Pangasinan to restore its old Casa Real, 'carsel'

January 14, 2012 9:40 am· Comments Off on Pangasinan to restore its old Casa Real, 'carsel' 

By Leonardo V. Micua

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Jan. 13 — Two important landmarks are set to be restored in the capital town of Lingayen as part of the cultural renaissance program of Pangasinan seeking to revive past glories and pride of the province.

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Japan's M2 money supply rises 3.1% on year in December, 2.7% in 2011

January 14, 2012 9:38 am· Comments Off on Japan's M2 money supply rises 3.1% on year in December, 2.7% in 2011 

TOKYO, Jan. 13 — Japan's benchmark money supply measure rose 3.1 percent from a year earlier in December, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) said in a preliminary report on Friday.

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Lionsgate buys "Twilight" studio for $ 412.5M

January 14, 2012 9:36 am· Comments Off on Lionsgate buys "Twilight" studio for $ 412.5M 

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 — Leading independent motion picture producer and distributor Lionsgate has acquired vampire and werewolves epic series "Twilight" producer Summit Entertainment for 412.5 million U.S. dollars, the company announced on Friday.

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EU criticizes S&P's eurozone countries rating cut

January 14, 2012 9:35 am· Comments Off on EU criticizes S&P's eurozone countries rating cut 

BRUSSELS, Jan. 14 — The European Union (EU) Economic Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn on Friday criticized Standard & Poor's for its decision to downgrade credit ratings of nine eurozone countries.

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(Metro News) NBI seizes P6M worth of fake JanSport bags in Binondo raids

January 14, 2012 2:09 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) NBI seizes P6M worth of fake JanSport bags in Binondo raids 

MANILA, Jan. 13 – Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation's Intellectual Property Rights Division seized P6 million worth of counterfeit JanSport bags during separate raids conducted in Binondo, Manila on Wednesday.

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Aquino leads Vin D’Honneur rites in Malacanang

January 14, 2012 2:08 am· Comments Off on Aquino leads Vin D’Honneur rites in Malacanang 

MANILA, Jan. 13 — President Benigno S. Aquino III led government officials, religious leaders, local and foreign business and economic leaders, as well as members of the Diplomatic Corps in a first toast welcoming the New Year as he expressed commitment to continue working hard to uplift the lives of the people through fair and honest practices in governance.

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Qatar Red Crescent, PHL Red Cross conduct joint relief operation in CDO, Iligan

January 14, 2012 2:07 am· Comments Off on Qatar Red Crescent, PHL Red Cross conduct joint relief operation in CDO, Iligan 

MANILA, Jan. 13 — The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) distributed food, non-food items and hygiene kits Friday to families affected by tropical storm Sendong in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities.

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Trillanes clarifies ‘gag rule’ on impeachment trial

January 14, 2012 2:05 am· Comments Off on Trillanes clarifies ‘gag rule’ on impeachment trial 

MANILA, Jan. 13 — Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV said on Friday that only parties directly involved in the impeachment case are covered by Section 18 of the Rules of Procedure on Impeachment Trials.

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Japan funds construction of rural health unit in Mt. Province

January 14, 2012 2:03 am· Comments Off on Japan funds construction of rural health unit in Mt. Province 

MANILA, Jan. 13 — Japanese Ambassador Toshinao Urabe and Mayor Avelino Amangyen of the municipality of Paracelis in Mt. Province signed on Friday the grant contract for the construction of the Rural Health Unit of the Municipality of Paracelis at the Embassy of Japan.

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Another batch of 74 OFWs arrive from Syria

January 14, 2012 2:02 am· Comments Off on Another batch of 74 OFWs arrive from Syria 

MANILA, Jan. 13 – Another batch of 74 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who availed of the mandatory repatriation program of the government arrived from Syria on Friday.

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