Northeast monsoon prevailing over PHL -PAGASA

December 28, 2012 11:02 am· Comments Off on Northeast monsoon prevailing over PHL -PAGASA 

MANILA, Dec. 28 — The northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan” is the only weather system currently prevailing in the country, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Friday.

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'Quinta' death toll rises to 11 –NDRRMC

December 28, 2012 11:02 am· Comments Off on 'Quinta' death toll rises to 11 –NDRRMC 

MANILA, Dec. 28 — The death toll from Tropical Cyclone Quinta rose to 11 as of Friday morning, with most of the fatalities from Western Visayas, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

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Magnitude 4.6 quake hits Surigao Del Norte

December 28, 2012 11:02 am· Comments Off on Magnitude 4.6 quake hits Surigao Del Norte 

MANILA, Dec. 28 — A magnitude 4.6 earthquake rocked parts of Surigao Del Norte on Friday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

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LRT 1 and 2 to offer free rides on Rizal Day

December 28, 2012 11:02 am· Comments Off on LRT 1 and 2 to offer free rides on Rizal Day 

MANILA, Dec. 28 — As the nation celebrates the 116th death anniversary of national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal this coming Sunday, the Light Rail Transit (LTR) Lines 1 and 2 will offer free rides to passengers at selected hours this Dec. 30.

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BFP warns public on lighting 'sky lanterns' this New Year's Eve

December 28, 2012 11:02 am· Comments Off on BFP warns public on lighting 'sky lanterns' this New Year's Eve 

MANILA, Dec. 28 — The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) on Friday warned the public on using "Sky Lanterns" or airborne paper lanterns that could caused fires.

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NCRPO to keep watch vs street drinking sprees

December 28, 2012 11:02 am· Comments Off on NCRPO to keep watch vs street drinking sprees 

MANILA, Dec. 28 — As part of its preparations to ensure a safe welcome to the New Year, Metro Manila policemen are keeping tabs on drinking sprees in the streets.

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Grenade thrower killed, pal arrested in Tacurong City

December 28, 2012 11:02 am· Comments Off on Grenade thrower killed, pal arrested in Tacurong City 

By Edwin O. Fernandez

TACURONG CITY, Dec. 28 — A suspect was killed while his companion arrested following a shootout with policemen after they tossed a grenade at the house of a Sultan Kudarat town mayor Thursday night here, police said.

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Teener dies, 12 hurt in Cotabato road mishap

December 28, 2012 11:02 am· Comments Off on Teener dies, 12 hurt in Cotabato road mishap 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Dec. 28 — A 14-year old girl died while 12 others were wounded when the multi-cab they were riding hit a speeding 10-wheeler truck along the highway in Makilala town in North Cotabato, around 12:30 a.m., Friday.

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Albay sharing disaster expertise in Davao Oriental

December 28, 2012 11:02 am· Comments Off on Albay sharing disaster expertise in Davao Oriental 

CATEEL, Davao Oriental, Dec. 28 — Through stress debriefing and psycho social conduct, disaster responders from Team Albay-OCD Bicol who are currently conducting humanitarian mission dubbed as “Tabang Tugang MindaNow” shared their disaster expertise among the typhoon stricken communities of Davao Oriental to easily cope up over the worst impact of typhoon Pablo.

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Bishop joins gov’t drive for peaceful Masbate polls

December 28, 2012 11:02 am· Comments Off on Bishop joins gov’t drive for peaceful Masbate polls 

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 28 -– The church hierarchy in Masbate has aligned itself with the government campaign to ensure peaceful and honest 2013 elections in the province.

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