PNR has new trains, new rails, new station

November 25, 2009 11:57 pm· Comments Off on PNR has new trains, new rails, new station 

24PNR03The Philippine National Railways (PNR) has acquired new air-conditioned trains (shown in lower photo) which are now plying the Tutuban-Alabang and vice versa route over new tracks that have been cleared of informal settlers. The revitalized PNR operation, along with the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and the Light Rail Transit (LRT), is seen to greatly help decongest vehicular traffic and allow commuters to travel throughout Metro Manila at low fares via commuter trains. Upper photo shows the new PNR station in Tutuban, Tondo, Manila. (PNA photos by Jess Escaros Jr.)
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NPA rebel nabbed in Quezon province

November 25, 2009 12:56 pm· Comments Off on NPA rebel nabbed in Quezon province 

MANILA, Nov. 25 — As part of the Philippine Army’s intensified operations against communist rebels in various parts of the country, more rebels, aside from the ones who have returned voluntarily to government fold, are apprehended due to their terrorist activities that interrupt the livelihood of people in the areas they are operating.

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Urduja moves away from RP

November 25, 2009 12:56 pm· Comments Off on Urduja moves away from RP 

MANILA, Nov. 25 — Tropical depression Urduja has accelerated upon reaching near dissipation stage as it moves away from the country, the weather bureau said.

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P5 B to finance three additional provincial evacuation centers in Albay

November 25, 2009 12:56 pm· Comments Off on P5 B to finance three additional provincial evacuation centers in Albay 

By Mar S. Arguelles

LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 25 — As part of its disaster risk reduction program, the Albay Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) plans to build three additional provincial evacuation centers bringing to a total of six evacuation centers put up across the province, a report said Wednesday.

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Guv gets business award for California model and climate change adaptation

November 25, 2009 12:56 pm· Comments Off on Guv gets business award for California model and climate change adaptation 

LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 25 — For improving the lives of the people in Albay through a new, dynamic and forward moving socio-economic strategies designed to pole vault the province into one of the country’s investment and tourism hub, Albay Governor Joey Salceda is among the top awardees by the Biz News Asia, the country’s largest magazine in circulation in the Philippines.

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Albay chosen as model to pioneer climate change study

November 25, 2009 12:56 pm· Comments Off on Albay chosen as model to pioneer climate change study 

LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 25 — For pioneering climate change adaptation initiatives, Albay have been recently chosen by an international research group as a model for the study of the impact and the perceived defense against the threat of the global warming phenomenon.

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Devanadera assures criminal raps will be filed vs people behind Maguindanao massacre

November 25, 2009 12:09 pm· Comments Off on Devanadera assures criminal raps will be filed vs people behind Maguindanao massacre 

MANILA, Nov. 25 — Department of Justice (DOJ) Acting Secretary and concurrent Solicitor General Agnes Devanadera assured on Wednesday that criminal charges will be filed against the perpetrators of the massacre of at least 46 people in Maguindanao on Monday.

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PNP vows swift justice to victims of Maguindanao massacre

November 25, 2009 12:09 pm· Comments Off on PNP vows swift justice to victims of Maguindanao massacre 

MANILA, Nov. 25 – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday vowed swift justice to the victims of the gruesome Maguindanao massacre, which include at least three members of a political clan and more than a dozen media practitioners.

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Pet lovers save 800 cats from dinner table in N.China's Tianjin

November 25, 2009 12:09 pm· Comments Off on Pet lovers save 800 cats from dinner table in N.China's Tianjin 

BEIJING, Nov. 25 — More than 800 cats, locked up in rows of iron cages in a store in northern China's Tianjin municipality, would have been transported to Guangzhou, Guangdong province, and slaughtered had it not been for about 30 residents who rallied for nearly 24 hours, negotiating with the trader and police, to free the animals Tuesday.

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UNDP announces initiative to promote gender equality in Mexico

November 25, 2009 12:09 pm· Comments Off on UNDP announces initiative to promote gender equality in Mexico 

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 25 — The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announced Tuesday that it will give 1 million U.S. dollars in the 2010 fiscal year to promote gender equality and prevent violence against indigenous women in the southern Mexico states of Oaxaca and Chiapas.

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