NPA rebels retreat as Army, police forces beat them in 10-min. clash in Surigao del Norte

July 2, 2009 10:30 pm· Comments Off on NPA rebels retreat as Army, police forces beat them in 10-min. clash in Surigao del Norte 

by Ben Serrano

SURIGAO CITY, July 3 — Some 30 New People's Army (NPA) rebels retreated when a joint Philippine Army 30th Infantry Battalion (IB) troopers and Surigao del Norte Police Provincial Office operatives beat them during a l0-minute clash in Barangay Camboayan, Bacuag, Surigao del Norte Thursday.

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KALAHI-CIDSS implemented P330.1 M projects in Caraga Region

July 2, 2009 10:30 pm· Comments Off on KALAHI-CIDSS implemented P330.1 M projects in Caraga Region 

BUTUAN CITY, July 3 -– The P330.1 million anti-poverty alleviation program of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo successfully implemented in Northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region).

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(Metro News) Navotas DCC launches massive information campaign vs dengue

July 2, 2009 10:16 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Navotas DCC launches massive information campaign vs dengue 

MANILA, July 3 — As part of its effort to contain dengue this rainy season, the Navotas City Disaster Coordinating Council (NCDCC) announced that it is conducting an information drive against the viral disease in all of the locality’s public and private schools.

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Ateneo de Zambo suspends classes as mayor confirms A(H1N1) flu case

July 2, 2009 10:16 pm· Comments Off on Ateneo de Zambo suspends classes as mayor confirms A(H1N1) flu case 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 3 -– The Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) suspended classes in its grade school level effective Friday until July 13 to stop the possible spread of the A(H1N1) swine flu in the university campus and in this city.

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Ampatuan orders release of fund for SPES scholars in region

July 2, 2009 10:16 pm· Comments Off on Ampatuan orders release of fund for SPES scholars in region 

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao, July 3 — Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Regional Governor Datu Zaldy Uy Ampatuan has directed labor officials in the region to facilitate the immediate release of assistance to the 1,700 scholars under the ARMM’s Special Program for Employment for Students (SPES) Program.

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Teachers to join electoral reforms' campaign in ARMM

July 2, 2009 10:16 pm· Comments Off on Teachers to join electoral reforms' campaign in ARMM 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, July 3 -– Public school teachers in Sulu province have signified their commitment and interest to support a poll watchdog in its campaign for electoral reforms.

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Zambo health office readies alternate hospital for H1N1 patients

July 2, 2009 10:16 pm· Comments Off on Zambo health office readies alternate hospital for H1N1 patients 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 3 — The City Health Office identified another government-run health institution to serve as alternate hospital to accommodate A(H1N1) patients if there is a need for such in this southern port city.

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Seguis, Ampatuan discuss peace process

July 2, 2009 10:16 pm· Comments Off on Seguis, Ampatuan discuss peace process 

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao, July 3 – Undersecretary Rafael Seguis, chair of the government peace panel in its peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Thursday visited her and discussed with Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Datu Zaldy Ampatuan possible means of cooperation for the resumption of the government peace negotiations with the rebel group.

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DA Davao, growers to sharpen competitiveness of mango as export commodity

July 2, 2009 10:16 pm· Comments Off on DA Davao, growers to sharpen competitiveness of mango as export commodity 

DAVAO CITY, July 3 -– The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the local mango growers associations in the Davao Region are now balancing the production, regulatory and marketing activities to increase its production and enhance competitiveness of mango as export commodity.

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Decorated cop investigator shot dead in Maguindanao

July 2, 2009 10:16 pm· Comments Off on Decorated cop investigator shot dead in Maguindanao 

COTABATO CITY, July 3 -– A decorated police investigator who rose from the ranks through dedicated service was gunned down Thursday night near his home, police said.

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