Iloilo City strictly requires CCTVs for high-risk establishments

January 7, 2012 1:41 pm· Comments Off on Iloilo City strictly requires CCTVs for high-risk establishments 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 5 — The city government is strictly enforcing the non-issuance of business permit without a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera to businesses considered as ‘high-risk’ and with P5 million in capital. This is in compliance with the CCTV camera ordinance here.

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Police seize 6,000 bd. ft. of lumber in N Cotabato

January 7, 2012 1:40 pm· Comments Off on Police seize 6,000 bd. ft. of lumber in N Cotabato 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Jan, 7 -– Police in North Cotabato confiscated around 6,000 board feet of illegally-cut logs and sliced lumber in a raid they conducted in several mini-sawmills located along the Rio Grande de Mindanao in Kabacan town, around 1030 a.m. Friday.

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ARMM governor vows intensified anti-logging drive

January 7, 2012 1:38 pm· Comments Off on ARMM governor vows intensified anti-logging drive 

CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao, Jan. 7 – More sawmills believed to be operating illegally in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao will be shut down, ARMM Acting Regional Governor Mujib Hataman said on Saturday.

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School teacher arrested for trying to bribe PDEA agents

January 7, 2012 1:36 pm· Comments Off on School teacher arrested for trying to bribe PDEA agents 

URDANETA CITY, Jan. 7 — A public school teacher is now in hot water after she allegedly tried to bribe agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) who earlier arrested her cousin for illegal drugs on the night of January 3.

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OPAPP, MILF hope for signing of peace deal in 2012

January 7, 2012 1:35 pm· Comments Off on OPAPP, MILF hope for signing of peace deal in 2012 

COTABATO CITY, Jan. 7 – With the start of the new year, the opportunities for peace remain positive for both the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

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11 people killed in New Zealand ballooning accident

January 7, 2012 1:33 pm· Comments Off on 11 people killed in New Zealand ballooning accident 

WELLINGTON, Jan. 7 — Eleven people were killed after the hot air balloon they were in crashed to the ground in New Zealand early Saturday.

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America enters referendum year on Obama

January 7, 2012 1:32 pm· Comments Off on America enters referendum year on Obama 

By Andrei Fedyashin

MOSCOW, Jan. 6 — America has finally set out on the long journey that will culminate with the presidential election on November 6 of this year. Everything that has come before – the registration of candidates, television debates – have all been preludes, a warm-up for the main event.

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Iran says Syrian issue should be resolved without foreign intervention, through national dialogues

January 7, 2012 12:46 pm· Comments Off on Iran says Syrian issue should be resolved without foreign intervention, through national dialogues 

By Du Yuanjiang and He Guanghai

TEHRAN, Jan. 6 — Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Wednesday that the Syrian issue should be resolved without foreign intervention and through national dialogues.

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UN Security Council slams deadly bombing in Syria

January 7, 2012 12:46 pm· Comments Off on UN Security Council slams deadly bombing in Syria 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 7 — The UN Security Council Friday strongly condemned a bombing attack in Syria, which has left at least 25 people dead and more than 60 others injured.

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U.S. says violence no answer to Syria's problems

January 7, 2012 12:44 pm· Comments Off on U.S. says violence no answer to Syria's problems 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 — The U.S. State Department on Friday "categorically condemned" the car bombing attack in central Damascus, saying that violence of any kind is not the right answer to the problems in Syria.

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