POEA 7 says Pinoys found new employment as au pairs in Europe

February 17, 2012 9:14 am· Comments Off on POEA 7 says Pinoys found new employment as au pairs in Europe 

CEBU CITY, Feb. 16 – Filipinos have found another tempting employment opportunity overseas, that of being an au pair in Europe.

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PSBank head says CJ Corona has peso accounts other than the 5 PTD accounts

February 17, 2012 9:14 am· Comments Off on PSBank head says CJ Corona has peso accounts other than the 5 PTD accounts 

MANILA, Feb. 16 – Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) president Pascual Garcia III on Thursday told the Senate Impeachment Court that there are peso deposit accounts of Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Renato Corona other than those five peso time deposit (PTD) accounts presented by PSBank Katipunan Branch manager Annabelle Tiongson.

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Weather: LPA hits land, passes through Palawan

February 17, 2012 9:14 am· Comments Off on Weather: LPA hits land, passes through Palawan 

MANILA, Feb. 17 — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the low pressure area (LPA) has hit land over Mindanao as it lingers over the coastal waters east of Palawan.

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Country’s largest pawnshop chain launches Happiest Pinoy 2012 search in Davao City

February 17, 2012 9:14 am· Comments Off on Country’s largest pawnshop chain launches Happiest Pinoy 2012 search in Davao City 

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 16 -– The country’s largest pawnshop chain launched on Thursday the third leg of the Happiest Pinoy 2012, after Baguio and Naga.

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Ex-soldier suspect in priest slay transferred to Samar jail

February 17, 2012 9:14 am· Comments Off on Ex-soldier suspect in priest slay transferred to Samar jail 

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 16 -– The former soldier tagged in the killing of a priest human rights advocate was already transferred to a jail in Northern Samar where he is facing string of cases of murder, kidnapping and rape.

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Russian embassy in Syria denies covert cooperation between Moscow, Damascus

February 17, 2012 9:14 am· Comments Off on Russian embassy in Syria denies covert cooperation between Moscow, Damascus 

DAMASCUS, Feb. 17 — The Russian embassy in Damascus dismissed Thursday media reports circulated recently about some covert Syrian-Russian military cooperation, regarding such reports as "propaganda and incompatible with the truth."

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Hezbollah denies attacks against Israeli targets

February 17, 2012 9:14 am· Comments Off on Hezbollah denies attacks against Israeli targets 

BEIRUT, Feb. 17 — The head of Shiite armed group Hezbollah denied Thursday his party's involvement in recent security incidents in India, Georgia and Thailand against Israeli diplomats.

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Recent flooding in S. Philippines raises need for disaster risk management

February 17, 2012 9:14 am· Comments Off on Recent flooding in S. Philippines raises need for disaster risk management 

By Prime Sarmiento

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Feb.16 — The recent flooding triggered by a rare typhoon that devastated a southern Philippine region has raised the need for local officials to enforce a disaster preparation plan.

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33M people in Africa, Asia to access low-cost energy by 2016

February 17, 2012 9:14 am· Comments Off on 33M people in Africa, Asia to access low-cost energy by 2016 

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 17 — Up to 33 million people in Africa and Asia living in poverty will have access to low-cost energy by 2016 through a global initiative supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the UN agency announced here Thursday.

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4 killed in small plane crash in northern Brazil

February 17, 2012 9:14 am· Comments Off on 4 killed in small plane crash in northern Brazil 

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 17 — A small plane crashed on Thursday in Cameta, northern Brazil's Para state, killing four people on board.

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