Palace intervenes to avert pork, chicken holiday

May 8, 2012 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Palace intervenes to avert pork, chicken holiday 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, May 8 — Malacanang has intervened to avert the five-day pork and chicken holiday this weekend and called on the Departments of Finance (DoF)and Agriculture (DA), and the Bureau of Customs (BoC) to sit down with the hog and poultry growers in a six-hour emergency meeting on Monday.

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DOH proposes dengue express lanes in Region 6 hospitals

May 8, 2012 10:47 pm· Comments Off on DOH proposes dengue express lanes in Region 6 hospitals 

ILOILO CITY, May 8 — The Department of Health (DOH) in Region 6 is urging all public and private hospitals in cities and municipalities of Western Visayas to set up express lanes to allow quicker response and confirmation of dengue cases and reduce casualties.

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P310-M Zamboanga City by-pass road to open this year

May 8, 2012 10:47 pm· Comments Off on P310-M Zamboanga City by-pass road to open this year 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, May 8 — The by-pass road project that will directly link the city’s east and west coast is set to open this year with the initial fund release of P310 million.

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Lobregat: Climaco strongest bet for Zambo City Mayor in ‘13

May 8, 2012 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Lobregat: Climaco strongest bet for Zambo City Mayor in ‘13 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, May 8 – Mayor Celso Lobregat says Rep. Maria Isabelle Climaco (District I) is the strongest candidate for Mayor in the 2013 elections.

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Village chief, watchman charged for robbery extortion

May 8, 2012 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Village chief, watchman charged for robbery extortion 

ECHAGUE, Isabela, May – A 47-year-old village chief and a 39-year-old village watchman in Angadanan town have been in 'hot water' after they were indicted last week before the Isabela prosecutor's office for robbery for allegedly extorting money from fellow village chief on Tuesday.

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Slain soldiers' kins cry for justice

May 8, 2012 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Slain soldiers' kins cry for justice 

CAMP MELCHOR DELA CRUZ, Isabela, May 8 – It has been more than a week after the ambush in Tinoc, Ifugao but the relatives of slain 11 soldiers and a civilian combo singer have been crying for justice.

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2 die, three hurt as van rams calesa in Solana, Cagayan

May 8, 2012 10:47 pm· Comments Off on 2 die, three hurt as van rams calesa in Solana, Cagayan 

SOLANA, Cagayan, May 8 — Two people were killed while three others were seriously wounded when a wayward passenger van sideswiped a "calesa" (horse-pulled cart) along the national highway in Barangay Nangalisan here last week.

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PSWDO-Iloilo to hire 1,116 youth-interns

May 8, 2012 10:47 pm· Comments Off on PSWDO-Iloilo to hire 1,116 youth-interns 

ILOILO CITY, May 8 – The Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) will employ 1,116 youth-interns in the enforcement of various anti-poverty programs in the province this summer.

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Iloilo City gov’t offers P10M for old COA property

May 8, 2012 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Iloilo City gov’t offers P10M for old COA property 

ILOILO CITY, May 8 – The city government here is offering P10 million to the Commission on Audit (COA) to buy the adjacent old COA building and lot and restore the heritage building as serviceable to accommodate more city hall offices and services.

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Construction on for housing units of 79 river family-dwellers

May 8, 2012 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Construction on for housing units of 79 river family-dwellers 

ILOILO CITY, May 8 – Construction is ongoing on the housing units for 1,000 informal family settlers at the city-owned relocation site at Barangay (village) Lanit, Jaro district with priority for 79 river dwellers at Barangay South San Jose.

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