Customs seizes P42.5 million worth of rice from Vietnam

July 20, 2012 9:36 pm· Comments Off on Customs seizes P42.5 million worth of rice from Vietnam 

MANILA, July 20 — The Bureau of Customs (BoC) seized P42.5 million worth of smuggled rice from Vietnam, the biggest haul of illegal agricultural product importation by the bureau under the Aquino administration.

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(Metro News) 73,393 residents benefit from Caloocan job fair program

July 20, 2012 9:36 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) 73,393 residents benefit from Caloocan job fair program 

MANILA, July 20 – Caloocan Mayor Enrico Echiverri said on Friday that 73,393 marginalized city residents have benefited from his job fair program which was launched in 2004.

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EU provides P460-M fresh grant to support Mindanao peace process

July 20, 2012 9:36 pm· Comments Off on EU provides P460-M fresh grant to support Mindanao peace process 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, July 20 — Europe is providing a fresh grant of 9 million euros, or about P460 million, to support the ongoing peace negotiations between the Philippine government and Muslim rebels.

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11 N. Luzon areas placed under Signal No.1 as LPA intensifies into tropical depression 'Ferdie'

July 20, 2012 9:36 pm· Comments Off on 11 N. Luzon areas placed under Signal No.1 as LPA intensifies into tropical depression 'Ferdie' 

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan

MANILA, July 20 — At least 11 areas in Northern Luzon were placed under storm warning signal number one as the active low pressure area spotted east of Tugeugarao City has developed into a tropical depression named “Ferdie”, the state weather bureau said.

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DA urges Iloilo mayors to form Task Force Ilaga

July 20, 2012 9:36 pm· Comments Off on DA urges Iloilo mayors to form Task Force Ilaga 

ILOILO CITY, July 20 -– The Department of Agriculture (DA) is urging the mayors in Iloilo province to form "Task Force Ilaga" that would be responsible in monitoring and preventing rat attacks in rice fields.

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Duterte lauds joint operation in dismantling shabu 'tiangge' in Davao Muslim village

July 20, 2012 9:36 pm· Comments Off on Duterte lauds joint operation in dismantling shabu 'tiangge' in Davao Muslim village 

DAVAO CITY, July 20 — Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte lauded the joint operation launched by the members of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO), Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG 11), the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA XI) and the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao leading to the dismantling of a shabu "tiangge", at a Muslim Village, along the shoreline of Barangay Ilang, Tibungco Thursday afternoon.

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Pampanga capitol to provide rescue boats to coastal barangays

July 20, 2012 9:36 pm· Comments Off on Pampanga capitol to provide rescue boats to coastal barangays 

MASANTOL, Pampanga, July 20 — The provincial government has vowed to provide rescue boats to the coastal barangays in this town to further strengthen their capability in responding to the needs of the local folks in times of calamities.

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Albay dominates KALAHI-CIDSS Regional Awards

July 20, 2012 9:36 pm· Comments Off on Albay dominates KALAHI-CIDSS Regional Awards 

LEGAZPI CITY, July 20 — Albay came in as among the best province in Bicol that pursued the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Bicol, a DSWD ranking official said Friday.

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Suspect in 2011 killing of British national killed in shootout

July 20, 2012 9:36 pm· Comments Off on Suspect in 2011 killing of British national killed in shootout 

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, July 20 — The prime suspect in last year’s cold-blooded murder of a British national, this city’s most wanted man, was gunned down following a shootout with local police operatives Thursday night.

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NPAs burn heavy equipment in Zamboanga del Sur

July 20, 2012 9:36 pm· Comments Off on NPAs burn heavy equipment in Zamboanga del Sur 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 20 -– Gunmen believed to be New People’s Army (NPA) rebels have burned a heavy equipment of a construction firm in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, a military official disclosed Friday.

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