Three PN ships, one Coast Guard vessel now in grounding area

January 21, 2013 4:31 am· Comments Off on Three PN ships, one Coast Guard vessel now in grounding area 

MANILA, Jan. 20 — As US efforts to extricate the USS Guardian (MCM-5)off Tubbataha Reef intensify, the Philippine Navy (PN) on Sunday said three of its ships and one of the Coast Guard's is now at the site to provide assistance should the Americans ask for it.

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Shipping stakeholders urged to continue anti-piracy measures

January 21, 2013 4:31 am· Comments Off on Shipping stakeholders urged to continue anti-piracy measures 

MANILA, Jan. 20 – Despite a strong reduction in piracy-related incidents in 2012, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which is based in London, United Kingdom, is urging all shipping stakeholders to continue implementing their anti-piracy measures to prevent a surge in pirate attacks.

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SOCOM gets new commander

January 21, 2013 4:31 am· Comments Off on SOCOM gets new commander 

MANILA, Jan. 20 — The Special Operations Command (SOCOM), which is based in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija, on Monday will have Brig. Gen. Jet B. Velarmino as its new commander.

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MMDA calls for expansion of EDSA's capacity to handle more vehicles

January 21, 2013 4:31 am· Comments Off on MMDA calls for expansion of EDSA's capacity to handle more vehicles 

MANILA, Jan. 20 –- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Sunday stressed the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) should not only rehabilitate the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) but likewise expand its capacity to handle more vehicles.

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Palace reiterates DOH's call for Filipinos to take precautionary measures against flu

January 21, 2013 4:31 am· Comments Off on Palace reiterates DOH's call for Filipinos to take precautionary measures against flu 

MANILA, Jan. 20 — Malacang reiterated on Sunday the Department of Health’s call for the public to take precautionary measures against cough, colds and flu, especially since these are aggravated by the dip in the country’s temperature brought about by a cold front.

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Storm-free but cold and rainy weather until Tuesday expected due to northeast monsoon, cold front

January 21, 2013 4:31 am· Comments Off on Storm-free but cold and rainy weather until Tuesday expected due to northeast monsoon, cold front 

MANILA, Jan. 20 — Due to the effects of the northeast monsoon and tail-end of a cold front, the country can still expect a storm-free but cold and rainy weather until Tuesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

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Construction of ring dikes for flood control along Laguna de Bay gains support

January 21, 2013 4:31 am· Comments Off on Construction of ring dikes for flood control along Laguna de Bay gains support 

By Bertely A. dela Cruz

STA. CRUZ, Laguna, Jan. 20 – The planned construction of more ring dikes and flood control measures for the lakeshore communities along the Laguna de Bay have gained support from local leaders.

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Senate session resumes on Monday

January 21, 2013 4:31 am· Comments Off on Senate session resumes on Monday 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 20 – The Senate regular session resumes on Monday, hoping to act on important pending bills amid controversy that marred the granting of ‘cash gifts’ to senators during the Christmas holidays.

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Filipinos in US replicate Santo Nino festival

January 21, 2013 4:31 am· Comments Off on Filipinos in US replicate Santo Nino festival 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Jan. 20 – Filipinos residing in Washington, D.C. and nearby States will have their own grand celebration of the Feast of Santo Nino Sunday with pomp and revelry complete with the chanting of “Pit Senor” and “Viva El Senyor Santo Nino.

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Cleansing electoral system urged

January 21, 2013 4:31 am· Comments Off on Cleansing electoral system urged 

MANILA, Jan. 20 — The all out efforts of President Benigno Aquino III and the Commission on Elections to implement all the necessary reforms in the country’s electoral system should be supported by the people.

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