Aquino appoints Bautista Army chief

November 8, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Aquino appoints Bautista Army chief 

MANILA, Nov. 8 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed Major General Emmanuel Bautista as the next commanding general of the Philippine Army. Bautista will replace Army chief Lt. Gen. Arturo Ortiz, who is set to retire on November 13 when he reaches the 56-year mandatory retirement age.

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Local traders question 'illegal' bidding process for Dumaguete trade fair

November 8, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Local traders question 'illegal' bidding process for Dumaguete trade fair 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Nov. 8 – Local traders are saddened by the fact that a non-Dumagueteño won in the bidding to operate a trade fair along Sta. Catalina Street in Dumaguete City for the duration of the fiesta of the city up to the Christmas season.

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Deputy speaker turns over projects in Zambo City

November 8, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Deputy speaker turns over projects in Zambo City 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov. 8 – Deputy House Speaker Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar turned over Tuesday P2-million footbridge projects in two coastal barangays in this city.

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VP Binay leads groundbreaking of 220 housing units for Sta. Barbara municipal employees

November 8, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on VP Binay leads groundbreaking of 220 housing units for Sta. Barbara municipal employees 

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 8 – Vice President Jejomar C. Binay led the groundbreaking ceremony for the 220 housing units intended for the Sta. Barbara municipal employees in the Kahilwayan Village in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo province Tuesday morning.

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VP Binay, 10 LGUs sign MOU for housing loan program

November 8, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on VP Binay, 10 LGUs sign MOU for housing loan program 

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 8 –- Vice President Jejomar Binay has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the mayors of the 10 local government units (LGUs) in Western Visayas that are availing of the Group Housing Loan Program (GHLP) being offered by the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-ibig Fund).

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NPA rebels kill one, hurt 3 in Misamis Oriental ambush

November 8, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on NPA rebels kill one, hurt 3 in Misamis Oriental ambush 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov. 8 -– The New People Army (NPA) rebels have staged an ambush killing a militiaman's wife and injuring three others in a remote barangay of Misamis Oriental, a military official disclosed Tuesday.

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RDC-DAC proposes summit to address CICL issue

November 8, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on RDC-DAC proposes summit to address CICL issue 

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 8 -– The Development Administration Committee of the Regional Development Council (RDC-DAC) of Western Visayas is considering initiating a regional children’s summit on the first quarter of 2012 to address issues and concerns affecting children to come up with policy recommendations for proper action by concerned government agencies and institutions.

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Iloilo biomass power plant faces delay

November 8, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Iloilo biomass power plant faces delay 

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 8 — Two years after its groundbreaking ceremony, former Mina Mayor Rey Grabato hopes the proposed 17.5-megawatt (MW) Biomass Power Plant will finally start in their town early next year.

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Close to 2,000 indigent families enjoy health insurance in Iloilo

November 8, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Close to 2,000 indigent families enjoy health insurance in Iloilo 

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 8 -– The Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) 6 has allotted P5-million to provide universal health insurance coverage to poor families in this city.

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Lobregat inaugurates P1.5-M school project in Zamboanga City

November 8, 2011 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Lobregat inaugurates P1.5-M school project in Zamboanga City 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov. 8 – Mayor Celso Lobregat inaugurated Tuesday afternoon the newly rehabilitated two-storey building with six classrooms amounting to P1.5 million at the elementary school in Barangay Rio Hondo.

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