PGMA’s help sought on OFW due for hanging

July 9, 2009 8:40 am· Comments Off on PGMA’s help sought on OFW due for hanging 

GUAGUA, Pampanga, July 9 — He was supposed to receive only a certificate of employment from no less than the President of the land but an out-of-school youth, determined to plead the case of his father, saw the opportunity as just too tempting to pass up.

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70 PGS-TESDA scholars in Davao to start training on July 13

July 9, 2009 8:40 am· Comments Off on 70 PGS-TESDA scholars in Davao to start training on July 13 

DAVAO CITY, July 9 –- Some 70 individuals, mostly out-of-school youth in the Davao Region, have enrolled for training under the Pangulong Gloria Scholarships (PGS) and Job Generation Program in cooperation with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

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Mindanao LGUs, religious leaders condemn bombings

July 9, 2009 8:40 am· Comments Off on Mindanao LGUs, religious leaders condemn bombings 

TUBOD, Lanao del Norte, July 9 -– Top officials of local government units (LGUs) in Mindanao condemned in the “strongest terms” on Thursday the recent string of bombings in Cotabato City, Jolo and Iligan City, which killed and wounded many innocent civilians.

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Ebdane inaugurates new DPWH Region 2 office

July 9, 2009 8:40 am· Comments Off on Ebdane inaugurates new DPWH Region 2 office 

TUGUEGARAO CITY, July 9 — Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. spearheaded the inauguration of the new regional office of the DPWH Region 2 at the Regional Government Center here recently.

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Long-running family feud eyed in violent clash between rival fanatic groups

July 9, 2009 8:40 am· Comments Off on Long-running family feud eyed in violent clash between rival fanatic groups 

By Judy Flores-Partlow

DUMAGUETE CITY, July 9 – Police investigators are strongly looking at a long-standing and complex family dispute as having triggered the violent and bloody confrontation Wednesday dawn between two rival fanatic groups in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental.

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(Special Report) President Arroyo’s foreign trips good for the nation, says Ilocos RDC exec

July 9, 2009 8:40 am· Comments Off on (Special Report) President Arroyo’s foreign trips good for the nation, says Ilocos RDC exec 

DAGUPAN CITY, July 9 — The co-chairman of the Regional Development Council (RDC) of the Ilocos Region stressed that the foreign trips of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo are to the best interest of the country and the Filipino people.

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DENR-12 files raps vs 4 illegal loggers

July 9, 2009 8:40 am· Comments Off on DENR-12 files raps vs 4 illegal loggers 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, July 9 – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) filed illegal logging charges Thursday against four alleged illegal loggers who were earlier arrested by police operatives while reportedly cutting down various tree species within a protected area in Polomolok town in South Cotabato.

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NMIS-12 intensifies crackdown vs expired meat products

July 9, 2009 8:40 am· Comments Off on NMIS-12 intensifies crackdown vs expired meat products 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, July 9 – The National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) in Region 12 or Central Mindanao has again warned local consumers against the proliferation of expired meat and processed meat products in the local markets in the area.

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Proposed 2010 budget for regional line agencies, SUCs in Western Visayas pegged at P47.9B

July 9, 2009 8:40 am· Comments Off on Proposed 2010 budget for regional line agencies, SUCs in Western Visayas pegged at P47.9B 

ILOILO CITY, July 9 – Regional line agencies (RLAs) and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in Western Visayas are proposing for a P47. 9-billion budget for Fiscal Year 2010.

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Marines arrest 6 ICRC kidnapping suspects

July 9, 2009 8:40 am· Comments Off on Marines arrest 6 ICRC kidnapping suspects 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 9 –Government security forces manning a checkpoint have arrested six people including the two wives of an Abu Sayyaf leader involved in the kidnapping of three humanitarian workers in the island province of Sulu, a military official announced Thursday.

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