Japan's P34-M assistance for development projects in Mindanao boosts GPH, MILF peace process

March 23, 2012 9:28 am· Comments Off on Japan's P34-M assistance for development projects in Mindanao boosts GPH, MILF peace process 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, March 22 – A US$ 824,653 (P34 million) grant assistance by Japan for various social development projects in conflict-areas in Central Mindanao has boosted the peace process between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

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US solicitor general expected to arrive

March 23, 2012 9:28 am· Comments Off on US solicitor general expected to arrive 

KALIBO, AKLAN, March 22 – The Philippine government is expecting the arrival of the United States solicitor general so that it could impress on him that Filipinos could be trusted with grants and work out to take out the country from the lists of most corrupt countries in the world.

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Zambo mayor commends Red Cross

March 23, 2012 9:28 am· Comments Off on Zambo mayor commends Red Cross 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, March 22 – Mayor Celso Lobregat has commended the countless volunteers of the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC)-Zamboanga City chapter for their enthusiasm, courage and above all for their aggressive spirit of volunteerism in the service of humanity through the Red Cross movement.

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Davao Gov. del Rosario highlights accomplishments in SOPA

March 23, 2012 9:28 am· Comments Off on Davao Gov. del Rosario highlights accomplishments in SOPA 

DAVAO DEL NORTE, March 22 – Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo P. del Rosario highlighted his administration’s accomplishments in his fifth State of the Province Address delivered recently here.

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BIR exec optimistic local revenue district office can achieve tax goal

March 23, 2012 9:28 am· Comments Off on BIR exec optimistic local revenue district office can achieve tax goal 

DUMAGUETE CITY, March 22 — Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Region 12 Director Perfecto Aranas is confident that Revenue District -79 Dumaguete Office can attain its tax collection goal despite the twin calamities that struck Negros Oriental. He strongly believes that RDO-79 can hit the goal being the consistent top performer among the revenue districts under BIR Region 12.

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‘No reason to return to city hall’ – Treñas

March 23, 2012 9:28 am· Comments Off on ‘No reason to return to city hall’ – Treñas 

ILOILO CITY, March 22 – Fresh from the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) confirmation of his election in 2010 as the duly elected city lone district Representative in Congress, Cong. Jerry P. Treñas doused cold water to speculations that he is raring to return as city mayor to city hall in 2013 elections.

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Covering mouth helps prevent TB spread

March 23, 2012 9:28 am· Comments Off on Covering mouth helps prevent TB spread 

ILOILO CITY, March 22 — The Department of Health 6 (DOH-6) is encouraging each person to bring a handkerchief with them everywhere they go.

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RDC backs NGCP on acquisition of connection/transmission assets proposal

March 23, 2012 9:28 am· Comments Off on RDC backs NGCP on acquisition of connection/transmission assets proposal 

ILOILO CITY, March 22 – The opposition to the proposed takeover of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) of the connection/transmission assets of the Panay Energy Development Corporation (PEDC) has now the backing of the Regional Development Council (RDC), the highest policy making body in Western Visayas.

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(Nuclear summit) Industry leaders open forum on nuclear safety

March 23, 2012 9:28 am· Comments Off on (Nuclear summit) Industry leaders open forum on nuclear safety 

SEOUL, March 23 — Nuclear energy industry leaders from around the world kicked -off a two-day meeting in Seoul on Friday to help advance atomic safety and support global security.

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Death toll of Italy's Costa Concordia wreck rises to 30

March 23, 2012 9:28 am· Comments Off on Death toll of Italy's Costa Concordia wreck rises to 30 

ROME, March 23 — The death toll of Italian Costa Concordia wreck rose to 30 on Thursday after divers found five more bodies inside the cruise ship that stranded off the country's western coast in January, local media said.

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