Cotabato City launches "zero injuries" in welcoming 2012

January 1, 2012 2:49 am· Comments Off on Cotabato City launches "zero injuries" in welcoming 2012 

COTABATO CITY, Dec. 31 — The Cotabato City government has launched today a "zero firecracker injuries" campaign in an effort to have the city residents welcome the new year with complete body parts.

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2 die, 2 hurt in Ilocos road accident

January 1, 2012 2:48 am· Comments Off on 2 die, 2 hurt in Ilocos road accident 

CAMP PRESIDENT QUIRINO, Ilocos Sur, Dec. 31 — Two persons died and two others were injured in a collision between two motorcycles along the national highway in Barangay Guimod, Bantay, Ilocos Sur Friday night.

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Big income lures traders to make killer firecrackers

January 1, 2012 2:47 am· Comments Off on Big income lures traders to make killer firecrackers 

BOCAUE, Bulacan, Dec. 31 — Traders of over-sized and deadly types of firecrackers know the risks in selling these banned-types of noisemakers, but they just can not ignore the lucrative income they earn due to its high demand every Christmas and New Year's eve.

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Termination of info officer sparks graft raps vs NIA-7 reg’l manager

January 1, 2012 2:45 am· Comments Off on Termination of info officer sparks graft raps vs NIA-7 reg’l manager 

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Dec. 31 –Graft charges have been filed against National Irrigation Administration (NAI) acting regional manager for Central Visayas (Region 7) for terminating the contract of services of an information officer a little over one month prior to its expiration.

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Conjoined twins born in Dagupan hospital die

January 1, 2012 2:43 am· Comments Off on Conjoined twins born in Dagupan hospital die 

DAGUPAN CITY, Dec. 31 — The first conjoined twins born at the Region 1 Medical Center (R1MC) here in recent years died at 9 p.m. of December 29, exactly 24 hours after they were born.

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POEA bares 2012 deployment program for nurses, skilled workers to Australia

January 1, 2012 2:41 am· Comments Off on POEA bares 2012 deployment program for nurses, skilled workers to Australia 

By Leonardo V. Micua

DAGUPAN CITY, Dec. 31 — A deployment program of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to be launched in early 2012 would open opportunities for employment in Australia for Filipino nurses and skilled workers in the construction and mining sectors.

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Suspect in priest's killing denies accusation

January 1, 2012 2:41 am· Comments Off on Suspect in priest's killing denies accusation 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Dec. 31 -– Fearing for his life and family, the brother of the primary suspect in the killing of an Italian missionary in North Cotabato has sought help from a local official in the province.

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94 killed in road accidents in first 2 New Year holidays in Thailand

January 1, 2012 2:40 am· Comments Off on 94 killed in road accidents in first 2 New Year holidays in Thailand 

BANGKOK, Dec. 31 — A total of 94 people were killed in nearly a thousand road accidents on Thursday and Friday, or the first 2 days of the 7-day travel period of New Year holiday, the Thai News Agency reported.

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Yemeni ruling party resumes loyal rallies to confront demand of prosecuting Saleh

January 1, 2012 2:40 am· Comments Off on Yemeni ruling party resumes loyal rallies to confront demand of prosecuting Saleh 

SANAA, Dec. 31 — The Yemeni ruling party on Friday resumed holding its weekly loyal rallies to confront opposition- led escalating demands of prosecuting outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh who was granted immunity after signing a power transfer deal.

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U.N. chief expresses hope for easing tensions on Korean Peninsula

January 1, 2012 2:38 am· Comments Off on U.N. chief expresses hope for easing tensions on Korean Peninsula 

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 31 — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday he hopes to see tensions on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia ease next year, saying 2012 will be a very important one for Koreans.

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