PGMA orders DSWD to bring cash grants to doorsteps of indigent families

August 7, 2009 10:19 am· 1 Comment 

LIBACAO, Aklan, Aug. 7 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ordered the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to deliver cash grants at the doorsteps of indigent families under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the government.

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RP embassy staffer found dead in Kuala Lumpur

August 7, 2009 10:19 am· Comments Off on RP embassy staffer found dead in Kuala Lumpur 

MANILA, Aug. 7 — A Filipino social welfare officer attached with the Philippine embassy in Malaysia was found dead today at his residence in Kuala Lumpur.

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Japanese envoy to inaugurate Agas-Agas Bridge in S. Leyte

August 7, 2009 10:19 am· Comments Off on Japanese envoy to inaugurate Agas-Agas Bridge in S. Leyte 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Aug. 7 —The multi-billion peso Agas-Agas Bridge in Sogod, Southern Leyte will be inaugurated on Sunday, August 9, with Japanese Ambassador to Manila, Makoto Katsura, leading the affair.

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RDC-12 pushes Kalahi expansion in 10 poorest towns

August 7, 2009 10:19 am· Comments Off on RDC-12 pushes Kalahi expansion in 10 poorest towns 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Aug. 7 – The Regional Development Council (RDC) of Region 12 or Southwestern Mindanao is working for the expansion of the national government’s anti-poverty convergence initiatives in at least 10 impoverished towns in the region.

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Task force vows to run after killers of former MNLF member

August 7, 2009 10:19 am· Comments Off on Task force vows to run after killers of former MNLF member 

By Joey Sem G. Dalumpines

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 7 — The Task Force Davao (TFD) vowed to pursue the perpetrators behind the killing of former member of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Wednesday night and the failed ambuscade on responding enforcers Thursday morning at Sitio Atan-awe, Barangay Sibulan, Toril District, this city.

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PCG sends aircraft, rescue teams to flooded villages in Zambales

August 7, 2009 10:19 am· Comments Off on PCG sends aircraft, rescue teams to flooded villages in Zambales 

MANILA, Aug. 7 –The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) dispatched on Friday aircraft and search and rescue teams to assist the people affected by floods in Botolan, Zambales due to a destroyed dike.

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Cebu Capitol official defends purchase of P100-M Naga lot

August 7, 2009 10:19 am· Comments Off on Cebu Capitol official defends purchase of P100-M Naga lot 

CEBU CITY, Aug. 7 – A Cebu Capitol consultant defended the province’s purchase of the Balili beach lot in Tina-an, Naga in southern Cebu for close to P100 million from attacks by environmentalists, saying it is covered by certificates of title.

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Two Cebu City solons back bid to name Cory a heroine

August 7, 2009 10:19 am· Comments Off on Two Cebu City solons back bid to name Cory a heroine 

CEBU CITY, Aug. 7 –- Cebu City Reps. Antonio Cuenco (south district) and Raul del Mar (north district) expressed support for a House resolution which seeks to include the late former President Corazon Aquino in the list of national heroes.

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PDEA-6 burns P1.5 M worth of illegal drugs

August 7, 2009 10:19 am· Comments Off on PDEA-6 burns P1.5 M worth of illegal drugs 

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 7 – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) regional office here caused the destruction of some P1.5 million worth of metampethamine hydrochloride or "shabu" and marijuana in Camp Delgado.

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(Update) Mortar blast wounds 8 children, woman in Pikit, North Cotabato evacuation site

August 7, 2009 10:19 am· Comments Off on (Update) Mortar blast wounds 8 children, woman in Pikit, North Cotabato evacuation site 

KIDAPAWAN CITY Aug.7 – Nine Maguindanao evacuees, eight of them children, were hurt on Thursday night when a mortar exploded in an evacuation site in a remote village in Pikit, North Cotabato in Southern Philippines.

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