Construction of QC General Hospital building 70% complete

October 27, 2009 11:13 pm· Comments Off on Construction of QC General Hospital building 70% complete 

MANILA, Oct. 28 — The construction of the proposed Quezon City General Hospital (QCGH) in Barangay Bahay Toro, Project 8 is already 70 percent complete.

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"I will not interfere with ongoing investigations on alleged rigged DPWH projects," Domingo says

October 27, 2009 11:13 pm· Comments Off on "I will not interfere with ongoing investigations on alleged rigged DPWH projects," Domingo says 

By Lynda B. Valencia

MANILA, Oct. 28 — Acting Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Victor Domingo on Wednesday said that he will not interfere with the ongoing investigations of the rigging scam earlier made public by the World Bank (WB).

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PGMA invited to address 1st Mindanao Co-op Peace Forum

October 27, 2009 11:13 pm· Comments Off on PGMA invited to address 1st Mindanao Co-op Peace Forum 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Oct. 28 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has been invited to address the First Mindanao Cooperative Peace Forum scheduled on Thursday at Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan Gymnasium in Cagayan de Oro City.

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Meningitis outbreak kills 4 in northeastern Brazil

October 27, 2009 11:13 pm· Comments Off on Meningitis outbreak kills 4 in northeastern Brazil 

BRASILIA, Oct. 28 — An outbreak of meningitis type C resulted in four deaths in the Bahia state of northeastern Brazil, local health secretary Messias Boaventura said Tuesday.

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Drilon supports PGMA's price freeze on petroleum products

October 27, 2009 10:44 pm· Comments Off on Drilon supports PGMA's price freeze on petroleum products 

Manila, October 28 —- Malacanang has found a supporter of Eexecutive Order (EO) 839 from the opposition after former Senate President Franklin Drilon backed the order of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for oil price freeze.

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Armed conflicts major cause of hunger in RP – NEDA

October 27, 2009 10:44 pm· Comments Off on Armed conflicts major cause of hunger in RP – NEDA 

MANILA, Oct. 28 –- The national government on Wednesday blamed the armed conflicts between the military and insurgents around the country which is causing hunger among poor Filipinos.

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Tupas seeks P180-M supplemental budget

October 27, 2009 10:44 pm· Comments Off on Tupas seeks P180-M supplemental budget 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 28 – Gov. Niel D. Tupas Sr. is asking the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to approve the first supplemental budget of the province amounting to over P180 million.

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Germany provides P70-M for victims of Mindanao conflict

October 27, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on Germany provides P70-M for victims of Mindanao conflict 

MANILA, Oct. 27 — The German government has extended the amount of Euros 1-million (about P70 million) for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and those who became ill or were wounded in the Mindanao conflict, German ambassador to Manila Christian-Ludwig Weber-Lortsch said.

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GRP, MILF agree on civilian protection role of IMT

October 27, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on GRP, MILF agree on civilian protection role of IMT 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Oct. 27 —- An Agreement on the Civilian Protection Component of the International Monitoring Team (IMT) of the Mindanao peace process was signed in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

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(Metro News) 500 Caloocan cops to secure city

October 27, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) 500 Caloocan cops to secure city 

MANILA, Oct. 28 — The Caloocan City Police Station (CCPS) will be deploying uniformed policemen to keep watch over the city’s seven major cemeteries this coming All Saints weekend.

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