Neophyte solon seeks to criminalize the use, disposal and importation of Monocrotophos

November 24, 2013 9:11 am· Comments Off on Neophyte solon seeks to criminalize the use, disposal and importation of Monocrotophos 

MANILA, Nov. 23 — The manufacture, importation, storage, distribution, sale, use and disposal of a highly toxic pesticide called monocrotophos will soon be a criminal offense once a bill filed by a neophyte party-list lawmaker is approved by Congress.

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Solons urge LGUs to use fee collections imposed under Fire Code to buy firefighting equipment

November 24, 2013 9:11 am· Comments Off on Solons urge LGUs to use fee collections imposed under Fire Code to buy firefighting equipment 

MANILA, Nov. 23 — Two lawmakers have proposed that local government units (LGUs) retain 50 percent of their tax, fee and fine collections imposed under the Fire Code of the Philippines for the maintenance and purchase of firefighting gadgets, equipment and fire trucks for local fire stations.

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DOST appeals for aid to evacuees at PSHS Eastern Visayas Campus in Palo, Leyte

November 24, 2013 9:11 am· Comments Off on DOST appeals for aid to evacuees at PSHS Eastern Visayas Campus in Palo, Leyte 

By Aerol B. Patena

MANILA, Nov 23 (PNA) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has set up its relief operations center at the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Eastern Visayas Campus in Palo, Leyte to support families that were affected by Typhoon ‘Yolanda’.

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UAE healthcare provider to hire more Filipino nurses

November 24, 2013 9:11 am· Comments Off on UAE healthcare provider to hire more Filipino nurses 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Nov. 23 (PNA) — A private company engaged in the healthcare industry in the United Arab Emirates is looking to hire Filipino workers.

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Red Cross ship arrives to give more aid to Yolanda-affected residents of Samar

November 24, 2013 9:11 am· Comments Off on Red Cross ship arrives to give more aid to Yolanda-affected residents of Samar 

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Nvo. 23 — Residents in Samar affected by super typhoon "Yolanda" may get more help for their health needs, with the arrival Saturday of a vessel of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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Smart 100 percent operational in 7 of 15 provinces affected by ‘Yolanda’

November 24, 2013 9:11 am· Comments Off on Smart 100 percent operational in 7 of 15 provinces affected by ‘Yolanda’ 

MANILA, Nov. 23 — Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) on Saturday said its network facilities are fully operational in seven of the 15 provinces in the Visayas region battered by typhoon “Yolanda” more than two weeks back.

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Authorities intercept parcel with P 3M worth of shabu at Zambo airport

November 24, 2013 9:11 am· Comments Off on Authorities intercept parcel with P 3M worth of shabu at Zambo airport 

MANILA, Nov. 23 — Joint government operatives intercepted a parcel which contained some P 3 million worth of shabu during an interdiction at the Zamboanga International Airport last Thursday, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency reported Saturday.

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Damages caused by 'Yolanda' now at P22. 6 billion

November 24, 2013 9:11 am· Comments Off on Damages caused by 'Yolanda' now at P22. 6 billion 

MANILA, Nov. 24 –The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Sunday announced that the damages caused by super typhoon "Yolanda" to properties and infrastructures has hit the P22,659,851,383.76 mark.

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DND plans to buy 2 more C-130

November 24, 2013 9:11 am· Comments Off on DND plans to buy 2 more C-130 

MANILA, Nov. 24 –Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Voltaire Gazmin has announced that plans are afoot to acquire two more Lockheed C-130 "Hercules" cargo planes for the Philippine Air Force (PAF).

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Tail-end of cold front to bring rains over east Luzon

November 24, 2013 9:11 am· Comments Off on Tail-end of cold front to bring rains over east Luzon 

MANILA, Nov. 24 –The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday that despite the absence of any weather disturbance in the country,a tail-end of a cold front will bring rains over the eastern section of Luzon.

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