PRC issues tips to ensure safety of Black Nazarene devotees

January 9, 2014 10:38 am· Comments Off on PRC issues tips to ensure safety of Black Nazarene devotees 

MANILA, Jan. 9 — Black Nazarene devotees were advised by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to remain safe on Thursday’s religious celebration as millions of people are expected to gather in Quiapo to profess their faith.

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324, 000 households in 'Yolanda' battered provinces provided with emergency shelter materials – IFRC

January 9, 2014 10:38 am· Comments Off on 324, 000 households in 'Yolanda' battered provinces provided with emergency shelter materials – IFRC 

MANILA, Jan. 9 — The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), which is leading the shelter cluster group efforts in "Yolanda" battered provinces in the Visayas, announced that 324,000 households have been provided with emergency shelter materials shortly after the onslaught of the supertyphoon last Nov. 8.

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Palace assures safe, spacious bunkhouses for Tacloban folk

January 9, 2014 10:38 am· Comments Off on Palace assures safe, spacious bunkhouses for Tacloban folk 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Jan. 8 (PNA) — Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda on Wednesday said that Tacloban residents can expect to reside in safe and spacious bunkhouses as they await the completion of their permanent shelters.

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Rough seas still expected in northern Luzon — PAGASA

January 9, 2014 10:38 am· Comments Off on Rough seas still expected in northern Luzon — PAGASA 

MANILA, Jan. 9 — The government’s weather agency continued warning against sailing in waters off Northern Luzon, expecting rough to very rough sea conditions with waves 3.4 meters to 4.5 m high from strong to gale force winds associated with the northeast monsoon.

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City Council approves franchise for bus firm

January 9, 2014 10:38 am· Comments Off on City Council approves franchise for bus firm 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 8 — The City Council here approved on Tuesday Regulation Ordinance 2014-015 granting a franchise for the Vallacar Transit Inc., operator of Ceres Bus Lines, to establish and operate a bus terminal in the boundary of Barangays Buhang and Camalig in Jaro district.

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LTO assures sufficient license plates for Zambo City

January 9, 2014 10:38 am· Comments Off on LTO assures sufficient license plates for Zambo City 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 9 — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has assured that there are sufficient license plates to be issued to vehicle owners in this city.

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China supports transport of chemical weapons material from Syria

January 9, 2014 10:38 am· Comments Off on China supports transport of chemical weapons material from Syria 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 9 — China has been supporting the work of the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to safely remove materials of chemical weapons from Syria, a Chinese envoy said here Wednesday.

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Top UN officials urge G77 to work on anti-poverty goals

January 9, 2014 10:38 am· Comments Off on Top UN officials urge G77 to work on anti-poverty goals 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 9 — Top UN officials on Wednesday urged the Group of 77 plus China to work collectively towards reaching the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the 2015 deadline.

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Poll reveals political independents hit record high in U.S.

January 9, 2014 10:38 am· Comments Off on Poll reveals political independents hit record high in U.S. 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 — A record high of 42 percent of Americans identified themselves as political independents in 2013, partly due to their negative views of the two major parties in the Congress and low trust in the government, showed a poll released Wednesday.

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China slams Abe's shrine visit at U.N., questions "dangerous" path

January 9, 2014 10:38 am· Comments Off on China slams Abe's shrine visit at U.N., questions "dangerous" path 

By Seana K. Magee

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (PNA/Kyodo) — China's top envoy to the United Nations on Wednesday criticized Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent visit to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine, questioning the conservative leader's motives and warned the international community to "remain vigilant."

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