Mayor Lim launches basketball tourney to prevent youth crimes and drug addiction

August 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on Mayor Lim launches basketball tourney to prevent youth crimes and drug addiction 

MANILA, Aug. 8 –Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim, through his nephew First District councilor Nilo dela Cruz, launched during the weekend sports activities like basketball to keep youths away from drugs and other vices, the Manila city government launched sports activities.

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Military reaffirms support to lumads; pours in infra, other projects in Davao Norte

August 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on Military reaffirms support to lumads; pours in infra, other projects in Davao Norte 

CAMP FELIX APOLINARIO, Panacan, Davao City, Aug. 9 — The military reaffirmed its support to the lumads or indigenous peoples by pouring in a total of 50 "Kalayaan sa Barangay" projects this year with an allocation of P4 million each.

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Red Cross pushes for disaster preparedness program in Camarines

August 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on Red Cross pushes for disaster preparedness program in Camarines 

NAGA CITY, Aug. 9 — In line with its crusade to reduce the number of casualties and catastrophic number of injuries during a disaster onslaught, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) will start the implementation of the Integrated Community Disaster Preparedness Program (ICDPP) in Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte provinces before this year, said Nanette Rodrigazo, chapter administrator of PNRC Camarines Sur Chapter, during the launching of the program at Villa Caceres Hotel here recently.

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Tribal leader blames NPA rebels for latest killing of three civilians in Davao City

August 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on Tribal leader blames NPA rebels for latest killing of three civilians in Davao City 

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 9 — Datu Ruben Labawan, the newly-elected head of the Tribal Council for Security and member of the Supreme Tribal Council for Peace and Development here blamed the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels the ambush that killed his security escorts, including his brother and one civilian, that happened 10 a.m. Friday at Barangay Colosas, Paquibato District, this city.

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RDCC Davao identifies three areas vulnerable to natural disasters in Davao City

August 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on RDCC Davao identifies three areas vulnerable to natural disasters in Davao City 

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 9 — The Regional Disaster Coordinating Council (RDCC) here has identified three fast-developing areas in this city as among the most vulnerable areas to natural disasters.

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Davao teachers welcome bill upgrading teachers salary

August 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on Davao teachers welcome bill upgrading teachers salary 

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 9 – Public school teachers in this city welcomed the filing of House Bill (HB) 2142 upgrading the teachers' salary.

Kahugpungan sa mga Magtutudlo og Kawani sa Edukasyon sa Mindanao-Alliance of Concerned Teachers (Kamkem-ACT) Davao chair Elenito Escalante said at present, the entry-level pay for public school teachers is at P15,649 per month. With the passage of the bill, the teacher's minimum pay would increase to P24,887 per month.

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CIDG Davao gets P5-M digital forensic lab equipment

August 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on CIDG Davao gets P5-M digital forensic lab equipment 

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 9 – The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Davao recently received the P5 million worth of digital forensic laboratory equipment to provide tools for effective evidence gathering in the region.

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LGUs support barangay rice outlets' establishment

August 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on LGUs support barangay rice outlets' establishment 

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 9 – National Food Authority (NFA) Iloilo assistant manager Miguel Aguirre said that the local government units (LGUs) supporting the establishment of the "Bigasan sa Barangay" Outlets (BBOs) and wanted it in every barangay.

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Iran says IAEA to set date for nuclear talks soon

August 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on Iran says IAEA to set date for nuclear talks soon 

TEHRAN, Aug. 9 — Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Sunday the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief will soon set the date for the Vienna Group-Iran nuclear talks.

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U.S. condemns Taliban killing of medical aid workers

August 9, 2010 11:58 am· Comments Off on U.S. condemns Taliban killing of medical aid workers 

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 — The United States on Sunday condemned the Taliban killing of 10 medical aid workers as a " despicable act of wanton violence," saying the acts have shown that the group stands against "a future peace and freedom."

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