UN okays PHL initiative for declaration of 2014 as 'Int'l Year of Family Farming'

December 28, 2011 12:56 pm· Comments Off on UN okays PHL initiative for declaration of 2014 as 'Int'l Year of Family Farming' 

By Faye P. Velasco

MANILA, Dec. 27 — The UN General Assembly formally passed the Philippine initiative for the declaration of the "International Year of Family Farming, 2014."

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NDRRMC correcting double entries in number of Sendong’s victims

December 28, 2011 12:55 pm· Comments Off on NDRRMC correcting double entries in number of Sendong’s victims 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Dec. 27 -– The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is rectifying its double entries in the number of fatalities and missing persons brought about by Tropical Storm “Sendong” (international code Washi).

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Government agencies to repatriate Filipinos in Syria

December 28, 2011 12:55 pm· Comments Off on Government agencies to repatriate Filipinos in Syria 

MANILA, Dec. 27 — Various government agencies will join forces to repatriate Filipinos who were caught in a political turmoil in Syria after authorities raised the crisis alert level from 3 to 4 due to escalating violence in said country.

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DFA to repatriate more OFWs from Syria

December 28, 2011 12:52 pm· Comments Off on DFA to repatriate more OFWs from Syria 

MANILA, Dec. 27 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday expressed hope it will be able to repatriate more Filipinos in Syria so they will not be caught in the political turmoil there.

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SC junks with finality Bulacan mayor’s petition seeking to stop recount

December 28, 2011 12:41 pm· Comments Off on SC junks with finality Bulacan mayor’s petition seeking to stop recount 

MANILA, Dec. 27 – The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to continue with the recount on the election protest against Meycauayan City, Bulacan Mayor Joan Alarilla.

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Robredo orders BFP to inspect firecrackers stores, factories

December 28, 2011 12:35 pm· Comments Off on Robredo orders BFP to inspect firecrackers stores, factories 

MANILA, Dec. 27 -Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo on Tuesday directed the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to inspect all establishments nationwide engaged in the manufacture, distribution and sale of firecrackers and other pyrotechnics.

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Lawmakers say Corona's rebuttal to impeachment complaint weak

December 28, 2011 12:32 pm· Comments Off on Lawmakers say Corona's rebuttal to impeachment complaint weak 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 27 — Lawmakers on Tuesday said that the answer of Chief Justice Renato Corona on the impeachment complaint was "weak".

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Marubeni assists in relief operations in Northern Mindanao

December 28, 2011 12:29 pm· Comments Off on Marubeni assists in relief operations in Northern Mindanao 

MANILA, Dec. 27, 2011 – – Marubeni Corp. of Japan will donate 10 million Japanese yen (P5.6 million) to support the relief efforts in Northern Mindanao which was devastated by the flash floods brought about by tropical storm "Sendong" (international codename:Washi) that killed more than a thousand people.

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Military hospitals ready for New Year revelry injuries

December 28, 2011 12:26 pm· Comments Off on Military hospitals ready for New Year revelry injuries 

MANILA, Dec. 27 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Tuesday its military hospitals nationwide are ready for the New Year revelry injuries even if no one has been admitted yet in any of its medical facilities.

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(Metro News) Valenzuela donates P2M worth of relief goods to ‘Sendong’ victims

December 28, 2011 12:24 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Valenzuela donates P2M worth of relief goods to ‘Sendong’ victims 

MANILA, Dec. 28 – The Valenzuela local government has donated P2 million worth of relief goods to help families in Cagayan De Oro displaced by the onslaught of typhoon "Sendong" last December 16.

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