BFAR orders shellfish ban in coastal waters of 5 provinces

November 21, 2013 9:49 am· Comments Off on BFAR orders shellfish ban in coastal waters of 5 provinces 

MANILA, Nov. 20 — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on Wednesday advised the public to refrain from eating shellfish collected from Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur, Murcielagos Bay in Zamboanga del Norte and Misamis Occidental; Balite Bay in Mati, Davao Oriental, and seven coastal towns and one city of Bataan province.

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CHED to colleges, universities: Extend assistance to ‘Yolanda’-affected students

November 21, 2013 9:49 am· Comments Off on CHED to colleges, universities: Extend assistance to ‘Yolanda’-affected students 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Nov. 20 (PNA) — The Commission on Higher Education on Wednesday directed its Central, Regional Offices and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to help alleviate the condition of affected students in areas severely hit by supertyphoon "Yolanda" by extending any form of assistance.

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DPWH technical experts start infra assessment in typhoon-hit Eastern Visayas

November 21, 2013 9:49 am· Comments Off on DPWH technical experts start infra assessment in typhoon-hit Eastern Visayas 

By Josine F. Estuye

MANILA, Nov. 20 (PNA) — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Monday sent technical experts to speed-up the assessment of typhoon-damaged infrastructures in Eastern Visayas.

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DOH speeds up vaccination program in ‘Yolanda’-hit areas

November 21, 2013 9:49 am· Comments Off on DOH speeds up vaccination program in ‘Yolanda’-hit areas 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Nov. 20 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday intensified its vaccination program in areas affected by typhoon "Yolanda" as cases of tetanus, though without an exact figure, have already been reported.

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1 of PAF C-130s now undergoing maintenance

November 21, 2013 9:49 am· Comments Off on 1 of PAF C-130s now undergoing maintenance 

MANILA, Nov. 20 — One of the three Lockheed C-130 "Hercules" cargo aircraft being used by the Philippine Air Force (PAF) is now undergoing maintenance.

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Drilon thumbs down creation of 'Yolanda’ Commission

November 21, 2013 9:49 am· Comments Off on Drilon thumbs down creation of 'Yolanda’ Commission 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Nov 20 (PNA) — Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday expressed disapproval on the creation of a typhoon ‘Yolanda’ Commission which a House minority bloc proposed recently.

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27-man Japanese medical team arrives for humanitarian mission in the Visayas

November 21, 2013 9:49 am· Comments Off on 27-man Japanese medical team arrives for humanitarian mission in the Visayas 

MANILA, Nov. 20 — A 27-man medical team from Japan arrived in the country Wednesday for a humanitarian mission in typhoon-ravaged parts of the Visayas region.

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Interpol coordinates with DOJ, other gov't agencies for identification of 'Yolanda' victims

November 21, 2013 9:49 am· Comments Off on Interpol coordinates with DOJ, other gov't agencies for identification of 'Yolanda' victims 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, Nov. 20 (PNA) — Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Wednesday met with the officers of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to discuss its offer to assist the government in Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) following the onslaught of supertyphoon "Yolanda" last Nov. 8.

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Tail-end of cold front continues to bring light rains over Luzon

November 21, 2013 9:49 am· Comments Off on Tail-end of cold front continues to bring light rains over Luzon 

MANILA, Nov. 21 — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Thursday said that the tail-end of the cold front continues to be the dominant weather system affecting the country.

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DND to bid out P18.2 billion requirements for 2014 to 2017

November 21, 2013 9:49 am· Comments Off on DND to bid out P18.2 billion requirements for 2014 to 2017 

MANILA, Nov. 21 — The Department of National Defense (DND) announced Thursday the allocation of P18.278 billion for its requirement and the military's on petroleum, oil, lubricants (POL) for 2014 to 2017.

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