DPWH urges Cebu City to tap solons for drainage improvement

February 8, 2011 11:49 am· Comments Off on DPWH urges Cebu City to tap solons for drainage improvement 

CEBU CITY, Feb. 7 – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 7 recommends that Cebu City tap its congressmen for its drainage system, rather than realign the budget allocated for flyovers.

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Exhibit of Cardinal Vidal’s memorabilia launched

February 8, 2011 11:49 am· Comments Off on Exhibit of Cardinal Vidal’s memorabilia launched 

CEBU CITY, Feb. 7 — An exhibit of the various memorabilia at the Cebu Cathedral Museum was launched last Saturday night, on the eve of Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal’s 80th birthday, as a tribute to the archbishop emeritus.

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Cebu City Council wants probe on BI employees allowing foreign students sans visas

February 8, 2011 11:49 am· Comments Off on Cebu City Council wants probe on BI employees allowing foreign students sans visas 

CEBU CITY, Feb. 7 – The Cebu City Council has passed a resolution asking the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to speed up the probe on its officers who are allegedly in connivance with various language tutorial centers that allow the arrival of foreign students without student visas.

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Cebu PB to conduct public hearing on proposed plastic bags ban

February 8, 2011 11:49 am· Comments Off on Cebu PB to conduct public hearing on proposed plastic bags ban 

CEBU CITY, Feb. 7 – The Cebu Provincial Board (PB) will conduct a public hearing on the proposed ordinance requiring department stores to use recyclable bags.

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Help for Sulu and Tawi-tawi flood victims continues to pour in

February 8, 2011 11:49 am· Comments Off on Help for Sulu and Tawi-tawi flood victims continues to pour in 

COTABATO CITY, Feb. 7 — The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has so far extended P1.1-milion to flood victims of Sulu at Tawi-tawi, two of its component provinces recently hit by the natural disaster.

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Mayor Rama challenges councilors to inspect squatters encroaching on rivers, creeks

February 8, 2011 11:49 am· Comments Off on Mayor Rama challenges councilors to inspect squatters encroaching on rivers, creeks 

CEBU CITY, Feb, 7 — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has challenged members of the City Council to inspect the length of Mahiga Creek, from the reclamation area in Mabolo to the Mahiga Bridge in Banilad, so they can see the life-threatening situation of the informal settlers along its banks.

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Rival Muslim rebel groups continue fighting in North Cotabato, 6 more killed

February 8, 2011 11:49 am· Comments Off on Rival Muslim rebel groups continue fighting in North Cotabato, 6 more killed 

COTABATO CITY, Feb. 7 – The fighting between rival Moro groups in North Cotabato has claimed six more lives, four of them rebels and two civilians, including a four-year-old boy, authorities here said.

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ICRC distributes power tiller machines to Maguindanao farmers

February 8, 2011 11:49 am· Comments Off on ICRC distributes power tiller machines to Maguindanao farmers 

COTABATO CITY, Feb. 7 -– The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in coordination with top leaders of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), led on Monday the distribution of new power tiller machines to farming groups of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS) in 48 Return Sites in Maguindanao.

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Charge d' Affairs Bassett: US Embassy continues processing of US veterans’ claim

February 8, 2011 11:49 am· Comments Off on Charge d' Affairs Bassett: US Embassy continues processing of US veterans’ claim 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Feb. 7 –- Chargé d’ Affairs Leslie Bassett of the United States Embassy in Manila has announced that the US government is finishing the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Benefit Program.

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Rebels abduct soldier in Compostela Valley attack

February 8, 2011 11:49 am· Comments Off on Rebels abduct soldier in Compostela Valley attack 

MANILA, Feb. 7 – Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels struck anew in Compostela Valley in Southern Mindanao early Monday, abducting a soldier and carting away vehicles in North Cotabato, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said.

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