PGMA orders DPWH to speed up road project connecting two Agusan provinces

January 5, 2010 11:06 pm· Comments Off on PGMA orders DPWH to speed up road project connecting two Agusan provinces 

BARANGAY AMPARO, Butuan City, Jan. 5 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ordered on Tuesday the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to work three shifts if necessary on the 61.1–kilometer Butuan City-Las Nieves-Esperanza-Bayugan road project, which forms part of the Philippine-Japan Highway project.

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Singson son seeking to replace his father in Ilocos Sur's second district

January 5, 2010 11:06 pm· Comments Off on Singson son seeking to replace his father in Ilocos Sur's second district 

CANDON CITY, Jan. 5 – The son of House Deputy Speaker Eric D. Singson Sr. is running for congressman in the second district of Ilocos Sur to hopefully replace his father whose term expires on June 30.

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UNDP hails Albay’s Mayon disaster preparedness and response program

January 5, 2010 11:06 pm· Comments Off on UNDP hails Albay’s Mayon disaster preparedness and response program 

By Mar S. Arguelles

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 5 – The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) hailed Albay’s Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) for its recent Mayon volcano eruption disaster preparedness and response strategy.

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Army foils NPA attempt to blow up Globe cell site in Southern Negros town

January 5, 2010 11:06 pm· Comments Off on Army foils NPA attempt to blow up Globe cell site in Southern Negros town 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 5 – Army soldiers had foiled an attempt on the part of the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels to blow up the Globe Telecommunication cell site in Sipalay, Negros Occidental.

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Treñas dismayed over city cops' attraction to Christmas gifts

January 5, 2010 11:06 pm· Comments Off on Treñas dismayed over city cops' attraction to Christmas gifts 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 05 – Mayor Jerry P. Treñas cannot hide his dissatisfaction and dismay over the actuations of some city police officials last Christmas when informed that they received money from a big politician in this city as Christmas gift.

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New Iloilo flyover new addition to President’s bridges

January 5, 2010 11:06 pm· Comments Off on New Iloilo flyover new addition to President’s bridges 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 5 — The new flyover being constructed in this city is a new addition to the list of President’s bridges constructed by the government in the country under the President’s Bridge Program (PBP) since the start of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s term in 2001.

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Swindling suspect tries to commit suicide inside police station

January 5, 2010 11:06 pm· Comments Off on Swindling suspect tries to commit suicide inside police station 

BORACAY Island, Malay, Aklan, Jan. 05 -A lady tourist from Bulacan attempted to commit suicide twice while inside the Philippine National Police (PNP) lock-up jail here.

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Two Koreans, Filipino driver hurt in Boracay traffic accident

January 5, 2010 11:06 pm· Comments Off on Two Koreans, Filipino driver hurt in Boracay traffic accident 

BORACAY ISLAND, Malay, Aklan, Jan. 5 – Two Korean nationals were hurt and a Filipino driver was seriously injured when the tricycle and motorcycle they were riding on accidentally collided with each other here.

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Sea vessel passengers urged to be vigilant against overloading

January 5, 2010 11:06 pm· Comments Off on Sea vessel passengers urged to be vigilant against overloading 

BORACAY ISLAND, Malay, Aklan, Jan. 5 – The Caticlan Jetty Port management has urged all passengers to be vigilant when on board a sea vessel and to observe if it is overloaded to prevent mishaps.

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Davao City, an area for smoke-free studies of foreign countries

January 5, 2010 11:06 pm· Comments Off on Davao City, an area for smoke-free studies of foreign countries 

By Digna B. Banzon

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 5 — After the successful implementation of anti-smoking in Davao City, the city became the site for study-tour of foreign nationals that are starting to implement the ban of smoking in their countries.

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