Group plans to file charges vs. politicians engaged in pre-election campaign ads

August 15, 2009 9:06 am· Comments Off on Group plans to file charges vs. politicians engaged in pre-election campaign ads 

MANILA, Aug. 15 – A multi-sector group is considering to file charges against prospective 2010 candidates who are already promoting themselves through advertisements even before official campaign period for next year’s polls begins.

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Palace chides senator for Chiz-onomics

August 15, 2009 9:06 am· Comments Off on Palace chides senator for Chiz-onomics 

MANILA, Aug. 15 — Presidential economic spokesperson Prof. Gary Olivar today chided Senator Francis Escudero for saying that the Arroyo government borrowed P2.4 trillion from 2001 to 2004, more than the previous three administrations.

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PGMA condoles with kins of fallen soldiers

August 15, 2009 9:06 am· Comments Off on PGMA condoles with kins of fallen soldiers 

By Felino M. Santos

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Aug. 15 – President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo today condoled with relatives of the 23 soldiers killed during a Wednesday encounter with extremist Abu Sayyaf and renegade Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels in Basilan which also left 21 wounded in action.

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Govt troops clash again with ASG in Basilan

August 15, 2009 9:06 am· Comments Off on Govt troops clash again with ASG in Basilan 

MANILA, August 15 – Another clash erupted between government security forces and terrorist Abu Sayyaf group in Basilan province this afternoon, resulting in the wounding of one Marine soldier while undetermined number of bandits were believed either killed or wounded.

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Tight security for Kadayawan sa Dabaw celebration

August 15, 2009 9:06 am· Comments Off on Tight security for Kadayawan sa Dabaw celebration 

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 15 – Elements of the Task Force Davao (TFD) and the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) are on full alert for the Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival celebration that will be held from Aug. 17–23 to secure the viewing public.

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P320 M Surigao del Norte Sports Complex is set to be inaugurated on Aug. 31

August 15, 2009 9:06 am· Comments Off on P320 M Surigao del Norte Sports Complex is set to be inaugurated on Aug. 31 

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 15 – A state-of-the art and modern P320 million Surigao del Norte Sport Complex is set to be inaugurated on Aug. 31.

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Village braces for more NPA atrocities, says Army officials

August 15, 2009 9:06 am· Comments Off on Village braces for more NPA atrocities, says Army officials 

By Mike U. Crismundo

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 15 – The abduction and hostage- taking of civilians, including a child, by suspected communist New People’s Army (NPA) has taken its toll on village folks in a far-flung village of a town in Southern Mindanao province, said an Army public affairs officer Capt. Rosa Maria Cristina R. Manuel, on Saturday.

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Naval forces seal off Basilan seas to prevent Abu Sayyaf bandits from escaping

August 15, 2009 9:06 am· Comments Off on Naval forces seal off Basilan seas to prevent Abu Sayyaf bandits from escaping 

By Mike U. Crismundo

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Aug. 15 — Naval forces of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Saturday sealed off the seas around the island province of Basilan to prevent the remaining Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) terrorists from escaping, a top AFP official in the Zamboanga Peninsula said.

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Aklan Police Office leads search for best barangay tanods

August 15, 2009 9:06 am· Comments Off on Aklan Police Office leads search for best barangay tanods 

KALIBO, Aklan, Aug. 15 — The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has welcomed the move of the Aklan Provincial Police Office (APPO) to launch a search for best barangay tanods (village security men) in the province.

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Foundation urged to manage finances of Negros' water council

August 15, 2009 9:06 am· Comments Off on Foundation urged to manage finances of Negros' water council 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Aug. 15 – Negros Oriental Gov. Emilio Macias II has asked the Negros Island Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (NISARD) Foundation, Inc. to manage the finances of the Negros Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) Council.

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