Malaysian FM in Manila in prelude to Feb. 9 peace talks

January 24, 2011 7:47 am· Comments Off on Malaysian FM in Manila in prelude to Feb. 9 peace talks 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Jan. 23 — Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman this week visited Manila, discussing the Malaysia-facilitated peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GPh) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in a meeting with Filipino counterpart, Alberto G. Romulo.

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Mayor Rama to fly to Japan for 5-day rest

January 24, 2011 7:47 am· Comments Off on Mayor Rama to fly to Japan for 5-day rest 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 23 – Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama will spend a vacation outside the country on Jan. 28 after a busy schedule preparing for the recent Sinulog festivities.

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Drug reclassification to reduce abuse, STD cases

January 24, 2011 7:47 am· Comments Off on Drug reclassification to reduce abuse, STD cases 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 23 –- A ranking police official said the reclassification if the painkiller Nubain or nalbuphin hydrochloride would make it hard for drug addicts to buy the drug.

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Gov’t eyes 4 towns in N. Mindanao as beneficiaries of expanded KALAHI-CIDSS in 2011

January 24, 2011 7:47 am· Comments Off on Gov’t eyes 4 towns in N. Mindanao as beneficiaries of expanded KALAHI-CIDSS in 2011 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Jan. 23 – The government poverty alleviation program, the Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan–Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS), is eyeing four towns in Northern Mindanao as beneficiaries of the expanded program in 2011.

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Treasurer’s office in Surigao del Norte town robbed

January 24, 2011 7:47 am· Comments Off on Treasurer’s office in Surigao del Norte town robbed 

CAMP RAFAEL C. RODRIGUEZ, Butuan City, Jan. 23 – An undetermined number of heavily armed men barged into the treasurers’ office in Surigao del Sur town and carted away more than P163,000 cash, it was reported Sunday.

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Another barangay chairman, wife, shot and wounded

January 24, 2011 7:47 am· Comments Off on Another barangay chairman, wife, shot and wounded 

By Leonardo V. Micua

SAN NICOLAS, Pangasinan, Jan. 23 — Another barangay chairman of Pangasinan was shot and wounded on the night of January 22, barely two days after the death of the barangay chairman of Tokok, San Fabian from a gun attack on the night of January 20.

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Dinagyang showcases Ilonggos' unity, says Sen. Zubiri

January 24, 2011 7:47 am· Comments Off on Dinagyang showcases Ilonggos' unity, says Sen. Zubiri 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 23 – Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, who is here to grace the Dinagyang Festival ati-atihan highlight, said that the colorful and grandiose festival being held yearly is so unique for it further showcases the unity of the Ilonggo people as they give honor to their Patron Saint Sto. Nino.

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Quarry worker dies in Butuan landslide

January 24, 2011 7:47 am· Comments Off on Quarry worker dies in Butuan landslide 

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 23 — A construction worker assigned as helper to a bulldozer driver of a construction firm maintaining a quarry near Mt. Mayapay's protected area in Barangay Bonbon, this city, died after he was hit by cascading big rocks, sand and soil on Friday, the police reported.

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Sipadan kidnapping suspect falls in Zambo City

January 24, 2011 7:47 am· Comments Off on Sipadan kidnapping suspect falls in Zambo City 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 23 — The police, in coordination with the military, have arrested an Abu Sayyaf member who was involved in the 2000 Sipadan kidnapping in Sabah, Malaysia, an official disclosed on Sunday.

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Alleged leader of Dominguez group surrenders

January 24, 2011 7:47 am· Comments Off on Alleged leader of Dominguez group surrenders 

CALUMPIT, Bulacan, Jan. 23 — A relaxed and calm Raymond Dominguez, the alleged leader of a carjacking syndicate known as the Dominguez Group, boarded a police car as he voluntarily surrendered to Bulacan police authorities on Saturday night, a day after police raided the group’s suspected hideout in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga.

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