SBMA intensifies emergency preparedness program

April 13, 2011 12:35 am· Comments Off on SBMA intensifies emergency preparedness program 

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, April 12 — The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has started conducting earthquakes drills among its various departments as a continuing effort to enhance the preparedness of its employees for emergency situations.

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South Cotabato pushes institutionalization of disaster response programs

April 13, 2011 12:35 am· Comments Off on South Cotabato pushes institutionalization of disaster response programs 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, April 12 – South Cotabato officials are pushing for the institutionalization of the province’s disaster response and mitigation programs with the integration of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) as a new unit of the provincial government.

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GenSan power rates slightly up due to oil price hikes

April 13, 2011 12:35 am· Comments Off on GenSan power rates slightly up due to oil price hikes 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, April 12 – Power rates here and nearby provinces of Sarangani and South Cotabato slightly increased anew this month due to the impact of the continuing increases in oil prices.

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Residents urged to help law enforcers in crime prevention

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COTABATO CITY, April 12 – The Philippine Marines deployed in the city to help curb kidnapping has appealed to the residents to take an active role in crime prevention.

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Troops deployed in small-scale mining site in South Cotabato village

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GENERAL SANTOS CITY, April 12 – Police and Army personnel have been deployed at the small-scale mining site in Barangay Kematu in T’boli, South Cotabato following the provincial government’s issuance last week of a stoppage against all mining activities in the area.

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Army soldiers capture suspected NPA hit man

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DUMAGUETE CITY, April 12 — A suspected hit man of the New People’s Army (NPA), the armed component of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), was arrested by soldiers of the 11th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army based in Guihulngan, Negros Oriental.

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PCG to strictly implement no ticket, no entry policy in all ports in Aklan

April 13, 2011 12:35 am· Comments Off on PCG to strictly implement no ticket, no entry policy in all ports in Aklan 

KALIBO, Aklan, April 12 – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has announced that it will implement a no ticket no entry policy in all the sea ports in the province to prevent overloading of vessels during the Lenten season.

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DOLE to prioritize displaced OFWs during job and livelihood fair on Labor Day

April 13, 2011 12:35 am· Comments Off on DOLE to prioritize displaced OFWs during job and livelihood fair on Labor Day 

ILOILO CITY, April 12 – The Department of Labor and Employment will prioritize overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were displaced in Libya in the job placement during the job and livelihood fair that will highlight the celebration of the Labor Day here on May 1.

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RTWPB 6 to study wage increase for workers in Western Visayas

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ILOILO CITY, April 12 – The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) is yet to determine whether or not there are supervening conditions that will merit the granting of wage increase within the one year period since the Aug. 2, 2010 pay hike.

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Hundreds of students demonstrate in Syria

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DAMASCUS, April 11 — Hundreds of Syrian students demonstrated at Damascus University campus on Monday chanting for freedom and democracy, an eyewitness told Xinhua.

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