DSWD maintains stand on non-commercialization of human organ donation

February 21, 2012 11:43 am· Comments Off on DSWD maintains stand on non-commercialization of human organ donation 

MANILA, Feb. 21 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has maintained its position to the non-commercialization of human organ and tissue donation.

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Weather: Cold front tail-end affects N. Luzon; easterlies prevail over Mindanao

February 21, 2012 11:43 am· Comments Off on Weather: Cold front tail-end affects N. Luzon; easterlies prevail over Mindanao 

MANILA, Feb. 21 — The tail-end of a prevailing cold front is affecting Northern Luzon as easterlies prevail over Mindanao, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Administration.

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Bohol pursues foreign partnerships

February 21, 2012 11:43 am· Comments Off on Bohol pursues foreign partnerships 

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Feb. 21 — The province is opening new doors of partnerships with Korea and Spain.

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20 Davao villages get multicabs worth P5.8M

February 21, 2012 11:43 am· Comments Off on 20 Davao villages get multicabs worth P5.8M 

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 21 – Twenty out of the 182 barangays here received multicab units worth P5.8 million from the city government of Davao.

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Fishermen warned against catching berried, undersized blue crabs

February 21, 2012 11:43 am· Comments Off on Fishermen warned against catching berried, undersized blue crabs 

ILOILO CITY, Feb. 21 — Iloilo Fifth District Board Member Jett Rojas through the help of the Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force vowed to strictly enforce the newly approved ordinance banning the catching of gravid (berried) and undersized blue swimming crabs in all municipal waters of the province.

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Win-win solution for completion of eco-tourism project in Lingayen proposed

February 21, 2012 11:43 am· Comments Off on Win-win solution for completion of eco-tourism project in Lingayen proposed 

By Leonardo V. Micua

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Feb. 21 — A win-win solution was proposed in the ongoing construction of a proposed eco-tourism zone in Lingayen to strike a happy balance between environment and development and remove the only obstacle for the completion of the project.

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6 Catanduanes villages hit by landslides, floods due to heavy rains

February 21, 2012 11:43 am· Comments Off on 6 Catanduanes villages hit by landslides, floods due to heavy rains 

LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 21 — At least six villages in Catanduanes were hit by floods and landslides over the weekend spawned by heavy rains brought about by the tail-end of the cold front (TECF), an official of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Bicol said Tuesday.

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Body found at SCTEx identified; believed to be carjacking victim

February 21, 2012 11:43 am· Comments Off on Body found at SCTEx identified; believed to be carjacking victim 

DINALUPIHAN, Bataan, Feb. 21 — A man who was found dead along the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) here on Sunday afternoon was believed to be a victim of carjacking after the Grand Starex van he was driving could nowhere be found.

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S. Korea considers raising issue of N. Korean defectors in China at U.N.

February 21, 2012 11:43 am· Comments Off on S. Korea considers raising issue of N. Korean defectors in China at U.N. 

SEOUL, Feb. 21 — South Korea is considering raising the issue of North Korean defectors detained in China at a meeting of the U.N. refugee agency, an official said Tuesday, in what would be the latest effort to ratchet up pressure on Beijing to avoid forced repatriation of North Koreans.

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German billiard champ trends underwater billiard in Boracay

February 21, 2012 11:43 am· Comments Off on German billiard champ trends underwater billiard in Boracay 

BORACAY Island, Malay, Aklan, Feb. 21 – A local dive shop here is planning to introduce underwater billiard in this resort island as another tourism lure.

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