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South Korean rocket launch delayed – official

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South Korean space officials halted the countdown on a crucial rocket launch Thursday, aimed at placing a satellite in orbit and announcing the country’s entry into an elite global space club.

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

S. Korea plans 3rd rocket launch bid Friday

Outgoing NDRRMC executive director Benito Ramos said the “no-fly, no-sail, and no-fishing” zones would include the entire Bicol region, Samar and Leyte in Eastern Visayas, and Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Siargao Island, and Dinagat Islands province in the Caraga region.

South Korea plans to make its third attempt to join the exclusive club of countries capable of placing a satellite in space on Friday with a rocket launch from the Naro Space Center on the south coast.

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Group says fishing ban for rocket launch absurd

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The militant fisherman’s alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Saturday assailed the recommendation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) to impose a fishing ban on a “600-kilometers-by-400-kilometers exclusion zone” on Oct. 26 when South Korea launches a rocket to send a satellite into space.

Posted: October 14th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Bicol back to normal, alert status lifted; Quezon fishers rue lost earnings

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Disaster authorities here lifted on Friday the alert status from high to normal in the provinces of Camarines Norte and Catanduanes after receiving an order from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council to lift the emergency warning, the Office of Civil Defense in Bicol said.

Posted: April 13th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines deplores North Korea rocket launch

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South Korean people watch a TV screen showing a graphic of North Korea's rocket launch at a train station in Seoul on Friday. North Korea launched a long-range rocket that appears to have disintegrated soon after blastoff and fallen into the ocean. AFP

The Philippines condemned North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket that disintegrated soon after blastoff as it urged Pyongyang to “desist from acts of provocation.”

Posted: April 13th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Disaster council chief: ‘Worst over’

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“The worst is over,” declared the chief of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council as it lifted the no-fly and no-sail zones in Northern Luzon following news of North Korea’s botched rocket launch early Friday.

Posted: April 13th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines urges North Korea to be a ‘better neighbor’

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A spokeswoman for President Benigno Aquino called on North Korea on Friday to be a “better neighbor” in the wake of the failed rocket launch by the Pyongyang government.

Posted: April 13th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

North Korea says satellite ‘failed to enter into orbit’

South Korean people watch a TV screen showing a graphic of North Korea's rocket launch at a train station in Seoul on Friday. North Korea launched a long-range rocket that appears to have disintegrated soon after blastoff and fallen into the ocean. AFP

North Korea admitted Friday its long-range rocket launch had failed, disintegrating mid-air and plunging into the sea soon after liftoff in a major embarrassment for the reclusive state.

Posted: April 13th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘No sail, no fly zone’ lifted after failed N. Korea rocket launch

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The National Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) lifted the “no sail, no fly zone”for the 590 square kilometer area east of Luzon following the failed rocket launch of North Korea Friday.

Posted: April 13th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘No fly, no sail zone’ back over northern Philippines

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The “no fly, no sail, and no fishing zone” is back over Luzon Friday as North Korea was reported to have launched its rocket.

Posted: April 13th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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