Enrile, Escudero say Senator Lacson not impeachable

August 12, 2010 7:38 am· Comments Off on Enrile, Escudero say Senator Lacson not impeachable 

MANILA, Aug. 11 –- In an apparent show of support to a colleague, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero clarified on Wednesday that the fugitive Senator Panfilo Lacson cannot be ousted from the Senate through impeachment.

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CPU expands WB-assisted program in Antique

August 12, 2010 7:38 am· Comments Off on CPU expands WB-assisted program in Antique 

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 11 – Central Philippine University (CPU) president Teodoro C. Robles led in the recent signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the establishment of the 3rd Knowledge for Development Center (KDC) nook at the Antique National School.

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Pangasinan PDCC braces for 3 typhoons coming this month

August 12, 2010 7:38 am· Comments Off on Pangasinan PDCC braces for 3 typhoons coming this month 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Aug. 11 — The Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC), together with all its attached agencies, has re-assessed its disaster-preparedness in view of a report that three tropical cyclones will hit the country sometime this month.

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Incentive bonus highlights Ramadan celebration in ARMM

August 12, 2010 7:38 am· Comments Off on Incentive bonus highlights Ramadan celebration in ARMM 

By Noel Y. Punzalan

COTABATO CITY, Aug. 11 – Government workers in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), including its 26,000 public school teachers, have expressed joy over the release of their additional incentive bonus in time for Ramadan, the Muslim faithful month-long fasting season.

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Guimaras economy booming four years after oil spill tragedy

August 12, 2010 7:38 am· Comments Off on Guimaras economy booming four years after oil spill tragedy 

JORDAN, GUIMARAS, Aug. 11 -– The province of Guimaras is slowing heading towards economic recovery despite the massive effects of the oil spill four years ago.

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P165,000 worth of marijuana bricks seized in Ilocos Sur

August 12, 2010 7:38 am· Comments Off on P165,000 worth of marijuana bricks seized in Ilocos Sur 

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M. FLORENDO, Aug. 11 –Lawmen seized P165,000 worth of marijuana bricks during a checkpoint operation along Brown Street in Alilem, Ilocos Sur Wednesday morning.

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Sec. Robredo to LGUs: Be transparent!

August 12, 2010 7:38 am· Comments Off on Sec. Robredo to LGUs: Be transparent! 

LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 11 — Interior and Local Governments Secretary Jesse M. Robredo is pushing for the strict implementation of the Department of Local Government (DILG) policy to institutionalize transparency, accountability and performance among local government units (LGUs) across the country.

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Worker dies, 2 others in critical condition after inhaling chemical from a cistern tank

August 12, 2010 7:38 am· Comments Off on Worker dies, 2 others in critical condition after inhaling chemical from a cistern tank 

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 11 -– A worker was killed while two others are in critical condition after they inhaled toxic fumes from an underground cistern tank they were cleaning.

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Ex-Nueva Ecija solon, DTI exec ask SC to stop VAT imposition on toll fees

August 12, 2010 7:38 am· Comments Off on Ex-Nueva Ecija solon, DTI exec ask SC to stop VAT imposition on toll fees 

MANILA, Aug. 11 — A former lawmaker and a former Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) official on Wednesday filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to stop the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) from imposing value added tax (VAT) on toll fees starting August 16.

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Lobregat seeks deployment of Army Riverine Battalion to Zambo City

August 12, 2010 7:38 am· Comments Off on Lobregat seeks deployment of Army Riverine Battalion to Zambo City 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Aug. 11 –The local government has requested to Department of National Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin to deploy here the Philippine Army’s Riverine Battalion to augment this city’s security measures.

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