Key to resumption of talks lies in compliance with Oslo Joint Statement – GPH

February 18, 2012 12:22 am· Comments Off on Key to resumption of talks lies in compliance with Oslo Joint Statement – GPH 

MANILA, Feb. 17 — The Government of the Philippines (GPH) peace panel for talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front of the Philippines (CPP-NPA-NDFP) asserted that “the key to the resumption of the negotiations is compliance with the terms of the Oslo Joint Statement (OJS) which the GPH and NDF Panels signed on 21 February 2011.”

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DENR readies boundary survey of Zambo'98 barangays

February 18, 2012 12:22 am· Comments Off on DENR readies boundary survey of Zambo'98 barangays 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 17 — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will start next month a comprehensive survey of the boundaries of the city’ 98 barangays to facilitate delivery of services and clarify boundary matters.

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Zambo Fire District earns P3.8 M in fees

February 18, 2012 12:22 am· Comments Off on Zambo Fire District earns P3.8 M in fees 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 17 — The Zamboanga City Fire District has earned a total of P3.85 million in collections for fire safety code fees paid by small and big business corporations, establishments and companies in this city, last year.

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COA vows to dig deeper into DA-Caraga’s P53-M missing public funds

February 18, 2012 12:22 am· Comments Off on COA vows to dig deeper into DA-Caraga’s P53-M missing public funds 

by Ben Serrano

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 17 — Commissioner Heidi Mendoza of the Commission on Audit (COA) vowed to dig deeper into the missing P53.3-million trust funds of regional office of the Department of Agriculture in Caraga region.

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Gov’t officials, military settles week-long Maguindanao dispute

February 18, 2012 12:22 am· Comments Off on Gov’t officials, military settles week-long Maguindanao dispute 

BULUAN, Maguindanao, Feb. -– Local officials of Rajah Buayan municipality, in coordination with the Army’s 1st Mechanized Brigade (BDE), settled here Thursday a long-standing conflict between two former Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) commanders-cum-village chiefs that stemmed from an 18-hectare contested land situated between their barangays.

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WB officials lauds ARMM project worth replicating worldwide

February 18, 2012 12:22 am· Comments Off on WB officials lauds ARMM project worth replicating worldwide 

COTABATO CITY, Feb. 17 -– World Bank (WB) officials extolled the ARMM Social Fund Project (ASFP) for its good governance practice centering on strong collaboration among its stakeholders in the region, particularly the local government units (LGUS).

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Global benchmarking expert to speak in Subic

February 18, 2012 12:22 am· Comments Off on Global benchmarking expert to speak in Subic 

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Feb. 17 — Dr. Robin Mann, chairman of the New Zealand-based Global Benchmarking Network (GBN), is set to conduct a two-day certification seminar-workshop on benchmarking for excellence here.

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4 governors to restore Visayan Sea as world’s richest fishing ground

February 18, 2012 12:22 am· Comments Off on 4 governors to restore Visayan Sea as world’s richest fishing ground 

ILOILO CITY, Feb. 17 –- Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. and three other governors whose provinces are lying along the Visayan Sea are relentless in their campaign to restore the world’s richest fishing ground.

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Showbiz actor turned-businessman registers as voter of Bataan

February 18, 2012 12:22 am· Comments Off on Showbiz actor turned-businessman registers as voter of Bataan 

MARIVELES, Bataan, Feb. 17 — A movie/television personality turned-businessman on Thursday became a registered voter in the province after registering with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here where he was literally mobbed by municipal employees.

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P1.06-B fund up for NIA 6 irrigation development program

February 18, 2012 12:22 am· Comments Off on P1.06-B fund up for NIA 6 irrigation development program 

ILOILO CITY, Feb 17 – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) here will be working closely with concerned agencies as it responds to the food security thrust of the current administration with its various irrigation projects.

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