Court sanctions retirement of 8 PAL flight pursers

January 15, 2011 2:34 am· Comments Off on Court sanctions retirement of 8 PAL flight pursers 

By Mediatrix P. Cristobal

MANILA, Jan. 14 – Eight flight pursers of Philippine Airlines (PAL) will be retired by the airline management effective January 16, 2011 after a Makati court removed all legal obstacles for their separation from service upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 55.

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De Lima poses a challenge to Webb et al to agree for lie detector test

January 15, 2011 2:34 am· Comments Off on De Lima poses a challenge to Webb et al to agree for lie detector test 

MANILA, Jan. 14 — Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Friday the inter-agency task force, tasked to conduct a fresh investigation into the 1991 Vizconde massacre case, posed a challenge to Hubert Webb and company to submit to polygraph test to prove that they are telling the truth.

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Alleged China-based Filipino female workers victimized in internet dating scam

January 15, 2011 2:34 am· Comments Off on Alleged China-based Filipino female workers victimized in internet dating scam 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Jan. 14 — The Philippine consulate-general in Guangzhou, China mainland is warning the public against apparent extortionist online sites fronting as dating channels purportedly between China-based Filipino women workers and American, British, Australian and German men.

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Aquino directs DPWH to prepare plans for rehab of calamity areas

January 15, 2011 2:34 am· Comments Off on Aquino directs DPWH to prepare plans for rehab of calamity areas 

ORMOC CITY, Jan. 14 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has ordered the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to collate all proposals and plans for the rehabilitation of infrastructures damaged by calamities.

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Aquino offers relief goods to Butuan calamity victims

January 15, 2011 2:34 am· Comments Off on Aquino offers relief goods to Butuan calamity victims 

BUTUAN CITY, Agusan del Norte, Jan. 14 — President Benigno S. Aquino III turned over relief goods consisting of farm inputs, medical supplies and food packs to victims of floods and landslides, here at the last stop of his visit to regions ravaged by the continuous rains brought by the tail end of the cold front the past weeks.

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Dinagyang sports event to help raise fund for city's health and beautification programs

January 15, 2011 2:34 am· Comments Off on Dinagyang sports event to help raise fund for city's health and beautification programs 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 14 – This city government's health and beautification programs will benefit from a sports event that will form part of this year's Dinagyang Festival.

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Canadian gov't investigating claims of Filipino workers

January 15, 2011 2:34 am· Comments Off on Canadian gov't investigating claims of Filipino workers 

KALIBO, Aklan, Jan. 14 – The city council of Vancouver, Canada is now investigating the claims of 50 Filipino temporary workers against a restaurant there.

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Three senior officers nominated to head new Zambo police station

January 15, 2011 2:34 am· Comments Off on Three senior officers nominated to head new Zambo police station 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 14 – Three senior police officials are in the short list of nominees to be the first commander of the Central Police Station that will be created in this southern port city, a top police official disclosed Friday.

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Certified seeds to improve rice production this year – DA

January 15, 2011 2:34 am· Comments Off on Certified seeds to improve rice production this year – DA 

ILOILO CITY, Jan 14 -– The Department of Agriculture (DA) here is optimistic that using certified seeds among farming villages will boost the region’s rice yield this year.

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1.2-M spectators expected at Dinagyang Festival

January 15, 2011 2:34 am· Comments Off on 1.2-M spectators expected at Dinagyang Festival 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 14 – Spectators, revelers, dance participants, artists and sponsors will form the bulk of the expected more than 1.2 million people to converge in this southern city on January 21-23 as the Dinagyang Festival reaches its climax.

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