PHL's maritime capability to get boost with arrival of newest frigate 'BRP Ramon Alcaraz' — AFP

May 21, 2012 10:36 pm· Comments Off on PHL's maritime capability to get boost with arrival of newest frigate 'BRP Ramon Alcaraz' — AFP 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, May 21 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Monday the country's "maritime domain awareness" will be greatly boosted with the turnover of the frigate USS Dallas (BRP Ramon Alcaraz) to the Philippine Navy this week.

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DA secretary leads launch of stakeholders’ forum

May 21, 2012 10:36 pm· Comments Off on DA secretary leads launch of stakeholders’ forum 

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite, May 21 -– Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala last weekend led the launch of the province-wide stakeholders forum in Cavite.

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Hearing set on Wednesday on Joey De Venecia's petition against NTC, telcos

May 21, 2012 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Hearing set on Wednesday on Joey De Venecia's petition against NTC, telcos 

DAGUPAN CITY, May 21 — The Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 83 has set on May 23 (Wednesday) the hearing on the petition for mandamus filed by businessman Jose de Venecia III against the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and major telecommunication companies over the non-implementation of NTC's memorandum slashing the interconection fees for short messaging systems (SMS) by 20 centavos.

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PDEA agents arrest 4 suspected drug pushers in Zamboanga

May 21, 2012 10:36 pm· Comments Off on PDEA agents arrest 4 suspected drug pushers in Zamboanga 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, May 21 -– Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) have arrested a former Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) and three others in a buy-bust operation in an east coast village of this city, a top PDEA official disclosed.

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DPWH fastracks Butuan-Cagayan-Iligan road rehab

May 21, 2012 10:36 pm· Comments Off on DPWH fastracks Butuan-Cagayan-Iligan road rehab 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, May 21 –- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is accelerating the upgrading of the damaged Butuan-Cagayan-Iligan national road network linking the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Oriental.

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Albay’s college scholarship program suspended due to IRA cut

May 21, 2012 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Albay’s college scholarship program suspended due to IRA cut 

LEGAZPI CITY,May 21 — Some 4,000 incoming college students applying for scholarships this school year from the local government of Albay would not be granted the college educational opportunity.

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Catanduanes seeks DOE, NPC interventions as power supply crisis hits province

May 21, 2012 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Catanduanes seeks DOE, NPC interventions as power supply crisis hits province 

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, May 21 -– Catanduanes has turned to the government’s power agencies for immediate interventions as crisis hits the supply of electricity in the province.

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Ex-mayor of Pangasinan claims he is being hounded by hired killers

May 21, 2012 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Ex-mayor of Pangasinan claims he is being hounded by hired killers 

BINMALEY, Pangasinan, May 21 — A former mayor here has revealed a serious threat on his life from unidentified persons whom he claimed initially paid P200,000 to still unidentified hired killers in order to assassinate him.

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Governor says Benguet farmers has over-supply of vegetables since April

May 21, 2012 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Governor says Benguet farmers has over-supply of vegetables since April 

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, May 21 — Benguet Governor Nestor Fongwan has asked local farmers to follow the recommended planting calendar to avoid over supply and lower prices on their vegetables.

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Catholic monsignor dies at 77

May 21, 2012 10:36 pm· Comments Off on Catholic monsignor dies at 77 

DUMAGUETE CITY, May 21 -– Msgr. Bienvenido Antonio Escalambre Vicente died early Monday at a hospital here due to a lingering ailment.

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