Army seizes 2 bundles of marijuana

February 12, 2013 1:31 am· Comments Off on Army seizes 2 bundles of marijuana 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Feb. 11 — Soldiers operating a checkpoint in Agusan Del Sur seized two bundles of suspected marijuana of undetermined value Saturday afternoon.

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Masbate City awarded for CBMS in local development

February 12, 2013 1:31 am· Comments Off on Masbate City awarded for CBMS in local development 

LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 11 — The Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Network and the De la Salle University Angelo King Institute for Economics and Business Studies (DLSU-AKI) have recently awarded with recognition the City Government of Masbate for its effective use of community-based monitoring system (CBMS) in its development programs.

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Quezon province observes dental and heart month

February 12, 2013 1:31 am· Comments Off on Quezon province observes dental and heart month 

By Michelle Cede

Nagcarlan offers “luntiang bukid ni Inay” greening project

February 12, 2013 1:31 am· Comments Off on Nagcarlan offers “luntiang bukid ni Inay” greening project 

NAGCARLAN, Laguna Feb. 11 — The Center for Agriculture and Rural Development – Business Development Service Foundation, Inc. (CARD-BDSFI) awarded the “Luntiang Bukid ni Inay” (Mother’s Green Farm) championship prize to Liwanag 12 Center in Nagcarlan, Laguna recently.

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Ormoc mulls own insurance system in place of PhilHealth

February 12, 2013 1:31 am· Comments Off on Ormoc mulls own insurance system in place of PhilHealth 

ORMOC CITY, Feb. 11 — The increase in the contribution of local government units (LGU) to the premiums of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for indigent constituents has prompted Mayor Eric C. Codilla to rethink whether or not to continue patronizing the National Health Insurance Program.

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Davao Region has 2.6 M voters

February 12, 2013 1:31 am· Comments Off on Davao Region has 2.6 M voters 

By Digna D. Banzon

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 11 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reported Monday that Region XI has 2.6 million registered voters, or an increase of 100,000 voters compared to the figure of the May 2010 elections.

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LBP begins cash card distribution to contractual, casual employees of Palawan gov’t

February 12, 2013 1:31 am· Comments Off on LBP begins cash card distribution to contractual, casual employees of Palawan gov’t 

By Celeste Anna R. Formoso

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Feb. 11 -– The Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) here has begun distributing cash cards to casual and contractual employees of the provincial government to speed up transactions involving their salaries.

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Putin urges Russian diplomats to apply "soft power" more extensively

February 12, 2013 1:31 am· Comments Off on Putin urges Russian diplomats to apply "soft power" more extensively 

MOSCOW, Feb. 11 — Russia should enhance its "soft power" in international affairs to supplement the traditional diplomacy, President Vladimir Putin said Monday.

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British business confidence drops to years' low, BDO survey

February 12, 2013 1:31 am· Comments Off on British business confidence drops to years' low, BDO survey 

LONDON, Feb. 11 — Britain's busiesses had the lowest confidence in 21 years in January, accountancy firm BDO said in a survey.

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2nd LD: 9 killed in car explosion near Turkish-Syrian border

February 12, 2013 1:31 am· Comments Off on 2nd LD: 9 killed in car explosion near Turkish-Syrian border 

ANKARA, Feb. 11 — At least nine people were killed and some 30 wounded in a car blast on Monday near Turkey's southern border gate with Syria, private NTV news channel reported.

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