Pope extends condolences to Aquino family

August 2, 2009 12:14 pm· Comments Off on Pope extends condolences to Aquino family 

MANILA, Aug. 2 — His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has extended his heartfelt condolences and assurances of his prayers to the family of former President Corazon Aquino and the Philippine government.

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70 couples say “I do” during Butuan City's 59th anniversary celebration

August 2, 2009 12:14 pm· Comments Off on 70 couples say “I do” during Butuan City's 59th anniversary celebration 

By Mike U. Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 2 -– At least 70 couples said “I do” simultaneously during a city government-sponsored mass wedding in line with the “Adlaw Hong Butuan” (Day of Butuan) 59th founding anniversary celebration Sunday.

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Banana growers group exec vows all-out war vs. critics

August 2, 2009 12:14 pm· Comments Off on Banana growers group exec vows all-out war vs. critics 

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 2 – An executive of the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA), the umbrella group of banana companies in the country, has vowed to fight against aerial spraying.

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AFP, PNP troops in Eastern Mindanao alerted on possible NPA attacks

August 2, 2009 12:14 pm· Comments Off on AFP, PNP troops in Eastern Mindanao alerted on possible NPA attacks 

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 2 -– The Armed Forces of the Philippines-Eastern Mindanao Command and the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Sunday alerted their field units, along with Operation Control (Opcon) units, against possible communist New People’s Army (NPA) attacks in their respective area of responsibility (AOR).

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South Cotabato governor asked to declare the province under state of calamity

August 2, 2009 12:14 pm· Comments Off on South Cotabato governor asked to declare the province under state of calamity 

COTABATO CITY, Aug. 2 — The Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) of South Cotabato has urged Governor Daisy Avance-Fuentes to place the province under a state of calamity due to flash floods that destroyed an estimated P45 million worth of crops and displaced hundreds of families.

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Military, civilian officials in Nueva Ecija mourn Cory's death

August 2, 2009 12:14 pm· Comments Off on Military, civilian officials in Nueva Ecija mourn Cory's death 

FORT MAGSAYSAY, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija, Aug. 2 — Military and civilian officials in Nueva Ecija joined the local populace and the rest of the Filipino people in mourning the death of former President Corazon "Cory" Aquino, who was dubbed as an icon of democracy.

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6 persons die, 2 bridges destroyed due to flash floods in Central Mindanao

August 2, 2009 12:14 pm· Comments Off on 6 persons die, 2 bridges destroyed due to flash floods in Central Mindanao 

COTABATO CITY, Aug. 2 — Six persons died, two bridges were destroyed and more than 120 low-lying villages went under water in North Cotabato and Maguindanao provinces due to continuous rains the past few days.

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Lingayen-Dagupan archbishop hails late former President Aquino

August 2, 2009 12:14 pm· Comments Off on Lingayen-Dagupan archbishop hails late former President Aquino 

DAGUPAN CITY, Aug. 2 — “Salamat sa Diyos at ibinigay niya sa Pilipinas ang isang Corazon C. Aquino (Thank God that He gave to the Philippines one Corazon C. Aquino).”

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Rains dumped by storm 'Jolina' trigger landslides in Ilocos Norte

August 2, 2009 12:14 pm· Comments Off on Rains dumped by storm 'Jolina' trigger landslides in Ilocos Norte 

PAGUDPUD, Ilocos Norte, Aug. 2 — Heavy rains spawned by tropical storm "Jolina" on Saturday night triggered landslides along the national highway here, stranding hundreds of motorists and travelers to and from Cagayan Valley and other places in Northern Luzon.

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Man missing in Ilocos Sur beach due to storm 'Jolina'

August 2, 2009 12:14 pm· Comments Off on Man missing in Ilocos Sur beach due to storm 'Jolina' 

STO. DOMINGO, Ilocos Sur, Aug. 2 — A man was missing and feared dead when he was swept by strong waves while swimming along the shoreline in Puerto Beach in Barangay Calay-ab, Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur Saturday.

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