GenSan traders seek Malacañang intervention over brownouts

September 28, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on GenSan traders seek Malacañang intervention over brownouts 

By Allen V. Estabillo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Sept. 27 – The business community here urged the national government to intervene over the unstable operations of the National Power Corp.’s (NPC) hydroelectric plants that triggered anew a series of daily rotational brownouts in this city and various parts of Mindanao during the last two weeks.

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Fuel truck bursts into flames along Cotabato-Maguindanao road‏

September 28, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on Fuel truck bursts into flames along Cotabato-Maguindanao road‏ 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Sept. 27 — Faulty wiring might have caused a fuel truck to catch fire while heading towards Pagalungan town in Maguindanao around 730 p.m., on Saturday, reports said.

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Hundreds of Tarlaquenos undergo skills training program

September 28, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on Hundreds of Tarlaquenos undergo skills training program 

SAN JOSE, Tarlac, Sept. 27 — Another batch of local residents here recently underwent skills training program that would provide them opportunities to get jobs locally and abroad.

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Military official says AFP ready for election duty

September 28, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on Military official says AFP ready for election duty 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Sept. 27 – A military official announced Monday that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is ready for its duty to ensure an Honest, Orderly, Peaceful Election (HOPE) on October 25.

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Barangay captains asked to turn over government-issued shotguns to police

September 28, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on Barangay captains asked to turn over government-issued shotguns to police 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Sept. 27 — Police Provincial Director Rosueto Ricaforte has reiterated his appeal to barangay captains of Pangasinan to now turn over their provincial government-issued shotguns to their respective police stations for safe-keeping,

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Former Moro rebels engage in higher-value agriculture, aided by post-harvest facilities

September 28, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on Former Moro rebels engage in higher-value agriculture, aided by post-harvest facilities 

By Edwin O. Fernandez

TUPI, South Cotabato, Sept. 27 — The United States Agency for International Development-Growth with Equity in Mindanao Program and the United Nations' Act for Peace Program have turned over a solar dryer and crop consolidation facility to former Moro combatants' cooperative here.

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Iloilo City’s emergency responders are region’s best

September 28, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on Iloilo City’s emergency responders are region’s best 

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 27 – The City Government bestowed recognition to officers and members of Crisis Management Office for winning first place in Best Government Emergency Responders category awarded by Regional Disaster Coordinating Council (RDCC) 6.

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Ex-village chief's killing not poll related – PRO6

September 28, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on Ex-village chief's killing not poll related – PRO6 

SAGAY CITY, Negros Occidental, Sept. 27 – The Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6) has clarified that the recent killing of a former village official in Negros Occidental is not poll related.

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10-day Visayas-wide training for sniper instructors kicks off in Iloilo

September 28, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on 10-day Visayas-wide training for sniper instructors kicks off in Iloilo 

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 27 – Some 42 police commissioned and non-commissioned officers from the three Visayas regions are gathered here for the 10-day sniper instructors training that kicked off Monday afternoon.

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Four NPA rebels surrender to authorities in Compostela Valley

September 28, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on Four NPA rebels surrender to authorities in Compostela Valley 

MAWAB, Compostela Valley, Sept. 27 – Four members of the New People's Army (NPA) operating in the mountains of Mawab surrendered to the authorities over the weekend.

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