PhilHealth assures non-stop medical benefits for dengue patients

November 24, 2012 5:12 am· Comments Off on PhilHealth assures non-stop medical benefits for dengue patients 

MANILA, Nov. 23 — With the continuous rise in dengue cases, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) gave assurance on Friday of a non-stop benefit payment for patients hospitalized due to the mosquito-borne disease.

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DOLE Bicol to hold “Run Against Child Labor” in December

November 24, 2012 5:12 am· Comments Off on DOLE Bicol to hold “Run Against Child Labor” in December 

LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 23 — To source out additional funds for the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) “Project Angel Tree,” employees of the department’s regional office here have joined hands for the 5-kilometer fun run dubbed, “Run Against Child Labor,” on December 7.

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Mangudadatu says he was target of foiled roadside bomb attack in Sultan Kudarat

November 24, 2012 5:12 am· Comments Off on Mangudadatu says he was target of foiled roadside bomb attack in Sultan Kudarat 

By Edwin O. Fernandez

BULUAN, Maguindanao, Nov. 23 –- Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu believes he was the target of the road side bomb planted while they are going to the site of the Maguindanao massacre in Maguindanao province on Friday.

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Megaworld considers renaming project as Iloilo City International Convention Center

November 24, 2012 5:12 am· Comments Off on Megaworld considers renaming project as Iloilo City International Convention Center 

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 23 — Megaworld Corp. is considering the idea of permanently naming the proposed convention center here as the Iloilo City International Convention Center comparable to other international convention centers in the world.

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Suspected JI member killed in Marawi shootout

November 24, 2012 5:12 am· Comments Off on Suspected JI member killed in Marawi shootout 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov. 23 -– A suspected member of the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terror network was killed while a policeman was wounded in a shootout in Marawi City, a military official announced Friday.

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DOT chief recommends start of tours at new Iloilo city hall

November 24, 2012 5:12 am· Comments Off on DOT chief recommends start of tours at new Iloilo city hall 

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 23 — The Department of Tourism (DOT) has recommended the start of city tours here at the new seven-storey city hall building in front of the historic Plaza Libertad for tourists to see the beautiful and rehabilitated Iloilo River.

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5,000 Pili saplings adorn Albay's 'green' Christmas tree

November 24, 2012 5:12 am· Comments Off on 5,000 Pili saplings adorn Albay's 'green' Christmas tree 

LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 23 -– A closer look at the 50-foot Green Christmas Tree towering near the center of Peñaranda Park in front of the capitol here will reveal that aside from stars of variant colors and size, its dominant green radiance is from 5,000 saplings of Pili tree arranged in several tiers from base to the top.

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Pimentel urges justice for Maguindanao massacre victims

November 24, 2012 5:12 am· Comments Off on Pimentel urges justice for Maguindanao massacre victims 

CEBU CITY, Nov. 23 — Sen. Aquilino Pimentel lll has urged Malacanang to use its entire machinery to bring justice to victims of the Maguindanao massacre, which marked its third anniversary Friday.

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Brillantes: Comelec to put Cebu’s 4th district under its control if violence erupts

November 24, 2012 5:12 am· Comments Off on Brillantes: Comelec to put Cebu’s 4th district under its control if violence erupts 

CEBU CITY, Nov. 23 — Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes, Jr. said Cebu’s 4th district would only be placed under Comelec control if there is actual violence.

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Cebu cop chief backs lowering age of criminal liability to 12

November 24, 2012 5:12 am· Comments Off on Cebu cop chief backs lowering age of criminal liability to 12 

CEBU CITY, Nov. 23 — A top police official in Cebu supports lowering the age of criminal liability to 12 years old.

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