DA steps up contingency measures vs La Nina

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on DA steps up contingency measures vs La Nina 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, June 28 — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has stepped up contingency measures being implemented to mitigate the impact of the La Niña weather phenomenon on the farm sector in the second half of 2010 to ensure that its palay production program remains on track this year.

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2-day culture, peace and development forum to reel off in Northern Mindanao

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on 2-day culture, peace and development forum to reel off in Northern Mindanao 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 27 – A two-day forum on culture, peace and development is slated in Northern Mindanao at a downtown hotel and convention center here next week.

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Oath-taking rites for city officials readied

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Oath-taking rites for city officials readied 

ILOILO CITY, June 28 – All is set for the morning induction and oath-taking ceremonies for all elected city officials here on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, with Ilonggo guest of honor and speaker Senator Franklin M. Drilon.

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Maguindanao town mayor survives slay try

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Maguindanao town mayor survives slay try 

COTABATO CITY, June 28 -– An incumbent town mayor who was elected as vice mayor of a Maguindanao town survived an assassination attempt Monday afternoon here, police said.

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M/V Filipinas Dumaguete hits RORO ramp at Maasin Pier, all passengers safe

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on M/V Filipinas Dumaguete hits RORO ramp at Maasin Pier, all passengers safe 

MANILA, June 28 –A steel hulled passenger-cargo vessel, with 159 adults and one infant passengers onboard, was partially damaged after it hit a roll-on-roll-off (RORO) ramp at the Maasin Pier, Maasin, Southern Leyte, Thursday night, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported on Monday.

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NGO to expand clinic services in Iloilo

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on NGO to expand clinic services in Iloilo 

ILOILO CITY, June 28 – A non-government organization chalked its 41st year presence in this southern city with a proposed expansion of clinic services to serve more indigent and subsidized paying Ilonggo clients especially on reproductive health.

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Treñas urges local media to support new mayor Mabilog

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Treñas urges local media to support new mayor Mabilog 

ILOILO CITY, June 28 – New congressman Jerry P. Treñas of this southern city is asking the local media to give their full support to new city mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.

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Chinese maritime university vessel visits Iloilo City

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on Chinese maritime university vessel visits Iloilo City 

ILOILO CITY, June 28 – Yukun, a maritime training vessel from China’s oldest maritime university, recently docked at Iloilo City.

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President Arroyo bids adieu to Ilonggos; unveils P160-M legacy project

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm· 1 Comment 

By Perla G. Lena

CABATUAN, Iloilo, June 28 – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Monday bid adieu to thousands of Ilonggos as she also unveiled the marker of one of her legacy projects in Iloilo, the P160-million Tigum Bridge, which symbolizes her government’s commitment to bring back normalcy into the lives of thousands of Ilonggos after the devastation that was caused by the Typhoon Frank in 2008.

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DPWH says 40% of bridges damaged by Typhoon Frank now replaced

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm· Comments Off on DPWH says 40% of bridges damaged by Typhoon Frank now replaced 

CABATUAN,Iloilo, June 28 – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Monday disclosed that 40 percent of the bridges that were totally damaged by Typhoon Frank in 2008 have been replaced.

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