DFA chief leaves Sunday to assess safety of Filipinos in Iraq

January 29, 2012 10:45 am· Comments Off on DFA chief leaves Sunday to assess safety of Filipinos in Iraq 

By Faye P. Velasco

MANILA, Jan. 28 — Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario will travel to Iraq on Sunday to assess the security and safety of Filipino workers in light of the reported escalating violence there.

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PAF to get first delivery of 4 of 8 brand-new combat utility helicopters bought from Poland next month

January 29, 2012 10:45 am· Comments Off on PAF to get first delivery of 4 of 8 brand-new combat utility helicopters bought from Poland next month 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Jan. 28 – The Philippine Air Force (PAF) will get the first delivery by the middle of next month of four of eight brand-new combat utility helicopters it ordered from PZL Swidnik of Poland.

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Urgent!!! PHL-US Dialogue in Washington: expanded alliance for 21st century challenges

January 29, 2012 10:45 am· Comments Off on Urgent!!! PHL-US Dialogue in Washington: expanded alliance for 21st century challenges 

MANILA, Jan. 28 — Manila and Washington reaffirmed on Friday (Washington time) their bilateral commitment to Asian-Pacific security “through an invigorated and expanded alliance capable of addressing 21st century challenges.”

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Two U.S. navy ships in PHL on routine port calls, crew's R&R

January 29, 2012 10:45 am· Comments Off on Two U.S. navy ships in PHL on routine port calls, crew's R&R 

MANILA, Jan. 28 — The United States Navy guided missile destroyer, USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108), is docking at the Manila Bay this weekend, while the USS Chafee (DDG-90) will visit Cebu City, both on routine port calls, the U.S. embassy said.

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Gov’t okays Bangsa Moro Pabahay Project

January 29, 2012 10:45 am· Comments Off on Gov’t okays Bangsa Moro Pabahay Project 

MANILA, Jan. 28 — The national government, through the National Housing Authority (NHA), will construct houses for some 390 families in Sulu.

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Puerto Princesa Underground River makes it to final list of New Seven Wonders of Nature

January 29, 2012 10:45 am· Comments Off on Puerto Princesa Underground River makes it to final list of New Seven Wonders of Nature 

MANILA, Jan. 28 — Malacanang expressed elation over reports that the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) was declared as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

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Robredo cites LGUs for promoting PPUR as part of New 7 Wonders of Nature

January 29, 2012 10:45 am· Comments Off on Robredo cites LGUs for promoting PPUR as part of New 7 Wonders of Nature 

MANILA, Jan. 28 – Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse M. Robredo lauded Puerto Princesa City Mayor Edward Hagedorn and local government executives on Saturday for their all-out support which resulted in the official declaration of the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

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PRC advises seafarers to complete MLC courses before taking qualification exams

January 29, 2012 10:45 am· Comments Off on PRC advises seafarers to complete MLC courses before taking qualification exams 

MANILA, Jan. 28 – Engr. Mike Marasigan, officer-in-charge of the Board of Marine Engine Officers of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), has urged Filipino seafarers ashore for their management level courses (MLC) requirements to complete the task at hand before undergoing the Marine Engine and Deck Officers written examinations on March 3-4.

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PCG to get additional P1.6 billion for new equipment

January 29, 2012 10:45 am· Comments Off on PCG to get additional P1.6 billion for new equipment 

MANILA, Jan. 28 – Efforts of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to modernize its ageing surface craft and acquire modern equipment to boost its emergency and maritime patrol capability has gotten a much needed boost as it will be getting an additional P1.6 billion from the Department of Energy's Gas-Malampaya Collection.

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North Cotabato crimes down in 2011

January 29, 2012 10:45 am· Comments Off on North Cotabato crimes down in 2011 

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato, Jan. 28 – Crime volume in North Cotabato decreased to 1,341 cases in 2011, down 28 percent from 1,870 cases in 2010, according to North Cotabato Provincial Police Office

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