DOTC modifies bid criteria for Mactan-Cebu International Airport project for broader competition

February 1, 2013 10:54 pm· Comments Off on DOTC modifies bid criteria for Mactan-Cebu International Airport project for broader competition 

Manila, Feb. 1 — To ensure encouraging broader participation in its bidding process and provide government with more competitive proposals from the private sector, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said Friday that it is revising the bid criteria under the Instructions to Prospective Bidders (ITPB) for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Passenger Terminal Project.

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City vet calls on public to practice responsible pet ownership

February 1, 2013 10:54 pm· Comments Off on City vet calls on public to practice responsible pet ownership 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 1 –- City Veterinarian Dr. Mario Arriola on Friday advised the public to practice responsible pet ownership to avoid getting into trouble.

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DOH warns on chikungunya virus in Catanduanes

February 1, 2013 10:54 pm· Comments Off on DOH warns on chikungunya virus in Catanduanes 

DARAGA, Albay, Feb. 01 — The regional office of the Department of Health (DOH) in Bicol here has issued a public health warning in Catanduanes against the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus after confirming at least eight cases in the municipality of Bagamanoc.

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NEDA Sec. Balisacan assures special attention for Mindanao in PDF

February 1, 2013 10:54 pm· Comments Off on NEDA Sec. Balisacan assures special attention for Mindanao in PDF 

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 1 — Secretary Arsenio Balisacan of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said Mindanao will be given special attention during the Philippine Development Forum (PDF) to be held in Davao City on February 4-5.

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Vessel sinks off Sibutu; 21 rescued, one missing

February 1, 2013 10:54 pm· Comments Off on Vessel sinks off Sibutu; 21 rescued, one missing 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 1 –- Twenty-one people were rescued while one unidentified passenger remained missing when an unregistered wooden-hulled passenger-cargo vessel sank off Tongabakkaan in Sibutu town, Tawi-Tawi, a Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) official reported Friday.

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Army unit in Albay has new chief

February 1, 2013 10:54 pm· Comments Off on Army unit in Albay has new chief 

LIGAO CITY, Feb. 1 –- A new commanding officer for the Philippine Army’s (PA) 2nd Infantry Battalion (2IB) was installed in a simple turnover ceremony inside the command base in Barangay Tula-Tula in this city on Friday.

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Crafting crucial FAB annexes to be completed next month — GPH-MILF peace panel chair

February 1, 2013 10:54 pm· Comments Off on Crafting crucial FAB annexes to be completed next month — GPH-MILF peace panel chair 

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 1 -– Philippine government-Moro Islamic Liberation Front (GPH-MILF) Peace Panel chairperson Miriam Coronel-Ferrer said the crafting of the four crucial annexes to the Framework Agreement on Bangsamoro (FAB) will be completed next month.

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Rice production in Palawan decreases in 2012, says OPA

February 1, 2013 10:54 pm· Comments Off on Rice production in Palawan decreases in 2012, says OPA 

By Celeste Anna R. Formoso

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Feb. 1 -– The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) of Palawan said there was a slight decrease in rice production in the province in 2012 compared to 2011 based on partial reports it has received from their municipal counterparts.

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TESDA innovative mobile classroom bus goes to Biñan City

February 1, 2013 10:54 pm· Comments Off on TESDA innovative mobile classroom bus goes to Biñan City 

BI√ĎAN CITY, Laguna, Feb. 1 –- Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General, Secretary Joel Villanueva, brought Friday the agency’s innovative mobile classroom program and ambulant skills training services approach to the grassroots at the Southville 5 A socialized housing community in Barangay Langkiwa, Biñan City.

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Recently freed NPA rebel among La Castellana ambush suspects

February 1, 2013 10:54 pm· Comments Off on Recently freed NPA rebel among La Castellana ambush suspects 

ILOILO CITY, Feb. 1 – Romeo Nanta, head of the regional operations command of New People’s Army in Western Visayas who was released from prison after posting bail was among the suspects behind the brutal La Castellana ambush in Negros Occidental.

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