BSP okays changes in banks’ reserve requirements

February 3, 2012 10:49 pm· Comments Off on BSP okays changes in banks’ reserve requirements 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Feb 3 – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has approved the proposals in the changes on banks’ reserve requirements (RR).

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US envoy: Death of JI, Abu Sayyaf key personalities a serious blow to transnational terrorism

February 3, 2012 10:49 pm· Comments Off on US envoy: Death of JI, Abu Sayyaf key personalities a serious blow to transnational terrorism 

By Teofilo P. Garcia

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 3 – A US envoy said the death of Jemaah Islamiyah (JIs) key personalities and Abu Sayyaf bandit leader is a “serious blow against transnational terrorism.”

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Davao Oriental gov urges local officials to prepare for disasters

February 3, 2012 10:49 pm· Comments Off on Davao Oriental gov urges local officials to prepare for disasters 

CITY OF MATI, Davao Oriental, Feb. 3 – Governor Corazon Malanyaon urged local officials here to prepare for disasters that could happen in the province as a result of climate change, whose impacts are no longer a distant fear but are already an unfolding reality.

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Esperanza lot owner assures relocation site for fire victims

February 3, 2012 10:49 pm· Comments Off on Esperanza lot owner assures relocation site for fire victims 

ILOILO CITY, Feb. 3 – The lot owner of fire-razed 1.8 hectares in Barangay Tanza Esperanza, city proper, has assured a relocation site for displaced families and informal settlers of the land they had occupied for several years.

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DPWH IV-A folks assured of transparent infra projects

February 3, 2012 10:49 pm· Comments Off on DPWH IV-A folks assured of transparent infra projects 

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, Feb. 3 –- Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) IV-A Assistant Regional Director Roberto Bernardo has assured residents in the region that the department’s P6-billion infrastructure projects earmarked for Calabarzon this year will push through as the “right project, right quality and at the right cost.”

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Pangasinan folks rally behind eco-tourism project

February 3, 2012 10:49 pm· Comments Off on Pangasinan folks rally behind eco-tourism project 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Feb. 3 — Residents of Lingayen are rallying behind an eco-tourism project which includes an 18-hole world-class golf course being developed by the provincial government in the western part of the town.

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Police continue search for 2 abducted Europeans in Tawi-Tawi

February 3, 2012 10:49 pm· Comments Off on Police continue search for 2 abducted Europeans in Tawi-Tawi 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 3 – The Tawi-Tawi police command has urged the Sulu police command to block all possible entry as they continue to search the whereabouts of the two abducted Europeans in the province.

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Lobregat urges ICT delegates to be agents of good, positive and best of Mindanao

February 3, 2012 10:49 pm· Comments Off on Lobregat urges ICT delegates to be agents of good, positive and best of Mindanao 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 3 – Mayor Celso Lobregat on Friday challenged the delegates of the 3rd Philippine Society of Information Technology Students (PSITS) Regional ICT Convention to be agents of the good, the positive, the best and the beautiful about Mindanao even as he lamented that Zamboanga City like the rest of this southern part of the country has been a victim of negative perceptions.

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US thanks Zambo mayor for role in ending Lunsmann’s kidnapping case

February 3, 2012 10:49 pm· Comments Off on US thanks Zambo mayor for role in ending Lunsmann’s kidnapping case 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 3 – Officials from the American Embassy, headed by Deputy Chief of Mission Leslie Basset, called on Mayor Celso Lobregat in City Hall Friday afternoon to personally thank him for his role in helping the Lunsmann family return to the United States safely and unharmed.

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72 new CAFGU members graduate from military’s PDOP training in Davao Oriental

February 3, 2012 10:49 pm· Comments Off on 72 new CAFGU members graduate from military’s PDOP training in Davao Oriental 

CAMP PANACAN, Davao City, Feb. 3 – A total of 72 new members of the Citizen’s Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) graduated Friday on the Peace and Development Outreach Program (PDOP) Training in Mati City, Davao Oriental.

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