Japan to pour US$ 2.5M to uplift lives of poor people of Quezon province

March 5, 2010 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Japan to pour US$ 2.5M to uplift lives of poor people of Quezon province 

By Mediatrix P. Cristobal

MANILA, March 5 –Japan vows to provide US$ 2.5 million to finance a project designed to uplift the lives of poor people in Quezon province.

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1st Occupational health and safety summit kicks off in W. Visayas

March 5, 2010 11:14 pm· Comments Off on 1st Occupational health and safety summit kicks off in W. Visayas 

ILOILO CITY, March 5 – Some 200 occupational health and safety practitioners gathered here Friday for the first regional summit that was organized by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Western Visayas.

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1,349 persons treated in RP-US Balikatan medical mission

March 5, 2010 11:14 pm· Comments Off on 1,349 persons treated in RP-US Balikatan medical mission 

NARVACAN, Ilocos Sur, March 5 – At least 1,349 individuals and 146 livestock were treated during the recent two-day medical civic action program (MEDCAP) of the RP-US Balikatan 2010 in Barangays Pias, Salcedo, Ilocos Sur and San Jose, Sta, Cruz, Ilocos Sur.

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Abandoned baby girl in Zambo survives

March 5, 2010 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Abandoned baby girl in Zambo survives 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 5 –The local police are conducting an in-depth investigation to unmask the mother who abandoned her newly-born baby girl in this southern port city.

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Election gun ban nets 36 firearms in Cotabato

March 5, 2010 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Election gun ban nets 36 firearms in Cotabato 

COTABATO CITY, March 5 – The total number of firearms seized by the local police here has risen to 36 with the number expected to increase as implementation of election gun ban intensified, police here said.

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More people call to end Mindanao conflict peacefully

March 5, 2010 11:14 pm· Comments Off on More people call to end Mindanao conflict peacefully 

By Ben Cal

PUERTO PRINCESA, March 5 — More people from the cross-section of society, including former bystanders and skeptics now understand at length the Mindanao armed conflict after attending the reflective dialogue conducted by the government here on Thursday, and joined the call for the peaceful settlement to the long-drawn Mindanao problem.

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City PESO opens assistance center for job seekers

March 5, 2010 11:14 pm· Comments Off on City PESO opens assistance center for job seekers 

ILOILO CITY, March 5 – The Public Service Employment Office (PESO) of the city government opened starting this month an assistance center for jobseekers in local and overseas employment at the third level of Robinsons Place.

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PNP foils bombing try in Masbate

March 5, 2010 11:14 pm· Comments Off on PNP foils bombing try in Masbate 

MANILA, March 5 — Police foiled a bombing attempt in Masbate on Thursday in what could have been an election-related violence in the island province.

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Cloud seeding operation starts Saturday in Zambo

March 5, 2010 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Cloud seeding operation starts Saturday in Zambo 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 5 – City Agriculturist Diosdado Palacat announced that the cloud seeding operations by the Department of Agriculture (DA) will start Saturday in this southern port city.

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Validation of areas affected by drought in Iloilo, Capiz continues

March 5, 2010 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Validation of areas affected by drought in Iloilo, Capiz continues 

ILOILO CITY, March 5 – The validation of areas affected by the El Nino phenomenon here in Western Visayas continues with priorities given to provinces that suffered badly from the drought.

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