Lawmaker wants sale of Kidney Center property to SM Dev't Corp. stopped

December 26, 2012 1:33 am· Comments Off on Lawmaker wants sale of Kidney Center property to SM Dev't Corp. stopped 

MANILA, Dec. 25 — A lawmaker Tuesday called for a congressional probe into the alleged plan of the National Housing Authority to sell 16,334 square meters of the National Kidney and Transplant Institute to SM Development Corporation.

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Magnitude 4.8 quake rocks Davao Del Sur

December 26, 2012 1:33 am· Comments Off on Magnitude 4.8 quake rocks Davao Del Sur 

MANILA, Dec. 25 — A magnitude 4.9 earthquake rocked parts of Davao Del Sur on Tuesday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

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President Aquino declares January 10 as special non-working day in Koronadal City in celebration of its Foundation Day

December 26, 2012 1:33 am· Comments Off on President Aquino declares January 10 as special non-working day in Koronadal City in celebration of its Foundation Day 

MANILA, Dec. 25 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared January 10, 2013, which falls on a Thursday, as a special (non-working) day in the city of Koronadal in the province of South Cotabato in celebration of its 73rd Foundation Day and the 13th Hinugyaw Festival.

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Gov't security forces nabbed ranking NPA in Negros Oriental

December 26, 2012 1:33 am· Comments Off on Gov't security forces nabbed ranking NPA in Negros Oriental 

By Priam Nepomuceno

MANILA, Dec. 25 – Operatives from the 302nd Infantry Brigade and the Philippine National Police arrested one of the most wanted persons in Negros Oriental, a member of the New Peoples Army, in a law enforcement operations Tuesday.

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PCG on alert for "Quinta"

December 26, 2012 1:33 am· Comments Off on PCG on alert for "Quinta" 

MANILA, Dec. 25 -The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) directed all its units on Tuesday to brace for the onslaught of another weather disturbance as tropical storm “Quinta” entered the country's area of responsibility.

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PAGASA raises storm signals in 25 areas as TS 'Quinta' intensifies

December 26, 2012 1:33 am· Comments Off on PAGASA raises storm signals in 25 areas as TS 'Quinta' intensifies 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Dec. 25 — At least 25 areas were placed under storm signals Tuesday afternoon, nine of them under Storm Signal No. 2, as Tropical Storm Quinta (Wukong) intensified further and slightly accelerated as it continued moving toward Eastern Visayas, the state weather bureau said.

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3 die, 2 missing in San Juan, Quezon City fires

December 26, 2012 1:33 am· Comments Off on 3 die, 2 missing in San Juan, Quezon City fires 

MANILA, Dec. 25 — Three persons died and two were missing when fires separately gutted down residential areas in San Juan and Quezon City Tuesday.

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Disaster management officials on alert for 'Quinta'

December 26, 2012 1:33 am· Comments Off on Disaster management officials on alert for 'Quinta' 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Dec. 25 — Disaster management officials, including military units in Visayas and Mindanao, are on alert for the possible effects of Tropical Storm "Quinta" (Wukong).

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GPH chair says decommissioning of MILF weapons will be gradual

December 26, 2012 1:33 am· Comments Off on GPH chair says decommissioning of MILF weapons will be gradual 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Dec. 25 – Prof. Miriam Coronel Ferrer, chair of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) peace panel negotiating with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Tuesday said the decommissioning of weapons for MILF rebels will be gradual.

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(Update) Seven killed in Quezon City fire

December 26, 2012 1:33 am· Comments Off on (Update) Seven killed in Quezon City fire 

MANILA, Dec. 25 — The death toll in the fire that struck a residential area in Quezon City Tuesday morning has reached seven, a fire official said.

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