TESDA eyes 8.4-M trainees by 2016

October 12, 2011 9:57 pm· Comments Off on TESDA eyes 8.4-M trainees by 2016 

MANILA, Oct. 12 — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) eyes at least 8.4 million enrollees until 2016 in various technical-vocational courses.

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Iloilo gov calls for emergency meeting due to TD 'Ramon'

October 12, 2011 9:57 pm· Comments Off on Iloilo gov calls for emergency meeting due to TD 'Ramon' 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 12 — Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor, chair of the Iloilo Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Council (PRRMC), called for an emergency meeting Wednesday morning in order to assess the resource capabilities of the members in preparation for Tropical Depression "Ramon" forecasted to be around the vicinity of northern Iloilo province by 5 Wednesday afternoon.

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Pangasinan cops looking into bank exec's disappearance

October 12, 2011 9:57 pm· Comments Off on Pangasinan cops looking into bank exec's disappearance 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Oct. 12 — The police in Pangasinan are investigating the disappearance of an executive of Banco De Oro branch in Dagupan City who was reported by his wife as missing.

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Fishing vessels banned from Iloilo River waft

October 12, 2011 9:57 pm· Comments Off on Fishing vessels banned from Iloilo River waft 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 12 — All fishing vessels are no longer allowed to dock along the Iloilo River waft especially beside the Muelle Loney area starting this week.

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2 soldiers wounded in Compostela Valley landmine explosion

October 12, 2011 9:57 pm· Comments Off on 2 soldiers wounded in Compostela Valley landmine explosion 

CAMP PANACAN, Davao City, Oct. 12 — Two soldiers were wounded in an improvised landmine explosion in Sitio San Miguel, Barangay Kidawa in Laak, Compostela Valley early Wednesday.

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Provincial auditor clarifies implementation of memorandum order on disbursements of assistance funds

October 12, 2011 9:57 pm· Comments Off on Provincial auditor clarifies implementation of memorandum order on disbursements of assistance funds 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Oct. 12 – The provincial auditor’s office in Negros Oriental has clarified it is merely implementing a memorandum order from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regarding the requirements before any financial, medicine, burial, educational, or transportation assistance can be extended to indigents.

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Construction of radial road section, esplanade rehab to start soon in Iloilo

October 12, 2011 9:57 pm· Comments Off on Construction of radial road section, esplanade rehab to start soon in Iloilo 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 12 – Construction is set to start soon at the R-4 B-2 section of Iloilo radial road project and the rehabilitation of Treñas Boulevard after winning bidders were identified during the bidding conducted last October 7 at the DPWH regional office.

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4 houses destroyed by flood in Estancia, Iloilo

October 12, 2011 9:57 pm· Comments Off on 4 houses destroyed by flood in Estancia, Iloilo 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 12 – Four houses were destroyed or affected by the flood due to the heavy rainfall brought about by tropical depression "Ramon" in Estancia, Iloilo province.

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TD Ramon submerges 28 barangays in Capiz

October 12, 2011 9:57 pm· Comments Off on TD Ramon submerges 28 barangays in Capiz 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 12 – Heavy rainfall brought by Tropical Depression "Ramon" has already submerged some 28 barangays in Capiz province.

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Volatile condition of Mt. Bulusan baffles Phivolcs

October 12, 2011 9:57 pm· Comments Off on Volatile condition of Mt. Bulusan baffles Phivolcs 

By Danny O. Calleja

SORSOGON CITY, Oct. 12 -– Volcanology experts are studying deeper the condition of Mt. Bulusan as local watchdogs are baffled by its unusual attitude that has become extremely unpredictable.

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