Aquino challenges new PNP chief to ensure peaceful, orderly 2013 polls

December 18, 2012 11:33 pm· Comments Off on Aquino challenges new PNP chief to ensure peaceful, orderly 2013 polls 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 18 — President Benigno Aquino III Tuesday challenged the newly appointed chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to ensure a peaceful and orderly elections in 2013.

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10 personalities eyed in illegal mining activities in South Cotabato town

December 18, 2012 11:33 pm· Comments Off on 10 personalities eyed in illegal mining activities in South Cotabato town 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Dec. 18 — Intelligence operatives in South Cotabato province have identified at least 10 personalities as allegedly behind the rampant illegal “banlas” or sluice mining activities in the mineral-rich mountains of Tampakan town.

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OCD holds disaster preps training in Pagadian City

December 18, 2012 11:33 pm· Comments Off on OCD holds disaster preps training in Pagadian City 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Dec. 18 — A total of 47 personnel from six municipalities of Zamboanga del Sur have undergone a three-day Basic/Intermediate Incident Command System (ICS) held by the Office of the Civil Defense-9 (OCD-9).

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Ilonggos commemorate 156th birth anniversary of Graciano Lopez Jaena

December 18, 2012 11:33 pm· Comments Off on Ilonggos commemorate 156th birth anniversary of Graciano Lopez Jaena 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 18 — Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog on Tuesday urged Ilonggos to unite, a lesson learned from Ilonggo hero Graciano Lopez Jaena, and to use their intelligence to promote Iloilo.

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Regional Police welcomes yuletide truce

December 18, 2012 11:33 pm· Comments Off on Regional Police welcomes yuletide truce 

Butuan City, Dec. 18 – Officers and personnel of Police Regional Office XIII welcomed the declaration of yuletide truce from the midnight of Dec. 16, 2012 until 1 a.m. Jan. 3, 2013.

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GPH-MNLF peace accord can complement GPH-MILF framework agreement – MILF exec

December 18, 2012 11:33 pm· Comments Off on GPH-MNLF peace accord can complement GPH-MILF framework agreement – MILF exec 

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao, Dec. 18 — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said Tuesday the peace agreement between the government and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) cannot be reconciled with that of the GPH-MILF Framework Agreement but can complement each other.

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42 indigents get SEA loan from Zambo city government

December 18, 2012 11:33 pm· Comments Off on 42 indigents get SEA loan from Zambo city government 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Dec. 18 –- The city government of Zamboanga pursues the grant of Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) loans to help indigent but deserving families sustain small business ventures and ultimately make them self-reliant and self-sufficient.

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OCD, RDRRMC, DepEd to conduct earthquake and tsunami drill in Pagadian City

December 18, 2012 11:33 pm· Comments Off on OCD, RDRRMC, DepEd to conduct earthquake and tsunami drill in Pagadian City 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Dec. 18 — The Office of Civil Defense and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC) in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) will conduct school-based earthquake and tsunami drills on Wednesday.

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Bunkhouses to start rising in ‘Pablo’-hit towns of Davao Oriental, Comval

December 18, 2012 11:33 pm· Comments Off on Bunkhouses to start rising in ‘Pablo’-hit towns of Davao Oriental, Comval 

DAVAO CITY, Dec. 18 -– The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here and the provincial governments of Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley have started building the bunkhouses for typhoon-affected and homeless families.

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Aggressive tourism promotions eyed in 2013 for Davao Region

December 18, 2012 11:33 pm· Comments Off on Aggressive tourism promotions eyed in 2013 for Davao Region 

DAVAO CITY, Dec. 18 — The Department of Tourism (DOT) regional office planned to be more aggressive in positioning Davao Region as a tourism destination in 2013, DOT regional director Art Boncato said.

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