20 passengers injured in Palawan bus accident

December 31, 2012 4:36 am· Comments Off on 20 passengers injured in Palawan bus accident 

By Celeste Anna R. Formoso

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Dec. 30 -– Some 20 passengers of the RoRo Bus Line were seriously injured when the bus they were riding in skidded Saturday night along the highway in Bataraza town.

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More cops deployed in Sultan Kudarat following bus bombing

December 31, 2012 4:36 am· Comments Off on More cops deployed in Sultan Kudarat following bus bombing 

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, Dec. 30 — More police checkpoints were put up in Sultan Kudarat province as police and Army authorities here blamed the extortion gangs preying on bus firms in the bomb attack on Husky bus Saturday night in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat province.

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Charges filed vs. bomber of Sultan Kudarat mayor's house

December 31, 2012 4:36 am· Comments Off on Charges filed vs. bomber of Sultan Kudarat mayor's house 

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, Dec. 30 — Police have already filed charges against a man arrested for throwing a hand grenade inside the residential compound of a town mayor in Sultan Kudarat and for engaging police in a shootout.

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DSWD spends P2.7M for relief assistance to 'Quinta'-affected LGUs

December 31, 2012 4:36 am· Comments Off on DSWD spends P2.7M for relief assistance to 'Quinta'-affected LGUs 

ILOILO CITY, Dec 30 — Some P2.7 million out of the P5.5 million allotted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has been disbursed in support of the relief operations of various local government units (LGUs) affected by tropical depression "Quinta".

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Filipinos urged to learn from Rizal

December 31, 2012 4:36 am· Comments Off on Filipinos urged to learn from Rizal 

ILOILO CITY, Dec 30 — City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog on Sunday underscored that the Filipinos are still “still in need of heroes” as the country marked the 116th anniversary of Jose P. Rizal's martyrdom.

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Hospitals, clinics on higher alert as pyrotechnic sale starts in Baguio

December 31, 2012 4:36 am· Comments Off on Hospitals, clinics on higher alert as pyrotechnic sale starts in Baguio 

BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 30 — Government and private hospitals and clinics are on high alert starting on Sunday preparing for any possible victims of pyrotechnic-use for the new year celebrations.

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5 nabbed for illegal pyrotechnics in Nueva Ecija

December 31, 2012 4:36 am· Comments Off on 5 nabbed for illegal pyrotechnics in Nueva Ecija 

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, Dec. 30 — Five people were arrested by police in separate places in the province for alleged illegal transport of undocumented firecrackers and pyrotechnics Saturday night.

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Quinta damage to infra in WV reaches P349M

December 31, 2012 4:36 am· Comments Off on Quinta damage to infra in WV reaches P349M 

ILOILO CITY, Dec 30 — Quinta's initial damage to roads, bridges, flood control and other infrastructure projects in Western Visayas was estimated at P349 million.

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Ramos: Panay will take months to recover from 'Quinta'

December 31, 2012 4:36 am· Comments Off on Ramos: Panay will take months to recover from 'Quinta' 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 30 — Undersecretary Benito T. Ramos on Sunday conducted an aerial inspection of areas affected by tropical depression "Quinta" and stressed that it would take months for Panay to recover from the devastations.

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NDRRMC extends 20,000 family packs to 'Quinta' victims

December 31, 2012 4:36 am· Comments Off on NDRRMC extends 20,000 family packs to 'Quinta' victims 

ILOILO CITY, Dec 30 — The national government through the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) will extend 20,000 family packs to victims of tropical depression "Quinta" in Capiz, Aklan and Iloilo.

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