Int’l peace advocates affirm support to Philippine peace process

October 6, 2009 10:37 pm· Comments Off on Int’l peace advocates affirm support to Philippine peace process 

MANILA, Oct. 7 – An international delegation composed of civil society peace advocates Tuesday reaffirmed their full support to the peace process being relentlessly pursued by the Philippine government to end the armed conflict in the country, particularly in Mindanao.

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'Pepeng' weakens after traversing Ilocos Norte

October 6, 2009 10:37 pm· Comments Off on 'Pepeng' weakens after traversing Ilocos Norte 

MANILA, Oct. 7 — Tropical storm "Pepeng" (international name Parma) has weakened after it traversed Ilocos Norte and is now over Sicapao, Apayao.

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DSWD says calamity fund to be augmented by Malacañang

October 6, 2009 10:37 pm· Comments Off on DSWD says calamity fund to be augmented by Malacañang 

MANILA, Oct. 7 — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Esperanza I. Cabral said the Office of the President is more than willing to replenish their calamity funds should it run out in the course of conducting relief operations for the victims of tropical storm “Ondoy.”

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Iloilo media conducts relief drive for ‘Ondoy’ victims

October 6, 2009 10:37 pm· Comments Off on Iloilo media conducts relief drive for ‘Ondoy’ victims 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 7 – The local media industry in southern city has joined in the massive and continuing relief operations to help victims of typhoon Ondoy in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon.

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South Cotabato allots P1.5-M for calamity aid

October 6, 2009 10:37 pm· Comments Off on South Cotabato allots P1.5-M for calamity aid 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Oct. 7 – The provincial government of South Cotabato has allocated some P1.5 million as initial assistance for the victims of the recent earthquake, flashfloods and mild tornado that hit the province.

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3 Cebu science high schools to teach their students French

October 6, 2009 10:37 pm· Comments Off on 3 Cebu science high schools to teach their students French 

CEBU CITY, Oct. 7 – Principals and students of science high schools in the cities of Cebu and Mandaue and Minglanilla town are excited to become beneficiaries of the French classes that the government will offer.

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New Cebu City treasurer delivers on promise to raise tax collections by 30%

October 6, 2009 10:37 pm· Comments Off on New Cebu City treasurer delivers on promise to raise tax collections by 30% 

CEBU CITY, Oct. 7 – Cebu City Treasurer Ofelia Oliva has delivered on her promise to increase revenue collection by at least 30 percent during her first three months in office.

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PENRO supports rehab efforts for ‘Pepeng’ victims

October 6, 2009 10:37 pm· Comments Off on PENRO supports rehab efforts for ‘Pepeng’ victims 

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Oct. 7 — In support to the ongoing rehabilitation efforts of Cagayan provincial government for Pepeng's victims, the Cagayan Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENRO) has committed to donate 27,000 board feet of lumber which will be used by the local government to help affected families restore their damaged houses.

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AFP troops recover bombs, found NPA camp in gunbattle with communist terrorists in Bukidnon, ComVal provinces

October 6, 2009 10:37 pm· Comments Off on AFP troops recover bombs, found NPA camp in gunbattle with communist terrorists in Bukidnon, ComVal provinces 

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 7 -– Troops of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) recovered an improvised explosive devise (IED) in an encounter with communist-New People’s Army (NPA) in Sitio Kamisungan, Barangay Matupi Tuesday, San Fernando town in Bukidnon province, military reported Wednesday.

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DENR-Caraga warns LGUs to refrain from issuing permits to cut trees

October 6, 2009 10:37 pm· Comments Off on DENR-Caraga warns LGUs to refrain from issuing permits to cut trees 

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 7 — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Wednesday cautioned some local government officials to refrain from issuing permit to cut trees in timberland.

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