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Strong quake shakes Bicol

In Makati last Friday, there were more than 15,000 people who joined the Interfaith Rally to protest against the Arroyo administration, but organizers claimed there were 75,000 who joined the rally. Whether it is 15,000 or 75,000, this represents a very small percentage of the 10 million people who live in Metro Manila alone. No other major rallies were simultaneously held in any provincial city.

March 3, 2008 - 11:41pm
Strong quake shakes Bicol

MANILA (AP) - An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale rocked the Bicol region southeast of Manila late Monday, the US Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Scientists put the preliminary magnitude at 6.5.

The quake was felt in Legazpi City in Albay province, site of the mestive Mayon volcano, and southern Leyte province, with unconfirmed reports of a power outage.

March 3, 2008 - 11:41pm
RP schools develop organic pesticide

The harmful effects of inorganic pesticides to the environment have prompted Filipino researchers from various universities to develop an environment-friendly pesticide using plants or “ethnobotanicals” as ingredients instead of chemicals.

Researchers at the University of the Philippines-Visayas, West Visayas State University, and Panay State Polytechnic University jointly implemented a project to develop product concepts for pest control using ethnobotanicals.

February 12, 2008 - 11:09pm
Preparations for Balikatan in high gear

“Good Night, Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.” — from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

January 10, 2008 - 11:02pm
Preparations for Balikatan in high gear

Preparations are in high gear for the holding of the joint Philippine-US Balikatan war exercises in Sulu starting next month, a senior military official said. 

Maj. Gen. Ruben Rafael, commander of Joint Task Force Comet (JTFC), said that on top of the ongoing humanitarian activities, several programs are being lined up for Balikatan from February to March.

January 10, 2008 - 11:02pm
Stories behind the food poisoning in Tisa

The newly-created National Biofuels Board (NBB) is being urged to review the imposition of a five percent blend of bioethanol in gasoline as mandated under the Biofuels Act of 2006.

Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri told reporters he is apprehensive that the five percent bioethanol blend will be met by industry players due to the lack of domestic production. 

THE EAR December 11, 2007 - 12:00am
Government agencies join hands to stop ‘kotong’ cops, colorum vehicles

Natupok ang hindi pa ma­batid na dami ng mga iligal na droga at kemikal sa loob ng Philippine Drug En­forcement Agency (PDEA) nang ma­sunog ang sina­sabing evi­dence room  nito, kahapon ng umaga sa Quezon City.

November 14, 2007 - 11:15pm
Government agencies join hands to stop ‘kotong’ cops, colorum vehicles

Various government agencies have joined hands to finally stop “kotong” (extortion) by some police officers and traffic enforcers and colorum vehicles, which cost an ordinary taxi or jeepney driver P7,000 a month.

Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes said the move was meant to once and for all end extortion and the operation of colorum or unregistered taxis and jeepneys, imposing a burden on taxi and jeepney drivers who are demanding an increase in minimum fares to compensate.

November 14, 2007 - 11:15pm
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