BI relieves Davao official‏

October 19, 2011 10:03 pm· Comments Off on BI relieves Davao official‏ 

MANILA, Oct. 19 — A top official of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) at the Davao City field office has been relieved of her duties pending an investigation of the recent escape of a detained American national, according to the BI Wednesday.

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Ifugao solon calls for rehabilitation of world renowned rice terraces

October 19, 2011 10:03 pm· Comments Off on Ifugao solon calls for rehabilitation of world renowned rice terraces 

MANILA, Oct. 19 — Ifugao Rep. Teddy Brawner Baguilat is calling on the international donor community to extend much-needed funds to rehabilitate one of the eight wonders of the world — the Ifugao Rice Terraces, which were badly damaged by Typhoons "Pedring" and "Quiel."

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Solon proposes PPP on gov't resettlement program

October 19, 2011 10:03 pm· Comments Off on Solon proposes PPP on gov't resettlement program 

MANILA, Oct. 19 — A party-list lawmaker on Wednesday raised the need to review the government's resettlement policies to ensure that it won't be wasting money on low cost housing projects that end up being deserted, or worse, sold to squatting syndicates, because they offer no employment opportunities for the beneficiaries.

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Latest relief drive in Calumpit benefits 2,296 families

October 19, 2011 10:03 pm· Comments Off on Latest relief drive in Calumpit benefits 2,296 families 

MANILA, Oct. 19 — About 2,296 families from flood-ravaged Barangays of San Miguel, Meysulao and Poblacion in Calumpit, Bulacan were provided relief goods during the latest relief distribution Tuesday by a humanitarian group.

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USS Germantown arrives in Subic Bay for PHIBLEX

October 19, 2011 10:03 pm· Comments Off on USS Germantown arrives in Subic Bay for PHIBLEX 

MANILA, Oct. 19 — The forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) is due to arrive at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority in Zambales on October 22 for Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX), the United States embassy said.

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PHL flags flown half-mast in all military camps as Basilan clash death toll reaches 19

October 19, 2011 10:03 pm· Comments Off on PHL flags flown half-mast in all military camps as Basilan clash death toll reaches 19 

MANILA, Oct. 19 –- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) flew the Philippine Flag at half-mast in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City and other military camps nationwide on Wednesday as a sign of mourning for the death of 19 soldiers in an encounter with Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits and fighters from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Tuesday.

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(Metro News) MMDA motorcycle lanes now called

October 19, 2011 10:03 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) MMDA motorcycle lanes now called 

MANILA, Oct. 19 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino announced on Wednesday that the motorcycle lanes established by the agency along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City and Macapagal Avenue in Pasay City are now called “Blue Lanes.”

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Caloocan police alerted for All Souls Day

October 19, 2011 10:03 pm· Comments Off on Caloocan police alerted for All Souls Day 

MANILA, Oct. 18 – Caloocan Mayor Enrico “Recom” Echiverri has alerted the local police force in ensuring public safety and maintaining peace and order during the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.

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De Lima: The welfare of the people is the supreme law

October 19, 2011 10:03 pm· Comments Off on De Lima: The welfare of the people is the supreme law 

MANILA, Oct. 19 – "Salus populi est suprema lex. The welfare of the people is the supreme law."

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Australian Foreign Minister to visit Phl on Oct. 20-21

October 19, 2011 10:03 pm· Comments Off on Australian Foreign Minister to visit Phl on Oct. 20-21 

MANILA, Oct. 19 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced on Wednesday Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd will visit the Philippines on October 20 and 21.

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