TD 'Quinta" moves slowly; 4 areas remain under storm warning signal – PAGASA

December 27, 2012 11:32 am· Comments Off on TD 'Quinta" moves slowly; 4 areas remain under storm warning signal – PAGASA 

MANILA, Dec. 27 — At least four provinces remian under public storm warning signal no. 1 as tropical depression Quinta (Wukong) slowed down as it approached Coron town in Palawan province early Thursday, state weather forecasters said.

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Quinta death toll reaches 3- NDRRMC

December 27, 2012 11:32 am· Comments Off on Quinta death toll reaches 3- NDRRMC 

MANILA, Dec. 27 — At least three people were reported killed in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Quinta (Wukong), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Thursday.

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AFP verifying if kidnapped Aussie is really the one on Youtube

December 27, 2012 11:32 am· Comments Off on AFP verifying if kidnapped Aussie is really the one on Youtube 

MANILA, Dec. 27 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday is still verifying whether kidnapped Australian national, Warren Rodwell, is the really the person in Youtube claiming that he will not be released anytime soon by his Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) captors.

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3 hurt in Tacurong City blast

December 27, 2012 11:32 am· Comments Off on 3 hurt in Tacurong City blast 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Dec. 27 — Three people were injured in a bomb explosion late Wednesday evening at a section of the commercial district in Tacurong City in Sultan Kudarat province, an official said Thursday.

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More villages in Mindanao to have access to livelihood funds

December 27, 2012 11:32 am· Comments Off on More villages in Mindanao to have access to livelihood funds 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Dec. 27 — More conflict-affected villages in Mindanao will have access to livelihood and basic services from the national government, an official from the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Peace Process (OPAPP) said on Wednesday.

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Cotabato PNP director relieved from post

December 27, 2012 11:32 am· Comments Off on Cotabato PNP director relieved from post 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Dec. 27 — The police provincial director in North Cotabato was relieved from his post effective Wednesday, four months after he assumed the position.

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Aquino mingles with Baguio's residents, holiday visitors

December 27, 2012 11:32 am· Comments Off on Aquino mingles with Baguio's residents, holiday visitors 

BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 27 — Hundreds of visitors and tourists exchanged pleasantries with President Benigno Aquino III at the Christmas Village of Baguio Country Club Wednesday night.

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Benguet guv lauds local farmers for bumper vegetable harvests

December 27, 2012 11:32 am· Comments Off on Benguet guv lauds local farmers for bumper vegetable harvests 

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Dec. 27 — Benguet Governor Nestor Fongwan has lauded local vegetables, flowers and fruits farmers for their bumper harvest during the season when hundreds of visitors are in town to haul the so-called "holiday purchases."

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3 dead, 1 missing, 1, 914 families displaced as ‘Quinta’ hits W. Visayas

December 27, 2012 11:32 am· Comments Off on 3 dead, 1 missing, 1, 914 families displaced as ‘Quinta’ hits W. Visayas 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 27 — Tropical depression "Quinta" has left three persons dead, one missing and displaced some 11,008 individuals or 1,914 families as flash floods and moderate winds ravaged portions of Western Visayas on Wednesday.

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DOH 13 reports 9 firecrackers injuries, hospitals under Code White Alert

December 27, 2012 11:32 am· Comments Off on DOH 13 reports 9 firecrackers injuries, hospitals under Code White Alert 

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 27 — The Department of Health-13 (DOH-13) reported a total of nine firecrackers injuries in the region, all of whom are children.

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