(Metro News) QC councilor asks MMDA to check Trinoma Mall’s drainage plan due to recent floodings

October 16, 2009 9:48 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) QC councilor asks MMDA to check Trinoma Mall’s drainage plan due to recent floodings 

MANILA, Oct. 16 – A Quezon City councilor on Friday asked the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to check the drainage outflow plan of Trinoma Mall Complex at the corner of EDSA and North Avenue in Pag-Asa, Quezon City.

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PGMA launches Common ‘Tao’ Day in Binalbagan

October 16, 2009 9:48 am· Comments Off on PGMA launches Common ‘Tao’ Day in Binalbagan 

BINALBAGAN, Negros Occidental, Oct. 16 – After launching the week-long fight against extreme poverty in Moises Padilla town, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Friday afternoon launched the common man’s day at the Pedro Yulo Sports and Cultural Center here, a good 45 minutes drive away from the first venue.

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PGMA lauds Negros Occidental as first MRF-compliant province

October 16, 2009 9:48 am· Comments Off on PGMA lauds Negros Occidental as first MRF-compliant province 

TALISAY CITY, Oct. 16 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo congratulated Friday Negros Occidental for being the first province in the country to fully comply with government’s nationwide Material Recovery Facility (MRF) campaign.

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P95-M in grants to six NGOs signed today with European Union in Manila

October 16, 2009 9:48 am· Comments Off on P95-M in grants to six NGOs signed today with European Union in Manila 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Oct. 16 — More than P95 million in agreements for financial grants to six non-governmental organizations (NGOs), which promised to pursue projects ranging from protecting the rights of Mindanao’s indigenous Filipinos to facilitating the implementation of the newly-passed Republic Act 9262 on women, were signed Friday with European Commission (EC) Ambassador Alistair MacDonald in Makati City.

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(UPDATE) Storm ‘Ramil’ enters RP, heading towards Central, Northern Luzon

October 16, 2009 9:48 am· Comments Off on (UPDATE) Storm ‘Ramil’ enters RP, heading towards Central, Northern Luzon 

MANILA, Oct. 16 — Tropical storm 'Ramil' (international name Lupit) entered Philippine area of responsibility at 6:15 p.m. Friday, and maintains its west northwest path heading towards Central and Northern Luzon.

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DFA's policy chief leads four new ambassadors confirmed by CA

October 16, 2009 9:48 am· Comments Off on DFA's policy chief leads four new ambassadors confirmed by CA 

MANILA, Oct. 15 — The country has four new ambassadors, led by Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Policy Enrique A. Manalo, who will be posted soon to their respective assignments following their confirmation on Wednesday by the en banc Commission on Appointments (CA). Manalo will be the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (AEP) to Belgium, Luxembourg, the Commission of the European Communities and the Council of the European Union.

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FPOP distributes personal hygiene kits for women in evacuation centers

October 16, 2009 9:48 am· Comments Off on FPOP distributes personal hygiene kits for women in evacuation centers 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 16 – The Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) Iloilo Council is asking the general public for donations of hygiene kits for women especially those in evacuation centers in Metro Manila.

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Power interruption for Aklan bared

October 16, 2009 9:48 am· Comments Off on Power interruption for Aklan bared 

KALIBO, Aklan, Oct. 16 – The Aklan Electric Cooperative (AKELCO) announced that it will be implementing a scheduled power interruption in major areas of the province because of the de-energization program of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).

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2010 Dinagyang season starts

October 16, 2009 9:48 am· Comments Off on 2010 Dinagyang season starts 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 16 – The 2010 Dinagyang festival season started Friday at the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand.

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Isabela disaster body posts P57-M damage on agriculture due to 'Pepeng'

October 16, 2009 9:48 am· Comments Off on Isabela disaster body posts P57-M damage on agriculture due to 'Pepeng' 

By Merlito Edale, Jr.

ILAGAN, Isabela, Oct. 16 – The Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) has initially assessed the damage caused by typhoon "Pepeng" that recently hit the region.

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