MMDA, NCRPO all set for 'Undas'

October 29, 2009 10:06 am· Comments Off on MMDA, NCRPO all set for 'Undas' 

MANILA, Oct. 29 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will deploy more than 1,200 traffic enforcers to all major thoroughfares in the metropolis starting Saturday (October 31) to man traffic on roads to and from public and private cemeteries on All Saints Day.

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DoLE issues pay guidelines for November holidays

October 29, 2009 10:06 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Oct. 29 — The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) on Thursday issued guidelines for employers who would require their workers to report for duty during the holidays this coming November.

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Palace says oil firms can’t raise profitability issue

October 29, 2009 10:06 am· Comments Off on Palace says oil firms can’t raise profitability issue 

MANILA, Oct. 29 — Oil firms cannot expect the government to believe their claim that they will lose money as a result of the fuel price rollback.

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Gov’t, WHO team up to fight lepto surge

October 29, 2009 10:06 am· Comments Off on Gov’t, WHO team up to fight lepto surge 

MANILA, Oct. 29 — The government has teamed up with the World Health Organization (WHO) to study the exact strain of leptospirosis that affects three towns in La Union and three towns in Pangasinan.

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NDF, MILF open to resumption of peace talks

October 29, 2009 10:06 am· Comments Off on NDF, MILF open to resumption of peace talks 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Oct. 29 — Top officials of the government peace panel revealed today that both the National Democratic Front (NDF) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are “open and upbeat” to the resumption of the stalled peace talks.

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PGMA underscores coops’ role in peace, dev’t

October 29, 2009 10:06 am· Comments Off on PGMA underscores coops’ role in peace, dev’t 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Oct. 29 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo underscored today the importance of cooperatives in bringing permanent peace and development, especially in the conflict areas of Mindanao.

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GRP-MILF peace talks ‘imminent’ — PGMA

October 29, 2009 10:06 am· Comments Off on GRP-MILF peace talks ‘imminent’ — PGMA 

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 29 — The formal resumption of peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) could come as early as next month.

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Zambo Sur CMC welcomes MILF help to free abducted Irish priest

October 29, 2009 10:06 am· Comments Off on Zambo Sur CMC welcomes MILF help to free abducted Irish priest 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Oct. 29 — The Zamboanga del Sur Crisis Management Committee (CMC) tasked to solve the abduction of an Irish priest welcomes the decision of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to assist in locating and for the speedy and safe recovery of the hostage.

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Phaseout of tricycles powered with two-stroke engines put drivers, operators on the edge

October 29, 2009 10:06 am· Comments Off on Phaseout of tricycles powered with two-stroke engines put drivers, operators on the edge 

ILOILO CITY, Oct 29 –- The government’s policy to phase out motorcycles powered with two-stroke engines by 2010 has placed the tricycle industry in Metro Iloilo which accounts for more than 10,000 registered motorcycles used in the livelihood of more than 15,000 drivers and owners of tricycles here on the edge.

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Community-led housing program takes centerstage during housing summit

October 29, 2009 10:06 am· Comments Off on Community-led housing program takes centerstage during housing summit 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 29 – The community-driven housing program spearheaded by non-government organizations (NGOs) emerges as one the best practices in urban poor housing program in this southern city.

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