Death toll due to 'Pablo' hits 474 mark

December 7, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Death toll due to 'Pablo' hits 474 mark 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Dec. 7 – The number of deaths due to "Pablo" rose to 474 on Friday even as search-and-rescue efforts for the 377 missing persons in Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley continue.

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Iloilo village heads train on marine protection

December 7, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Iloilo village heads train on marine protection 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 7 — Fifteen village heads from the town of San Joaquin, a coastal town situated 53 kilometers south of this city, completed on Friday their three-day training on laws related to protection and rehabilitation of coastal resources.

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PBCLlauds appointment of Ferrer as new GPH peace panel chair

December 7, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on PBCLlauds appointment of Ferrer as new GPH peace panel chair 

COTABATO CITY, Dec. 7 –- With great pride and honor, the Philippine Campaign to Ban Landmines (PCBL) hailed the appointment of one of its founders and former coordinators, Professor Miriam Coronel-Ferrer as the new chair of the government peace panel talking peace with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

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DTI: No hoarding but surge buying monitored in Negros Oriental before and during 'Pablo' onslaught

December 7, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on DTI: No hoarding but surge buying monitored in Negros Oriental before and during 'Pablo' onslaught 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Dec. 7 –- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Negros Oriental has reported that no hoarding of supplies by business establishments took place before, during and after super typhoon Pablo (international code name Bopha) slammed the province this week.

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Typhoon "Pablo" damages Dumaguete port

December 7, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Typhoon "Pablo" damages Dumaguete port 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Dec. 07 – Super typhoon Pablo may have spared Negros Oriental in terms of lives lost with only two casualties but it left millions worth of damages to government properties, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) reported on Friday.

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Villar foundation to open institute for poverty reduction

December 7, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Villar foundation to open institute for poverty reduction 

ORANI, Bataan, Dec. 7 — The Villar Foundation will open an institute that will help lessen the poverty problem in the country.

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Roxas challenges Negros Oriental to prepare for next year’s typhoon season

December 7, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Roxas challenges Negros Oriental to prepare for next year’s typhoon season 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Dec. 7 – Secretary Mar Roxas of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has challenged government officials and other line agencies in Negros Oriental to prepare for the next typhoon season even as he lauded pre-disaster efforts in the province that resulted in minimal damage following the onslaught of super typhoon Pablo this week.

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P162-M supplemental funds for Iloilo towns 'inoperative', says SP

December 7, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on P162-M supplemental funds for Iloilo towns 'inoperative', says SP 

ILOILO City, Dec. 7 -– The supplemental budget of five towns here amounting to over P162.5 million has been declared by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) as “inoperative” due to some discrepancies.

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Lapu-Lapu City to give cash gifts to senior citizens, PWDs

December 7, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Lapu-Lapu City to give cash gifts to senior citizens, PWDs 

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu, Dec. 7 — The Lapu-Lapu City Government will give cash gifts and rice to senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWD) in the city.

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Cebu City to implement P100-M drainage projects in 12 barangays

December 7, 2012 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Cebu City to implement P100-M drainage projects in 12 barangays 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 7 — The Cebu City Government is set to implement some P100 million worth of drainage projects in 19 sites in 12 barangays.

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