Senator Trillanes bats for review of Mining Act

April 9, 2011 2:01 am· Comments Off on Senator Trillanes bats for review of Mining Act 

LEGAZPI CITY, April 8 – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said he will ask the Senate Committee on Environment to review the Philippine Mining Act amidst complaints by local government units (LGUs) over unfair sharing of the benefits from the exploration and utilization of their natural resources by mining companies operating in their area.

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Troops kill pirate leader, 8 others in Zambo Sibugay

April 9, 2011 2:01 am· Comments Off on Troops kill pirate leader, 8 others in Zambo Sibugay 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 8 – Nine pirates including the group's leader were killed when firefight erupted while combined military and policemen were serving a warrant of arrest against the pirate leader in Zamboanga Sibugay, officials said Friday.

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DOST 6 ready to assist displaced OFWs

April 9, 2011 2:01 am· Comments Off on DOST 6 ready to assist displaced OFWs 

ILOILO CITY, April 8 – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) here is ready to extend assistance to displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) with those coming from crises-torn countries as priorities.

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Boat captain/owner refuses to pay damages to passengers in capsized fishing boat

April 9, 2011 2:01 am· Comments Off on Boat captain/owner refuses to pay damages to passengers in capsized fishing boat 

DUMAGUETE CITY, April 8 – The passengers of the ill-fated fishing boat, F/B Albert, which capsized last Tuesday off the coast of Negros Oriental en route to Apo Island, are seeking remuneration for their personal belongings and cash that were lost at sea during the accident now being investigated by the Philippine Coast Guard Dumaguete Station.

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Mabilog seeks P-Noy nod on ferry terminal project

April 9, 2011 2:01 am· Comments Off on Mabilog seeks P-Noy nod on ferry terminal project 

ILOILO CITY, April 8 – Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog recently sent a letter of request and pertinent documents to President Benigno Aquino III seeking a Presidential Proclamation of an area at Fort San Pedro here envisioned to become the site for the Guimaras-Iloilo Ferry Terminal (GIFT) project.

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Four drug personalities fall in Molo drug bust

April 9, 2011 2:01 am· Comments Off on Four drug personalities fall in Molo drug bust 

ILOILO CITY, April 8 – Four drug personalities fell into the hands of the Regional Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Group (RAIDSOG) following a buy-bust operation conducted Thursday in Zone 3, Barangay San Juan, Molo, Iloilo City.

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37 houses razed to the ground in Abra blaze

April 9, 2011 2:01 am· Comments Off on 37 houses razed to the ground in Abra blaze 

BANGUED, Abra, April 8 – At least 37 houses made of light materials were razed to the ground in a three-hour fire that broke out in a remote village in Malibcong, Abra Thursday.

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Solidum urges Western Visayas to prepare for earthquake and related hazards

April 9, 2011 2:01 am· Comments Off on Solidum urges Western Visayas to prepare for earthquake and related hazards 

By Perla G. Lena

ILOILO CITY, April 8 – Director Renato U. Solidum Jr. of the Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) underscored the need for disaster preparedness which is not limited only to earthquakes but also its hazards like liquefaction, ground shaking, fire, landslide and even a possible tsunami.

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Two Coast Guard personnel relieved following freak accident off Apo Island

April 9, 2011 2:01 am· Comments Off on Two Coast Guard personnel relieved following freak accident off Apo Island 

DUMAGUETE CITY, April 8 – Two members of the Philippine Coast Guard-Dumaguete Station were relieved from their posts at the sub-village of Malatapay in Maluay, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, a day after a freak accident occurred last Tuesday during which a purportedly overloaded fishing boat, the F/B Albert, capsized off Apo Island.

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Capitol generates income from scrap materials

April 9, 2011 2:01 am· Comments Off on Capitol generates income from scrap materials 

DUMAGUETE CITY, April 8 – The provincial government of Negros Oriental is making money out of scrap irons, used tires and batteries, unserviceable properties, vehicles and other waste materials, instead of allowing them to rot and totally putting them to waste.

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