PHL plans to buy two Italian warships worth US$ 30M

August 22, 2012 10:40 pm· Comments Off on PHL plans to buy two Italian warships worth US$ 30M 

By Lilibeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 22 — The Department of National Defense (DND) plans to buy two Italian warships worth US$ 30 million (P6 billion) each to upgrade the Philippines' defense capabilities.

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Pampanga town residents join “Piyestang Danum” celebration

August 22, 2012 10:40 pm· Comments Off on Pampanga town residents join “Piyestang Danum” celebration 

CANDABA, Pampanga, Aug. 22 — Local folks here on Tuesday celebrated the annual “Piyestang Danum” in a simple yet meaningful way.

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Drilon proposes construction of road along railway lines in Iloilo

August 22, 2012 10:40 pm· Comments Off on Drilon proposes construction of road along railway lines in Iloilo 

ILOILO CITY, Aug 22 — Senator Franklin Drilon has secured some P2.3 million funding for a proposed project that involves the construction of a circumferential and radial road projects along the city railways.

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Cebu leaders say Secretary Robredo’s death a great loss

August 22, 2012 10:40 pm· Comments Off on Cebu leaders say Secretary Robredo’s death a great loss 

CEBU CITY, Aug. 22 — Cebu’s political leaders have paid tribute to the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo whose death they consider a great loss.

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24-hour color-coding scheme effective in Boracay

August 22, 2012 10:40 pm· Comments Off on 24-hour color-coding scheme effective in Boracay 

BORACAY Island, Malay, Aklan, Aug. 22 — The color- coding scheme is working effectively in this famous resort island after the Malay local government started its full 24-hour operation on August 13.

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Labor arbiter gets 6-9 years in jail in violation of anti-graft law

August 22, 2012 10:40 pm· Comments Off on Labor arbiter gets 6-9 years in jail in violation of anti-graft law 

CEBU CITY, Aug. 22 — The Sandiganbayan found a former labor arbiter from Cebu City guilty of violating the anti-graft law and sentenced him to a jail term of six to nine years.

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Dipolog mayor grieves Robredo’s death

August 22, 2012 10:40 pm· Comments Off on Dipolog mayor grieves Robredo’s death 

ZAMBOANGA CITY , Aug. 22 — “Sincere. Upright. Honest. Hardworking.”

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Strawberries sell at P280-P350 a kilo due to heavy monsoon rains

August 22, 2012 10:40 pm· Comments Off on Strawberries sell at P280-P350 a kilo due to heavy monsoon rains 

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Aug. 22 –Local retailers of fresh strawberries here have started selling the reddish-orange fruit for P280 to P350 a kilo due to the effects of the heavy monsoon rains over the past 11 days.

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DPWH Davao trims down workers

August 22, 2012 10:40 pm· Comments Off on DPWH Davao trims down workers 

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 22 -– The regional office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) here is trimming down the number of its employees from 300 to only 200.

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Zambo biz group urges security plan formulation

August 22, 2012 10:40 pm· Comments Off on Zambo biz group urges security plan formulation 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Aug. 22 -– The business sector is calling the city government to formulate a security plan for Zamboanga City.

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