GRPH chair says no preconditions in upcoming talks with NDF

December 23, 2010 2:02 pm· Comments Off on GRPH chair says no preconditions in upcoming talks with NDF 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Dec. 23 — There will no preconditions in the upcoming talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF), according to Health Undersecretary Alex Padilla, chairman of the government peace panel.

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De Lima assigns task forces to 3 DOJ undersecretaries

December 23, 2010 2:02 pm· Comments Off on De Lima assigns task forces to 3 DOJ undersecretaries 

MANILA, Dec. 23 – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima has delegated task forces to the DOJ's three undersecretaries and authorized them to sign resolutions, or cases on automatic review for and in behalf of the DOJ head.

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NPA hierarchy has no control over its rebel fighters? (Feature)

December 23, 2010 2:02 pm· Comments Off on NPA hierarchy has no control over its rebel fighters? (Feature) 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Dec. 23 – The first apparent violation by the New People’s Army (NPA) in the current 19-day Christmas truce in Negros Oriental on Monday could be an indication that the rebel hierarchy has no control over its fighters, as the military has repeatedly voiced out.

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P4M for calamity fund okayed

December 23, 2010 2:02 pm· Comments Off on P4M for calamity fund okayed 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 23 – The Cebu City Council passed another supplemental budget (SB) to correct the non-appropriation of calamity funds in previous SBs and allocated close to P4 million in SB 6 for that purpose.

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Cebu City Council wants PCG to watch overcrowded sea vessels

December 23, 2010 2:02 pm· Comments Off on Cebu City Council wants PCG to watch overcrowded sea vessels 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 23 – The Cebu City Council wants the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to ensure that sea vessels are not overcrowded this Christmas season.

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Davao school gets Corporate Manual for serving excellence education

December 23, 2010 2:02 pm· Comments Off on Davao school gets Corporate Manual for serving excellence education 

DAVAO CITY, Dec. 23 — The Joji Ilagan Education Centers has come up with its Corporate Manual in a turnover recently to Joji Ilagan Career Center Foundation, Inc. in the presence of the JIB schools’ directors and managers at the Institute of International Culinary and Hospitality Entrepreneurship (ICHEF) school building located along A Bonifacio St., this city.

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Sale of firecrackers, pyrotechnics start to increase in Baguio

December 23, 2010 2:02 pm· Comments Off on Sale of firecrackers, pyrotechnics start to increase in Baguio 

BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 23 – The head of the local vendors of firecrackers and pyrotechnics on Thursday said their sales have started to increase compared to a sluggish start Tuesday.

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Choir groups join Christmas carol contest

December 23, 2010 2:02 pm· Comments Off on Choir groups join Christmas carol contest 

BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 23 – Twenty-two choir groups who joined the final contest of singing Christmas carols Wednesday night at the Burnham Park entertained a big crowd composed mostly of vacationists here.

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Aetas communities in Pampanga receive Christmas treats

December 23, 2010 2:02 pm· Comments Off on Aetas communities in Pampanga receive Christmas treats 

FLORIDABLANCA, Pampanga, Dec. 23 -– At least 968 members of the Aeta communities here have benefited with the gift-giving activity spearheaded by the provincial government of Pampanga.

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Japan releases P8.5-M to boost micro enterprises in South Cotabato

December 23, 2010 2:02 pm· Comments Off on Japan releases P8.5-M to boost micro enterprises in South Cotabato 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Dec. 23 – The government of Japan has released some P8.5 million for the expansion of a micro-credit program for entrepreneurs in South Cotabato province.

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