Meralco’s Lopez gets CA nod as ambassador to Japan

November 18, 2010 12:52 pm· Comments Off on Meralco’s Lopez gets CA nod as ambassador to Japan 

MANILA, Nov. 18 — Former Manila Electric Company (Meralco) chairman Manuel M. Lopez has been confirmed as the Philippine ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary (AEP) to Japan, one of five AEP nominees who got the precious nod on Wednesday of the powerful Commission on Appointments.

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DFA hails BI drive vs human trafficking

November 18, 2010 12:52 pm· Comments Off on DFA hails BI drive vs human trafficking 

MANILA, Nov. 18 — The Philippine embassy in Singapore lauded the Bureau of Immigration’s (BI) campaign against human trafficking that prevented the departure of thousands of undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) during the past weeks, many of them bound for the progressive city-state.

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Solon urges Congress to pass bill regulating the billboards industry

November 18, 2010 12:52 pm· Comments Off on Solon urges Congress to pass bill regulating the billboards industry 

MANILA, Nov. 18 — Rep. Leopoldo “Pol” Bataoil (2nd District, Pangasinan) on Thursday urged his colleagues in Congress to fast track the passage of a bill establishing a law that would ensure safeguards, protect free enterprise and assure government of revenues from the multi-billion billboards industry.

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DTI-Davao Sur launches ‘Green Bag’ project

November 18, 2010 12:52 pm· Comments Off on DTI-Davao Sur launches ‘Green Bag’ project 

DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur, Nov. 18 – The provincial office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DT) here recently launched its ‘Green Bag’ project in a bid to promote the use of ‘bayong’ as an option to minimize the use of free plastic or cellophane bags.

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PNP-Bataan scores in anti-illegal drugs drive

November 18, 2010 12:52 pm· Comments Off on PNP-Bataan scores in anti-illegal drugs drive 

ABUCAY, Bataan, Nov. 18 – The Philippine National Police (PNP) gained headway in its anti-illegal drugs campaign throughout the province with a suspected drug pusher's arrest here Wednesday.

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Cebu City assures seniors’ Christmas holiday cash grants

November 18, 2010 12:52 pm· Comments Off on Cebu City assures seniors’ Christmas holiday cash grants 

CEBU CITY, Nov. 18 – More than 5,000 senior citizens in Cebu City who have not received the P4,000 financial aid yet from the City Government may have a brighter Christmas.

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Hong Kong group wants to develop Cebu City’s Barracks, Freedom Park

November 18, 2010 12:52 pm· Comments Off on Hong Kong group wants to develop Cebu City’s Barracks, Freedom Park 

CEBU CITY, Nov. 18 – An investor from Hong Kong (HK) wants to develop sitio Warwick Barracks in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City and Freedom Park into a commercial and shopping area.

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NEDA kicks off public consultation on MTRDP

November 18, 2010 12:52 pm· Comments Off on NEDA kicks off public consultation on MTRDP 

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 18 – The series of public consultations on the first draft of the Medium Term Development Plan (MDRDP) of Western Visayas kicked off Thursday, according to National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) regional director Ro-Ann Bacal.

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Crime rate in Cebu City drops

November 18, 2010 12:52 pm· Comments Off on Crime rate in Cebu City drops 

CEBU CITY, Nov. 18 – Police presence on the streets contributed to the decrease in the crime rate in Cebu City, said a top police official.

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Cebu City vet suggests checks on meat imports’ safety

November 18, 2010 12:52 pm· Comments Off on Cebu City vet suggests checks on meat imports’ safety 

CEBU CITY, Nov. 18 – Fewer hogs are being slaughtered in Cebu City, the veterinarian’s office confirmed, and local dealers are feeling the pinch from the reported entry of imported meat in the wet markets.

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