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By Judy G. Quiros

DAVAO CITY, Aug 19 (PNA) — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) bought new models of emergency restoration system (ERS) structure in preparation for the typhoon season.

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PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Aug. 18 -– Environment cops in the northern Palawan town of Dumaran confiscated Sunday evening two dead and 78 live critically endangered species of green sea (pawikan) turtles from two abandoned fishing boats.

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M6.2 earthquake jolts Iran- USGS

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 — A 6.2-magnitude earthquake jolted 36 km southeast of Abdanan, Iran, at 02:32 GMT Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 19 — Nine cadets of the Naval Institute set off on a round-the-world trip on Monday as members of a Baltic Fleet research vessel.

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CEBU CITY, Aug. 18 — An official of Greenpeace Southeast Asia said they are hoping a stronger national law will be crafted to regulate activities involving sharks in the Philippines.

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By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 17 (PNA) –- Grimaces, grueling works and amusement are the things expected should Albay’s Mt.Mayon erupt one of these days.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 18 (Bernama) — The 47th Asean Day celebration in Washington D.C., United States (US) last Thursday was successful in promoting block solidarity in that country.

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BEIJING, Aug. 19 — Jaycee Chan, son of Chinese Kungfu star Jackie Chan, has been detained on suspicion of accommodating suspected drug users in Beijing, local police confirmed on Monday.

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LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Aug. 18 — The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) particularly its Committee on Environment reiterated its resolution strongly opposing the cutting of trees along the national and local roads in the province.

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MOSCOW, Aug. 19 — Two Russian cosmonauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) have hand-launched a miniature satellite during a multi-hour spacewalk, Russia's Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said Monday.

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Seven killed in SW China landslides

GUIYANG, Aug. 18 — Seven people have died after rainstorm-triggered landslides hit two townships in southwest China's Guizhou Province.

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By Jade Dela Cruz Miguel

MANILA, Aug. 14 (PNA) — In light of the forthcoming National Teachers' Month (NTM) celebration starting Sept. 5 until Oct. 5 this year, the Metrobank Foundation Inc. has presented the prospective activities catered to recognize one of the noblest professions as it kicks-off with the awarding of Metrobank's Ten Outstanding Teachers.

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PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur, Aug. 14 -– The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has recently held a hands-on training on Information and Technology (IT) to selected personnel of Liloy municipal government in the nearby Zamboanga del Norte province, officials announced Thursday.

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PALO, Leyte, Aug. 14 — Today marked another milestone in as far as reconstruction activities in line with Yolanda are concerned with the launching of the community-based rehabilitation of forest and communities that suffered the wrath of the super typhoon in Leyte.

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More dynamite fishers fall in Iloilo

ILOILO, Aug. 14 — Two more dynamite fishers fell into the hands of the Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force today, Thursday, as a result of Governor Arthur Defensor Sr.’s stringent campaign against illegal fishing.

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MOSCOW, Aug. 14 — Russia intends to create a new powerful satellite communication system that will provide global coverage and communication security, Izvestia newspaper reported Thursday.

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ZHUKOVSKY, Aug. 14 — The Russian-Ukrainian conversion rocket Dnepr (RS-20) with Japanese satellites will be launched in the Orenburg region, southern Urals, in early October, a source in the Russian Military Industrial Commission said on Wednesday.

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ZHUKOVSKY, MOSCOW REGION, Aug. 14 -– A unique Russian GAZ Tigr chassis-mounted anti-aircraft command module, can simultaneously locate 15 targets per second, a representative for the Scientific-Industrial Enterprise Rubin told RIA Novosti on Thursday.

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By Samuel M. Toledo

LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 14 (PNA) – The National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) has identified four municipalities in the region to be the beneficiaries of the materials recovery facility (MRF) this year in order to increase the waste diversion rate and strengthen the local government units' (LGUs) practice of waste management.

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By Zorayda S. Tecson

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Aug. 13 (PNA) –The Regional Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force (RAILTF) headed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is strengthening its efforts to curb illegal logging operations in Central Luzon.

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