Today in History

January 1, 2012 3:00 am· Comments Off on Today in History 

December 31, 2000‏

MANILA, Dec. 31 — December 31, 2000 marked the end of the 20th Century and Millennium Watch.

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(Metro News) Valenzuela builds P7.7M worth of new day care centers

January 1, 2012 2:57 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Valenzuela builds P7.7M worth of new day care centers 

MANILA, Dec. 31 – The Valenzuela City government said it has constructed P7.7 million worth of new day care centers to cater to the needs of its marginalized residents through the City Social Welfare and Development Office.

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Overseas private-sector assistance expands as PHL officialdom receives more pledges for 'Sendong' rehab

January 1, 2012 2:56 am· Comments Off on Overseas private-sector assistance expands as PHL officialdom receives more pledges for 'Sendong' rehab 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Dec. 31 — Caritas Switzerland, a Catholic social service agency, has contributed the equivalent of Swiss Francs 166,050 (P 7.7 million) from its various associates in Europe for the victims of tropical storm “Sendong” that struck Northern Mindanao and Central Visayas regions two weeks ago.

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Aquino earmarks P718M for MNLF peace and development communities

January 1, 2012 2:54 am· Comments Off on Aquino earmarks P718M for MNLF peace and development communities 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Dec. 31 –- Determined to develop the economic potentials of Mindanao, the Aquino administration has earmarked P718 million that would transform former rebel bases of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) into peace and development communities (PDC) to augment the implementation of the peace agreement signed between the government and the MNLF in 1996.

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Murder charges filled vs suspected cop-killer in Novaliches raid

January 1, 2012 2:52 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Dec. 31 – The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said Saturday it filed charges against a policeman suspected of shooting a police team which raided a warehouse of illegal fireworks in Fairview, Novaliches, Quezon City last Thursday.

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'Sendong' victims in Region X to get 4Ps grant

January 1, 2012 2:51 am· Comments Off on 'Sendong' victims in Region X to get 4Ps grant 

MANILA, Dec. 31 – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Corazon "Dinky" Juliano-Soliman said that "Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program" (4Ps) beneficiaries who were affected by typhoon “ Sendong” and were unable to comply with the health and education conditionalities will still receive their cash grants for November and December.

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(Yearender) Aquino gov’t breaks 7-year impasse in talks with NDF in 2011

January 1, 2012 2:51 am· Comments Off on (Yearender) Aquino gov’t breaks 7-year impasse in talks with NDF in 2011 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Dec. 31 -– Little progress was made in the peace process between the government and communist rebels in 2011 with only two informal talks held during the period, but be that as it may, it broke the seven-year impasse of the peace negotiations that could pave the way for the reviving of formal talks in 2012.

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Firecracker blasts, stray bullets hurt 207 persons – DoH

January 1, 2012 2:51 am· Comments Off on Firecracker blasts, stray bullets hurt 207 persons – DoH 

MANILA, Dec. 31 – Illegal firecrackers blasts and stray bullets have already injured 207 people during the past seven days (Dec. 21-30), the Department of Health (DoH) said Saturday.

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DFA chief flies to Syria tonight to help in OFW repatriation

January 1, 2012 2:50 am· Comments Off on DFA chief flies to Syria tonight to help in OFW repatriation 

MANILA, Dec. 31 — Upon the instruction of President Benigno S. Aquino III for the full implementation of crisis alert level 4 (mandatory repatriation) in Syria, Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario is set to leave for Damascus Saturday night to ensure that the conditions of Filipinos affected by the increasing tensions there can be made as secure as possible.

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Evacuation centers in Cagayan de Oro, Iligan down to 45

January 1, 2012 2:50 am· Comments Off on Evacuation centers in Cagayan de Oro, Iligan down to 45 

MANILA, Dec. 31 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said that only 45 of 61 evacuation centers remain open in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities as displaced families, who still have safe homes to go back, have started returning home.

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