Congress finally starts canvassing of votes for president, VP

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm· Comments Off on Congress finally starts canvassing of votes for president, VP 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, May 27 — After almost four days of deliberation on the authenticity of the electronic certificates of canvass (CoCs) for the May 10 automated elections in the country, both Chambers of Congress — the Senate and the House of Representatives — at 6:46 p.m. Thursday finally began the canvassing of votes for president and vice president posts.

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5 villages in Maguindanao flooded, 300 families flee

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm· Comments Off on 5 villages in Maguindanao flooded, 300 families flee 

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao, May 27 – Even with the absence of heavy downpour, residents of five villagers here scampered for safety as flood waters suddenly entered their homes Thursday.

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New Lucena is RP's pilot area for project intended to empower persons with disability

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm· Comments Off on New Lucena is RP's pilot area for project intended to empower persons with disability 

NEW LUCENA, ILOILO, May 27 – The municipality of New Lucena in Iloilo was chosen as the country’s pilot area for the Non-Handicapping Environment Project (NHE) for persons with disability (PWDs) by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA).

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DSWD urges LGUs to create council for persons with disability

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm· Comments Off on DSWD urges LGUs to create council for persons with disability 

ILOILO CITY, May 27 – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here is urging all local government units (LGUs) to create a council for persons with disability (PWD).

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PNP-ARMM mulls deployment of more cops in Basilan

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm· Comments Off on PNP-ARMM mulls deployment of more cops in Basilan 

CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao, May 27 – The police in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) are planning to send police regional mobile group as peacekeepers in Basilan.

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Dureza welcomes visitors participating in the Davao’s machinery, technology show

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm· Comments Off on Dureza welcomes visitors participating in the Davao’s machinery, technology show 

DAVAO CITY, May 27 — Secretary Jesus G. Dureza, chair of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), offered warm words of support as keynote speaker during the ceremonial opening and ribbon cutting on Thursday of the Manufacturing Technology Davao 2010.

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Duterte orders crack down on petty criminals in Davao City

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm· Comments Off on Duterte orders crack down on petty criminals in Davao City 

DAVAO CITY, May 27 — Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered the members of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) and Task Force Davao (TFD) to undertake a crack down on petty criminals, especially those hiding under the protection of the Juvenile Justice Law.

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No more rice importation for Western Visayas – NFA

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm· Comments Off on No more rice importation for Western Visayas – NFA 

ILOILO CITY, May 27 – Western Visayas still has sufficient stocks of rice, hence the National Food Authority (NFA) said that it will no longer import rice for the region.

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Scout Rangers overran NPA camp in Davao City

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm· Comments Off on Scout Rangers overran NPA camp in Davao City 

DAVAO CITY, May 27 –Members of the 5th Scout Ranger Company overran an encampment of communist New People's Army (NPA) after a 30-minute gunbattle with about 60 rebels in Barangay Sibulan, Toril District this city Wednesday afternoon.

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Troops, cops kill 2 suspected robbers, nab 6 others in Pikit, North Cotabato

May 27, 2010 8:36 pm· Comments Off on Troops, cops kill 2 suspected robbers, nab 6 others in Pikit, North Cotabato 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, May 27 — Two suspects were killed and six others were arrested in what the military said was a botched robbery attempt on a restaurant in Pikit, North Cotabato, around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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