Solon wants amendments to local gov’t code

January 22, 2011 1:38 pm· Comments Off on Solon wants amendments to local gov’t code 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 21 – Lone city district congressman Jerry P. Treñas is seeking amendments to some provisions of Republic Act 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, in a move to strengthen the autonomy of local government units.

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Power firm seeks rate increases

January 22, 2011 1:38 pm· Comments Off on Power firm seeks rate increases 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 21 – Despite the decrease in generation charges by the Panay Energy Development Corp. (PEDC) on power distributor Panay Electric Company (PECO), consumers will feel the pinch of power rate increases within this year.

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PNP-SAF recovers high-powered firearms in Cotabato cemetery

January 22, 2011 1:38 pm· Comments Off on PNP-SAF recovers high-powered firearms in Cotabato cemetery 

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 21 — Members of the 4th Special Action Force Battalion of the Philippine National Police (PNP) based in the Police Regional Training Center in Barangay Mintal, Davao City recovered a cache of high- powered firearms about to be buried in the public cemetery at Barangay Rosary Heights Mother in Cotabato City Thursday evening following a tip from a concerned citizen.

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Three-year-old boy dies, 3 other siblings hospitalized for eating pomelo

January 22, 2011 1:38 pm· Comments Off on Three-year-old boy dies, 3 other siblings hospitalized for eating pomelo 

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 21 — A three-year-old boy died while three of his siblings were hospitalized after eating a pomelo they found carried away by floodwaters in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur on Thursday.

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Two children die, one injured in Davao City fire

January 22, 2011 1:38 pm· Comments Off on Two children die, one injured in Davao City fire 

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 21 — Two children died while their sister suffered burns when a fire razed their house at the outskirts of this city early Friday morning.

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Comval solon urges agencies to work harder to protect OFWs in Saudi Arabia

January 22, 2011 1:38 pm· Comments Off on Comval solon urges agencies to work harder to protect OFWs in Saudi Arabia 

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 21 – Compostela Valley Rep. Maria Carmen Zamora-Apsay urged agencies regulating the employment and welfare of foreign workers to work harder to ensure the protection of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia.

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WB team to visit, review KALAHI-CIDSS: KKB project in Davao Region

January 22, 2011 1:38 pm· Comments Off on WB team to visit, review KALAHI-CIDSS: KKB project in Davao Region 

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 21 – A World Bank (WB) team will visit and review next week the beneficiaries of the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan–Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services: Kapangyarihan at Kaunlaran sa Barangay (KALAHI-CIDSS: KKB) project in the Davao Region.

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Pangasinan police set to file murder rap vs. suspects in slaying of barangay chairman

January 22, 2011 1:38 pm· Comments Off on Pangasinan police set to file murder rap vs. suspects in slaying of barangay chairman 

By Leonado V. Micua

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Jan. 22 — The police said on Saturday they are set to file a complaint for murder against the suspects in the slaying of the barangay chairman of Tokoc, San Fabian on the night of Jan. 20.

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3 quakes rock Mindanao, no reported damages

January 22, 2011 1:38 pm· Comments Off on 3 quakes rock Mindanao, no reported damages 

COTABATO CITY, Jan. 22 — A magnitude 4.6 earthquake rocked southern Mindanao on Friday night, the Philippine Volcanology and Seismology and the US Geological Survey said.

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Pangasinan gov't provides livelihood help to 6 women groups

January 22, 2011 1:38 pm· Comments Off on Pangasinan gov't provides livelihood help to 6 women groups 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Jan. 22 — The provincial government has released P512,000 worth of livelihood assistance to six women associations and cooperatives to enable them to undertake separate livelihood projects for the benefit of their members.

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