No gas leak in Petron Bataan Refinery

May 8, 2013 11:27 am· Comments Off on No gas leak in Petron Bataan Refinery 

LIMAY, Bataan, May 8 — An official of the Petron Bataan Refinery (PBR) on Tuesday clarified that there was no explosion, no poisonous gas leak and no one died at the former Bataan Refinery Corporation here.

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Soldier slain, 2 others hurt in Cotabato shooting

May 8, 2013 11:27 am· Comments Off on Soldier slain, 2 others hurt in Cotabato shooting 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, May 8 — Unidentified gunmen shot dead an Army sergeant and wounded two other civilians in a remote village in Matalam town in North Cotabato, around 7 p.m., Tuesday, a top military official said.

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223 senior citizens in Davao Oriental to get social pension from DSWD

May 8, 2013 11:27 am· Comments Off on 223 senior citizens in Davao Oriental to get social pension from DSWD 

BAGANGA, Davao Oriental, May 8 — Some 223 senior citizens here are now receiving the P500 monthly social pension from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

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More than 200 cops now in ARMM to serve as BEIs

May 8, 2013 11:27 am· Comments Off on More than 200 cops now in ARMM to serve as BEIs 

COTABATO CITY, May 8 — About 200 policemen from Northern Mindanao have arrived in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao police regional office to serve as board of election inspectors in Lanao del Sur on Monday.

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Policeman captive of NPAs to be released soon

May 8, 2013 11:27 am· Comments Off on Policeman captive of NPAs to be released soon 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, May 8 — New Peoples’ Army (NPA) rebels operating in Southern Philippines today confirmed the imminent release of Police Officer 3 Maula Tato Ali of the Arakan municipal police station.

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NGCP ready with contingency measures for Monday polls

May 8, 2013 11:27 am· Comments Off on NGCP ready with contingency measures for Monday polls 

TACLOBAN CITY, May 8 — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines(NGCP) is now ready with its contingency measures for the mid-term elections on May 13.

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Davao residents asked to comply 5-day liquor ban

May 8, 2013 11:27 am· Comments Off on Davao residents asked to comply 5-day liquor ban 

DAVAO CITY, May 8 — A police official here has urged residents to cooperate in the five-day-liquor ban from May 9 to May 13 to ensure clarity of mind and peace before and on the election day.

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Republican negotiator sees no "grand bargain" with Democrats on U.S. budget deal

May 8, 2013 11:27 am· Comments Off on Republican negotiator sees no "grand bargain" with Democrats on U.S. budget deal 

WASHINGTON, May 8 — U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said on Tuesday that he didn't think a "grand bargain" on a comprehensive deficit-reduction deal was possible in the near term, casting new doubts on the country's budget outlook.

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Obama defends handling of Syrian conflict

May 8, 2013 11:27 am· Comments Off on Obama defends handling of Syrian conflict 

WASHINGTON, May 8 — U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his handling of the ongoing conflict in Syria, saying he will not make decisions about deeper involvement based on what he called "perceived" crossing of a red line he has set.

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Radiation level at Fukushima plant boundary could exceed limit: TEPCO

May 8, 2013 11:27 am· Comments Off on Radiation level at Fukushima plant boundary could exceed limit: TEPCO 

TOKYO, May 8 — The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex said Tuesday that the radiation level around the plant's boundary is expected to exceed a self-imposed limit due to steps taken to address recently discovered leaks in underground radioactive water storage tanks.

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