P-Noy to lead commemoration of National Heroes Day

August 28, 2010 11:31 pm· Comments Off on P-Noy to lead commemoration of National Heroes Day 

MANILA, Aug. 28 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will lead the nation and keynote the commemoration of National Heroes Day at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on Sunday, Aug. 29.

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AFP troops capture NPA camp in Davao Oriental town

August 28, 2010 11:31 pm· Comments Off on AFP troops capture NPA camp in Davao Oriental town 

CAMP KALAW, Monkayo, Compostela Valley, Aug. 28 – Troops of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) captured a heavily-fortified camp of the New People's Army (NPA) in Barangay Simulao, Boston town, Davao Oriental following a fierce gun battle with an estimated 50 communist rebels early Friday morning.

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Mayor Rama orders road repairs at NRA

August 28, 2010 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Mayor Rama orders road repairs at NRA 

CEBU CITY, Aug. 28 – Mayor Michal Rama has ordered the immediate repair of the roads at the North Reclamation Area (NRA), particularly those near commercial establishments, most of which agreed in principle to pay their taxes in advance so City Hall can use the funds to rehabilitate the reclaimed area, including the repair of drainage systems, roads and sidewalks there.

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Court rules Cebu City gov't cannot tax non-profit hospital

August 28, 2010 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Court rules Cebu City gov't cannot tax non-profit hospital 

CEBU CITY, Aug. 28 – A Cebu City Regional Trial Court (RTC) has ruled the city government cannot impose its tax ordinance on a private hospital that is a non-stock, non-profit institution.

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Cebu City wants control over power in SRP

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CEBU CITY, Aug. 28 – The Cebu City government wants to have full control over the power supply distribution at the South Road Properties (SRP), and has asked the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) to grant the city the franchise to supply electricity to locators there.

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90% of Lapu-Lapu City’s drainage plan unimplemented

August 28, 2010 11:31 pm· Comments Off on 90% of Lapu-Lapu City’s drainage plan unimplemented 

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Aug. 28 –- Assistant City Engineer Alan Pedrigal has said 90 percent of Lapu-Lapu City’s drainage master plan approved during the term of former mayor now Rep. Arturo Radaza has not been implemented because of high cost as it included acquisition of private properties.

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Footwear industry in Nueva Ecija receives big boost

August 28, 2010 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Footwear industry in Nueva Ecija receives big boost 

GAPAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, Aug. 28 — The city government as well as national government agencies have vowed to support the flourishing local footwear industry that provides livelihood for at least 15,000 people here.

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Lapu-Lapu City cops show off hostage situation skills

August 28, 2010 11:31 pm· Comments Off on Lapu-Lapu City cops show off hostage situation skills 

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Aug. 28 – Members of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) in Lapu-Lapu City demonstrated Friday their readiness in handling a hostage-taking situation similar to what happened in Manila last Monday.

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P45.86-M social dev’t projects benefit villagers in Agusan, Surigao provinces

August 28, 2010 11:31 pm· Comments Off on P45.86-M social dev’t projects benefit villagers in Agusan, Surigao provinces 

ROSARIO, Agusan del Sur, Aug. 28 -– Social development projects such as livelihood, community improvement and assistance and education worth P45.86 million continue to be implemented by the PhilSaga Mining Corp. (PSMC) in mountainous and far-flung villages in Agusan del Sur and some parts of Surigao del Sur.

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U.S. President Obama's special envoy to visit Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 — Special United States Envoy to Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Rashad Hussain will travel to Afghanistan next week to meet top level officials and members of the civil society.

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