Foreign aid continuing to pour in for typhoon victims –DSWD

October 19, 2009 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Foreign aid continuing to pour in for typhoon victims –DSWD 

MANILA, Oct. 20 — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Esperanza I. Cabral said relief aid from various foreign governments and organizations are continuing to pour in for victims of typhoons “Ondoy” and “Pepeng”.

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(Metro News) 85% of Marikina businesses resume operations

October 19, 2009 11:16 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) 85% of Marikina businesses resume operations 

MANILA, Oct. 20 — Nearly 85 percent of over 4,000 businesses that were damaged by Tropical Storm “Ondoy” have resumed operations in Marikina City.

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Government urged to remove Endosulfan out of the country

October 19, 2009 11:16 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Oct. 20 – Civil society groups pressed the government to ship out endosulfan back to its Israeli manufacturer after scientists agreed last week that the highly toxic pesticide requires global action to prevent further harm to public health and the environment.

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Stakeholders start halal standards public hearing

October 19, 2009 11:16 pm· 1 Comment 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Oct. 20 –The stakeholders on halal food is holding three consecutive public hearings aimed to come up with a joint administrative order for the implementation of the national standards among the industry stakeholders including the halal certifiers all over the country.

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More than Php5B investments seen in Caraga region in 2010

October 19, 2009 11:16 pm· Comments Off on More than Php5B investments seen in Caraga region in 2010 

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 20 –- Economic growth continue to spur in Northern Mindanao (Caraga region) as more than Php5 billion investments is seen in 2010.

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15th Siargao International Surfing Cup ’09 reels off in Surigao del Norte

October 19, 2009 11:16 pm· Comments Off on 15th Siargao International Surfing Cup ’09 reels off in Surigao del Norte 

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, Oct. 20 – The “15th Siargao International Surfing Cup ‘09” will open with big festivities lined up beginning Wednesday at Cloud 9, General Luna town, in this scenic paradise island of Surigao del Norte province.

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DTI, DOH to hold "3rd Consumernet Meets the Public" in Butuan City

October 19, 2009 11:16 pm· Comments Off on DTI, DOH to hold "3rd Consumernet Meets the Public" in Butuan City 

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 20 -– The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in collaboration with the Department of Health (DOH), will hold the 3rd “Consumernet Meets the Public” on October 28, this year at downtown’s convention center here.

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AFP troops join tree planting activities in Mindanao

October 19, 2009 11:16 pm· Comments Off on AFP troops join tree planting activities in Mindanao 

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 20 – Troops of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) help the government’s tree planting program in Mindanao in an effort to mitigate the effect of global warming and climate change.

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490 villagers benefit from Army’s medical outreach program in Compostela Valley province

October 19, 2009 11:16 pm· Comments Off on 490 villagers benefit from Army’s medical outreach program in Compostela Valley province 

CAMP KALAW, Monkayo, Compostela Valley, Oct. 20 – At least 490 far-flung villagers benefited from the Philippine Army’s medical outreach program on Monday at several areas in Compostela and New Bataan towns, in Compostela Valley (ComVal) province.

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Pangasinan mayors fear big flood will recur as breached dikes remained unclosed

October 19, 2009 11:16 pm· Comments Off on Pangasinan mayors fear big flood will recur as breached dikes remained unclosed 

By Leonardo V. Micua

LINGAYEN, Oct. 20 — Big floods may recur in the same areas that were inundated last week unless the dikes that were breached as a result of the abrupt release of huge volume of water from the San Roque Multi-purpose Dam Project (SRMDP) are plugged and eventually repaired.

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