Mining firm opens P18-M hospital to help people in far-flung Agusan del Sur villages

March 27, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on Mining firm opens P18-M hospital to help people in far-flung Agusan del Sur villages 

BUNAWAN, Agusan del Sur, March 27 –- In its continuing commitment to help the people of far-flung villages in Agusan del Sur in the Caraga Region, a mining firm opened on Friday its newly-built hospital at Upper Co-o, Barangay Consuelo, Bunawan town.

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Army to deploy election security personnel even in MILF areas

March 27, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on Army to deploy election security personnel even in MILF areas 

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, March 27 – The military and police joint security forces in Maguindanao will deploy personnel even in Moro rebel identified areas to secure election machines and paraphernalia come election day.

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UN body stops food aid to Maguindanao IDPs

March 27, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on UN body stops food aid to Maguindanao IDPs 

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, March 27 – The World Food Programme has ceased distributing food supplies to some 60,000 internally displaced persons in Maguindanao, an international relief agency that partnered with WFP in relief aid distribution said.

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Ilocos Sur police probes shooting of a dolphin to death

March 27, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on Ilocos Sur police probes shooting of a dolphin to death 

SAN JUAN, Ilocos Sur, March 27 –A dolphin was found floating dead Saturday morning along the shorelines of Barangay Sabangan here with multiple bullet wounds in various parts of the body.

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P285-M MRDP projects set for Mindanao

March 27, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on P285-M MRDP projects set for Mindanao 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, March 27 -– The World Bank (WB) and officials and technical men of the Mindanao Rural Development Program (MRDP), along with the Department of Agriculture (DA), are preparing for the implementation of P285 million worth of additional development projects for Mindanao, it was learned Saturday.

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Denudation of Lake Lanao watershed stokes Mindanao power crisis

March 27, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on Denudation of Lake Lanao watershed stokes Mindanao power crisis 

BUTUAN CITY, March 27 – The deteriorating state of Lake Lanao’s watershed area contributes to how quickly its water level ebbed with the onslaught of El Nino phenomenon, officials said Saturday.

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Minor nabbed for posssession of marijuana leaves in Butuan City

March 27, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on Minor nabbed for posssession of marijuana leaves in Butuan City 

by Ben Serrano

BUTUAN CITY, March 27 –Police arrested on Thursday a 17- year old boy from Bayugan City in Agusan del Sur for carrying a bag pack of dried marijuana leaves.

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PNP hits Masbate crime report as 'inaccurate'

March 27, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on PNP hits Masbate crime report as 'inaccurate' 

MASBATE CITY, March 27 –The Philippine National Police (PNP) here assailed as “untrue” and baseless the report about election-related killing committed every 22 hours in the island province of Masbate , a ranking police officer said.

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Central China mine flooding leaves three dead, eight missing

March 27, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on Central China mine flooding leaves three dead, eight missing 

ZHENGZHOU, March 27 – Authorities in central China's Henan Province confirmed Saturday flooding killed three miners and trapped eight others underground a flooded mine.

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UN chief eyes Russian-US nuke treaty's early ratification

March 27, 2010 11:24 pm· Comments Off on UN chief eyes Russian-US nuke treaty's early ratification 

NEW YORK, March 27 – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the end of negotiations on the new Russian-U.S. nuclear arms reduction treaty and expressed hope for its ratification as soon as possible.

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