Malacanang commends police for gun ban implementation

January 15, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang commends police for gun ban implementation 

MANILA, Jan. 15 — Malacanang commended the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday for implementing the gun ban leading to the May national elections.

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South Cotabato cops downgrade hotspot tag on mining town for May polls

January 15, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on South Cotabato cops downgrade hotspot tag on mining town for May polls 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Jan. 15 – Police officials in South Cotabato have downgraded their assessment on the critical mining town of Tampakan to an area of concern in the May 10 synchronized national and local polls from being an area of immediate concern or hotspot since the 2001 elections.

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Adiong inaugurates P5.7-M renovated Lanao district hospital

January 15, 2010 10:50 pm· 2 Comments 

TAMPARAN, Lanao del Sur, Jan. 15 – Acting Governor Ansaruddin Adiong of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao on Thursday led government officials in inaugurating the newly renovated district hospital and training center here.

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Salvo parade for Dinagyang Festival 2010 reels off

January 15, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on Salvo parade for Dinagyang Festival 2010 reels off 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 15 – All roads leading to the major thoroughfares in the heart of the city were closed to vehicular traffic early Friday afternoon to pave the way for the salvo parade of Ati-Ati tribes, signaling the start of the week-long festivities of Dinagyang Festival 2010.

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Locals hail Caticlan airport development project in Aklan

January 15, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on Locals hail Caticlan airport development project in Aklan 

By Perla G. Lena

CATICLAN, Malay, Jan. 15 – The P2.5-billion Caticlan Airport Development Project will not only boost the tourism industry in Aklan but likewise generate employment for residents and non-residents of the province.

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PGMA orders DOH to send medical teams to Haiti; AFP peacekeeping company on standby

January 15, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on PGMA orders DOH to send medical teams to Haiti; AFP peacekeeping company on standby 

By Perla G. Lena

CATICLAN, Malay, Jan. 15 – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Friday instructed the Department of Health (DOH) to send medical teams to Haiti to extend help to thousands affected by the recent killer earthquake.

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Random drug testing for Dumaguete and Negros Oriental police reels off

January 15, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on Random drug testing for Dumaguete and Negros Oriental police reels off 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 15 – Negros Oriental provincial police director Sr. Supt. Augusto Marquez, Jr. has warned that if a police personnel is found to be positive of illegal drugs use, he shall be immediately recommended for dismissal from the service.

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PGMA’s ‘Common Tao’ Day serves 115 Aeta families in Caticlan, Aklan

January 15, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on PGMA’s ‘Common Tao’ Day serves 115 Aeta families in Caticlan, Aklan 

By Perla G. Lena

CATICLAN, Malay, Aklan, Jan. 15 – Members of Aeta communities in three barangays of Malay town could not hide their appreciation and gratefulness to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for letting them feel the services of the government through her ‘Common Tao’ Day.

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Army shuns group's claims of looting following clash with rebels

January 15, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on Army shuns group's claims of looting following clash with rebels 

By Judy Flores-Partlow

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 15 – The 79th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army based in Siaton, Negros Oriental, has denied the allegations of the militant human rights group Karapatan-Central Visayas of looting and displacement of families following the December 28 encounter with suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Sta. Catalina town.

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No gun ban violator so far in Negros Oriental

January 15, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on No gun ban violator so far in Negros Oriental 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 15 – The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Negros Oriental has reported that so far, no violator of the election gun ban which took effect January 10, has been arrested in the province.

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