(Metro News) DepEd to investigate poisoning of 14 pupils in Quezon City

January 19, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) DepEd to investigate poisoning of 14 pupils in Quezon City 

MANILA, Jan. 19 — Department of Education-National Capital Region (DepEd-NCR) director Teresita Domalanta said Tuesday they are investigating the reported poisoning of 14 pupils in a Quezon City elementary school after drinking milk sold by one of the school’s teachers.

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Cebu Customs exec says DDB papers needed to import chemicals

January 19, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on Cebu Customs exec says DDB papers needed to import chemicals 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 19 – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Cebu will not anymore process importation of chemicals without permits from the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB), Cebu Customs District Collector Ronie Silvestre said.

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Rival groups call for probe in killing of Martinez supporter in Bantayan

January 19, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on Rival groups call for probe in killing of Martinez supporter in Bantayan 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 19 – Two rival political camps in Cebu’s fourth district have called for an investigation into the shooting to death of a known supporter of the Martinez clan Sunday night in Sta. Fe town in the island of Bantayan off northern Cebu.

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All roads lead to Jaro for Candelaria Feast on February 2

January 19, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on All roads lead to Jaro for Candelaria Feast on February 2 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 19 – All roads lead to the Jaro district come February 2 for the famous Jaro fiesta popularly known as the Feast of Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria or "Our Lady of Candles."

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Mayor orders ICPO check points every night

January 19, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on Mayor orders ICPO check points every night 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 19 – Mayor Jerry P. Treñas has ordered the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) to conduct check points every night at strategic city areas to deter criminal activities in the city as well as the strict implementation of the gun ban.

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National summit proposed to prepare for feared automated poll failure

January 19, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on National summit proposed to prepare for feared automated poll failure 

By Leonardo V. Micua

DAGUPAN CITY, Jan. 19 – Rep. Jose de Venecia Jr. of the Fourth District of Pangasinan has proposed a national summit of political parties to be held soonest to prepare for a worst case scenario of electronic election failure.

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Tan not keen on lifting state of emergency in Sulu

January 19, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on Tan not keen on lifting state of emergency in Sulu 

By Teofilo P. Garcia

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 19 –Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tan said that he is not inclined to lift the state of emergency declared in his province, which had been perturbed by kidnappings by the Abu Sayyaf bandits.

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5 gun ban violators nabbed in Cotabato City

January 19, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on 5 gun ban violators nabbed in Cotabato City 

COTABATO CITY, Jan. 19 – The campaign against carrying of firearms without permission from the Commission on Elections has netted five hand guns here.

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Gov. Tupas cites Iloilo's gains in valedictory address

January 19, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on Gov. Tupas cites Iloilo's gains in valedictory address 

By Perla G. Lena

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 19 – Iloilo Governor Niel D. Tupas Sr. outlined the significant gains of the province, the challenges and opportunities that are waiting to be tapped as he delivered his last State of the Province Address (SOPA) before the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Tuesday.

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MEDCo chair hails Congress approval of MinDA bill

January 19, 2010 10:50 pm· Comments Off on MEDCo chair hails Congress approval of MinDA bill 

By Edwin O. Fenandez

COTABATO CITY, Jan. 19 – Undersecretary Virgilio Leyretana, Mindanao Economic Development Council (MEDCo) chair, lauded Tuesday the approval of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Bill, saying it clearly indicates the lawmakers' commitment to develop Mindanao and accelerate the region's economic and infrastructure development to align with the national body politic.

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