US to provide P4.3-M relief aid to flooded areas in PHL

August 7, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on US to provide P4.3-M relief aid to flooded areas in PHL 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, Aug. 7 — The United States on Tuesday said it is providing US$ 100,000, or about P4.3 million, to the Philippines to support disaster relief efforts in Metro Manila following severe flooding caused by the southwest monsoon this week.

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'Team Albay' to assist flood victims in MM

August 7, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on 'Team Albay' to assist flood victims in MM 

By Mike de la Rama

LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 7 –- The Water Sanitation (WATSAN) and Albay Health Emergency Management (AHEM) teams will be deployed in Metro Manila to assist the flood victims.

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Red Cross-Iloilo ready to deploy support to Metro Manila

August 7, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on Red Cross-Iloilo ready to deploy support to Metro Manila 

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 7 — The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) chapter here is ready to send its personnel to flood-stricken areas in Metro Manila if necessary while their office is open to accept donations should Ilonggos decide to extend relief assistance to affected residents there.

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Former cop, companion nabbed for illegal drugs

August 7, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on Former cop, companion nabbed for illegal drugs 

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 7 – Elements of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) arrested a police officer earlier dismissed from the service for illegal drugs use along with a former government employee during a drug raid at Purok 6, Barangay 76-A, this city early Monday morning.

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Iloilo gov. to deliver SOPA on Wednesday

August 7, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on Iloilo gov. to deliver SOPA on Wednesday 

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 7 — Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. is set to deliver his 2012 State-of-the-Province Address (SOPA) at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan session hall.

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(Update) Pampanga placed under state of calamity

August 7, 2012 10:04 pm· 2 Comments 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Aug. 7 — The Pampanga Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) declared on Tuesday the province under state of calamity.

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AFP condemns BIFF for executing unarmed soldiers in Maguindanao clashes

August 7, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on AFP condemns BIFF for executing unarmed soldiers in Maguindanao clashes 

By Edwin O. Fernandez

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, Aug. 7 — The military has condemned a renegade faction of the Moro rebels in Maguindanao for brutally executing two unarmed soldiers on Monday.

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(Update) Zambales placed under a state of calamity

August 7, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on (Update) Zambales placed under a state of calamity 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Aug. 7 — The entire province of Zambales was placed on Tuesday under a state of calamity due to torrential rains that resulted to massive flooding in the province as well as in Olongapo City.

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(Update)

August 7, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on (Update) 

116 villages flooded in Bulacan

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan, Aug.7 –Intensive rainfall that pounded many parts of Bulacan inundated at least 116 villages in 12 towns and 3 cities, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) on Tuesday night.

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(UPDATE)Bulacan gov bats for revival of Pampanga River Control System to address perennial flooding

August 7, 2012 10:04 pm· Comments Off on (UPDATE)Bulacan gov bats for revival of Pampanga River Control System to address perennial flooding 

By Emil G. Gamos

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan, Aug.7 –In a bid to address the perennial flood problems in the province, Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado on Tuesday proposed the revival of the mothballed Pampanga River Control System (PRCS).

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