Phivolcs chief urges building inspection in quake-struck Masbate

March 6, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on Phivolcs chief urges building inspection in quake-struck Masbate 

MANILA, March 6 — Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Director Renato Solidum is urging thorough inspection of buildings in Masbate City to help identify which of these are no longer safe for use after a magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck near that area Tuesday (March 6).

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DA says yearly wasted rice can feed country for three years

March 6, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on DA says yearly wasted rice can feed country for three years 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 5 – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has warned against waste of the rice grainsl by improper eating habits in the family and wasteful use of the cereal.

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5.2 magnitude quake jolts Masbate, Albay and Sorsogon

March 6, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on 5.2 magnitude quake jolts Masbate, Albay and Sorsogon 

LEGAZPI CITY, March 6 — A 5.2 magnitude earthquake jolted the provinces of Masbate, Albay and Sorsogon on Tuesday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

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Road safety awareness campaign taps students' participation

March 6, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on Road safety awareness campaign taps students' participation 

ILOILO CITY, March 6 – Road accident is currently the ninth cause of death worldwide and if unabated, will soon become fourth in rank.

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Police launch ‘Implan Clean Riders’ in Bataan

March 6, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on Police launch ‘Implan Clean Riders’ in Bataan 

BALANGA CITY,Bataan, March 6 — Police on Monday launched in the province “Implementation Plan Clean Riders” to lessen if not totally eradicate the commission of crimes involving the use of motorcycles.

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Army: 2 soldiers slain in landmine attacks in N Cotabato town

March 6, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on Army: 2 soldiers slain in landmine attacks in N Cotabato town 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, March 6 — Two soldiers were killed when hit by a landmine while conducting pursuit operations in the hinterlands of Barangay Buhay in Makilala, North Cotabato, around 10:10 a.m., Monday, military official said.

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Three forest fires raze Baguio grasslands

March 6, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on Three forest fires raze Baguio grasslands 

BAGUIO CITY, March 6 – Three forest fires razed an estimated more than 7,000 square meters of grasslands with sparse trees in three areas here near forested zones and residential areas Monday night. No one was hurt.

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Chief of NK army unit responsible for Yeonpyeong attack replaced

March 6, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on Chief of NK army unit responsible for Yeonpyeong attack replaced 

SEOUL, March 6 — The head of a North Korean army unit responsible for shelling South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island in 2010 has been replaced by the country's vice defense minister, the North's state media confirmed on Tuesday.

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Defense Ministry begins excavation for Korean War remains

March 6, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on Defense Ministry begins excavation for Korean War remains 

SEOUL, March 6 — The defense ministry has started with an eight-month excavation project for Korean War remains.

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NU hopes govt. won't raise fuel oil prices

March 6, 2012 10:28 am· Comments Off on NU hopes govt. won't raise fuel oil prices 

JAKARTA, March 6 — The Central Board of the Indonesian largest Muslim organization Nahdhatul Ulama (NU) hopes the government would not raise fuel oil prices.

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