Filipinos advised to defer non-essential travels to Libya, Bahrain, Yemen

February 21, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Filipinos advised to defer non-essential travels to Libya, Bahrain, Yemen 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Feb. 21 — Filipinos are advised to defer non-essential and non-urgent travels to Libya, Bahrain or Yemen until the security situation in those countries have stabilized, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday.

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Maritime industry in need of qualified seafarers

February 21, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Maritime industry in need of qualified seafarers 

ILOILO CITY, Feb. 21 – More than 90 percent of all the goods transported worldwide are on board vessels of any kind and the demand continues to increase every year. The task of transporting these goods is undertaken by the 1.3 million seafarers who are currently sailing across the seas.

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PNP provincial director: No evidence to link arrested cop to politician’s kin

February 21, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on PNP provincial director: No evidence to link arrested cop to politician’s kin 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Feb. 21 – Negros Oriental provincial police director Sr. Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas said Monday they cannot prove public speculation and insinuations that the police officer who was arrested in Bayawan City last week for alleged shabu peddling and for illegal possession of firearms is untouchable because of his close association with a scion of a known politician in the south.

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Task Force Kasaligan scores anew in illegal drugs campaign in Negros Oriental

February 21, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Task Force Kasaligan scores anew in illegal drugs campaign in Negros Oriental 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Feb. 21 — Task Force Kasaligan has again proven it is not only after the so-called “small fishes” in its all-out campaign against illegal drugs in Negros Oriental.

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Carcar mayor welcomes SC ruling on cityhood of 16 cities

February 21, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Carcar mayor welcomes SC ruling on cityhood of 16 cities 

CARCAR CITY, Cebu, Feb. 21 – Carcar City Mayor Nicepuro Apura welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) that the 16 towns, including Carcar, Naga and Bogo in Cebu, that became cities in 2007 can stay as cities. <P>With a vote of 7-6, the SC ruled for the fifth time on the case, and the third reversal.

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Gov. Garcia reminds mayors to fight flood now

February 21, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Gov. Garcia reminds mayors to fight flood now 

CEBU CITY, Feb. 21 -– Now that Cebu experiences sunny days, town mayors should not forget about their commitment to come up with infrastructure projects for flood control, drainage and sewerage, Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said.

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Cebu City to realign P10M million for development of Pasil Fish Port

February 21, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Cebu City to realign P10M million for development of Pasil Fish Port 

CEBU CITY, Feb. 21 – The Cebu City Government will realign funds worth P10 million for the development of the Pasil Fish Port.

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New Zealand envoy invites Filipinos to work in NZ

February 21, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on New Zealand envoy invites Filipinos to work in NZ 

CEBU CITY, Feb. 21 – New Zealand, which is aggressively promoting its tourism, food and beverage industries, is also inviting Filipinos to work in their country, New Zealand Ambassador Andrew Matheson said.

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Regular power returns to Camotes Island

February 21, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Regular power returns to Camotes Island 

CEBU CITY, Feb. 21 — Power supply in Camotes Islands off northern Cebu is back to normal, Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia said after she received the latest update on the island’s electricity situation from National Power Corp. (Napocor) president Froilan Tampinco.

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Cebu City earns P33.2M from pay parking in 2010

February 21, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Cebu City earns P33.2M from pay parking in 2010 

CEBU CITY, Feb. 21 — The Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) earned P53.5 million last year, the bulk of which or P33.2 million came from pay parking, officials said.

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