Ombudsman disciplines its own 2 employees

December 19, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Ombudsman disciplines its own 2 employees 

By Perfecto Raymundo

MANILA, Dec. 19 — The Office of the Ombudsman, in a joint resolution dated Nov. 8, 2012, dismissed from the service Wilger R. Urmaza after finding substantial evidence the latter tried to extort money from Atty. Remedios S. Espinosa, Officer-in-Charge of the Import Assessment Service of the Bureau of Customs.

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Politicians urged not hire ex-military, rebels as bodyguards

December 19, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Politicians urged not hire ex-military, rebels as bodyguards 

ILOILO CITY, Dec 19 — Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog here has a word of advice to politicians and those running for public office in the midterm elections on May 2013.

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Cebu-based firm to spend P1B to build 2,500 homes in 2013

December 19, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Cebu-based firm to spend P1B to build 2,500 homes in 2013 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 19 — Cebu-basec Johndorf Ventures Corp. is set to spend P1 billion to build 2,500 homes in at least four new projects next year to fill the demand for more residential units, encouraged by the sales generated by its current projects in Cebu, Mactan and Cagayan de Oro City.

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DA launches USAID Bicol Agri-Water Project

December 19, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on DA launches USAID Bicol Agri-Water Project 

By Mike de la Rama

NABUA, Camarines Sur, Dec. 19 – The Department of Agriculture (DA) regional office in Bicol and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched the Bicol Agri-Water Project recently to address the problem of flooding and drought of the three most vulnerable municipalities in the adjoining provinces of Albay and Camarines Sur.

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Pangasinan sends financial aid to Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley

December 19, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Pangasinan sends financial aid to Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Dec. 19 — Pangasinan sent P500,000 each as financial assistance to Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley which were recently devastated by the recent Typhoon Pablo.

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Musical pyrotechnics to usher in New Year celebration

December 19, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Musical pyrotechnics to usher in New Year celebration 

ILOILO CITY, Dec 19 — The city government here will welcome 2013 with a musical pyrotechnics display in front of the Bureau of Customs building with the fireworks.

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Mabilog to ask DOJ for new PDEA regional head

December 19, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Mabilog to ask DOJ for new PDEA regional head 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 19 — Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog here will personally appeal Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to appoint a regular regional head of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) here following the disqualification of its regional chief Edwin Layese for having no civil service eligibility.

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2 suspects in Pangasinan mayor's slay arrested

December 19, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on 2 suspects in Pangasinan mayor's slay arrested 

DASOL, Pangasinan, Dec. 19 -— Police authorities arrested Monday night two male suspects who they believed were responsible for the death of Mayor Ruperto Martinez of Infanta town last Sunday.

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PDEA-Bicol praises Quezon police on seizure of 10 kilos of shabu

December 19, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on PDEA-Bicol praises Quezon police on seizure of 10 kilos of shabu 

By Alfredo L. Vargas Jr.

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 19 — Officials from the Bicol Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) regional office based in this city have altogether praised the efforts of the Quezon Provincial Philippine National Police Office in immediately responding at the ambush site and its subsequent seizure of 10 kilos of high grade "shabu" (methamphetamine hydrochloride) with an estimated street value of P20 million Monday morning.

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Five medical doctors critically hurt in Davao Oriental road mishap

December 19, 2012 11:15 pm· Comments Off on Five medical doctors critically hurt in Davao Oriental road mishap 

CITY OF MATI, Davao Oriental, Dec. 19 -– Five medical doctors from Maguindanao Province were critically wounded after a car they were riding in hit a mahogany tree Tuesday noon along the national highway in Barangay Saoquigue, Baganga town here.

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