Ochoa: President Aquino to lead lean team to US

September 18, 2010 6:13 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Sept. 17 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will lead a lean delegation when he embarks next week on a seven-day working and business trip — his first overseas travel as Chief Executive — to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York, which will gather world leaders, and possibly meet with US President Barack Obama, Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. said Friday.

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PAL, Fasap to meet on Sept. 22 for another talks to resolve row

September 18, 2010 6:13 am· Comments Off on PAL, Fasap to meet on Sept. 22 for another talks to resolve row 

MANILA, Sept 17 — Management of Philippine Airlines and disgruntled cabin crew again ended on a gridlock after six hours of day of of its marathon hearing with the latter asking PAL to revise its employment policy.

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President Aquino recommends to Congress budget increase for PCG for 2011

September 18, 2010 6:13 am· Comments Off on President Aquino recommends to Congress budget increase for PCG for 2011 

MANILA, Sept. 17 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has recommended to Congress the increase of the budget for maritime search and rescue capability build-up of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in the proposed government national expenditure program for 2011.

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Pres. Aquino assures ideal business environment for investors

September 18, 2010 6:13 am· Comments Off on Pres. Aquino assures ideal business environment for investors 

MANILA, Sept. 17 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday assured the business community that his government is working hard to create an ideal business environment that would attract more investors to the country.

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LET examinees applaud PRC for accrediting Puerto Princesa as testing center

September 18, 2010 6:13 am· Comments Off on LET examinees applaud PRC for accrediting Puerto Princesa as testing center 

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Sept. 17 – Education graduates who will be taking this year’s licensure examination for teachers expressed gladness to the Professional Regulation Commission for making Puerto Princesa one of its testing centers.

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Rep. Osmena vows to send allies to jail for misuse of P200M barangay funds

September 18, 2010 6:13 am· Comments Off on Rep. Osmena vows to send allies to jail for misuse of P200M barangay funds 

CEBU CITY, Sept. 17 — Rep. Tomas Osmena (Cebu City, south district) has vowed to send his allied barangay captains to jail if they are proven to have pocketed funds for government projects.

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Lady drug pusher shot dead in Ilocos Sur

September 18, 2010 6:13 am· Comments Off on Lady drug pusher shot dead in Ilocos Sur 

CAMP PRESIDENT QUIRINO, Ilocos Sur, Sept. 17 — A woman, suspected to be an illegal drug pusher, was shot dead by unidentified motorcycle-riding man along a road in Zone 3, Bantay town last Thursday.

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Exec says Cebu town sans elected officials saves P3M monthly

September 18, 2010 6:13 am· Comments Off on Exec says Cebu town sans elected officials saves P3M monthly 

CEBU CITY, Sept. 17 — Compostela Municipal treasurer Lorenzo Almodiel denied the statement of Rep. Ramon “Red” Durano VI (Cebu province, 5th district) that the town’s coffers are going empty, saying the town, on the contrary, has been able to save come P3 million every month from its Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA).

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Sarangani launches new anti-poverty program for 35 poorest barangays

September 18, 2010 6:13 am· Comments Off on Sarangani launches new anti-poverty program for 35 poorest barangays 

By Allen Estabillo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Sept. 17 – In a bid to erase its tag as one of the country’s poorest provinces, the provincial government of Sarangani has launched a new anti-poverty program that will mainly lead the implementation of various development initiatives in several impoverished areas in the province.

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ARMM to hold peace summit September 20-21

September 18, 2010 6:13 am· Comments Off on ARMM to hold peace summit September 20-21 

By Noel Y. Punzalan

COTABATO CITY, Sept. 17 – Leaders of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) are set to meet for their regional peace summit on September 20-21 at the Shariff Kabunsuan Complex here.

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