P-Noy appoints Pama as new Navy chief

January 3, 2011 1:37 pm· Comments Off on P-Noy appoints Pama as new Navy chief 

MANILA, Jan. 3 -– President Benigno Simeon Aquino III named Rear Admiral Alexander Pama as the new Philippine Navy (PN) chief.

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Magnitude 4.0 quake jolts parts of Negros, Guimaras

January 3, 2011 1:37 pm· Comments Off on Magnitude 4.0 quake jolts parts of Negros, Guimaras 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 2 – An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 jolted some parts of Western Visayas Sunday afternoon, according to Ramil Atando of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) office in Roxas City, Capiz.

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Military in Panay island strictly observes SOMO

January 3, 2011 1:37 pm· Comments Off on Military in Panay island strictly observes SOMO 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 2 – The Philippine Army's 301st Infantry Brigade, based at Camp Hernandez in Dingle, Iloilo under the command of Col. Caesar Ronnie F. Ordoyo, reiterates that army soldiers in Panay Island are strictly observing the provisions of the Suspension of Offensive Military Operations (SOMO) which took effect December 16, 2010 to January 3, 2011.

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Duterte affirms firecracker ban law to stay

January 3, 2011 1:37 pm· Comments Off on Duterte affirms firecracker ban law to stay 

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 3 — Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte affirmed that the firecracker ban ordinance in this city will stay as long as he is with the government.

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2,009 persons evacuated in Caraga region due to flooding; residents warned vs landslides

January 3, 2011 1:37 pm· Comments Off on 2,009 persons evacuated in Caraga region due to flooding; residents warned vs landslides 

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 3 — Some 2,009 persons fled their homes due to rising floodwaters in the Municipality of San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, cities of Butuan and Surigao and Agusan del Norte, according to initial reports from government and private rescue teams, including their respective disaster councils and social welfare offices.

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Aklan province shifts gear to Ati-atihan preparations

January 3, 2011 1:37 pm· Comments Off on Aklan province shifts gear to Ati-atihan preparations 

KALIBO, Aklan, Jan. 3 – After the successful Yuletide celebration, Aklan residents are now busy preparing for the Ati-atihan revelry this month.

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(Update) Floodwater destroys part of Agusan del Sur Capitol's concrete fence

January 3, 2011 1:37 pm· Comments Off on (Update) Floodwater destroys part of Agusan del Sur Capitol's concrete fence 

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 3 — Part of the concrete fence surrounding the 18-hectare compound of the Agusan del Sur Provincial Capitol in Patin-ay, Prosperidad town collapsed Monday morning due to floodwater spawned by heavy rains, according to the latest report reaching this Caraga Region's capital city.

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Consultation on President Aquino's MTPDP slated in W. Visayas on Monday

January 3, 2011 1:37 pm· Comments Off on Consultation on President Aquino's MTPDP slated in W. Visayas on Monday 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 3 – Western Visayas will play host to the regional consultation of the Medium-Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP) formulated under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III Monday next week.

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Isabela gov't gives financial assistance to fire victims in Tuguegarao

January 3, 2011 1:37 pm· Comments Off on Isabela gov't gives financial assistance to fire victims in Tuguegarao 

CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela, Jan. 3 -– The families of 10 nursing graduates, who died in a hotel fire incident in Tuguegarao City, were extended financial help by the provincial government after they were identified by local authorities to be Isabelinos.

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Nueva Vizcaya completes close to 70-km road project

January 3, 2011 1:37 pm· Comments Off on Nueva Vizcaya completes close to 70-km road project 

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Jan. 3 — The provincial government here has completed close to 70-kilometers of road concreting projects in various villages in the province, officials here said.

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