PAMANA program completes 3.5-km. farm–to-market road for the Mandaya tribe in Compostela Valley

October 29, 2012 5:55 am· Comments Off on PAMANA program completes 3.5-km. farm–to-market road for the Mandaya tribe in Compostela Valley 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Oct. 28 — For decades, farmers from the Mandaya tribe, one of the oldest ethnic groups in eastern Mindanao, had to walk for two hours through 3.5 kilometers of rugged trail to market their agricultural products in Compostela town in Compostela Valley because there was no road to speak of.

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U.S. envoy lauds role of Filipino women in nation-building

October 29, 2012 5:55 am· Comments Off on U.S. envoy lauds role of Filipino women in nation-building 

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan, Oct. 28 -– United States ambassador to the Philippines Harry K. Thomas Jr. and Bulacan Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado on Saturday lauded the important and inspiring role of Filipino women in nation-building and world peace during the celebration of the United Nations (UN) Day at the Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center Pavilion here.

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7 killed, 33 injured in Cebu bus accident

October 29, 2012 5:55 am· Comments Off on 7 killed, 33 injured in Cebu bus accident 

CEBU CITY, Oct. 28 — At least seven people were killed while 33 others were injured Saturday night when a packed bus lost its brakes and slammed into a concrete wall in Barangay Don Andres Soriano, Toledo City, some 50 kilometers west of Cebu City.

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Aloguinsan-Carcar trip easier with new P5.1M bridge

October 29, 2012 5:55 am· Comments Off on Aloguinsan-Carcar trip easier with new P5.1M bridge 

CEBU CITY, Oct. 28 — Travel from Aloguinsan town to Carcar City will now be faster and easier after Gov. Gwen Garcia inaugurated recently the P5.1 million concrete bridge linking Barangay Tampa-an and Esperanza in Aloguinsan town.

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BU has 8 new board topnotchers

October 29, 2012 5:55 am· Comments Off on BU has 8 new board topnotchers 

LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 28 –- In the licensure examinations for various courses given this year by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) from January until this month, Bicol University has produced at least eight board topnotchers.

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Mayor Rama extends Cebu City cop chief’s tenure

October 29, 2012 5:55 am· Comments Off on Mayor Rama extends Cebu City cop chief’s tenure 

CEBU CITY, Oct. 28 — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has retained Sr. Supt. Ramon Melvin Buenafe as director of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), saying the best time to change the chain of command is after the 2013 elections.

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Tagaytay: Calabarzon’s 'best child friendly city'

October 29, 2012 5:55 am· Comments Off on Tagaytay: Calabarzon’s 'best child friendly city' 

TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite, Oct. 28 — Tagaytay recently bested the cities of Calamba and Tayabas for the "Best Child Friendly" award given by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

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3 Marines, 2 ASG killed in Patikul clash

October 29, 2012 5:55 am· Comments Off on 3 Marines, 2 ASG killed in Patikul clash 

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao/ Zamboanga City Oct. 28 –Three Marines and two Abu Sayyaf (ASG)rebels were killed during a clash in Barangay Bakong, Patikul, Sulu on Sunday morning prompting the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) to launch an air, sea and ground assaults against the armed group.

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Mayor reminds Zambo bizmen to renew permits early

October 29, 2012 5:55 am· Comments Off on Mayor reminds Zambo bizmen to renew permits early 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Oct. 28 — Mayor Celso Lobregat on Sunday reiterated his appeal for owners and managers of business establishments operating in the city to renew their business permits the earliest possible time to avoid the rush as well as sanctions of late processing.

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Surigao town council orders probe, filing of charges vs. BMRC for exploration violationsby Ben Serrano

October 29, 2012 5:55 am· Comments Off on Surigao town council orders probe, filing of charges vs. BMRC for exploration violationsby Ben Serrano 

PLACER, Surigao del Norte, Oct. 28 -– Placer Municipal Council, through Committee on Environmental Protection and Ecology, Good Governance and Public Ethics and Accountability, has recommended the filing of charges against Bundok Mineral Resources Corp. for conducting exploration without government permits.

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