(Update) 5 die, 2 hurt in Cagayan road mishap

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on (Update) 5 die, 2 hurt in Cagayan road mishap 

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Sept. 23 — Five persons died and two others injured in a vehicular accident involving a Starex van and a 10- wheeler truck along the national highway in Barangay Piggatan, Alcala, Cagayan before dawn Thursday.

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Genuine reforms at NCIP urged

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· 1 Comment 

By Ben Moses Ebreo

STA. FE, Nueva Vizcaya – An official of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples(NCIP) here has asked President Benigno S. Aquino to appoint genuine commissioners to keep the agency on track with its mandate of serving indigenous communities in the country.

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Social Integration Program benefits 64 rebel returnees in Panay

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on Social Integration Program benefits 64 rebel returnees in Panay 

DINGLE, Iloilo, Sept. 23 – The Social Integration Program (SIP) which encourages rebels to give up their armed struggle has benefited 64 rebel returnees in Panay, according to Brigadier General Gerardo T. Layug, commander of the 301st Brigade of the 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division of the Philippine Army.

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Drug suspects outwit PDEA raiding team

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on Drug suspects outwit PDEA raiding team 

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 23 – Suspected drug addicts and their suppliers using a house as a drug den in Barangay Bolilao in Mandurriao district of this city eluded arrest by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) led by Region 6 Director Paul Ledesma Wednesday, ostensibly on a tip off by a lookout working for drug lords.

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Iloilo City to host gathering of int'l donors of an urban poor shelter project

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on Iloilo City to host gathering of int'l donors of an urban poor shelter project 

ILOILO CITY, Sept 23 – This city will play host to the Board of Governors meeting of various international donors of the Community-led Infrastructure Finance Facility (CLIFF), an international program that supports the building of capacities of urban poor communities.

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Three coal plant investigations kick off after foul odor complaint

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on Three coal plant investigations kick off after foul odor complaint 

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 23 – Three separate investigations are currently being conducted after reports of a foul odor coming from the first coal fired power plant in Iloilo City surfaced recently.

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DTI urges schools to strengthen consumer’s organizations

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on DTI urges schools to strengthen consumer’s organizations 

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 23 – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here is urging schools to strengthen consumer’s organizations which are composed mostly of students.

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No 'jueteng' in Central Visayas, police official says

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on No 'jueteng' in Central Visayas, police official says 

CEBU CITY, Sept. 24 – There is no "jueteng" in Central Visayas, a senior police intelligence officer said.

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Catholic schools group mulls DepEd proposal for add'l 2 years

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on Catholic schools group mulls DepEd proposal for add'l 2 years 

CEBU CITY, Sept. 24 – The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) has discussed the Department of Education's (DepEd) move to add two years to the basic education program, the salary increase of private school teachers, and the proposed "no assignment on weekend policy."

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Judge junks writ of habeas corpus petition on minor's 'detention'

September 24, 2010 12:34 pm· Comments Off on Judge junks writ of habeas corpus petition on minor's 'detention' 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 24 – Negros Oriental Regional Trial Court Branch 32 Presiding Judge Erick Maxino has dismissed the writ of habeas corpus petition filed by the Commission on Human Rights through investigator Jess Canete against the parents of a minor who was rescued by the CHR and the police last week in Barangay Piapi, this city.

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