De Castro earns highest satisfaction with +23 percent

March 12, 2010 11:38 pm· Comments Off on De Castro earns highest satisfaction with +23 percent 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, March 12 — Of the top government officials, Vice President Noli de Castro got the highest net satisfaction rating of +23, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile +19, and Chief Justice Reynato Puno +1, according to the latest survey of pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS).

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Initial 550 BEIs for Negros Occidental undergo training in prep for May polls

March 12, 2010 11:38 pm· Comments Off on Initial 550 BEIs for Negros Occidental undergo training in prep for May polls 

BACOLOD CITY, May 12 – The series of trainings for the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) who will be serving during the May polls kicked off here recently with the initial 550 members.

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Bacolod City observes Rabies Awareness Month

March 12, 2010 11:38 pm· Comments Off on Bacolod City observes Rabies Awareness Month 

BACOLOD CITY, March 12 – The city government here joins the entire country in celebrating the Rabies Awareness Month pursuant to Republic Act 9282 known as the Anti-rabies Act of 2007.

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CIDG seizes high-powered firearms in raid

March 12, 2010 11:38 pm· Comments Off on CIDG seizes high-powered firearms in raid 

BACOLOD CITY, March 12 – The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Bacolod and the Negros Occidental Provincial Public Safety Management Company (NOPPSMC) netted assorted high-powered firearms and ammunition in Wednesday’s raid conducted in Bacolod City.

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Iloilo town now under state of calamity due to El Niño

March 12, 2010 11:38 pm· Comments Off on Iloilo town now under state of calamity due to El Niño 

By Perla G. Lena

ILOILO CITY, March 12 – The municipality of Zarraga has been declared under a state of calamity by virtue of a resolution approved by its Sangguniang Bayan this week, thus enabling the town to use portion of its calamity fund to assist sectors affected by the El Niño phenomenon.

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DENR-CENRO Cadiz urges politicians to spare trees from campaign materials

March 12, 2010 11:38 pm· Comments Off on DENR-CENRO Cadiz urges politicians to spare trees from campaign materials 

BACOLOD CITY, March 12 – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR) through its Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) in Cadiz recently launched a campaign urging politicians to spare trees and other plants from their campaign materials.

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Business group expresses concern over 'uncertain status' of water in Bacolod

March 12, 2010 11:38 pm· 1 Comment 

BACOLOD CITY, March 12 – The Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) expressed worries over the “uncertain status” of water in this city, as they fear that the drought caused by the El Niño phenomenon will soon have direct or indirect effect on its supply.

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Congress to act on mayor's querry about Iloilo's P250-M loan

March 12, 2010 11:38 pm· Comments Off on Congress to act on mayor's querry about Iloilo's P250-M loan 

BACOLOD CITY, March 12 – The House of Representatives has assured City Mayor Evelio Leonardia it will act on his query questioning the propriety of the actions of Bacolod Rep. Monico Puentevella who conducted a public hearing relative to the P250-million loan of the city government here with the Philippine Veterans Bank to finance its relocation project.

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Visayas provincial leaders stand firm on commitment to support Teodoro’s presidential bid

March 12, 2010 11:38 pm· Comments Off on Visayas provincial leaders stand firm on commitment to support Teodoro’s presidential bid 

By Perla G. Lena

ROXAS CITY, March 12 – Cebu Gov Gwendolyn Garcia said governors of 11 provinces from three Visayas regions together with countless mayors are committed to support the presidential bid of Atty. Gilbert "Gibo" Teodoro who is running under the Lakas-Kampi party.

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DOH-CHD 6 says irresponsible dog owners can now be fined or imprisoned

March 12, 2010 11:38 pm· Comments Off on DOH-CHD 6 says irresponsible dog owners can now be fined or imprisoned 

ILOILO CITY, March 12 – The Department of Health – Center for Health Development 6 (DOH-CHD 6) warned that irresponsible owners who allow their dogs to roam freely may face imprisonment or pay penalties stipulated under Republic Act 9482 or the Anti-Rabies Act of 2007.

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