Wreckage of missing plane found in Baggao, Cagayan

April 16, 2009 11:05 am· Comments Off on Wreckage of missing plane found in Baggao, Cagayan 

TUGUEGARAO CITY, April 15 – The wreckage of the ill-fated Chemtrad BN Islander plane reported missing since April 2 with seven passengers on board has already been found at Sitio Bayang, Barangay San Miguel, Baggao, Cagayan.

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DPWH pledges to work ’24/7′ to complete Surigao-Davao Coastal Road project

April 16, 2009 11:05 am· Comments Off on DPWH pledges to work ’24/7′ to complete Surigao-Davao Coastal Road project 

SURIGAO CITY, April 15 — Responding to the clamor by residents here for the expeditious completion of the Surigao-Davao Coastal Road project, Public Works and Highways Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. today pledged his agency and all the contractors involved in the project would work "24/7" to complete it as soon as possible.

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China launches second “Compass” satellite

April 16, 2009 11:04 am· Comments Off on China launches second “Compass” satellite 

BEIJING, April 15 – China successfully launched its second navigation satellite early Wednesday, as part of the country's independent global satellite navigation system, local media reported.

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BSP exec hints of possible rate cut

April 16, 2009 11:04 am· Comments Off on BSP exec hints of possible rate cut 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, April 15 – A Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) official on Wednesday hinted the possibility of a rate cut this week given the continued deceleration of inflation as well as improving inflation outlook and expectations.

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Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway underway — Esperon

April 16, 2009 11:03 am· 1 Comment 

DAGUPAN CITY, April 15 — Secretary Hermogenes Esperon Jr. of the Presidential Management Staff (PMS) has revealed here that construction of another major project, the Tarlac-Pangasinan-Expressway costing P11 billion, is about to be started by the Arroyo Administration.

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WB okays add’l US$ 40M loan for RP rural electrification project

April 16, 2009 11:02 am· Comments Off on WB okays add’l US$ 40M loan for RP rural electrification project 

MANILA, April 15 –- The World Bank (WB) Board of Executive Directors on Tuesday approved the US$ 40 million additional funding to the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) for the government’s Rural Power Project (RPP).

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Israel temporarily shuts down three Gaza border crossings

April 16, 2009 11:01 am· Comments Off on Israel temporarily shuts down three Gaza border crossings 

GAZA, April 15 — Israel on Wednesday closed down three key commercial crossings on its borders with the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip for the security of the Jewish holiday of Pesah, a Gaza official in charge of crossings said.

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China plans 10 billion-USD ASEAN investment funding

April 16, 2009 11:01 am· Comments Off on China plans 10 billion-USD ASEAN investment funding 

HANOI, April 15 – China plans to create a 10 billion-USD investment cooperation fund and offer 15 billion USD in credit to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as the region attempts to weather the global financial crisis.

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Liga: MisOr beats Cebu Finals Game 1

April 16, 2009 11:00 am· Comments Off on Liga: MisOr beats Cebu Finals Game 1 

Game Today (April 16) – Xavier University Gym

5:00 PM Misamis Oriental Meteors vs. M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Ninos

(Finals, Game Three)

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, April 15 (PNA)-– The top seed and host Misamis Oriental Meteors squandered a 20-point lead but still held strong down the stretch to repel the defending National Champion M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Ninos, 70-64, in Game One of the best-of-five 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II National Finals Tuesday at the Xavier University Gym.

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French NGO to hold medical-surgical mission in Iloilo

April 16, 2009 10:59 am· Comments Off on French NGO to hold medical-surgical mission in Iloilo 

ILOILO CITY, April 15, – Children two years old and above who have cleft lips and palate cases will get the chance to undergo surgical operation through a medical-surgical mission to be conducted by Aide Medico-Chirurgicale au Tiers Monde (AMCTM) or the Medical and Surgical Assistance to the World, a French non-government organization.

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