Update: 'Pablo' weakens further into tropical depression

December 9, 2012 2:13 pm· Comments Off on Update: 'Pablo' weakens further into tropical depression 

MANILA, Dec. 9 — Tropical storm "Pablo" weakened further into a tropical depression as it remained almost stationary west of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte at mid-morning Sunday, the state weather bureau said.

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Acquisition process for 10 attack helicopters starts anew

December 9, 2012 2:13 pm· Comments Off on Acquisition process for 10 attack helicopters starts anew 

MANILA, Dec. 9 – Government efforts to acquire 10 brand-new attack helicopters for the country's military aviation arm have been started anew with the submission by the Armed Forces of the Philippines of the so-called "decision package" to the Department of National Defense.

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Loading of goods for PN relief mission ongoing

December 9, 2012 2:13 pm· Comments Off on Loading of goods for PN relief mission ongoing 

MANILA, Dec. 9 – Loading operations for the Philippine Navy's relief mission for the typhoon-battered Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley started Saturday night.

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669 hired on the spot during DOLE 6 job fair

December 9, 2012 2:13 pm· Comments Off on 669 hired on the spot during DOLE 6 job fair 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 9 — Six hundred sixty-nine applicants were hired on the spot during the two-day job fair facilitated by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) that served to highlight its 79th founding anniversary.

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Two separate factory blasts kill 2, injure 17 in east China

December 9, 2012 2:13 pm· Comments Off on Two separate factory blasts kill 2, injure 17 in east China 

HANGZHOU, Dec. 9 — Two separate factory blasts in east China on Saturday have left two people dead and 17 others injured, authorities said on Sunday.

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Russia fails to insert Yamal-402 satellite into desired orbit

December 9, 2012 2:13 pm· Comments Off on Russia fails to insert Yamal-402 satellite into desired orbit 

MOSCOW, Dec. 9 — Russia has failed to put the Yamal-402 communications satellite in the desired orbit as it separated from the upper stage four minutes prior to the calculated time, Russia’s Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said on Sunday.

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Cuban leader vows to boost ties with China

December 9, 2012 2:13 pm· Comments Off on Cuban leader vows to boost ties with China 

HAVANA, Dec. 9 — Cuban leader Raul Castro pledged on Saturday to further develop the relations between his country and China when meeting with a senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

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China's Wanxiang succeeds in bid for assets of U.S. battery maker

December 9, 2012 2:13 pm· Comments Off on China's Wanxiang succeeds in bid for assets of U.S. battery maker 

CHICAGO, Dec. 9 — China's Wanxiang Group Corp beat other bidders Saturday to win the auction of bankrupt U.S. battery-maker A123 Systems for a price of about 250 million U.S. dollars, the company said.

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China's Nov. inflation rises to 2%

December 9, 2012 2:13 pm· Comments Off on China's Nov. inflation rises to 2% 

BEIJING, Dec. 9 — China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, grew 2 percent year on year in November, the National Bureau of Statistics announced Sunday.

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Baguio City is national champion in Batang Pinoy 2012

December 9, 2012 2:13 pm· Comments Off on Baguio City is national champion in Batang Pinoy 2012 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 9 — Baguio City collected the most number of medals in the recently concluded 2012 Philippine Youth Games–Batang Pinoy held here last December 5-8.

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