Villegas: 'Doing EDSA all over again only mean we did not learn our lesson'

February 26, 2014 6:42 am· Comments Off on Villegas: 'Doing EDSA all over again only mean we did not learn our lesson' 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Feb. 25 (PNA) — Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas choose to celebrate the 28th anniversary of EDSA People Power 1, where the historic revolution took place.

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Learning watershed information portal opens

February 26, 2014 6:42 am· Comments Off on Learning watershed information portal opens 

BATAC CITY, Ilocos Norte. Feb. 25 — To promote science-based information and decide critical issues based on facts, a new website featuring real-time monitoring of critical watershed areas in the Philippines is now available to end users, particularly those involved in disaster preparedness and risk reduction from the national line agencies down to the remotest barangays in the country.

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Court junks poll protests vs 2 winning barangay officials in Capiz

February 26, 2014 6:42 am· Comments Off on Court junks poll protests vs 2 winning barangay officials in Capiz 

ILOILO CITY, Feb. 25 — The court in Roxas City, Capiz has junked two election protests filed by defeated candidates against winning barangay officials in Barangay Libas, Roxas City in last year’s barangay polls.

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Cebu coop donates Php1-M for new Cebu City hospital

February 26, 2014 6:42 am· Comments Off on Cebu coop donates Php1-M for new Cebu City hospital 

CEBU CITY, Feb. 25 — The Cebu Court of First Instance (CFI) Cooperative has donated Php1 million for the construction of a new and bigger Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC).

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President Aquino breaks ground for disaster-resilient regional hospital

February 26, 2014 6:42 am· Comments Off on President Aquino breaks ground for disaster-resilient regional hospital 

By Perla G. Lena

TACLOBAN CITY, Feb 25 (PNA) – – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday led the ground-breaking of a 500-bed capacity modern and disaster-resilient Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) at the 25-hectare lot in Cabalawan village, this city.

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President Aquino lauds resilience of 'Yolanda' survivors in Leyte visit

February 26, 2014 6:42 am· Comments Off on President Aquino lauds resilience of 'Yolanda' survivors in Leyte visit 

TANAUAN, Leyte, Feb. 25 — President Benigno Simeon Aquino III lauded the resilience of Yolanda survivors in his 12-minute speech in what he called as his first People Power celebration outside Metro Manila as Chief Executive.

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Mayor, police chief seek community's help to curb criminality in Dumaguete

February 26, 2014 6:42 am· Comments Off on Mayor, police chief seek community's help to curb criminality in Dumaguete 

By Judaline F. Partlow

DUMAGUETE CITY, Feb. 25 (PNA) – Amid rising public criticism over the perceived “unsafe” environment prevailing in Dumaguete, the capital city of Negros Oriental, Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria and police chief James Goforth have appealed for strong community support and participation to help curb criminality.

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Capitol gives financial assistance to fire victims

February 26, 2014 6:42 am· Comments Off on Capitol gives financial assistance to fire victims 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Feb. 25 -– Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo on Monday led the distribution of financial assistance to a total of 37 families and individuals who lost their homes and belongings in a fire that hit a densely populated area in the capital city of Dumaguete last year.

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Thousands of lay faithful turn up for pro-life rally

February 26, 2014 6:42 am· Comments Off on Thousands of lay faithful turn up for pro-life rally 

By Judy Flores-Partlow

DUMAGUETE CITY, Feb. 25 (PNA) -– An estimated 6,000 people turned up Tuesday morning at the Macias Sports Center in Dumaguete City to join the prayer rally initiated by the Diocese of Dumaguete in observance of Pro-Life Month this February.

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President Aquino lauds Bohol’s spirit in quake recovery efforts

February 26, 2014 6:42 am· Comments Off on President Aquino lauds Bohol’s spirit in quake recovery efforts 

By Ric V. Obedencio

LOON, Bohol, Feb. 25 (PNA) -– President Benigno S. Aquino III hailed Bohol’s early recovery and rehabilitation efforts while slowly rising from the rubble of earthquake that struck the province on Oct. 15, 2013.

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