PGMA confers Order of Lakandula on the late Remonde

January 21, 2010 11:00 pm· Comments Off on PGMA confers Order of Lakandula on the late Remonde 

MANILA, Jan. 21 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo conferred Thursday the Order of Lakandula with Rank of Grand Cross (Bayani) on the late Press Secretary Cerge Remonde as he lay in state at the Heroes Hall in Malacañang Palace.

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Verzosa flies to Masbate to personally assess situation

January 21, 2010 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Verzosa flies to Masbate to personally assess situation 

MANILA, Jan. 21 -– Philippine National Police chief Director General Jesus Verzosa flew to Masbate on Thursday for a personal assessment of the situation now prevailing in the island-province following its inclusion in the PNP’s list of areas being closely monitored for possible election-related violence in the coming May polls.

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GenSan braces for P58-M IRA cut due to conversion of 16 new cities

January 21, 2010 11:00 pm· Comments Off on GenSan braces for P58-M IRA cut due to conversion of 16 new cities 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Jan. 21 – The city government here stands to lose at least P58 million from its share in the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) for local government units due to the Supreme Court’s earlier decision to uphold the conversion into a city of at least 16 municipalities in the country.

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Crewmen of stranded cargo ship repatriated to Korea

January 21, 2010 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Crewmen of stranded cargo ship repatriated to Korea 

LAOAG CITY, Jan. 21 — The 22 crewmen of a Korean cargo vessels stranded along the shoreline in Barangay Balaoi, Pagudpod, Ilocos Norte were ordered repatriated to their homeland.

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DA ready with measures to cushion effects of El Niño

January 21, 2010 11:00 pm· Comments Off on DA ready with measures to cushion effects of El Niño 

ILOILO CITY, Jan 21 – The Department or Agriculture Regional Field Unit (DA-RFU 6) is ready with measures to assist farmers that will be affected by the mild El Niño phenomenon.

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GK residents receive recycling facilities

January 21, 2010 11:00 pm· Comments Off on GK residents receive recycling facilities 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 21 – Residents of PLDT-SMART Amazing Gawad Kalinga (GK) Village in Barangay Sooc, Arevalo District, Iloilo City can now manufacture bricks out of waste materials, thus, earning additional income.

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PNP takes custody of 48 firearms confiscated from Ampatuan residence

January 21, 2010 11:00 pm· Comments Off on PNP takes custody of 48 firearms confiscated from Ampatuan residence 

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 21 — The police here will take in its custody a total of 48 firearms from a security agency allegedly operated by an Ampatuan scion following a raid conducted at 5:30 a.m. Thursday at No. 10 Eagle Street, GSIS Subdivision, Matina, for failure of the agency to renew its license to operate since August 14, 2008.

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Pangasinan to tap drinking water from San Roque Dam

January 21, 2010 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Pangasinan to tap drinking water from San Roque Dam 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Jan. 20 – The provincial government will soon tap raw water from the soon to be operational re-regulating pond of the San Roque Multi-purpose Dam Project (SRMDP) to solve a serious water crisis that will primarily affect 20 coastal towns and cities of Pangasinan.

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BIR-Pampanga sets campaign tax meeting next month

January 21, 2010 11:00 pm· Comments Off on BIR-Pampanga sets campaign tax meeting next month 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Jan. 21 — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is set to meet with representatives and campaign leaders of local political candidates in the province early next month to discuss the implementation of the five-percent withholding tax on campaign-related expenses.

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U.S., Filipino troops complete P26.2-M projects in Sulu

January 21, 2010 11:00 pm· Comments Off on U.S., Filipino troops complete P26.2-M projects in Sulu 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 21 – The American and Filipino soldiers have completed the construction of P26.2 million infrastructure projects benefiting the residents as well as the students in the hinterlands of Sulu province, a U.S military official said Thursday.

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