No basis to file election raps vs. presidentiables on infomercials, says SC spokesperson

September 18, 2009 10:21 am· Comments Off on No basis to file election raps vs. presidentiables on infomercials, says SC spokesperson 

MANILA, Sept. 18 — The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday said that a candidate must first have filed his candidacy before he can be formally charged with premature campaigning.

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Dacer family to present new witness to pin down Lacson

September 18, 2009 10:21 am· Comments Off on Dacer family to present new witness to pin down Lacson 

MANILA, Sept. 18 — The family of murdered publicist Salvador "Bubby" Dacer on Friday revealed that they are planning to present a new witness that would pin down Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson in the gruesome murder of their father and his driver Emmanuel Corbito in November 2000.

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RP gets $ 6.3-M grant from World Bank for environment programs

September 18, 2009 10:21 am· Comments Off on RP gets $ 6.3-M grant from World Bank for environment programs 

MANILA, Sept. 18 — The Arroyo administration obtained 6.3 million dollars (or P305 million) in grants to fund conservation projects and to promote sustainable land management in upland areas in target sites in Mindanao. The grant was approved by the World Bank today.

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Family of RP-bound dead OFW received benefits from gov't – Palace

September 18, 2009 10:21 am· Comments Off on Family of RP-bound dead OFW received benefits from gov't – Palace 

MANILA, Sept. 18 — Malacañang clarified today the family of the late Joel Llorente, an overseas Filipino worker who died onboard a Philippine-bound Saudia Airlines last August 19, has received benefits from government agencies concerned.

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Phivolcs warrants quake vigilance; says Kanlaon not in eruptive mode

September 18, 2009 10:21 am· Comments Off on Phivolcs warrants quake vigilance; says Kanlaon not in eruptive mode 

BACOLOD CITY, Sept. 18 – Local residents in several areas in southern Negros have been warned to be “vigilant” for any possible recurrence of “local quakes” which the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said is tectonic in nature.

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Peace process tops new Mindanao business policy agenda

September 18, 2009 10:21 am· Comments Off on Peace process tops new Mindanao business policy agenda 

KORONADAL CITY, Sept. 18 — Mindanao business leaders called on Friday for the immediate resumption of the peace negotiations between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) as they pushed for the signing of a final peace agreement that would help end the decades-old secessionist problem in southern Philippines.

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Gov’t, EC project to serve more communities affected by armed conflict in Mindanao

September 18, 2009 10:21 am· Comments Off on Gov’t, EC project to serve more communities affected by armed conflict in Mindanao 

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 18 – Thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from communities affected by armed conflicts in Mindanao will be covered for relief and rehabilitation assistance by the partnership of the Philippine government and the European Commission (EC).

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WB cites development gains in Mindanao

September 18, 2009 10:21 am· Comments Off on WB cites development gains in Mindanao 

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 18 –The World Bank (WB) has seen significant developments in the rural economy of Mindanao.

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Makro helps Davao SMEs find new business techniques

September 18, 2009 10:21 am· Comments Off on Makro helps Davao SMEs find new business techniques 

By Digna D. Banzon

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 18 — With Makro Extravaganza, the small and medium sized businesses here got to know new business techniques as participants are taught during the seminars on how to improve business operations.

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Pampanga provincial government in search of the cleanest and greenest LGU

September 18, 2009 10:21 am· Comments Off on Pampanga provincial government in search of the cleanest and greenest LGU 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Sept. 18 – The provincial government is now on its sixth week of evaluation for the cleanest and greenest local government unit (LGU) here.

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