Pascual vows to transform UPLB, other U.P. colleges into green campuses

February 11, 2011 12:47 pm· Comments Off on Pascual vows to transform UPLB, other U.P. colleges into green campuses 

LOS BANOS, Laguna, Feb. 11 – Newly-installed University of the Philippines president Alfredo E. Pascual has vowed to transform U.P. colleges nationwide into green campuses by taking a lead role in national concerns related to forestry and environment conservation.

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P240-M marijuana plants destroyed in La Union

February 11, 2011 12:47 pm· Comments Off on P240-M marijuana plants destroyed in La Union 

CAMP DIEGO SILANG, La Union, Feb. 10 – Joint operatives from the various law enforcement agencies destroyed an estimated P240 million worth of fully grown marijuana plants and seedling in raids conducted in the mountainous areas of Sitio Bay-o, Barangay Sasaba in Santol, La Union last Thursday.

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BIR backs simplified sales tax system over VAT

February 11, 2011 12:47 pm· Comments Off on BIR backs simplified sales tax system over VAT 

DAGUPAN CITY, Feb. 10 — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is supporting the proposal for the simplification of tax measures, from the present value-added tax (VAT) system to straight sales tax.

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Joint EOD disposal training ongoing in Tarlac

February 11, 2011 12:47 pm· Comments Off on Joint EOD disposal training ongoing in Tarlac 

CAPAS, Tarlac, Feb. 10 – A 40-day joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training is currently being held here in an effort to train and improve the skills of police and military personnel in disposing explosive devices.

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Pampanga mulls reviving resolution on registration of transients

February 11, 2011 12:47 pm· Comments Off on Pampanga mulls reviving resolution on registration of transients 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Feb. 10 — The provincial board was urged to revive a resolution on transients adopting a unified barangay information system and safety plan.

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Maguindanao solon files bill seeking postponement of 2011 ARMM polls

February 11, 2011 12:47 pm· Comments Off on Maguindanao solon files bill seeking postponement of 2011 ARMM polls 

COTABATO CITY, Feb. 10 -– A neophyte solon in Maguindanao has filed a bill in Congress seeking for the postponement of the 2011 regional elections in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

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Police nab young suspected robber in North Cotabato‏

February 11, 2011 12:47 pm· Comments Off on Police nab young suspected robber in North Cotabato‏ 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Feb. 10 -– Police arrested on Wednesday a teenager who was accused of staging a series of robbery and theft, including arson, in many subdivisions here.

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Water executives urged to think of long-term solutions to water pollution

February 11, 2011 12:47 pm· Comments Off on Water executives urged to think of long-term solutions to water pollution 

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 10 – Delegates to the 32nd Philippine Association of Water Districts (PAWD) national convention at the Grand Menseng Hotel here were urged to think of long-term solutions to problems and challenges facing water in the country with special mention to water pollution.

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ADB funds study on sustainable transport system for Davao City

February 11, 2011 12:47 pm· Comments Off on ADB funds study on sustainable transport system for Davao City 

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 10 — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will fund a project study dubbed as Sustainable Urban Transport for Davao City (SUTRAD).

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Pangasinan still leads in tax collection in Region 1

February 11, 2011 12:47 pm· Comments Off on Pangasinan still leads in tax collection in Region 1 

DAGUPAN CITY, Feb. 11 – The province of Pangasinan remains as the biggest taxpayer among the four Ilocos region provinces for year 2010, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) regional office said.

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