19 Filipino seafarers on way to Colombia from Russia rescued off Spanish coast

March 31, 2010 11:04 pm· Comments Off on 19 Filipino seafarers on way to Colombia from Russia rescued off Spanish coast 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, March 31 — All 19 Filipino crew members of a cargo vessel that sank off the Spanish coast on Tuesday afternoon have been rescued and are safe, the Philippine embassy in Madrid reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) today.

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Cebu poll watchdog losing volunteers to political parties

March 31, 2010 11:04 pm· Comments Off on Cebu poll watchdog losing volunteers to political parties 

CEBU CITY, March 31 – An official of the Cebu Archdiocese-backed Cebu Citizens Involvement and Maturation in People’s Empowerment and Liberation (C-Cimpel) said the poll watchdog is losing several volunteers to political parties and traditional politicians who have offered them money for their services.

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Four-lane tunnel component of Cebu coastal road may open in April

March 31, 2010 11:04 pm· Comments Off on Four-lane tunnel component of Cebu coastal road may open in April 

CEBU CITY, March 31 – Commuters traveling to and from the south of Cebu City may be able to use by April the more than a billion-peso four-lane tunnel component of the Cebu South Coastal Road Project.

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Catholic charismatics stage 'Way of The Cross' procession as offering for priests

March 31, 2010 11:04 pm· Comments Off on Catholic charismatics stage 'Way of The Cross' procession as offering for priests 

DUMAGUETE CITY, March 31 – Around a hundred members of the Seed of Love Charismatic Communities of the Dumaguete Cathedral parish successfully held a six-kilometer Via Crucis or the Stations of the Cross procession as an offering of sacrifice for all the priests.

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TESDA exec looks forward to more government scholarship grants

March 31, 2010 11:04 pm· Comments Off on TESDA exec looks forward to more government scholarship grants 

CEBU CITY, March 31 – An official of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) expressed the hope that the next president of the Philippines would be pro-education and would continue providing more government-sponsored scholarship programs.

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Dumaguete BIR chief cited as Most Outstanding Revenue District Officer

March 31, 2010 11:04 pm· Comments Off on Dumaguete BIR chief cited as Most Outstanding Revenue District Officer 

DUMAGUETE CITY, March 31 — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) District-79 chief Collector Cresencio Agad was recently awarded as one of the Most Outstanding BIR Revenue District Officers nationwide.

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NORSU produces its first Bar-passers

March 31, 2010 11:04 pm· Comments Off on NORSU produces its first Bar-passers 

DUMAGUETE CITY, March 31 — The Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) is now in the map of government schools that are producing lawyers.

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AFP lauds Marine troops for scoring success against Abu Sayyaf

March 31, 2010 11:04 pm· Comments Off on AFP lauds Marine troops for scoring success against Abu Sayyaf 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 31 –The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) lauded the Philippine Marine troops for recently scoring a success in the fight against the Abu Sayyaf bandits in the island province of Sulu.

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Mayoralty bet anchors campaign on education, industry and jobs

March 31, 2010 11:04 pm· Comments Off on Mayoralty bet anchors campaign on education, industry and jobs 

DUMAGUETE CITY, March 31 — Industry and opportunity take center stage in wooing the public for votes in the May 10 local and national elections.

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Cebu City cop chief sees no need for peace covenants for bets

March 31, 2010 11:04 pm· Comments Off on Cebu City cop chief sees no need for peace covenants for bets 

CEBU CITY, March 31 – Cebu City Police Office Director Patrocinio Comendador Jr. said he did not see the need to initiate a peace covenant among the local candidates in the city for honest and peaceful May polls.

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