RP signs MOA on mechanism for refugees transit

August 27, 2009 11:45 am· Comments Off on RP signs MOA on mechanism for refugees transit 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Aug. 27 —The Philippines on Thursday signed a landmark agreement on modalities for the transit in the Philippines for refugees, the first formal arrangement of its kind entered into by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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Media forms task force on nutrition program in Nueva Vizcaya

August 27, 2009 11:45 am· Comments Off on Media forms task force on nutrition program in Nueva Vizcaya 

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, August 27 -– Media practitioners and nutrition officials in the province have formed a tri-media task force to locally promote the programs, projects and activities on the national nutrition program.

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DOH intensifies anti-rabies drive in Isabela

August 27, 2009 11:45 am· Comments Off on DOH intensifies anti-rabies drive in Isabela 

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Aug. 27 — The Department of Health (DOH) here intensified its advocacy on responsible pet ownership among dog owners by strengthening a campaign on anti-rabies.

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Anti-spitting ordinance gets supports from the Davaoenos

August 27, 2009 11:45 am· Comments Off on Anti-spitting ordinance gets supports from the Davaoenos 

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 27 – An ordinance on anti-spitting passed by city councilors here early this week gained support from many Davaoenos.

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Pangasinan, China's Sichuan province forge friendly relation

August 27, 2009 11:45 am· Comments Off on Pangasinan, China's Sichuan province forge friendly relation 

By Leonardo V. Micua

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Aug. 27 — Pangasinan province and China’s Sichuan province have finally forged to establish friendly cooperation and relation between them.

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Close to 3,000 indigent residents of Concepcion, Iloilo expected to avail of PGMA's 4Ps

August 27, 2009 11:45 am· Comments Off on Close to 3,000 indigent residents of Concepcion, Iloilo expected to avail of PGMA's 4Ps 

CONCEPCION, Iloilo, Aug. 27 – Close to 3,000 indigent families from this 3rd class municipality are expected to avail of the expansion of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's "Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program" (4Ps).

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Police arrest 16 erring fishermen in Bulacan

August 27, 2009 11:45 am· Comments Off on Police arrest 16 erring fishermen in Bulacan 

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan, Aug. 26 — Police on Wednesday arrested 16 fishermen who were caught fishing using the unlawful "sud-sud" method along the coastal areas of this city.

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Info-drive on intensified campaign vs loose firearms kicks off

August 27, 2009 11:45 am· Comments Off on Info-drive on intensified campaign vs loose firearms kicks off 

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 27 – The Regional Maritime Office 6 (RMO 6) Thursday led the launching of its intensified campaign against loose firearms at the Weesam Passenger Terminal, Muelle Loney Wharf prior the 10:15 trip of the Weesam seacraft bound for Bacolod City.

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PhilHealth is solvent, can pay claims, says Region 1 official

August 27, 2009 11:45 am· Comments Off on PhilHealth is solvent, can pay claims, says Region 1 official 

By Leonardo V. Micua

DAGUPAN CITY, Aug. 27 — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) is solvent and is here to stay and far from going bankrupt

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Former Miss Philippines Edith Nakpil-Rabat dies

August 27, 2009 11:45 am· Comments Off on Former Miss Philippines Edith Nakpil-Rabat dies 

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 27 –- Former Miss Philippines Edith Nakpil-Rabat, wife of the late Mayor Francisco "Paking" Rabat of Mati, Davao Oriental, died at a Manila hospital Wednesday afternoon.

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