PHL embassy ready to move Filipinos from Fukushima to safer ground

April 13, 2011 12:35 am· Comments Off on PHL embassy ready to move Filipinos from Fukushima to safer ground 

By Faye P. Velasco

MANILA, April 12 — Amid reports that the Japanese government has raised the severity of its nuclear disaster to the highest level, the Philippine Embassy in Japan said it is prepared to move the remaining Filipinos in Fukushima Prefecture to safer grounds.

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DPWH accepts summer youth trainees

April 13, 2011 12:35 am· Comments Off on DPWH accepts summer youth trainees 

MANILA, April 12 — In line with the government's program for the youth, some 50 trainees have been assigned to various bureaus of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

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DSWD committed to help children in armed conflicts

April 13, 2011 12:35 am· Comments Off on DSWD committed to help children in armed conflicts 

MANILA, April 12 — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon "Dinky" Soliman on Tuesday announced that the agency is committed to helping children involved in armed conflicts (CIACs).

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Bishop urges pro-RH solons to reflect on their stand this Holy Week

April 13, 2011 12:35 am· Comments Off on Bishop urges pro-RH solons to reflect on their stand this Holy Week 

MANILA, April 12 — A Catholic prelate has urged pro-reproductive health bill solons to reflect on their stand this Holy Week.

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NENACO beefs up security for Holy Week rush

April 13, 2011 12:35 am· Comments Off on NENACO beefs up security for Holy Week rush 

MANILA, April 12 – With the expected influx of travellers to the provinces during the coming Holy Week, Negros Navigation Corporation (NENACO), the country's oldest shipping lines, has announced that it is boosting its security so that the safety of its passenger clients can be assured.

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PCG gets more teeth with the approval of the IRR of new Coast Guard Law

April 13, 2011 12:35 am· Comments Off on PCG gets more teeth with the approval of the IRR of new Coast Guard Law 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, April 12 — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has acquired more power following the approval by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for a new law defining the PCG's functions.

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(Metro News) Baby dies, 5 other persons hurt in QC fire

April 13, 2011 12:35 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Baby dies, 5 other persons hurt in QC fire 

MANILA, April 12 – An infant died and five people were injured in a fire that hit a residential area in Novaliches, Quezon City Monday night, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and Text Fire Philippines (TFP) reported.

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Malaysian deputy defense minister conveys hope for peace in Mindanao

April 13, 2011 12:35 am· Comments Off on Malaysian deputy defense minister conveys hope for peace in Mindanao 

MANILA, April 12 — Malaysian Deputy Defense Minister Datuk Dr. Hj. Abd Latiff bin Ahmad is hopeful that a negotiated political settlement between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will come to fruition to bring solutions to the decades-old armed conflict in Mindanao.

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DSWD says P656-M released to 4Ps beneficiaries in Region 10

April 13, 2011 12:35 am· Comments Off on DSWD says P656-M released to 4Ps beneficiaries in Region 10 

MANILA, April 12 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) announced that around P656 million has been released to its "Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program" (4Ps) beneficiaries in Region 10 last 2010.

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Massive anti-rabies vaccination in Ilocos Sur started

April 13, 2011 12:35 am· Comments Off on Massive anti-rabies vaccination in Ilocos Sur started 

VIGAN CITY, April 12 — At least 1,087 dogs from different towns of the province were vaccinated with anti–rabies vaccine, according to Ilocos Sur Veterinary Officer Ernesto Mendoza.

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