Japan approves P450-M aid for underprivileged farmers

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Japan approves P450-M aid for underprivileged farmers 

MANILA, July 16 – Japan has recently approved a grant assistance of P450 million for two projects under the Grant Assistance for Underprivileged Farmers Program (GAUFP), Japanese Ambassador to Manila Makoto Katsura announced.

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Aklan Gov pushes for gun-free Boracay

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Aklan Gov pushes for gun-free Boracay 

BORACAY ISLAND, July 16 – Aklan Governor Carlito Marquez has asked the Philippine National Police (PNP) to confiscate the firearms being carried by the security guards stationed in various resorts in the island.

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21 illegal fishers nabbed

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on 21 illegal fishers nabbed 

MALOLOS CITY, July 16 – Joint operatives of the Malolos City police station and the Bantay Dagat of the city government caught 21 fishermen using the illegal fishing method called “sud-sud” at the mouth of Manila Bay at dawn Wednesday.

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SC gives "go signal" on vote recount for 2007 Pampanga gubernatorial race

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on SC gives "go signal" on vote recount for 2007 Pampanga gubernatorial race 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr.

MANILA, July 16 — The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed the petition for certiorari filed by Pampanga Governor Eddie Panlilio and lifted the Feb. 19, 2008 status quo order stopping the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from recounting the votes cast in the May 2007 Pampanga gubernatorial elections.

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Birthing station inaugurated in Pampanga

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Birthing station inaugurated in Pampanga 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, July 16 – A P5 million birthing station in Barangay Sindalan here was inaugurated by Mayor Oscar Rodriguez Wednesday.

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DOE holds training petro products retail in Iloilo

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on DOE holds training petro products retail in Iloilo 

ILOILO CITY, July 16 –- The Department of Energy (DOE) on Thursday conducted a seminar-training here on retailing liquid petroleum business to ensure safety and protect the interest of the public.

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DOE pushes renewable energy use in remote barangays

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· 1 Comment 

ILOILO CITY, July 16 –- The Department of Energy (DOE)is pushing for the use of non-destructive and environment friendly technology in its implementation of electrification program in the country’s remote barangays.

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New WesMincom chief says offensive against Abu Sayyafs to continue

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on New WesMincom chief says offensive against Abu Sayyafs to continue 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 16 — Newly-installed Western Mindanao Command (WesMincom) chief Maj. Gen. Benjamin Mohammad Dolorfino said Thursday the offensive against the Abu Sayyaf bandits will be sustained “so that we will be able to eliminate this group the soonest time possible.”

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Troops rescue 2 fishermen from Basilan kidnappers

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Troops rescue 2 fishermen from Basilan kidnappers 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 16 – Policemen backed by Philippine Marine troops have rescued two fishermen from the hands of kidnappers in the island province of Basilan, south of this city, a police official said Thursday.

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Strict security measures underway for PGMA's scheduled visit to Cotabato

July 16, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Strict security measures underway for PGMA's scheduled visit to Cotabato 

By Noel Y. Punzalan

COTABATO CITY, July 16 – Security measures in this city and the near environs remain tight in anticipation of President Gloria Macapagal–Arroyo’s visit here and to nearby Awang airport in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao on Friday.

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