Prison escapee arrested after hiding for 22 years

January 11, 2012 11:59 pm· Comments Off on Prison escapee arrested after hiding for 22 years 

SAN PABLO CITY, Laguna, Jan. 11 — An escaped prisoner from the Iwahig Penal Farm in Palawan was finally arrested in his hometown where he failed to elude the police after hiding for 22 long years.

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NGCP embarks on safety info campaign

January 11, 2012 11:58 pm· Comments Off on NGCP embarks on safety info campaign 

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 11 – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has launched a safety info campaign to ensure that transmission lines are protected and safeguarded.

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Transport company orders labor union representatives to leave bus terminal compound

January 11, 2012 11:57 pm· Comments Off on Transport company orders labor union representatives to leave bus terminal compound 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 11 – Officers of the Associated Labor Union-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) in Cebu were taken out of the terminal compound of a big transport company in Negros Island after management discovered that they were actually convincing employees to unionize with them and were using private property without permission.

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Aetas thankful for customs and traditions kept alive in Philippine festivals

January 11, 2012 11:55 pm· Comments Off on Aetas thankful for customs and traditions kept alive in Philippine festivals 

BORACAY ISLAND, Malay, Jan. 11 – A spokesperson of the Boracay Ati Tribal Organization (BATO) said their group is grateful for the mimicking of their traditions and practices all over the country.

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Nueva Vizcaya fire incidents lower in 2011 – BFP

January 11, 2012 11:55 pm· Comments Off on Nueva Vizcaya fire incidents lower in 2011 – BFP 

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Jan. 11 – The occurrence of fire incidents in the province last year was lower in number compared to 2010, officials of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) here said.

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Panic grips Kenyans as terrorist group heightens threats via social media

January 11, 2012 11:54 pm· Comments Off on Panic grips Kenyans as terrorist group heightens threats via social media 

NAIROBI, Jan. 11 — Anxiety is gripping Kenyans as Al-Shabaab militants intensify threats of terror attacks on the East African nation via social media and mobile phones.

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Ruling party proposes removing word 'conservative' from party platform

January 11, 2012 11:52 pm· Comments Off on Ruling party proposes removing word 'conservative' from party platform 

By Kim Eun-jung

SEOUL, Jan. 11 — The ruling Grand National Party on Wednesday proposed removing the word "conservative" from its platform in a symbolic move to widen its appeal ahead of the April parliamentary elections.

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52 killed in Jayapura road traffic accidents

January 11, 2012 11:50 pm· Comments Off on 52 killed in Jayapura road traffic accidents 

JAYAPURA, Jan. 11 — Some 52 people had been killed in road traffic accidents in Jayapura in 2011.

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Iran, China have closer views on regional developments

January 11, 2012 11:50 pm· Comments Off on Iran, China have closer views on regional developments 

TEHRAN, Jan. 11 -– Head of Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Consultation Policymaking Committee said here on Tuesday that Tehran and Beijing have closer views regarding current regional developments.

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Cuba establishes forest fire monitoring center

January 11, 2012 11:47 pm· Comments Off on Cuba establishes forest fire monitoring center 

HAVANA, Jan. 11 — Cuba has set up a forest fire monitoring center in its efforts to protect the country's forests and natural habitats, the official daily Juventud Rebelde reported on Tuesday.

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