Senate threshes out impact of K -12 Basic Education program on tertiary education

October 9, 2012 10:02 pm· Comments Off on Senate threshes out impact of K -12 Basic Education program on tertiary education 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Oct. 9 –The Senate sees the need to discuss extensively the impact of the K-12 Basic Education program on tertiary education.

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Isabela forms rescue unit, acquires rescue equipment, gadgets

October 9, 2012 10:02 pm· Comments Off on Isabela forms rescue unit, acquires rescue equipment, gadgets 

ILAGAN CITY, Oct. 9 — The Isabela provincial government formed its own rescue unit called Rescue 831 otherwise known as Disaster Action Rescue Team (DART) to achieve zero casualty and prompt response during calamities.

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DTI forms competitiveness committee in Region 9

October 9, 2012 10:02 pm· Comments Off on DTI forms competitiveness committee in Region 9 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Oct. 9 -– An organizational meeting facilitated by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) was recently held at Lantaka Hotel in this southern port city for the purpose of setting up the Regional Competitiveness Committee-9 (RCC-9).

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Distressed cargo vessel docks off Siquijor

October 9, 2012 10:02 pm· Comments Off on Distressed cargo vessel docks off Siquijor 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Oct. 09 – A cargo vessel loaded with an estimated 16,000 bags of fertilizer en route to Mindanao was forced to dock off the coast of Siquijor province after one of its cargo hold compartments was found leaking.

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Korea extends grant for expansion of Iloilo hospital

October 9, 2012 10:02 pm· Comments Off on Korea extends grant for expansion of Iloilo hospital 

ILOILO CITY, Oct 9 — The Korean government through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) earmarked some P85-100 million fund in full grant for the expansion of the Calinog District Hospital.

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Farmers attend training on palay check, organic production

October 9, 2012 10:02 pm· Comments Off on Farmers attend training on palay check, organic production 

COTABATO CITY, Oct. 9 -– Two farmers’ groups in Banga, South Cotabato received their certificates after completing a season-long training on Farmers’ Field School-Integrated Pest Management(FFS-IPM).

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6 LGU's ink agreement with DENR to reduce pollutants from garbage burning

October 9, 2012 10:02 pm· Comments Off on 6 LGU's ink agreement with DENR to reduce pollutants from garbage burning 

By Samuel M. Toledo

LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 09 — Six local government units, one of them from Bicol Region, recently inked a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in order to reduce air emission of dioxins and furans–pollutants from garbage or organic materials.

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Cagayan establishes provincial disaster management office

October 9, 2012 10:02 pm· Comments Off on Cagayan establishes provincial disaster management office 

TUGUEGARAO City, Oct. 9 — Cagayan has established its Provincial Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PCCDRRMO) to respond to calamities and mitigate the effects of climate change.

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Over 500 people avail free medical service in Zambo

October 9, 2012 10:02 pm· Comments Off on Over 500 people avail free medical service in Zambo 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Oct.9 — More than 500 indigent residents of this city on Tuesday availed of free medical and dental services provided by the local government through "Servicio Medical na Fiesta Pilar."

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Cebu PB names Sitoy as majority floor leader

October 9, 2012 10:02 pm· Comments Off on Cebu PB names Sitoy as majority floor leader 

CEBU CITY, Oct. 9 — Liberal Party members of the Cebu Provincial Board have chosen party member Arleigh Sitoy as the new majority floor leader.

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