(GJB) Tweddell, new Aussie envoy presents credentials; hopes Aquino visits Canberra this year

January 26, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on (GJB) Tweddell, new Aussie envoy presents credentials; hopes Aquino visits Canberra this year 

MANILA, Jan. 26 —Canberra’s new ambassador to the Philippines, Bill Tweddell, on Thursday morning presented his credentials to President Benigno S. Aquino III, an auspicious beginning of a three-year tenure as his country today celebrates “Australia Day” all over the world.

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2 women get life terms for human trafficking

January 26, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on 2 women get life terms for human trafficking 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 26 -– Two women were sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for trafficking eight people, mostly minors, to work as “entertainers” in a bar in Cebu City in 2008.

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Death sentence of incarcerated Cotabateño in China commuted to life imprisonment

January 26, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Death sentence of incarcerated Cotabateño in China commuted to life imprisonment 

By Carlo C. Agamon

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Jan. 26 -– Chinese officials have granted a two-year reprieve to life imprisonment to an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) from Tulunan, North Cotabato earlier caught and sentenced to death due to a drug trafficking offense.

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American broker works on Cebu realty database

January 26, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on American broker works on Cebu realty database 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 26 -– An American real estate broker is planning to introduce a multi-listing service for the country’s real estate industry this year.

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Alcala bans cutting of coconut trees in Albay

January 26, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Alcala bans cutting of coconut trees in Albay 

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 26 — Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala on Thursday declared a total ban on cutting of coconut trees in Albay after complaints that widespread cutting of coconut trees triggered landslide and flooding in remote low lying and mountain villages in the province.

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MCWD, employees union to oppose proposed Water Reform Act bill

January 26, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on MCWD, employees union to oppose proposed Water Reform Act bill 

Cebu university to launch leadership training school

January 26, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Cebu university to launch leadership training school 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 26 – The University of the Visayas (UV) in Cebu City will launch a center for learning and training for future servant leaders.

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Angeles City college construction in full swing

January 26, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Angeles City college construction in full swing 

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga, Jan. 26 — The construction of the first-ever city college at the four-hectare Agyu Tamu Sports Complex in Barangay Pampang here is now in full swing.

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City councilors to study venues to strictly enforce traffic rules and regulations

January 26, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on City councilors to study venues to strictly enforce traffic rules and regulations 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 26 — Majority of the members of the Dumaguete City Council admitted the need to impose regulations on proper driving etiquette, over-speeding, drunk drivers and minors driving motorcycles.

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Dumaguete City receives grant for cold storage facility at slaughterhouse

January 26, 2012 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Dumaguete City receives grant for cold storage facility at slaughterhouse 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 26 — Dumaguete City has received another grant from the Department of Agriculture worth P550,000 which will be used for the cold storage facility at the Dumaguete Slaughterhouse.

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