DOT Davao confirms int’l team in toughest adventure race set April 28-29

February 21, 2012 11:43 am· Comments Off on DOT Davao confirms int’l team in toughest adventure race set April 28-29 

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 21 — The Department of Tourism (DOT) Davao recently confirmed international teams will be joining the country’s toughest adventure race dubbed as the second International Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge on April 28 and 29 here.

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DOE endorses Maibarara geo project

February 21, 2012 10:17 am· Comments Off on DOE endorses Maibarara geo project 

MANILA, Feb. 19 – PetroEnergy Resources Corporation announced on Monday that Maibarara Geothermal, Inc. (MGI) received a Certificate of Endorsement (COE) from the Department of Energy (DOE), declaring the Maibarara Project to be consistent with the Government’s Power Development Plan (PDP).

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Legazpi City expresses support to House bill on cigarette pack graphic health warning

February 21, 2012 10:17 am· Comments Off on Legazpi City expresses support to House bill on cigarette pack graphic health warning 

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Feb 20 – The city government here has expressed support to the passing into law of a bill recently filed in the House of Representatives providing for the printing of graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and other tobacco products.

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Caloocan to provide all possible support to foreign investors

February 21, 2012 10:17 am· Comments Off on Caloocan to provide all possible support to foreign investors 

MANILA, Feb. 21 – In line with its vision of further industrializing and developing the city, the Caloocan local government announced that it is more than willing to provide every form of assistance to foreign investors planning to set up businesses in the locality.

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Phl Navy seize contraband off Sulu

February 21, 2012 10:17 am· Comments Off on Phl Navy seize contraband off Sulu 

MANILA, Feb. 20 – The Philippine Navy (PN) said its operatives apprehended some 8,500 sacks of imported rice aboard a motor launch (ML) near the province of Sulu.

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Malabon provides free weighing-in, nutritional supplements to 46,224 infants

February 21, 2012 10:17 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Feb. 21 – In line with its efforts to provide adequate healthcare to indigent families, especially those nursing infants, the Malabon local government announced that it has provided free weighing-in and nutritional supplements to 46, 224 babies with age ranges of 0 to 59 months beginning 2007 to 2011.

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Bicol gets P300M for extension of DA’s InfRES project

February 21, 2012 10:17 am· Comments Off on Bicol gets P300M for extension of DA’s InfRES project 

By Danny O. Calleja

PILI, Camarines Sur, Feb 20 – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has allocated Bicol an amount of P300 million for the extension of the implementation of the government’s Infrastructure for Rural Productivity Enhancement Sector (InfRES) in the region.

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De Venecia suggests winning solution to idle Dagupan seafood process plant

February 21, 2012 10:17 am· Comments Off on De Venecia suggests winning solution to idle Dagupan seafood process plant 

DAGUPAN CITY, Feb. 21 — Former Speaker Jose C. de Venecia Jr. has proposed that the idle P100-million Seafood Processing Plant in Barangay Bonuan Binloc here be turned over to the private sector via competitive bidding.

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U.S. pledges assistance in Mexico's fight against transnational crimes

February 21, 2012 10:17 am· Comments Off on U.S. pledges assistance in Mexico's fight against transnational crimes 

LOS CABOS, Mexico, Feb. 21 — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday pledged U.S. assistance in Mexico's fight against transnational crime.

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Rebels release 49 peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur region

February 21, 2012 10:17 am· Comments Off on Rebels release 49 peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur region 

KHARTOUM, Feb. 21 — The rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) in Sudan's Darfur region said on Monday it has released 49 members of the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) it held earlier.

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