3 NPAs, 2 cohorts nabbed by Army troops in Quezon

December 23, 2012 1:10 am· Comments Off on 3 NPAs, 2 cohorts nabbed by Army troops in Quezon 

MANILA, Dec. 22 – Troops from the 74th Infantry Battalion and the Mulanay Police have arrested three New People's Army guerrillas and their two hired drivers during checkpoint operations in Mulanay town, Quezon Friday night.

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Two city-owned hospitals to serve Iloilo City in 2013

December 23, 2012 1:10 am· Comments Off on Two city-owned hospitals to serve Iloilo City in 2013 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 22 — Two city-owned hospitals will soon be serving residents of Iloilo City with the completion of the Lapaz Maternity and Reproductive Hospital in 2013, Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog announced on Saturday.

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City government plans to rehab of 3 public cemeteries

December 23, 2012 1:10 am· Comments Off on City government plans to rehab of 3 public cemeteries 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 22 — The city government planned to rehabilitate its three public cemeteries as part of its "womb-to-tomb" project, Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said.

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Crime-rate goes down in Cabanatuan City

December 23, 2012 1:10 am· Comments Off on Crime-rate goes down in Cabanatuan City 

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, Dec. 22 — A week-long strict implementation of the “No Plate, No Helmet, No Travel” policy resulted in the arrest of delinquent drivers and operators of motorcycles and tricycles.

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Cabanatuan City police's anti-illegal drug campaign gains headway

December 23, 2012 1:10 am· Comments Off on Cabanatuan City police's anti-illegal drug campaign gains headway 

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, Dec. 22 — The city police's intensified campaign against illegal drugs continued to gain headway following the arrest of five suspected drug pushers in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Sumacab Este on Friday.

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Scuba divers discover three ravaged coral reefs in Albay Gulf

December 23, 2012 1:10 am· Comments Off on Scuba divers discover three ravaged coral reefs in Albay Gulf 

By Alfredo L. Vargas Jr.

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 22 – At least three coral reefs in Albay Gulf were found damaged by blast fishing, officials and staff of the Pacific Blue Dive Center, an organization of marine environmentalists and scuba divers based here reported.

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5 teachers face negligence raps for death of ex-solon’s grandson

December 23, 2012 1:10 am· Comments Off on 5 teachers face negligence raps for death of ex-solon’s grandson 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 22 — Five teachers of the Cebu International School (CIS) here were charged Friday with reckless imprudence resulting in homicide for the death of a grandson of former congressman Jose “Dodong” Gullas during an outreach program in Bataan last September.

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Cebu Capitol’s Christmas party subdued amid leadership standoff

December 23, 2012 1:10 am· Comments Off on Cebu Capitol’s Christmas party subdued amid leadership standoff 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 22 — Employees attended a subdued Christmas party at the Cebu Capitol Friday, amid a leadership standoff between suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale.

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Tesda to train sari-sari store owners in Cebu on entrepreneurship

December 23, 2012 1:10 am· Comments Off on Tesda to train sari-sari store owners in Cebu on entrepreneurship 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 22 — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) 7 has launched a program to teach basic entrepreneurial skills to 1,000 female store owners in Cebu to improve their economic status.

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De Venecia, Lim in a return bout in Pangasinan's 4th district

December 23, 2012 1:10 am· Comments Off on De Venecia, Lim in a return bout in Pangasinan's 4th district 

DAGUPAN CITY, Dec. 22 –A return bout has shaped up in the 4th District of Pangasinan between incumbent Rep. Gina de Venecia of the Nationalist People's Coalition and Celia Lim whom the former defeated in the 2010 polls.

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