(Power update) Visayas, Mindanao improve power supply gap; Luzon keeps more reserves

March 16, 2010 10:34 pm· Comments Off on (Power update) Visayas, Mindanao improve power supply gap; Luzon keeps more reserves 

MANILA, March 16 –Systems operator National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said that Luzon grid has more than 500 megawatt reserves today, making it free from any power interruptions.

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NFA assures stable rice supply in Northern Mindanao despite El Niño

March 16, 2010 10:34 pm· Comments Off on NFA assures stable rice supply in Northern Mindanao despite El Niño 

BUTUAN CITY, March 16 – The National Food Authority (NFA) on Tuesday assured the public of the availability of enough rice to last several months despite the threat of prolonged drought brought by the El Nino phenomenon this year.

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Western Visayas economy remains upbeat

March 16, 2010 10:34 pm· Comments Off on Western Visayas economy remains upbeat 

ILOILO CITY, March 16 – The economy of Western Visayas continues to soar for the past three years, making it the third fastest growing economy outside of Metro Manila.

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Measures eyed to mitigate effects of El Niño on Bohol farms

March 16, 2010 10:34 pm· Comments Off on Measures eyed to mitigate effects of El Niño on Bohol farms 

Tagbilaran City, Bohol, March 17 –- Mitigating the effects of El Niño phenomenon to farmlands in Bohol topped the agenda on Monday’s meeting of the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) on the heels of a significant drop of water level among major dams and small reservoir irrigation projects (SRIP) in the province.

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RDCC can intervene in declaring areas under state of calamity

March 16, 2010 10:34 pm· Comments Off on RDCC can intervene in declaring areas under state of calamity 

ILOILO CITY, March 16 – Local government units (LGUs) can ask for the intervention of the Regional Disaster Coordinating Council (RDCC), through the Task Force El Nino, on the declaration of state of calamity if their local councils will not act favorably on their request.

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2 toddlers die in Pangasinan blaze

March 16, 2010 10:34 pm· Comments Off on 2 toddlers die in Pangasinan blaze 

MANGALDAN, Pangasinan, March 16 — Two toddlers died in a one-hour fire that razed their house to the ground at 12:00 noon on Tuesday in Barangay Bari Here.

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1,378 firearms seized by PNP nationwide

March 16, 2010 10:34 pm· Comments Off on 1,378 firearms seized by PNP nationwide 

VIGAN CITY, March 16 –Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Jesus Versoza on Tuesday said a total of 1,376 assorted firearms have already been confiscated as a result of the on-going implementation of the Comelec Resolution 8714, or the nationwide total gun ban.

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DOE 7 to search for best Earth Hour 2010 photo

March 16, 2010 10:34 pm· Comments Off on DOE 7 to search for best Earth Hour 2010 photo 

CEBU CITY, March 16 – The Department of Energy (DOE) 7 has launched a contest for the best pictures taken during the Earth Hour 2010 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on March 27 to encourage wide coverage and documentation of the activity.

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Cebuanos urged to use Web to bridge communities

March 16, 2010 10:34 pm· Comments Off on Cebuanos urged to use Web to bridge communities 

CEBU CITY, March 16 – Representatives of Internet search engine Goggle have urged Cebuanos to unleash their creativity and help spread the web development as tool in bridging communities.

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Nueva Ecija town politicians sign peace covenant

March 16, 2010 10:34 pm· Comments Off on Nueva Ecija town politicians sign peace covenant 

GAPAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, March 16 — Politicians from one of Nueva Ecija's hotly contested areas have signed a peace covenant in a bid to thwart any violence in the forthcoming local and national elections.

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