Double registration of voters in Davao City could just be a 'tip of the iceberg' — Nograles

March 1, 2010 11:58 pm· Comments Off on Double registration of voters in Davao City could just be a 'tip of the iceberg' — Nograles 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, March 1 — House Speaker Prospero Nograles said on Monday the revelation of the Philippine Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) that there are more than 9,000 "duplicate voters" and "zombie voters" in Davao City and around 40,000 in the entire Region XI could just be a "tip of the iceberg" as he cited information that some officials of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the national and local levels are allegedly part of an election syndicate involved in vote padding.

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18 RP seamen freed in Somalia; remaining captives down to 5

March 1, 2010 11:58 pm· Comments Off on 18 RP seamen freed in Somalia; remaining captives down to 5 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, March 1 –Eighteen Filipino crew members of the Greek-owned, Panama-flagged “M/V Navios Apollon” were released from captivity in Somalia on Sunday (Manila time) and their repatriation to Manila is underway, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Monday.

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VP awards lots to 494 squatters in Baguio City

March 1, 2010 11:58 pm· 1 Comment 

BAGUIO CITY, March 1 -Vice President Noli de Castro awarded on Monday the lot allotments to 494 squatters of Barangay Irisan here as part of the government social housing program for the poor.

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Baguio has enough water for Lenten, summer

March 1, 2010 11:58 pm· Comments Off on Baguio has enough water for Lenten, summer 

BAGUIO CITY, March 1 — The Baguio Water District (BWD) Monday assured that with its daily 50,000 to 55,000 cubic meters production from 21 deep wells, potable water supply here could go beyond the Lenten Season and the whole of summer, which is expected beyond the first week of June this year.

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Aklanons urged to donate blood

March 1, 2010 11:58 pm· Comments Off on Aklanons urged to donate blood 

KALIBO, Aklan, March 1 – The Men Opposed to Violence Everywhere (MOVE)-Aklan, together with the Aklan Provincial Health Office (APHO) and the Provincial Gender and Development Council are urging Aklan residents to donate blood this March as the country celebrates Women's Month.

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Salceda laments poor performance of high schools in NAT

March 1, 2010 11:58 pm· Comments Off on Salceda laments poor performance of high schools in NAT 

By Mike de la Rama

LEGAZPI CITY, March 1 – Albay Governor Joey Salceda lamented the poor performance of high schools in the 2009 National Achievement Test (NAT) result.

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Cebu City Hall beats poll public works ban to combat dry spell

March 1, 2010 11:58 pm· Comments Off on Cebu City Hall beats poll public works ban to combat dry spell 

CEBU CITY, March 1 -– The Cebu City Government is rushing the purchase of equipment against the dry spell hitting the city’s mountain barangays before the public works ban for the May 10 elections takes effect.

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BIR-Region 3 intensifies tax campaign for April 15 deadline

March 1, 2010 11:58 pm· Comments Off on BIR-Region 3 intensifies tax campaign for April 15 deadline 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, March 1 -– The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Regional Office has reminded taxpayers to file their Income Tax Returns (ITRs) before the April 15 deadline.

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Ex-senator Sonny Osmena belittles Cebu City’s P3-B budget surplus

March 1, 2010 11:58 pm· Comments Off on Ex-senator Sonny Osmena belittles Cebu City’s P3-B budget surplus 

Eddie O. Barita

CEBU CITY, March 1 – Former Senator John Henry “Sonny” Osmena has said he was not impressed with Mayor Tomas Osmena’s announcement that the city has billions budget surplus.

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El Nino damage reaches P761.2 million in Western Visayas

March 1, 2010 11:58 pm· Comments Off on El Nino damage reaches P761.2 million in Western Visayas 

ILOILO CITY, March 1 – The damages caused by the El Nino phenomenon in rice lands in Western Visayas have reached some P761.2 million with 43,187 farmers already feeling its impact.

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