MILF bandits fire automatic weapons indiscriminately off Sarangani Bay, critically wounding two fishermen

May 9, 2009 2:28 am· Comments Off on MILF bandits fire automatic weapons indiscriminately off Sarangani Bay, critically wounding two fishermen 

CAMP PANACAN, Davao City, May 8 – Two fishermen were critically wounded when suspected Moro Islamic Liberation Front bandits, aboard three motorized bancas, indiscriminately fired their automatic weapons and grenade launchers at the fishermen along the shoreline of Barangay Kabatiol, Malungon, Sarangani at dawn on Friday.

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Malacanang readies hero’s welcome for world boxing champ Manny Pacquiao

May 9, 2009 2:28 am· Comments Off on Malacanang readies hero’s welcome for world boxing champ Manny Pacquiao 

MANILA, May 8 — Malacañang is readying a hero’s welcome fit for Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao when he visits the Palace on Monday (May 11) that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo had declared as a National Day of Celebration.

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WHO praises ASEAN for quick response to H1N1 outbreak

May 9, 2009 2:27 am· Comments Off on WHO praises ASEAN for quick response to H1N1 outbreak 

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BANGKOK, May 8 (TNA) – The World Health Organization on Friday praised the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) countries for quickly instituting their cooperative response to the H1N1 virus outbreak.

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Over 8,000 Sultan Kudarat families get Philhealth cards

May 9, 2009 2:26 am· Comments Off on Over 8,000 Sultan Kudarat families get Philhealth cards 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, May 8 – At least 8,478 families from various towns in Sultan Kudarat province have so far received their membership cards from the Philippine Health Insurance Corp., a capitol official said.

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DPWH closes traffic in 7 major road sections

May 9, 2009 2:25 am· Comments Off on DPWH closes traffic in 7 major road sections 

By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, May 8 — If you are planning to go up the Cordilleras, Cagayan Valley Region and Bicol Region in Southern Luzon, postpone your trip until all obstructions and obstacles are fully removed from seven major road sections by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

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Over 4,000 security personnel to safeguard WOC

May 9, 2009 2:25 am· Comments Off on Over 4,000 security personnel to safeguard WOC 

MANADO, May 8 — A total of 4,416 security personnel will safeguard the World Ocean Conference (WOC) and Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) Summit in Manado, North Sulawesi.

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BDO Q1 ’09 net income up 45% YOY

May 9, 2009 2:24 am· Comments Off on BDO Q1 ’09 net income up 45% YOY 

MANILA, May 8 – The global economic turmoil has not dampened the operations of the Sy-led Banco De Oro Unibank (BDO) after it registered a 45 percent year-on-year increase in its net profit in the first quarter this year.

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Pacquiao is harbinger of good news –- Remonde

May 9, 2009 2:24 am· Comments Off on Pacquiao is harbinger of good news –- Remonde 

MANILA, May 8 -– Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is a harbinger of good news and the first boxer in history to have five championship titles in different divisions, according to Press Secretary Cerge Remonde.

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Police still tracing suspects behind Wednesday’s GenSan blast

May 9, 2009 2:23 am· Comments Off on Police still tracing suspects behind Wednesday’s GenSan blast 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, May 8 – Police authorities here continue to face a blank wall in the Wednesday explosion along a military checkpoint here, injuring at least seven people, including an army soldier.

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Palace remains hopeful on automated 2010 polls

May 9, 2009 2:23 am· Comments Off on Palace remains hopeful on automated 2010 polls 

MANILA, May 8 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will have to conduct an independent and clean elections in 2010, whether the balloting is fully automated or not, Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said today.

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