Cabral orders release of P2.5-M to purchase food supplies for IDP’s in Mindanao

July 11, 2009 7:26 pm· Comments Off on Cabral orders release of P2.5-M to purchase food supplies for IDP’s in Mindanao 

BUTUAN CITY, July 11 -– The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has ordered its regional offices to release P2.5 million for the procurement of food supplies for thousands of internally displaced persons (IDP’s) in some conflict areas in Mindanao.

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Search for Outstanding Volunteers Award 2009 on

July 11, 2009 7:26 pm· Comments Off on Search for Outstanding Volunteers Award 2009 on 

BUTUAN CITY, July 11 – The Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) has opened the nomination to its National Outstanding Volunteer Award (NOVA) and Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award (VLAA) from communities in Northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region).

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“Kalayaaan Barangay Program” kicks off in Lanao del Norte

July 11, 2009 7:26 pm· Comments Off on “Kalayaaan Barangay Program” kicks off in Lanao del Norte 

TUBOD, Lanao del Norte, July 11 – In full support of the peace and development program of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the “Kalayaan Barangay Program” (KBP) officially kicked off on Saturday in this agri-fishery province of Northern Mindanao.

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Ilocos Norte town placed under state of calamity due to tropical depression "Gorio"

July 11, 2009 7:26 pm· Comments Off on Ilocos Norte town placed under state of calamity due to tropical depression "Gorio" 

BACARRA, Ilocos Norte, July 11 — Municipal officials led by acting Mayor Jolamar Go declared this town under a state of calamity due to destruction caused by tropical depression "Gorio" which struck here Thursday and Friday.

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GSIS disburses P765.5-M in Zamboanga

July 11, 2009 7:26 pm· Comments Off on GSIS disburses P765.5-M in Zamboanga 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 11 — The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has disbursed a total of P765.5 million loans to its members and pensioners covered by the Zamboanga Regional Office in the first five months of this year.

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Military condemns bombing of delivery van in Igbaras

July 11, 2009 7:26 pm· Comments Off on Military condemns bombing of delivery van in Igbaras 

ILOILO CITY, July 11–- Military authorities here have strongly condemned the bombing of a cigarette delivery van in Igbaras, Iloilo by suspected New people's Army rebels.

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Teves remains optimistic that gov't can meet its target revenue collection

July 11, 2009 7:26 pm· Comments Off on Teves remains optimistic that gov't can meet its target revenue collection 

By Leonardo V. Micua

DAGUPAN CITY, July 11 — Despite the shortfall in revenue collection during the first semester of the year, Finance Secretary Margarito Teves remains optimistic that the government can meet its target for it to be able to implement programs and projects that it envisions for the people.

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Filipino young peer facilitator vows to integrate RH issues the Catholic way

July 11, 2009 7:26 pm· Comments Off on Filipino young peer facilitator vows to integrate RH issues the Catholic way 

KALIBO, Aklan, July 11 -A 20-year old Catholic peer facilitator vowed to integrate her Catholic faith to the issues concerning reproductive health (RH) in the midst of strong opposition of the Catholic Church on the pending controversial reproductive health bill in the Congress.

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U.S. official on East Asia to visit Seoul next week

July 11, 2009 7:26 pm· Comments Off on U.S. official on East Asia to visit Seoul next week 

SEOUL, July 11 — A top U.S. official on East Asia and the Pacific will visit South Korea next week to discuss North Korean issues such as its recent nuclear test and sanctions against the communist state, a diplomatic source here said Saturday.

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Russia proposes joint work on global missile defense

July 11, 2009 7:26 pm· Comments Off on Russia proposes joint work on global missile defense 

L’AQUILA, July 11 – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev touched upon strategic offensive armaments and United States missile defense at the Friday press conference following the Group of Eight (G-8) L’Aquila summit.

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