Higher PhilHealth contributions begin this month

January 3, 2014 3:23 am· Comments Off on Higher PhilHealth contributions begin this month 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Jan 2 (PNA) — Members of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will start to pay higher contributions this month, following the rate hike which took effect the first day of the year.

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Save the Children to launch book on South Cotabato’s T’boli tribe

January 3, 2014 3:23 am· Comments Off on Save the Children to launch book on South Cotabato’s T’boli tribe 

KORONADAL CITY, Jan. 2 — Child rights group Save the Children will launch here next month a “landmark” book that features a compilation of traditional songs, games, rhymes, stories and even lullabies of South Cotabato’s T’boli tribal folks.

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NCMB, AFAB sign MOA for industrial peace in Region 3

January 3, 2014 3:23 am· Comments Off on NCMB, AFAB sign MOA for industrial peace in Region 3 

MANILA, Jan. 2 — The National Conciliation and Mediation Board in Region 3 and the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) aimed to promote and strengthen alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to maintain industrial peace in the FAB, NCMB Executive Director Reynaldo R. Ubaldo said Wednesday.

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City mayor recognizes first three business clients on 2014’s first official transaction day

January 3, 2014 3:23 am· Comments Off on City mayor recognizes first three business clients on 2014’s first official transaction day 

By Saul E. Pa-a

SAN PABLO CITY, Laguna, Jan. 2 (PNA) -– San Pablo City honored the first three business clients on the first transaction day of 2014 as local government offices officially opened here Thursday.

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New Year celebration peaceful in Guimaras

January 3, 2014 3:23 am· Comments Off on New Year celebration peaceful in Guimaras 

JORDAN, Guimaras, Jan. 2 — By and large, Guimaras province went through another peaceful celebration of New Year's Day which has been the norm for the tiny island for ages.

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4 hurt during New Year’s Eve celebration in Negros Oriental; no indiscriminate firing reported

January 3, 2014 3:23 am· Comments Off on 4 hurt during New Year’s Eve celebration in Negros Oriental; no indiscriminate firing reported 

By Judy Flores-Partlow

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 2 (PNA) – At least four people, including a child, were reported injured at the height of the New Year’s Eve celebration Tuesday evening in Negros Oriental, official records with the Philippine National Police (PNP) office showed.

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SP rates city councilors' performance as 'very good' in 2013

January 3, 2014 3:23 am· Comments Off on SP rates city councilors' performance as 'very good' in 2013 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 2 -– Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) secretary Ruth Arroyo has rated the performance of all 14 city councilors here as "very good" in the first six months of 2013 as well as in the last six months of the year for the new SP composition.

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City Council innovates on paperless session agenda

January 3, 2014 3:23 am· Comments Off on City Council innovates on paperless session agenda 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 2 – The Sangguniang Panlungsod here has started innovations on paperless session agenda by using ecopy which requires the SP members to work on their respective laptop computer during the session.

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Four rebel returnees to receive financial aid from government

January 3, 2014 3:23 am· Comments Off on Four rebel returnees to receive financial aid from government 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 2 -– At least four former members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Negros Oriental are to receive financial assistance from the Philippine government on Friday in a simple ceremony at the Office of the Governor.

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Antique cops fail to arrest 2 brothers linked to lawyer's murder

January 3, 2014 3:23 am· Comments Off on Antique cops fail to arrest 2 brothers linked to lawyer's murder 

SAN JOSE, Antique, Jan. 2 — Two weeks after the warrant of arrest was issued by Executive Judge Nery G. Duremdes against the Suarez brothers in connection with the murder of Atty. John Mark Espera, the police still have not collared any of the two who were advised by the other suspect, PO2 Jose Suarez, to flee.

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