DFA’s consular section own “intelligent” home opened

January 11, 2010 10:52 pm· Comments Off on DFA’s consular section own “intelligent” home opened 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Jan. 11 — The ever-expanding Office of Consular Affairs (OCA) of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has found a new, exclusive home of its own at what DFA has touted as a state-of-the-art building on Diosdado Macapagal Avenue in neighboring Parañaque City.

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Newly arrived Army battalion now implementing gun ban in Maguindanao

January 11, 2010 10:52 pm· Comments Off on Newly arrived Army battalion now implementing gun ban in Maguindanao 

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, Jan. 11 – The Army's 45th Infantry Battalion from Luzon sent to reinforce armed forces in Maguindanao have started implementing election gun ban, the 6th Infantry Division said.

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GenSan acquires new handguns to beef up security unit

January 11, 2010 10:52 pm· Comments Off on GenSan acquires new handguns to beef up security unit 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Jan. 11 – The city government here has acquired at least 30 new semi-automatic handguns to help further beef up the operational capability of its civil security unit (CSU).

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PNP-12 recalls security escorts of local execs, VIPs

January 11, 2010 10:52 pm· Comments Off on PNP-12 recalls security escorts of local execs, VIPs 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Jan. 11 – Police authorities in Region 12 or Southwestern Mindanao have recalled over the weekend some 130 policemen who were earlier assigned as security escorts of local politicians and other important personalities as part of the implementation of the election period’s total gun ban that started Sunday.

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P80-M model low-cost housing complex to rise in Sarangani

January 11, 2010 10:52 pm· Comments Off on P80-M model low-cost housing complex to rise in Sarangani 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Jan. 11 – The provincial government of Sarangani has forged a joint venture agreement with a local property firm for the development of an P80-million model low-cost housing complex in Alabel town.

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PGMA to inaugurate P37-M hospital facility in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo

January 11, 2010 10:52 pm· Comments Off on PGMA to inaugurate P37-M hospital facility in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo 

By Annabel J. Petinglay

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 11 – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be in Iloilo province tomorrow, January 12, to inaugurate a P37-million hospital facility at the Western Visayas Sanitarium in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo.

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Treñas thanks US Ambassador Kenney for various projects availed by Iloilo City

January 11, 2010 10:52 pm· Comments Off on Treñas thanks US Ambassador Kenney for various projects availed by Iloilo City 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 11 – Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas expressed appreciation to outgoing United States Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney for various projects that were availed by this city under her term.

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MEDCo sees substantial economic growth in Zambo Peninsula

January 11, 2010 10:52 pm· Comments Off on MEDCo sees substantial economic growth in Zambo Peninsula 

By Teofilo P. Garcia

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 11 –The Mindanao Economic Development Council (MEDCo) said foresees the economy of Zamboanga Peninsula will substantially grow this year as the major global markets recover from the financial crisis.

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Police hunt killer of three family members in Cavite

January 11, 2010 10:52 pm· Comments Off on Police hunt killer of three family members in Cavite 

MANILA, Jan. 11 – Cavite police has launched a manhunt against an assailant who shot dead three members of a family and wounded two others in Silang, Cavite Sunday evening.

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Hundreds of LGU workers sacked due to non-passage of 2010 local budget

January 11, 2010 10:52 pm· Comments Off on Hundreds of LGU workers sacked due to non-passage of 2010 local budget 

By Judy Flores-Partlow

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 11 – The services of a total of 460 casual and job order employees of the local government unit (LGU) of Valencia, Negros Oriental are terminated effective Tuesday after the municipal council failed to pass the town’s 2010 annual executive budget.

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