DTI, DSWD pool resources to alleviate poverty in Region 12

April 18, 2013 10:19 pm· Comments Off on DTI, DSWD pool resources to alleviate poverty in Region 12 

COTABATO CITY, April 18 — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Central Mindanao has partnered with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to make beneficiaries of the government's poverty alleviation become more productive.

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Peace advocacy group trains communicators for Framework Agreement

April 18, 2013 10:19 pm· Comments Off on Peace advocacy group trains communicators for Framework Agreement 

COTABATO CITY, April 18 — A peace advocacy group in partnership with the Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process has conducted a three-day peace communication training on the updates of the Framework Agreement on Bangsamoro to help both the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) educate the masses on the Mindanao peace process.

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Talisay City needs P20M to rebuild classrooms razed down by fire

April 18, 2013 10:19 pm· Comments Off on Talisay City needs P20M to rebuild classrooms razed down by fire 

TALISAY CITY, Cebu, April 18 — The Talisay City Schools Division plans to realign P20 million of its current annual budget to immediately replace classrooms that were destroyed by fire in Barangay Candulawan last month.

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One dies, one hurt in latest gold mining tunnel tragedy in Benguet

April 18, 2013 10:19 pm· Comments Off on One dies, one hurt in latest gold mining tunnel tragedy in Benguet 

CAMP DANGWA, Benguet, April 18 — A small-scale gold mining tunnel in Itogon, Benguet collapsed around 1 p.m. Thursday, killing one miner and injuring another, the Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCOR) confirmed.

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One killed, two injured in Bulacan fireworks factory blast

April 18, 2013 10:19 pm· Comments Off on One killed, two injured in Bulacan fireworks factory blast 

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan, April 18 — At least one worker was killed and two others were wounded in an explosion in a fireworks factory in Barangay Duhat, Bocaue town of Bulacan province Thursday.

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New instructional platform implemented at West Negros University

April 18, 2013 10:19 pm· Comments Off on New instructional platform implemented at West Negros University 

BACOLOD CITY, April 18 — West Negros University (WNU) here has recently trained its 230 faculties on the Learner-Centered Approach on Education (LERCA), announced WNU vice president for Academic Affairs Dr. Lloyd Bautista.

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Putin sends condolences to Obama over Texas explosion

April 18, 2013 10:19 pm· Comments Off on Putin sends condolences to Obama over Texas explosion 

MOSCOW, April 18 — Russian President Vladimir Putin extended condolences Thursday to his U.S. counterpart, Barack Obama, over a fatal fertilizer plant explosion in the state of Texas on Wednesday.

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Parliament starts voting to elect Italy's next president

April 18, 2013 10:19 pm· Comments Off on Parliament starts voting to elect Italy's next president 

ROME, April 18 — Italy's parliament started voting on Thursday morning to elect a successor to President Giorgio Napolitano, whose seven-year term expires in mid-May.

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Chinese city deports 8 illegal immigrants

April 18, 2013 10:19 pm· Comments Off on Chinese city deports 8 illegal immigrants 

NANNING, April 18 — Police in a South China city said on Thursday that they have expelled eight Vietnamese who snuck into China without legal documents.

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Urgent: Five to 15 people killed in Texas fertilizer plant blast

April 18, 2013 10:19 pm· Comments Off on Urgent: Five to 15 people killed in Texas fertilizer plant blast 

WEST, Texas, April 18 — Between five and 15 people were killed and more than 160 were hurt in a fertilizer factory blast in the U.S. state of Texas on Wednesday, local police said Thursday.

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