Communist rebels released 5 kidnapped village officials

November 26, 2013 10:00 am· Comments Off on Communist rebels released 5 kidnapped village officials 

TALACOGON, Agusan del Sur, Nov. 25 — The communist New People's Army (NPA) rebels had released five villlage officials including a volunteer militiaman abducted a month ago four days prior to the conduct of the barangay election here, the military announced on Monday.

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Drug syndicates neutralized with arrest of 'big fish,' PDEA says

November 26, 2013 10:00 am· Comments Off on Drug syndicates neutralized with arrest of 'big fish,' PDEA says 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Nov. 25 –The anti-narcotics office in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Monday said it broke the backbone of drug syndicates in Lanao del Sur with the arrest of a ranking member of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF)-Misuari faction who was allegedly a major illegal drug supplier in the province.

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DSWD: 1.53M food packs distributed in Eastern Visayas

November 26, 2013 10:00 am· Comments Off on DSWD: 1.53M food packs distributed in Eastern Visayas 

TACLOBAN CITY, Nov 25 — Some 1.53 million food packs have been distributed in calamity-stricken areas of Eastern Visayas as of Sunday, Nov. 24, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said.

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City gov’t, UN-OCHA hold media orientation in Zambo

November 26, 2013 10:00 am· Comments Off on City gov’t, UN-OCHA hold media orientation in Zambo 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov. 25 –- Members of the local media including information officers of vital agencies and select campus journalists and instructors took part in a day-long orientation/training Saturday, November 23, designed to familiarize participants on the dynamics of communicating with disaster-affected communities.

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Zambo councilor: Village fund not affected by SC declaration on 'pork'

November 26, 2013 10:00 am· Comments Off on Zambo councilor: Village fund not affected by SC declaration on 'pork' 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov. 25 –- Councilor Rommel Agan said the Supreme Court declaration on the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) as unconstitutional has no effect on the Community Development Fund (CDF) of the city councilors.

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DSWD releases P114M worth of family packs for relief operations

November 26, 2013 10:00 am· Comments Off on DSWD releases P114M worth of family packs for relief operations 

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 25 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Regional Office 6 as of Monday has released a total of P114,374,249.72 million worth of family packs and other basic necessities to those affected by Typhoon Yolanda in Western Visayas.

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Pangasinan to give P5,000 financial assistance to each job-order employee, consultant this Christmas

November 26, 2013 10:00 am· Comments Off on Pangasinan to give P5,000 financial assistance to each job-order employee, consultant this Christmas 

By Leonardo V. Micua

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Nov, 25 (PNA)– The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) on Monday passed a resolution seeking to give financial assistance of P5,000 each to job-order employees and consultants of the provincial government numbering 1,600 at the end of the year.

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City fire marshal: BFP task not only on firefighting but also law enforcement

November 26, 2013 10:00 am· Comments Off on City fire marshal: BFP task not only on firefighting but also law enforcement 

SAN PABLO CITY, Laguna, Nov. 25 –- The old adage says “if there's smoke, there's fire,” literally that is. But, a city fire marshal disclosed here there's more to their firefighting job than just the fire.

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Joint task force finally locates ill-fated OV-10 Bronco 630

November 26, 2013 10:00 am· Comments Off on Joint task force finally locates ill-fated OV-10 Bronco 630 

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Nov. 25 -– The Joint Task Force Bronco announced Monday that it has finally located the ill-fated OV-10 Bronco 630 with the help of a local fisherman on November 23 off the shoreline of BM Beach, Barangay San Manuel, in this city.

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DSWD-11 continues to augment relief operations in 'Yolanda'-hit areas

November 26, 2013 10:00 am· Comments Off on DSWD-11 continues to augment relief operations in 'Yolanda'-hit areas 

DAVAO CITY, Nov. 25 — Twenty-one workers from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-11) regional office here were sent off on Sunday to augment the relief operations in typhoon "Yolanda"-stricken Cebu and Tacloban cities.

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