Filipino team finalists in global video "democracy" film

May 28, 2009 1:25 pm· Comments Off on Filipino team finalists in global video "democracy" film 

MANILA, May 28 — Two Filipinos — Melissa Peñafiel and Miguel Ocampo — are among the 18 finalists in a worldwide video contest sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with their three-minute video film about democracy entitled “Long Live the Fearless Man.”

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Bacolod City employees get P6,000 advance cash gift

May 28, 2009 1:25 pm· Comments Off on Bacolod City employees get P6,000 advance cash gift 

BACOLOD CITY, May 28 – About 2,350 regular and casual employees of the Bacolod City Government will each receive a P6,000 advance extra cash gift in time for the opening of classes next week.

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Ex-Dagupan police chief linked to shabu lab committed in La Union jail

May 28, 2009 1:25 pm· Comments Off on Ex-Dagupan police chief linked to shabu lab committed in La Union jail 

By Leonardo V. Micua

BAUANG, La Union, May 28 — Former Dagupan City Chief of Police Supt. Dionicio Borromeo, who was among the accused in connection with the establishment and operation of a shabu laboratory in Naguilian, La Union, was committed Thursday noon at the La Union Provincial Jail.

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Ombudsman eyes 'One Visayas' in fight against corruption

May 28, 2009 1:25 pm· Comments Off on Ombudsman eyes 'One Visayas' in fight against corruption 

KALIBO, AKLAN, May 28 – The Ombudsman is eyeing to set up the so-called "One Visayas" which will be enjoining all sectors in the Visayas region to unite in a common fight against corruption.

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No H1N1 patient at Pampanga regional hospital

May 28, 2009 1:25 pm· Comments Off on No H1N1 patient at Pampanga regional hospital 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, May 28 – Department of Health (DOH) Central Luzon Regional Director Rio Magpantay and City Mayor Oscar Rodriguez clarified Wednesday that there is no case of Influenza A(H1N1) at the Jose B. Lingad Regional Memorial Hospital or in this city.

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Taiwanese foundation spreading computer literacy in Pangasinan, other provinces

May 28, 2009 1:25 pm· Comments Off on Taiwanese foundation spreading computer literacy in Pangasinan, other provinces 

SISON, Pangasinan, May 28 — The municipal government here led by Mayor Kimi Cojuangco thanked a Taiwan charitable institution, Aihu Foundation Inc., for coming to the town to spread computer literacy among adults, using their mobile van.

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Watchdog eyes CSR standards for protecting IPs' rights

May 28, 2009 1:25 pm· Comments Off on Watchdog eyes CSR standards for protecting IPs' rights 

MANILA, May 28 — Human rights watchdog Amnesty International Philippines (AIPh) is working to institutionalize corporate social responsibility (CSR) standards to protect human rights of indigenous peoples (IPs).

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Sarangani opens BIMP-EAGA one stop action center

May 28, 2009 1:25 pm· Comments Off on Sarangani opens BIMP-EAGA one stop action center 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, May 28 — A One-Stop Action Center (OSAC) for Customs, Immigration, Quarantine, and Security (CIQS) will be opened in the town of Glan, Sarangani province to make it easier for exporters and importers from the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) to do business.

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Construction of houses at the GK International Village to kick off in June

May 28, 2009 1:25 pm· Comments Off on Construction of houses at the GK International Village to kick off in June 

ILOILO CITY, May 28 – The construction of 40 houses funded by the Gawad Kalinga International Village at the city-owned relocation site in Brgy. San Isidro, Jaro will commence in June.

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City barangays set city-wide clean up on Saturday to prevent dengue outbreak

May 28, 2009 1:25 pm· Comments Off on City barangays set city-wide clean up on Saturday to prevent dengue outbreak 

ILOILO CITY, May 28 – The Liga ng mga Barangay, led by its president Irene Ong, will spearhead a city-wide clean up on Saturday to prevent a possible dengue outbreak here.

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