148 volunteers in Bacolod complete emergency response training

July 31, 2014 9:57 am· Comments Off on 148 volunteers in Bacolod complete emergency response training 

BACOLOD CITY, July 30 –- One hundred forty-eight volunteers in this city completed the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training recently initiated by the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) at CERT Training Center in Barangay Alijis here.

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DAR races to complete land distribution in Western Visayas

July 31, 2014 9:57 am· Comments Off on DAR races to complete land distribution in Western Visayas 

ILOILO CITY, July 30 -– Only 25 percent of the 25,000 hectares targeted for land distribution by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Western Visayas was accomplished five months before the deadline by end of December 2014.

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No legal assistance for 7 vendor maulers, says Baguio mayor

July 31, 2014 9:57 am· Comments Off on No legal assistance for 7 vendor maulers, says Baguio mayor 

BAGUIO CITY, July 30 -– Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan said the city government will not extend legal assistance to seven members of the Public Order and Safety Division (POSD) who were tagged as responsible for the death of market vendor Oscar Caranto early this month.

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Disaster preparedness resolution endorsed in Baguio

July 31, 2014 9:57 am· Comments Off on Disaster preparedness resolution endorsed in Baguio 

BAGUIO CITY, July 30 -– All public and private schools, universities, hospitals, hotels, inns and high rise buildings in the city of Baguio are being urged to conduct regular earthquake drills to augment disaster management literacy, preparedness and protection through the city council Resolution 180.

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Flood evacuation drill, information education campaign conducted in Pangasinan town

July 31, 2014 9:57 am· Comments Off on Flood evacuation drill, information education campaign conducted in Pangasinan town 

CALASIAO, Pangasinan, July 30 -— The provincial disaster risk reduction and management council (PDRRMC) conducted a flood evacuation drill cum information and education campaign in three sitios of flood-prone Barangay Talibaew here on Wednesday.

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Local hero Leon Kilat remembered in his birthplace in Negros Oriental

July 31, 2014 9:57 am· Comments Off on Local hero Leon Kilat remembered in his birthplace in Negros Oriental 

DUMAGUETE CITY, July 30 -– It doesn’t matter whose hero he is, for another place in the Philippines honors him to be their local hero. But for many in Negros Oriental, the revolutionary leader Leon Kilat is also their champion.

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Congress likely to approve Bangsamoro Basic Law in August, says solon

July 31, 2014 9:57 am· Comments Off on Congress likely to approve Bangsamoro Basic Law in August, says solon 

By Cris Diaz

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 30 (PNA) -– Congress would likely approve the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in August once the panel submits the BBL final draft, a lawmaker from this seaport capital of Northern Mindanao said on Wednesday.

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Ilonggo unity needed for successful APEC hosting, says Mayor Mabilog

July 31, 2014 9:57 am· Comments Off on Ilonggo unity needed for successful APEC hosting, says Mayor Mabilog 

ILOILO CITY, July 30 -– Ilonggos are eager and excited over the selection of this southern city as an important site for two high level Ministerial Meetings during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference hosted by the Philippine government and to be participated in by 21 countries in Asia and the Pacific rim.

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Tayada sa Plaza new season opens

July 31, 2014 9:57 am· Comments Off on Tayada sa Plaza new season opens 

DUMAGUETE CITY, July 30 – The city government of Dumaguete through the City Tourism Office opened Tuesday this season’s Tayada sa Plaza 2014 at the Colegio de Santa Catalina de Alexandria (COSCA) Gym.

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DSWD to Yolanda survivors: It’s high time to stand up

July 31, 2014 9:57 am· Comments Off on DSWD to Yolanda survivors: It’s high time to stand up 

TACLOBAN CITY, July 31 — Yolanda survivors who are capable of looking for jobs should no longer rely on the government to be provided with relief assistance.

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