Suspect in gun-slay of radio blocktimer falls

August 10, 2012 2:22 am· Comments Off on Suspect in gun-slay of radio blocktimer falls 

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 9 – Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Negros arrested Wednesday one of the two suspects in the gun-slay of a radio blocktimer Niel “Lito” Jimena early last year.

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Manhunt on vs. gunmen who strafed evacuation sites in Maguindanao

August 10, 2012 2:22 am· Comments Off on Manhunt on vs. gunmen who strafed evacuation sites in Maguindanao 

By Edwin O. Fernandez

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, Aug. 9 — Police and military authorities have launched a manhunt against members of the renegade Moro rebels who strafed an evacuation center in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao, leaving one evacuee dead and another wounded, seriously.

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Cabuyao, the newest city in Laguna province

August 10, 2012 2:22 am· Comments Off on Cabuyao, the newest city in Laguna province 

STA, CRUZ, Laguna, Aug. 9 — Cabuyao, a first-class municipality in the Second District of Laguna , with a population of 250,376 as of 2010,`is now a city under Mayor Isidro "Jun" L. Hemedes, Jr, the Commission on Elections (Comelec)-Calabarzon on Thursday said.

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Laguna Gov suspends classes Friday

August 10, 2012 2:22 am· Comments Off on Laguna Gov suspends classes Friday 

STA. CRUZ, Laguna, Aug. 9 –- Gov. Jeorge “ER” Ejercito Estregan Thursday afternoon announced the suspension of classes from preschool to postgraduate level in both public and private schools in Laguna on Friday, August 10.

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NSCB-XI urges LGUs to maximize use of poverty incidence statistics

August 10, 2012 2:22 am· Comments Off on NSCB-XI urges LGUs to maximize use of poverty incidence statistics 

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 9 — The National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) in Region XI encouraged anew the local government units (LGUs) to maximize the use of the data they recently released for dissemination.

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Olympian Hererra's school proud despite defeat

August 10, 2012 2:22 am· Comments Off on Olympian Hererra's school proud despite defeat 

By Edwin L. Torrecampo

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 09 – Rene Hererra could be a let-down to his fellow Filipinos who finished last in the Men's 5,000 meter run on Wednesday, but the Ilonggo long-distance runner from the humble province of Guimaras earned the distinction of being the only Asian participant in the gruelling event dominated by high fliers from the African Continent.

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Woman from Novosibirsk sues Pussy Riot

August 10, 2012 2:22 am· Comments Off on Woman from Novosibirsk sues Pussy Riot 

MOSCOW, Aug. 9 — Irina Rusankina from Novosibirsk on Thursday sued the Pussy Riot punk band, claiming 30,000 roubles in moral damages. Her lawsuit was turned over to Moscow Kuntsevsky district court, court spokeswoman, Tatyana Danshova, told Itar-Tass.

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DA chief appeals to vegetable dealers not to increase prices

August 10, 2012 2:22 am· Comments Off on DA chief appeals to vegetable dealers not to increase prices 

MANILA, Aug. 9 –- Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala is appealing to all local vegetable vendors, particularly in Metro Manila, to refrain from taking advantage of this calamitous situation by increasing the prices of their commodities.

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MinDA forms inter-agency body to boost Mindanao Coconut industry

August 10, 2012 2:22 am· Comments Off on MinDA forms inter-agency body to boost Mindanao Coconut industry 

COTABATO CITY, Aug. 9 — The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has formed an inter-agency body that will ensure and boost the growth of the island's coconut industry.

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ADB, Viet NAM to focus on Inclusive Growth and Economic Effeciency

August 10, 2012 2:22 am· Comments Off on ADB, Viet NAM to focus on Inclusive Growth and Economic Effeciency 

MANILA, Aug. 9 — “Viet NAM has experienced rapid GDP growth and remarkable poverty reduction over the past two decades. There are still persisting pockets of poverty, however, and longer-term structural constraints continue to be a concern,” said Stephen P. Groff, ADB Vice-President for Operations in East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

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