Enrile wants passage of bill seeking to reorganize NTC

January 28, 2010 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Enrile wants passage of bill seeking to reorganize NTC 

MANILA, Jan. 28 — Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile called on Thursday for the immediate passage of a bill that would reorganize the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to further develop the information and communications sector in the country.

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UPDATE: 9 bodies retrieved from PAF plane crash site in Cotabato City

January 28, 2010 10:47 pm· Comments Off on UPDATE: 9 bodies retrieved from PAF plane crash site in Cotabato City 

COTABATO CITY, Jan. 28 – Rescuers have so far retrieved nine bodies from the crash site of a Philippine Air Force (PAF) plane at Virgo Subdivision here Thursday.

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Sikat solar car goes to Cebu

January 28, 2010 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Sikat solar car goes to Cebu 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 28 — The Philippine Solar Car Challenge Society, Inc., launched its second Philippine-made solar car aptly named SIKAT on Dec. 19, 2009.

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BOC issues hold departure order on Vietnamese vessel for illegal importation

January 28, 2010 10:47 pm· Comments Off on BOC issues hold departure order on Vietnamese vessel for illegal importation 

BACOLOD CITY, Jan. 28 – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Regional Office 6 has issued a hold departure order on the vessel MV Trai Thien 66 from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam after it was suspected to have transported illegal drugs together with the imported rice allocation supposedly of the National Food Authority (NFA) in Negros Occidental.

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CDC offers DFA alternative sites in Clark – Ricafort

January 28, 2010 10:47 pm· Comments Off on CDC offers DFA alternative sites in Clark – Ricafort 

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, Jan. 28 — The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has offered alternative sites to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) as early as 2007 in its effort to help the agency maintain its operations inside the Clark Freeport prior to the transfer of its regional consular office to the City of San Fernando.

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NIA to fast track Ilocos Sur's P2.4-B irrigation project

January 28, 2010 10:47 pm· Comments Off on NIA to fast track Ilocos Sur's P2.4-B irrigation project 

By Freddie G. Lazaro

BANTAY, Ilocos Sur, Jan. 28 – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) accepted the challenge of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to fast track the completion of the P2.4-billion Banaoang Pump Irrigation Project here.

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New, modern municipal building inaugurated in Pangasinan

January 28, 2010 10:47 pm· Comments Off on New, modern municipal building inaugurated in Pangasinan 

CALASIAO, Pangasinan, Jan. 28 – A new and modern municipal building costing P60 million was inaugurated here to replace an old structure that was gutted by fire some two years ago.

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Cebu congressmen move to save UP High School

January 28, 2010 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Cebu congressmen move to save UP High School 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 28 – Cebu’s representatives in Congress have co-authored a bill asking the University of the Philippines’ (UP) administration not to close the high school department of the UP Visayas Cebu College (UPVCC).

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DDB lauds dismissal of erring cops

January 28, 2010 10:47 pm· Comments Off on DDB lauds dismissal of erring cops 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 28 – Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) Vice Chairman and Undersecretary Paul Oaminal hailed the Philippine National Police (PNP) for dismissing 131 policemen from service and in filing criminal charges against 151 others for mishandling drug cases and failing to attend court hearings as witnesses.

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ASEAN education ministers meet in Cebu

January 28, 2010 10:47 pm· Comments Off on ASEAN education ministers meet in Cebu 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 28 – The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (Seameo) Council Conference opened Wednesday with all 11 member-countries and eight affiliate countries in attendance to forge stronger regional ties on education.

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