DOF laments Millenium Challenge Corp.'s decision to defer compact grant

March 25, 2010 10:09 pm· Comments Off on DOF laments Millenium Challenge Corp.'s decision to defer compact grant 

MANILA, March 25 — Finance Secretary Margarito Teves on Thursday expressed disappointment with the decision of the Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC) board to defer approval of the country’s proposed $ 433.4-million compact grant for three projects covering the period of 2010-2014.

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Biz groups, major industries cite ways to solve Mindanao power crisis

March 25, 2010 10:09 pm· Comments Off on Biz groups, major industries cite ways to solve Mindanao power crisis 

BUTUAN CITY, March 25 –- With the continuing power crisis in Mindanao, big business groups and major industries in Northeastern and Northern Mindanao regions called on the national government to come up with short-term and long-term solutions to address the energy shortfall in the southern island.

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Gov. Zayco may file leave of absence to campaign for Gibo, local officials

March 25, 2010 10:09 pm· Comments Off on Gov. Zayco may file leave of absence to campaign for Gibo, local officials 

BACOLOD CITY, March 25 – Negros Occidental Governor Isidro Zayco is considering the possibility of taking a leave of absence at the start of the campaign period.

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Woman advocate says political parties guilty of gender discrimination

March 25, 2010 10:09 pm· Comments Off on Woman advocate says political parties guilty of gender discrimination 

ILOILO CITY, March 25 – A staunch women rights advocate and currently a professor of a university in this city said that various political parties are guilty of discriminating women by not including them for elective political positions in the national level and local government units (LGUs).

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Comelec ready for manual voting in case of failure of automated polls

March 25, 2010 10:09 pm· Comments Off on Comelec ready for manual voting in case of failure of automated polls 

ILOILO CITY, March 25 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is ready and able to conduct a manual counting of votes in case there is a failure of automated elections, Comelec Assistant Regional Director Tomas Valera declared.

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League of Cities condemns bombing incidents in Iloilo City

March 25, 2010 10:09 pm· Comments Off on League of Cities condemns bombing incidents in Iloilo City 

ILOILO CITY, March 25 – The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) had expressed strong condemnation on bombing incidents in this southern city.

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DA to extend add'l P1M fund for cloud-seeding in Negros Occidental

March 25, 2010 10:09 pm· Comments Off on DA to extend add'l P1M fund for cloud-seeding in Negros Occidental 

BACOLOD CITY, March 25 — The Department of Agriculture (DA) will release an additional P1 million for the cloud-seeding operation in Negros Occidental province.

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8,131 checkpoints already put up in Region 1

March 25, 2010 10:09 pm· Comments Off on 8,131 checkpoints already put up in Region 1 

VIGAN CITY, March 25 — At least 8,131 checkpoints had so far been established by the police in Region 1 in its bid to strengthen the strict implementation of the Comelec gun ban that started on January 10 this year.

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104 policemen from Region 1 deployed to Sulu

March 25, 2010 10:09 pm· Comments Off on 104 policemen from Region 1 deployed to Sulu 

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO, La Union, March 25 –The Ilocos Region police has deployed 104 personnel in a bid to augment security forces in Sulu province.

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UN humanitarian aid mission has yet to develop concrete plan for the return to their communities of ARMM evacuees

March 25, 2010 10:09 pm· Comments Off on UN humanitarian aid mission has yet to develop concrete plan for the return to their communities of ARMM evacuees 

DATU PIANG, Maguindanao, March 25 -– The head of delegation of the United Nations–Office of the Commission on Humanitarian Aid (UN-OCHA) believes that “so much has yet to be done” in bringing back to normal the lives of thousands of evacuees currently housed in evacuation centers in this province and other troubled spots of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)

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