Agriculture officials call plunder raps 'nuisance', 'harassment'

January 6, 2010 11:36 pm· Comments Off on Agriculture officials call plunder raps 'nuisance', 'harassment' 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 6 — Officials of the Department of Agriculture (DA) on Wednesday evening asserted the legality to acquire state-of-the-art multi-functional postharvest facilities for farmers and fisherfolk.

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10 flyovers before PGMA term ends

January 6, 2010 11:36 pm· Comments Off on 10 flyovers before PGMA term ends 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 6 -– Construction is ongoing for 10 flyover projects in different parts of the country slated for completion before the term of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ends by June 30, 2010.

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PRO 7 chief sees busy days ahead for police

January 6, 2010 11:36 pm· Comments Off on PRO 7 chief sees busy days ahead for police 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 6 – Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Lani-o Nerez said the whole January will be hectic for them with the preparations and staging of the Sinulog Festival in Cebu City.

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Cebu City mayor assails Comelec total gun ban

January 6, 2010 11:36 pm· Comments Off on Cebu City mayor assails Comelec total gun ban 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 6 – Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena said he wants the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) to challenge in court the total gun ban to be implemented by the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) starting January 10.

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Robbers ransack the Maguindanao Comelec office

January 6, 2010 11:36 pm· Comments Off on Robbers ransack the Maguindanao Comelec office 

COTABATO CITY, Jan. 6 — Unidentified men ransacked the provincial office of the Commission on Elections over the weekend inside the Maguindanao provincial capital, an election official said.

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Lanao del Sur police patrol car stolen in Iligan City, abandoned in Cotabato City

January 6, 2010 11:36 pm· Comments Off on Lanao del Sur police patrol car stolen in Iligan City, abandoned in Cotabato City 

COTABATO CITY, Jan. 6 – Police authorities here are puzzled over the discovery of a police patrol car abandoned in Barangay Bubong, this city on Tuesday night.

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NGOs campaigning vs aerial spraying are illegitimate groups

January 6, 2010 11:36 pm· Comments Off on NGOs campaigning vs aerial spraying are illegitimate groups 

By Judy G. Quiros

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 6 — Non-government organizations (NGOs) hardly campaigning against the practice of aerial spraying in banana plantations are believed to be illegitimate groups.

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Bomb plot foiled in Laguna court house

January 6, 2010 11:36 pm· Comments Off on Bomb plot foiled in Laguna court house 

MANILA, Jan. 6 – Police on Wednesday said alert security personnel foiled a plan to blow up the Sta. Cruz Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Sta. Cruz, Laguna.

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Davao City fire kills three-year old child, severely burns grandma

January 6, 2010 11:36 pm· Comments Off on Davao City fire kills three-year old child, severely burns grandma 

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 6 — A three-year old child was burned to death while his grandmother suffered third degree burns when fire razed their residence in Purok Mauswagon, Megcauayan, Calinan, this city, Wednesday morning.

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Court dismisses Writ of Amparo and Habeas Data complaint filed by militant leader vs PGMA, Army and PNP officials in Negros Oriental

January 6, 2010 11:36 pm· Comments Off on Court dismisses Writ of Amparo and Habeas Data complaint filed by militant leader vs PGMA, Army and PNP officials in Negros Oriental 

By Judy Flores-Partlow

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 6 – The 19th Division of the Court of Appeals has dismissed the petition for Writ of Amparo and Writ of Habeas Data filed by progressive leader Paz Silva against the President of the Philippines and officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, many of whom are based in Negros Oriental, for lack of merit.

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