Palace to parents: Watch your children during New Year revelry

December 29, 2012 6:02 am· Comments Off on Palace to parents: Watch your children during New Year revelry 

MANILA, Dec. 28 — Malacanang appealed to parents Friday to watch their children to avoid firecracker-related injuries or deaths as the country celebrates the New Year.

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DILG chief says no martial law in Cebu

December 29, 2012 6:02 am· Comments Off on DILG chief says no martial law in Cebu 

By Priam Nepomuceno

MANILA, Dec. 28 — Interior Secretary Mar Roxas Friday said there is no truth to the allegations of suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia that there is martial law in the province.

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Firecracker-related injuries hike by 2% in 2012

December 29, 2012 6:02 am· Comments Off on Firecracker-related injuries hike by 2% in 2012 

MANILA, Dec. 28 — The number of firecracker-related injuries has increased by 2% from the previous five-year average (2007-2011) and 26 cases (15%) lower than the same period last year with 150 injuries reported by the Dept. of Health as of Friday 6 a.m.

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Purisima to public: Text info vs cops using guns to welcome New Year

December 29, 2012 6:02 am· Comments Off on Purisima to public: Text info vs cops using guns to welcome New Year 

MANILA, Dec. 28 — National Police chief Director General Alan Purisima urged the public if they see policeman using fireworks – or his or her firearm – to welcome the New Year: just text the PNP hotline 0917-8475757.

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SC to hold nat'l confab for revision of Rules of Civil Procedure Jan. 11

December 29, 2012 6:02 am· Comments Off on SC to hold nat'l confab for revision of Rules of Civil Procedure Jan. 11 

MANILA, Dec. 28 — The Supreme Court has scheduled a National Conference for the Revision of the Rules of Civil Procedure next year.

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Employment program for ex-inmates proposed

December 29, 2012 6:02 am· Comments Off on Employment program for ex-inmates proposed 

MANILA, Dec. 28 — Recognizing the difficulty former inmates experience in getting a job, two lawmakers have proposed to institute a former prisoner's employment program.

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DOH-NCR tells parents: Keep children off fireworks

December 29, 2012 6:02 am· Comments Off on DOH-NCR tells parents: Keep children off fireworks 

MANILA, Dec. 28 — Department of Health-National Capital Region Director Eduardo Janairo Friday strongly advised parents in Metro Manila to keep their children away from fireworks for them to avoid getting hurt.

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Gov't nurses fight for delayed monthly pay

December 29, 2012 6:02 am· Comments Off on Gov't nurses fight for delayed monthly pay 

MANILA, Dec. 28 — Some 30,000 registered nurses hired by the government in 2011 under Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement and Local Service (RN-HEALS) Project are not receiving their meager monthly salary of only P8,000, according to a lawmaker.

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NDRRMC on red alert from Dec 30 until Jan 3

December 29, 2012 6:02 am· Comments Off on NDRRMC on red alert from Dec 30 until Jan 3 

MANILA, Dec. 28 — From Sunday, Dec. 30, to Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council will go on red alert for incidents related to the New Year revelry.

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Peace deal guarantees Mindanao IP rights — Ferrer

December 29, 2012 6:02 am· Comments Off on Peace deal guarantees Mindanao IP rights — Ferrer 

MANILA, Dec. 28 — Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, government chief negotiator for talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Thursday stressed the rights of Indigenous Peoples in Mindanao are protected in the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro.

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