Somalia pirates arrested after attack on EU naval ship

January 13, 2012 11:40 pm· Comments Off on Somalia pirates arrested after attack on EU naval ship 

NAIROBI, Jan. 13 — Six suspected Somali pirates have been arrested after firing upon a European Union naval warship which had just completed its escort of a World Food Programme ship carrying food-aid into Somalia, officials said on Friday.

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UN envoy in Yemen to evaluate political progress

January 13, 2012 11:38 pm· Comments Off on UN envoy in Yemen to evaluate political progress 

SANAA, Jan. 12 – UN Secretary General's special envoy to Yemen Jamal bin Omar arrived on Thursday in Sana’a for a several-day visit to evaluate progress in implementing the Gulf-brokered initiative and UN security Council resolution 2014.

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Further support pledged for rural water supply program

January 13, 2012 11:35 pm· Comments Off on Further support pledged for rural water supply program 

HA NOI, Jan. 13 — Three donors – Denmark, the UK and Australia – signed a joint agreement yesterday, committing US$ 93 million to support Viet Nam's National Target Programme for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Phase 3 in the next four years.

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CCCI, DA 7 to establish organic produce certifying body, farms

January 13, 2012 11:34 pm· Comments Off on CCCI, DA 7 to establish organic produce certifying body, farms 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 13 – The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), in partnership with the Department of Agriculture (DA) 7, will set up an organic certification body early this year to promote organic farming in Cebu.

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Bicol will be rice self-sufficient this year, says NFA

January 13, 2012 11:32 pm· Comments Off on Bicol will be rice self-sufficient this year, says NFA 

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 13 – The regional office of the National Food Authority (NFA) here said the Bicol region would be self-sufficient in rice this year.

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Bangalore, Hyderabad losing IT/ITeS business to Philippines – Study

January 13, 2012 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Bangalore, Hyderabad losing IT/ITeS business to Philippines – Study 

BANGALORE, Jan. 13 — The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) recently conducted a study on sustaining India's IT/ITeS leadership, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

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NG liabilities reached P4.9 trillion in end-October ‘11

January 13, 2012 11:30 pm· Comments Off on NG liabilities reached P4.9 trillion in end-October ‘11 

MANILA, Jan. 13 – Total debt of the national government (NG) expanded by 4.68 percent year-on-year in October 2011 and by 0.57 percent from last September’s level to P4.898 trillion.

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NG liabilities reached P4.9 trillion in end-October ‘11

January 13, 2012 11:26 pm· Comments Off on NG liabilities reached P4.9 trillion in end-October ‘11 

MANILA, Jan. 13 – Total debt of the national government (NG) expanded by 4.68 percent year-on-year in October 2011 and by 0.57 percent from last September’s level to P4.898 trillion.

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Oil prices up by as much as P0.80 per liter

January 13, 2012 11:20 pm· Comments Off on Oil prices up by as much as P0.80 per liter 

MANILA, Jan. 13 – Oil companies raised prices by P0.80 per liter for unleaded gasoline, P0.30 per liter for regular gasoline, P0.50 per liter for diesel and P0.40 per liter for kerosene effective Friday to reflect the higher cost of petroleum products in the world market.

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Calamba’s BOSS program serves the 'bosses'

January 13, 2012 11:19 pm· Comments Off on Calamba’s BOSS program serves the 'bosses' 

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, Jan. 13 – At the onset of the New Year, Calamba City organizers said to Calambeños and clients, “the long wait is over, the BOSS is here to serve you.”

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