DSWD assistant secretary dies

July 7, 2010 12:21 pm· Comments Off on DSWD assistant secretary dies 

MANILA, July 6 — Social Welfare and Development Assistant Secretary Ruel G. Lucentales succumbed to cardiac arrest on July 5 after attending the flag-raising ceremonies at the DSWD Central office in Batasan Hills, Quezon City. He was 56 years old.

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(Metro News) Valenzuela celebrates 141st birth anniversary of Dr. Pio Valenzuela

July 7, 2010 12:21 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Valenzuela celebrates 141st birth anniversary of Dr. Pio Valenzuela 

MANILA, July 7 — Valenzuela residents will be celebrating the 141st birth anniversary of Dr. Pio Valenzuela, their city's namesake, this coming July 11.

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P-Noy orders emergency works on collapsed Tarlac bridge

July 7, 2010 12:21 pm· Comments Off on P-Noy orders emergency works on collapsed Tarlac bridge 

MANILA, July 7 — Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio L. Singson has ordered the DPWH-President's Bridge Program Office (PBPO) to conduct immediate repair/restoration works on the collapsed Cubcub-San Bartolome Bridge, a 40-year old structure along a barangay road in Mayantoc, Tarlac.

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New DPWH secretary to practice full transparency

July 7, 2010 12:21 pm· Comments Off on New DPWH secretary to practice full transparency 

By Lynda B. Valencia

MANILA, July 7 — "It's time to work for our country, it's time to stop working on Business as usual or worst business unusual."

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Roque dares ex-DA chief to bare all on P728-M fertilizer fund scam

July 7, 2010 12:21 pm· Comments Off on Roque dares ex-DA chief to bare all on P728-M fertilizer fund scam 

MANILA, July 7 — University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law Professor Atty. Harry Roque, Jr. on Wednesday challenged former Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Lorenzo "Cito" Lorenzo to disclose all that he knew about the P728-million fertilizer fund scam.

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Gov't starts observance of disaster consciousness month

July 7, 2010 12:21 pm· Comments Off on Gov't starts observance of disaster consciousness month 

CAMP RAFAEL C. RODRIGUEZ, Butuan City, July 7 – In line with the government disaster mitigation program, the Northeastern Mindanao Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13) led other government agencies in the kick-off ceremony in the observance of this year’s National Disaster Consciousness Month at the regional police headquarters at Camp Rafael C. Rodriguez here on Tuesday.

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Davao jail officer in fatal shooting posts bail

July 7, 2010 12:21 pm· Comments Off on Davao jail officer in fatal shooting posts bail 

DAVAO CITY, July 7 — A jail officer who shot dead a patient at the Southern Philippines Medical Center (formerly Davao Medical Center) last Saturday has gained temporary liberty after posting a P40,000 bail on Tuesday.

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GenSan jail officials seek transfer of detained ex-Maguindanao cop chief due to security concerns

July 7, 2010 12:21 pm· Comments Off on GenSan jail officials seek transfer of detained ex-Maguindanao cop chief due to security concerns 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, July 7 – Jail officials here sought for the immediate transfer of a detained former police official of Maguindanao to another jail facility in nearby Koronadal City in South Cotabato reportedly due to serious security concerns.

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Microfinance institutions seek new market to help small business sector in Davao Region

July 7, 2010 12:21 pm· Comments Off on Microfinance institutions seek new market to help small business sector in Davao Region 

DAVAO CITY, July 7 — The microfinance practitioners and other industry stakeholders are working on a new approach on how to help address poverty eradication in the Davao Region and the entire country.

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Cebu eyed as English learning hub destination

July 7, 2010 12:21 pm· Comments Off on Cebu eyed as English learning hub destination 

CEBU CITY, JULY 7 – Cebu is being eyed as the Philippines prime destination for English learning.

Organizers of an international Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Tesol) conference said positioning of Cebu as a prime destination for English learning will not only help produce English-proficient Cebuanos but spur economic activities in the island.

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