Army, police join forces vs. criminality in Abra, Cordillera

February 5, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on Army, police join forces vs. criminality in Abra, Cordillera 

NARVACAN, Ilocos Sur, Feb. 4 —Elements of the Army’s 503rd Brigade in Abra and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) police joined forces in the campaign against insurgency, criminality, private armed groups, terrorism and other illegal activities.

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DPWH-IX completes 353 infra projects in 2011

February 5, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on DPWH-IX completes 353 infra projects in 2011 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 4 – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), in support to President Benigno Aquino III's economic development program for the region, has recorded a 72.43 percent accomplishments as far as project implementation in 2011, a DPWH official reported.

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3 NPA rebels killed, one wounded in Abra encounter

February 5, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on 3 NPA rebels killed, one wounded in Abra encounter 

NARVACAN, Ilocos Sur, Feb. 4, 2012) — Three members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were confirmed dead while another was wounded when they figured in a firefight with government troopers in the mountainous area of Sitio Nagas-asan, Ud-udiao, Sallapadan, Abra on Friday.

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PDEA-police team uproots P11M worth of fully-grown marijuana plants in Ilocos Sur-Benguet boundary

February 5, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on PDEA-police team uproots P11M worth of fully-grown marijuana plants in Ilocos Sur-Benguet boundary 

CAMP PRESIDENT QUIRINO, Ilocos Sur, Feb. 4 — Joint police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives on Saturday uprooted about 58,000 pieces of fully–grown marijuana plants and 2,000 seedlings in the mountainous areas in the boundary of Ilocos Sur and Benguet provinces.

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TESDA, Talisay tie-up for training, job scheme

February 5, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on TESDA, Talisay tie-up for training, job scheme 

BACOLOD CITY, Feb. 4 – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Talisay City government will conduct the Samahang Speyalista Technoprenuership Program in house repair and maintenance services here from Feb. 6 to 11.

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Army-LGU peace initiative inspires surrender of 20 NPA rebels in Abra

February 5, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on Army-LGU peace initiative inspires surrender of 20 NPA rebels in Abra 

NARVACAN, Ilocos Sur, Feb.4 — A peace initiative launched by the Army and the local government unit (LGU) of Abra scored a positive result with the surrender of 20 rebels of the New People’s Army (NPA) in the area for the last seven months.

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Zambo City continues to invest in education-related projects

February 5, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on Zambo City continues to invest in education-related projects 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 4 – The city government’s commitment to education is unwavering as investments in education have reached P846.3 million within a four-year period from 2007 to 2011.

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Urgent: 6.0-magnitude quake hits Samar, Philippines — USGS

February 5, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on Urgent: 6.0-magnitude quake hits Samar, Philippines — USGS 

Hong Kong, Feb. 4 — An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted Samar, Philippines at 13:09:29 GMT on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 60.20 km, was initially determined to be at 11.9541 degrees north latitude and 125.7323 degrees east longitude. (PNA/Xinhua) RSV /rsm

Nueva Ecija town mayor, driver wounded in ambush

February 5, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on Nueva Ecija town mayor, driver wounded in ambush 

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, Feb. 5 -– A town mayor and his driver here were wounded in an ambush by motorcycle-riding gunmen in tandem on Saturday afternoon.

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Zambales’ second district special elections go on smoothly

February 5, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on Zambales’ second district special elections go on smoothly 

BOTOLAN, Zambales, Feb. 5 — The special elections in the second district of the province were held peacefully on Saturday amid the shooting incident that killed an ex-police officer Friday night.

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