Urgent!! Fil-am White House executive chef at Asia Society on Tuesday

August 24, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on Urgent!! Fil-am White House executive chef at Asia Society on Tuesday 

MANILA, Aug. 24 — Filipino-American Cristeta Comerford, the Executive Chef of the White House, is in the Philippines and will be honored at a special dinner on Tuesday of the Asia Society of the Philippines under its “Filipino and Proud” series.

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PGMA inaugurates barangay hall of Sto. Tomas in Lubao, Pampanga

August 24, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on PGMA inaugurates barangay hall of Sto. Tomas in Lubao, Pampanga 

LUBAO, Pampanga, Aug. 24 -– President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo inaugurated today the newly-completed barangay hall of Barangay Sto. Tomas here as part of her administration’s rehabilitation and development assistance program.

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PGMA to meet Cabinet, Region 12 officials

August 24, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on PGMA to meet Cabinet, Region 12 officials 

ALABEL, Sarangani, Aug. 24 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her cabinet will meet officials of Central Mindanao here tomorrow to personally check on the progress of the Mindanao River Basin project.

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Gov't implements stringent measures vs onion smuggling

August 24, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on Gov't implements stringent measures vs onion smuggling 

MANILA, Aug. 24 — The Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) has stepped up the monitoring of illegally imported onions which is reportedly flooding Metro Manila markets.

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2.5 M HS seniors to take nat’l career test Wednesday

August 24, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on 2.5 M HS seniors to take nat’l career test Wednesday 

MANILA, Aug. 24 – Close to 2.5 million high school seniors from over 5,000 public and some l,000 private high schools in the country’s 200 provincial and city schools divisions will take the Department of Education (DepEd)-administered National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) on Wednesday (Aug. 26).

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Lawmaker wants abolition of Namfrel

August 24, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on Lawmaker wants abolition of Namfrel 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 24 — A lawmaker from Ilocos Norte on Monday proposed for the abolition of the National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel), and, instead, be replaced by an election watchdog group composed of Church representatives.

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Lapu-Lapu City to lose half of taxable land in new tourism law

August 24, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on Lapu-Lapu City to lose half of taxable land in new tourism law 

CEBU CITY, Aug. 24 – The highly-urbanized city of Lapu-Lapu, which hosts several resorts and international hotels, stands to lose nearly half of its taxable territory if it can’t stop the National Government from implementing the Tourism Act of 2008, an official said.

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Cebu Archdiocese, GK to build 75 houses in Minglanilla town

August 24, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on Cebu Archdiocese, GK to build 75 houses in Minglanilla town 

CEBU CITY, Aug. 24 – Cebu Arhbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal has announced that the archdiocese plan to work with Gawad Kalinga to build more than 75 houses for the poor in the southern Cebu town of Minglanilla.

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Cebu City private hospital opens drug users’ rehab facility

August 24, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on Cebu City private hospital opens drug users’ rehab facility 

CEBU CITY, Aug. 24 – The North General Hospital (NGH) in Barangay Talamban, Cebu City has opened the first hospital-based drug dependent rehabilitation facility in the country and is expected to start admitting patients starting next month.

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Cebu City Council approves P200M sixth supplemental budget

August 24, 2009 9:45 am· Comments Off on Cebu City Council approves P200M sixth supplemental budget 

CEBU CITY, Aug. 24 – The Cebu City Council has approved without cuts the P200.4-million sixth supplemental budget for this year, with large appropriations for aid to barangays and acquisition of lots.

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