Overseas contracts of S. Korean builders plunge in Jan.

February 2, 2012 11:56 am· Comments Off on Overseas contracts of S. Korean builders plunge in Jan. 

SEOUL, Feb. 2 — Overseas contracts won by South Korean construction companies plunged to a seven- year low for January due to a sharp drop in demand from Asian countries, data showed on Thursday.

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RI doubles exports in five years` time : minister

February 2, 2012 11:56 am· Comments Off on RI doubles exports in five years` time : minister 

JAKARTA, Feb. 2 — Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan said Indonesia was able to double its overall exports in only five years from 100.79 billion US dollars in 2006 to 203.62 billion US dollars in 2011.

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2nd Barangay Bata Chessfest Set February 11-12/Sports

February 2, 2012 11:56 am· Comments Off on 2nd Barangay Bata Chessfest Set February 11-12/Sports 

BACOLOD CITY, Feb. 2 — The 2nd Barangay Bata Chess tournament will be held on February 11 to 12 in two categories at the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Gym in the barangay here.

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Boracay to be promoted as party capital of the PHL

February 2, 2012 11:56 am· Comments Off on Boracay to be promoted as party capital of the PHL 

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan, Feb. 2 — The Aklan Provincial Congressional District Office is cooperating with the Department of Tourism (DoT) in its plan to consider this resort island as the 'party capital' of the country.

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DBM eyes one-year validity for 2013 allocations; no carry-over for lapsed allotments

February 2, 2012 10:40 am· Comments Off on DBM eyes one-year validity for 2013 allocations; no carry-over for lapsed allotments 

MANILA, Feb. 1 — With budget preparations already at full speed, Budget and Management Secretary Florencio B. Abad announced plans to set a one-year validity limit for 2013 appropriations, adding that lapsed allotments for government agencies will no longer be carried over to the next fiscal year.

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PDEA Davao seizes a total value of P7.8-M illegal drugs in 2011

February 2, 2012 10:40 am· Comments Off on PDEA Davao seizes a total value of P7.8-M illegal drugs in 2011 

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 1 — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Administration (PDEA) in the Davao Region reported an aggressive and continuing advocacy for prevention against use of illegal drugs resulting in an increase of seized illegal drugs in 2011 valued at P7.8 million.

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NAPOLCOM encourages Cordillera youths to take police entrance examination

February 2, 2012 10:40 am· 1 Comment 

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 1 — The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) here today encouraged qualified youths from the Cordillera region to take the police entrance examinations on April 29.

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Daily rotating brownouts in GenSan, nearby areas continue

February 2, 2012 10:40 am· 1 Comment 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Feb. 2 – The continuing hour-long daily rotating brownouts here and in nearby South Cotabato and Sarangani provinces will not likely end soon as Mindanao’s power situation reportedly remained under “red alert” status.

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Manhunt on for alleged gunman in GenSan publisher’s murder

February 2, 2012 10:40 am· Comments Off on Manhunt on for alleged gunman in GenSan publisher’s murder 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Feb. 2 – Police have launched a region-wide manhunt against the suspected gunman in the killing of a community newspaper publisher here early last month following the filing of a murder case on Wednesday.

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73 killed in Egyptian football match riot

February 2, 2012 10:40 am· Comments Off on 73 killed in Egyptian football match riot 

CAIRO, Feb. 2 — The death toll from a football riot in Egypt's Port Said rose to 73, state media reported on Wednesday night.

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