Comelec conducts transmission test in 9 PHL areas

January 27, 2013 10:06 am· Comments Off on Comelec conducts transmission test in 9 PHL areas 

MANILA, Jan. 26 — As majority of the nine areas transmitted 100 percent, the Commission on Elections said the electronic transmission data test of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines done Saturday went on smoothly.

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DepEd to mark 9th National Dental Health Month

January 27, 2013 10:06 am· Comments Off on DepEd to mark 9th National Dental Health Month 

MANILA, Jan. 26 — A little known fact is this: Dental issues can become more than oral problems and will lead to serious health issues, especially if not diagnosed on time.

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(Lead) US salvage teams repairing damage in USS Guardian's hull

January 27, 2013 10:06 am· Comments Off on (Lead) US salvage teams repairing damage in USS Guardian's hull 

By Priam Nepomuceno

MANILA, Jan. 26 — With de-fuelling completed, US Navy salvage teams are shoring (strengthening) the hull of the grounded USS Guardian (MCM-5) to prepare it for the lifting operation which will remove it from Tubbataha Reef, Sulu Sea, sometime next week.

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(Lead) New LPA threatens to bring heavy rains in Eastern Visayas

January 27, 2013 10:06 am· Comments Off on (Lead) New LPA threatens to bring heavy rains in Eastern Visayas 

MANILA, Jan. 26 — The low pressure area in General Santos City has dissipated but the weather agency is monitoring another LPA hovering inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility Saturday afternoon which threatens to bring heavy rains in Eastern Visayas.

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LPA to bring heavy rains in Visayas, Mindanao

January 27, 2013 10:06 am· Comments Off on LPA to bring heavy rains in Visayas, Mindanao 

MANILA, Jan. 27 — The low pressure area (LPA) affecting Eastern and Central Visayas, Caraga and Davao del Norte will have moderate to heavy rain showers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslide, the Philippine Atmoheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Sunday.

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Lawmaker wants to regulate practice of environmental engineering

January 27, 2013 10:06 am· Comments Off on Lawmaker wants to regulate practice of environmental engineering 

MANILA, Jan. 27 — House Deputy Speaker and Zamboanga City Rep. Ma. Isabelle Climaco has filed a bill seeking to regulate the practice of environmental engineering to address the growing ecological problems in the country.

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Seven people killed in Negros Occidental ambush

January 27, 2013 10:06 am· Comments Off on Seven people killed in Negros Occidental ambush 

MANILA, Jan. 27 – Seven people, including a police officer, was shot and killed in an ambush staged by still unidentified men in La Castellana town in Negros Occidental early Sunday morning.

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Valenzuela residential area hit by fire

January 27, 2013 10:06 am· Comments Off on Valenzuela residential area hit by fire 

MANILA, Jan. 27 – A fire of still unknown origin damaged several houses in Marulas, Valenzuela early Sunday morning.

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NEDA urges acceleration of gov't strategies to achieve transport sector targets by 2016

January 27, 2013 10:06 am· Comments Off on NEDA urges acceleration of gov't strategies to achieve transport sector targets by 2016 

MANILA, Jan. 27 — State agencies should further accelerate their strategies to achieve targets in the transportation sector by 2016, according to the newly released Socioeconomic Report (SER): 2010-2012 of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

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DAR to distribute 1,937 hectares of agri lands in Quezon province

January 27, 2013 10:06 am· Comments Off on DAR to distribute 1,937 hectares of agri lands in Quezon province 

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 27 — More farmers in Quezon province will receive lands as the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)will distribute 1,937.91 hectares of agricultural lands to 952 farmer-beneficiaries this February 6.

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