DSWD increases 4Ps beneficiaries for Sulu

February 4, 2011 12:28 pm· Comments Off on DSWD increases 4Ps beneficiaries for Sulu 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 3 — The number of beneficiaries of the conditional cash transfer (CCT) through the national government's Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) will be increased to almost 70,000 families in the province of Sulu.

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Four missing fishermen found

February 4, 2011 12:28 pm· Comments Off on Four missing fishermen found 

MANILA, Feb. 3 – Four fishermen reported missing on Sunday off Donsol, Sorsogon were already found, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said on Thursday.

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19 kids up for adoption in DSWD Davao’s Adoption Consciousness Week

February 4, 2011 12:28 pm· Comments Off on 19 kids up for adoption in DSWD Davao’s Adoption Consciousness Week 

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 3 –- Nineteen children are now ready to be placed out by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here as part of the observance of the Adoption Consciousness Week in the Davao Region from February 5 to 11.

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Anti-drug courier program launched in Visayas

February 4, 2011 12:28 pm· Comments Off on Anti-drug courier program launched in Visayas 

ILOILO CITY, Feb. 3 – The Anti-Drug Courier Program was launched Thursday here for the whole of Visayas following the recent similar launching in Luzon and Mindanao.

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Wife of Caraga cop abducted by NPA rebels appeals for safe release of wounded hubby

February 4, 2011 12:28 pm· Comments Off on Wife of Caraga cop abducted by NPA rebels appeals for safe release of wounded hubby 

CAMP RAFAEL RODRIGUEZ, Libertad, Butuan City, Feb. 3 – The 25-year-old housewife of the abducted Caraga policeman appealed Thursday afternoon to the New People’s Army (NPA) to release her wounded husband, being the sole bread winner of the family.

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Warden in hot water with seizure of marijuana inside Legazpi jail

February 4, 2011 12:28 pm· Comments Off on Warden in hot water with seizure of marijuana inside Legazpi jail 

By Mar S. Arguelles

LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 3 — A jail warden is in hot seat after operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in a jail inspection seized on Monday eight plastic sachets of dried marijuana leaves inside a detention cell of the Legazpi City jail, a ranking PDEA official said Thursday.

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Another fire hits Davao City, infant baby dies, sis injured

February 4, 2011 12:28 pm· Comments Off on Another fire hits Davao City, infant baby dies, sis injured 

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 3 – Another fire hit this city where a nine-month-old baby was burned to death while his older sister was injured late Wednesday afternoon.

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NCCA ambassador Boy Abunda in Davao to promote Phl int’l arts

February 4, 2011 12:28 pm· Comments Off on NCCA ambassador Boy Abunda in Davao to promote Phl int’l arts 

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 3 — National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Arts ambassador Boy Abunda will be in Davao City Friday to promote the Philippine International Arts Festival (PIAF) 2011.

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Project Kabayanihan to be launched in Laguna Feb. 4

February 4, 2011 12:28 pm· Comments Off on Project Kabayanihan to be launched in Laguna Feb. 4 

SAN PEDRO, Laguna, Feb. 3 – It’s all systems go for the launch of Project Kabayanihan at the San Pedro Astrodome, Pacita Complex here with Presidential sister Balsy Aquino-Cruz as guest of honor and speaker leading the rites.

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Big fire hits Butuan City hall

February 4, 2011 12:28 pm· Comments Off on Big fire hits Butuan City hall 

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 4 – A big fire struck the old city hall building of Butuan Friday morning, destroying several offices, including those of the vice mayor and the Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) and its session hall.

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