Rice wastage enough to feed 4M Filipinos a year — says DA

March 31, 2011 4:54 am· Comments Off on Rice wastage enough to feed 4M Filipinos a year — says DA 

ILOILO CITY, March 30 — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has raised an alert against rice wastage of the Filipinos, saying that lost cook rice because of their bad eating habits is enough to feed four million hungry Filipinos a year.

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RMO 6 gears for summer vacation

March 31, 2011 4:54 am· Comments Off on RMO 6 gears for summer vacation 

ILOILO CITY, March 30 – The Regional Maritime Office 6 (PRO 6) is putting in place its security plans for port and piers which are expected to teem with vacationers during summer.

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Albay is pilot site of UNICEF study on out of school children

March 31, 2011 4:54 am· Comments Off on Albay is pilot site of UNICEF study on out of school children 

By Mike de la Rama

LEGAZPI CITY, March 30 – The province of Albay has been selected by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as study area for out of school children aged 6-12.

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DOLE-3 provides livelihood assistance to Bulacan fisherfolks

March 31, 2011 4:54 am· Comments Off on DOLE-3 provides livelihood assistance to Bulacan fisherfolks 

HAGONOY, Bulacan, March 30 – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) regional office has provided livelihood enhancement assistance to some 32 fisherfolks in Barangay Tabaguin here as a way to help improve the lives of the disadvantaged sector in Central Luzon.

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Western Visayas plays host to two gov’t convergence programs

March 31, 2011 4:54 am· Comments Off on Western Visayas plays host to two gov’t convergence programs 

ILOILO CITY, March 30 – Western Visayas is a host to two out of the four national convergence initiatives implemented nationwide.

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Angeles City to establish women and children's desk in every barangay

March 31, 2011 4:54 am· Comments Off on Angeles City to establish women and children's desk in every barangay 

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga, March 30 – In a bid to address the problem of domestic violence, the city government is set to establish women and children's desks in the city’s 33 barangays.

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Basilan town mayor eyes floating school for Badjaos

March 31, 2011 4:54 am· Comments Off on Basilan town mayor eyes floating school for Badjaos 

TABUAN LASA, Basilan, March 30 – Mayor Muctar Junaid announced that the municipal government is eyeing to put up a floating school for the Badjaos in this newly-created municipality.

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UN relief agencies 'very impressed' on implementation of programs in ARMM

March 31, 2011 4:54 am· Comments Off on UN relief agencies 'very impressed' on implementation of programs in ARMM 

By Noel Y. Punzalan

DATU SALIBU Maguindanao, March 30 – Representatives of various United Nations (UN) relief agencies are very impressed on the implementation of their developmental programs in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) by their local counterparts.

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Olango bid for townhood to affect Lapu-Lapu City, says Mayor Radaza

March 31, 2011 4:54 am· Comments Off on Olango bid for townhood to affect Lapu-Lapu City, says Mayor Radaza 

CEBU CITY, March 30 – Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza said she supports the bid of 11 barangays to declare Olango island as a separate town, but she fears the proposal could affect the lone district status of the city, a well as its share of the internal revenue allotment.

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Cebu City to send Japan P3M, shirts as aid

March 31, 2011 4:54 am· Comments Off on Cebu City to send Japan P3M, shirts as aid 

CEBU CITY, March 30 – The Cebu City Government will give financial assistance to Japan and in some parts of the Visayas that were severely affected by recent catastrophes.

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