Mindanao coops vows to provide market for small banana farmers' produce

January 31, 2013 12:18 pm· Comments Off on Mindanao coops vows to provide market for small banana farmers' produce 

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 31 — The Federation of Cooperatives in Mindanao (Fedco) recently vowed to provide market for the produce of small banana-cacao growers who underwent trainings on banana-cacao inter-cropping project.

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Iloilo City Comelec prepares list of BEIs

January 31, 2013 12:18 pm· Comments Off on Iloilo City Comelec prepares list of BEIs 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 31 – The Iloilo City-Commission on Elections (Comelec) is now on the process of preparing the list of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) who would serve in the May 2013 elections.

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Iloilo City gov’t to install CCTV cameras in strategic areas

January 31, 2013 12:18 pm· Comments Off on Iloilo City gov’t to install CCTV cameras in strategic areas 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 31 — The city government here is studying the locations where to install the nine closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras to maximize their utilization for crime prevention and traffic monitoring.

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Many Baguio roads to close Friday for "Panagbenga" grand opening

January 31, 2013 12:18 pm· Comments Off on Many Baguio roads to close Friday for "Panagbenga" grand opening 

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 31 — The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) is advising motorists of traffic re-routing plans in view of the expected mammoth crowd for the opening of the month-long flower festival here on Friday.

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Baguio records second lowest temperature for 2013

January 31, 2013 12:18 pm· Comments Off on Baguio records second lowest temperature for 2013 

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 31 — Visitors and residents here again used their mufflers, bonnets and "winter" sweaters on Thursday as the temperature dived to 9.8 degrees celsius from Wednesday's 10.2 degrees.

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Protesters continue to control North Cotabato state university

January 31, 2013 12:18 pm· Comments Off on Protesters continue to control North Cotabato state university 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Jan. 31 — Members of the Multi-Stakeholders Movement for Peace, Truth, and Reforms continue to ‘control’ the state-owned University of Southern Mindanao (USM) in Kabacan, North Cotabato since they launched the third wave of their protests on Monday, a school official said.

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Scottish universities receive record number of applications this year

January 31, 2013 12:18 pm· Comments Off on Scottish universities receive record number of applications this year 

EDINBURGH, Jan. 31 — Scottish universities have received record number of applications with a total of 103,219 including 39,954 Scots who have applied to go to university this year.

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News Analysis: Opposition call for meeting with president marks major change in Egypt's politics

January 31, 2013 12:18 pm· Comments Off on News Analysis: Opposition call for meeting with president marks major change in Egypt's politics 

By Mahmoud Fouly

CAIRO, Jan. 31 — As leader of Egypt's main opposition bloc called Wednesday for an urgent meeting with the president after its earlier rejection to a national dialogue, analysts see this move as a major change in the opposition's attitude that will in turn alter the country's political scene.

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Putin calls Venezuela's Chavez 'a true fighter'

January 31, 2013 12:18 pm· Comments Off on Putin calls Venezuela's Chavez 'a true fighter' 

CARACAS, Jan. 31 — Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday sent a letter of support to Venezuela's ailing President Hugo Chavez, describing him as a "true fighter."

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British PM visits Algeria

January 31, 2013 12:18 pm· Comments Off on British PM visits Algeria 

ALGIERS, Jan. 31 — British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Algeria on Wednesday to discuss economic ties and counter-terrorism cooperation.

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