Bulacan to hold “Day of Prayer” for immediate rehab of Angat dam

January 20, 2014 10:23 am· Comments Off on Bulacan to hold “Day of Prayer” for immediate rehab of Angat dam 

By Emil G. Gamos

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan, Jan. 19 (PNA)–Governor Wilhelmino-Sy Alvarado is enjoining Bulakenyos to participate in a "Day of Prayer" set to be held at the sprawling compound of the Bulacan Sports Complex next month.

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Palo, Leyte prelate thanks Sto. Nino for sparing Cebu from Yolanda

January 20, 2014 10:23 am· Comments Off on Palo, Leyte prelate thanks Sto. Nino for sparing Cebu from Yolanda 

By Eddie O. Barrita

CEBU CITY, Jan. 19 (PNA) — Palo, Leyte Archbishop John Du has thanked the Santo Niño for protecting much of Cebu from the full force of super typhoon Yolanda which devastated northern Cebu, Samar and Leyte, including the seat of his archdiocese.

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3 Davao Sur towns suffer 9-hour power outage

January 20, 2014 10:23 am· Comments Off on 3 Davao Sur towns suffer 9-hour power outage 

DAVAO CITY, Jan 19 – The municipalities of Magsaysay, Bansalan and Matan-ao in Davao del Sur suffered a nine-hour power interruption starting 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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No water supply in CDO as flood water rises

January 20, 2014 10:23 am· Comments Off on No water supply in CDO as flood water rises 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CTY, Jan. 19 — The Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD), a public utility that supplies potable water in this trading hub of Northern Mindanao, announced on Sunday a “no water” supply in the city’s western district.

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Asian Waterbirds Census in Balanga City begins

January 20, 2014 10:23 am· Comments Off on Asian Waterbirds Census in Balanga City begins 

BALANGA CITY, Bataan, Jan. 20 — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), in coordination with the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines and the city government of Balanga, started over the weekend the yearly census of migratory waterbirds in five birdwatching sites here.

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Invitation to Iran for participation in Geneva-2 not yet sent out

January 20, 2014 10:23 am· Comments Off on Invitation to Iran for participation in Geneva-2 not yet sent out 

GENEVA, Jan. 20 — An invitation to Iran to participate in the Geneva-2 peace conference on Syria has not been sent out so far, Corinne Momal-Vanian, head of the news service of the European Office of the UN at Geneva, told Itar-Tass.

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Syrian leader thanks Russia for support and humanitarian aid

January 20, 2014 10:23 am· Comments Off on Syrian leader thanks Russia for support and humanitarian aid 

BEIRUT, Jan. 20 — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has expressed gratitude to Russia “for its constant support and humanitarian aid.”

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PM says Israel resolute to maintain safety in south Israel

January 20, 2014 10:23 am· Comments Off on PM says Israel resolute to maintain safety in south Israel 

JERUSALEM, Jan. 20 — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the government is resolute in its efforts to maintain southern Israel calm and safe from rocket attacks.

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Pakistan, Morocco agree to boost trade and commercial ties

January 20, 2014 10:23 am· Comments Off on Pakistan, Morocco agree to boost trade and commercial ties 

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 20 — Pakistan and Morocco on Sunday agreed to give priority to boosting trade and commercial cooperation by finalizing their Preferential Trade Agreement at an early date.

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20 security personnel martyred, 30 injured in Pakistan blast

January 20, 2014 10:23 am· Comments Off on 20 security personnel martyred, 30 injured in Pakistan blast 

PESHAWAR, Jan. 20 — Twenty security personnel were killed while 30 others injured when a planted bomb device ripped in a convoy, within the limits of Bannu on Sunday.

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