in jail for fraud

December 27, 2011 1:40 pm· Comments Off on Cambodian senate president's ex-protocol chief sentenced to 4 years in jail for fraud 

PHNOM PENH, Dec. 27 — Cambodian Senate President Chea Sim's former protocol chief Pheng Kunthea Borey on Tuesday was convicted of fraud and was sentenced to four years in jail, according to the verdict of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

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Following protests, Chinese officials stress immediate response to grievances, cautious use of force

December 27, 2011 1:36 pm· Comments Off on Following protests, Chinese officials stress immediate response to grievances, cautious use of force 

GUANGZHOU, Dec. 27 — In the wake of a pair of violent protests that rocked south China for a week, senior officials in the region said they have learned protests can be best defused by immediately looking into the people's grievances and refraining from the use of force.

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