DOJ recommends filing of malversation, graft raps vs. ex-LWUA execs

January 25, 2012 11:09 pm· Comments Off on DOJ recommends filing of malversation, graft raps vs. ex-LWUA execs 

MANILA, Jan. 25 – The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday recommended the filing before the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) of malversation and graft charges against former Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) Chair and erstwhile Surigao del Sur Rep. Prospero "Butch" A. Pichay, Jr. and Acting LWUA Administrator Daniel I. Landingin.

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DENR urges Comval LGUs to lead in regulating mining activities

January 25, 2012 11:09 pm· Comments Off on DENR urges Comval LGUs to lead in regulating mining activities 

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 25 — A top officer of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the Davao Region urged the local government units (LGUs) in Compostela Valley to lead the regulation of mining activities in the area especially that most of its gold-rush sites are classified as high risk areas under the geo-hazard map.

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RP-US military launches 'Operation Cataract' in Zambo

January 25, 2012 11:09 pm· Comments Off on RP-US military launches 'Operation Cataract' in Zambo 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 25 – The Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) and Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTF-P) in coordination with Tzu Chi Foundation have launched a four-day medical mission in this city.

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Dagupan market subject of massive promotion campaign

January 25, 2012 11:09 pm· Comments Off on Dagupan market subject of massive promotion campaign 

DAGUPAN CITY, Jan. 25 — The city government has organized a task force to conduct a massive promotion program to make the high-rise Malimgas Public Market here more attractive to traders and investors.

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Pangasinan SP extends condonation of penalties on real property taxes

January 25, 2012 11:09 pm· Comments Off on Pangasinan SP extends condonation of penalties on real property taxes 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Jan. 25 – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) has extended for another six months or up to June 30, 2012 the period of condonation of interests, penalties and surcharges on unpaid realty taxes within the province of Pangasinan.

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Court sends former travel agency employee to jail for 52 years for qualified theft

January 25, 2012 11:09 pm· Comments Off on Court sends former travel agency employee to jail for 52 years for qualified theft 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 25 — A former employee of a travel agency in Dumaguete City was sentenced to suffer a total of 52 years imprisonment after she was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt for three counts of qualified theft lodged before the Regional Trial Court Branch 34 in Negros Oriental.

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Rep. Limkaichong reiterates bid for Negros Oriental governorship in 2013 polls

January 25, 2012 11:09 pm· Comments Off on Rep. Limkaichong reiterates bid for Negros Oriental governorship in 2013 polls 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 25 – Rep. Jocelyn Limkaichong of the 1st district of Negros Oriental has reiterated her intention to run for governor of Negros Oriental in the forthcoming local and national elections in 2013.

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Man adrift on a styrofoam box rescued off Apo Island

January 25, 2012 11:09 pm· Comments Off on Man adrift on a styrofoam box rescued off Apo Island 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 25 -– A man who set out to sea in a styrofoam box last week was rescued on Monday off Apo Island in Dauin, Negros Oriental after strong ocean currents carried him away from his intended destination, the province of Cebu.

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Mabilog eyes lot for informal settlers

January 25, 2012 11:09 pm· Comments Off on Mabilog eyes lot for informal settlers 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 25 – Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog here is eyeing the purchase by the city of the 1.8-hectare lot in Barangay Tanza Esperanza, site of last Sunday’s big conflagration that razed down 190 houses and partially burned 10 more.

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Zamboanga mayor reports completion of P3.2-B projects in 3 years

January 25, 2012 11:09 pm· Comments Off on Zamboanga mayor reports completion of P3.2-B projects in 3 years 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 25 -– Mayor Celso Lobregat on Wednesday reported to the local legislative body that the city’s development continues to surge ahead with 2,045 projects amounting to P3.29 billion had been completed within a span of three years (2009 to 2011), surpassing his administration’s record-breaking performance last year.

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