DSWD holds roadshow in Cagayan Valley

March 16, 2011 10:36 pm· Comments Off on DSWD holds roadshow in Cagayan Valley 

MANILA, March 16 – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reached out to residents of Cagayan Valley in a roadshow aiming to promote the government's convergence framework strategy in its anti-poverty efforts on Wednesday.

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LCP backs cityhood of 21 municipalities

March 16, 2011 10:36 pm· Comments Off on LCP backs cityhood of 21 municipalities 

MANILA, March 16 — The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) on Wednesday announced that it is supporting the conversion into cities of 21 towns that have already complied with the requirements set by the 1987 Philippine Constitution and the Local Government Code.

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31,000 Filipinos asked to leave Bahrain voluntarily as Alert 2 raised

March 16, 2011 10:36 pm· Comments Off on 31,000 Filipinos asked to leave Bahrain voluntarily as Alert 2 raised 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, March 16 — About 31,000 Filipinos in troubled Bahrain are being restricted in their movements and urged to leave the Middle Eastern country voluntarily.

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Reduced PHL personnel in Japan diplomatic missions mulled

March 16, 2011 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Reduced PHL personnel in Japan diplomatic missions mulled 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, March 16 – Whether or not diplomats and staff and their dependents at the Philippine embassy in Tokyo and the consulate-general in Osaka City might have to leave their posts as the Philippine government’s own mitigating measure in post-quake and tsunami Japan is still being mulled by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

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(Metro News) 4 perish in Makati fire

March 16, 2011 10:36 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) 4 perish in Makati fire 

MANILA, March 16 — A 65-year old woman and her three grandchildren perished in a pre-dawn fire that hit their house in Makati City on Wednesday.

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No cause for alarm, no nuclear radiation threat in PHL — gov't officials assure anew

March 16, 2011 10:36 pm· Comments Off on No cause for alarm, no nuclear radiation threat in PHL — gov't officials assure anew 

MANILA, March 16 – The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) on Wednesday assured anew the public there is no nuclear radiation in the Philippines following the nuclear plant blasts in Japan.

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Arriving Filipinos from Japan not required to undergo quarantine procedure

March 16, 2011 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Arriving Filipinos from Japan not required to undergo quarantine procedure 

MANILA, March 16 — Arriving Filipinos at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport [NAIA] from Japan are not required to undergo quarantine procedure to detect if they are affected by radiation.

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CA panel cancels deliberation on Purisima’s appointment

March 16, 2011 10:36 pm· Comments Off on CA panel cancels deliberation on Purisima’s appointment 

MANILA, March 16 – The Commission on Appointment (CA) committee on finance, chaired by Sen. Ralph Recto, has canceled its Wednesday’s deliberation on the ad interim appointment of Department of Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima due to strong opposition by a group of revenue informers.

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DPWH renews call for LGUs to intensify inspection on buildings

March 16, 2011 10:36 pm· Comments Off on DPWH renews call for LGUs to intensify inspection on buildings 

MANILA, March 16 — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has renewed its call for local government units (LGUs) to intensify inspection of buildings to assure public safety in case a strong earthquake occurs.

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Firm offers jobs for OFW repatriates

March 16, 2011 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Firm offers jobs for OFW repatriates 

MANILA, March 16 — A big steel fabrication and engineering company is inviting repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFW) to apply for numerous vacancies for their Muntinlupa and Batangas plants.

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