DVO-DSWD holds first-ever 'State of the Region Address'

September 16, 2013 8:32 am· Comments Off on DVO-DSWD holds first-ever 'State of the Region Address' 

By Carmela C. Duron

DAVAO CITY, Sept 15 (PNA) — Consistent with its mandate of promoting good governance and transparency in public service, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will hold its first-ever State of the Region Address (SORA) on Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Almendras Gymnasium along Quimpo Boulevard here.

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Residents cry ‘foul’ over ghost bridge project in Albay town

September 16, 2013 8:32 am· 1 Comment 

By Manilyn Ugalde

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 15 (PNA) -– Angry residents of five affected barangays in nearby Daraga town have been contenting themselves with just spitting while cursing on the few installed concrete piles of a ghost bridge project in their municipality.

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No permits for rallies for now in Zamboanga City

September 16, 2013 8:32 am· Comments Off on No permits for rallies for now in Zamboanga City 

MANILA, Sept. 15 — With the stand-off between the military and rogue Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) members now on its seventh day, the Zamboanga City Government announced that it will not be issuing any permits for rallies or mass action during this time.

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DTI launches shared service facilities project in Samar’s Calbayog City

September 16, 2013 8:32 am· Comments Off on DTI launches shared service facilities project in Samar’s Calbayog City 

CALBAYOG CITY, Samar, Sept 15 — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently launched its shared service facilities (SSF) project in this city, partnering for the first time with a fisherfolk association of Binaliw village.

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Pampanga SP to approve calamity code

September 16, 2013 8:32 am· Comments Off on Pampanga SP to approve calamity code 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Sept. 15 –The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) is set to approve the proposal for creation of a comprehensive calamity code with specific provisions on climate change.

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Zambo business group leader favors military actions against ‘Misuari-faction’ rebels

September 16, 2013 8:32 am· Comments Off on Zambo business group leader favors military actions against ‘Misuari-faction’ rebels 

By R.G. Antonet A. Go

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Sept. 15 (PNA) -– An official of the business community supports continues military actions instead of giving safe passage “to these criminals” as the standoff enters the seventh day Sunday.

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Relief goods from ARMM arrive in Zambo amid standoff

September 16, 2013 8:32 am· Comments Off on Relief goods from ARMM arrive in Zambo amid standoff 

By Teofilo P. Garcia, Jr.

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Sept. 15 (PNA) -– The additional relief assistance sent by the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) have arrived here Sunday evening.

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Bicolanos bullish on their regional economy

September 16, 2013 8:32 am· Comments Off on Bicolanos bullish on their regional economy 

By Johnny C. Nunez

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept. 15 (PNA) — Bicolano businessmen and private sector leaders have expressed confidence their regional economy is headed towards superior economic performance with the reelection of Albay Gov. Joey Salceda as chairman of the Regional Development Council (RDC).

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Pampanga prov'l board seeks to regulate quarry trucks

September 16, 2013 8:32 am· Comments Off on Pampanga prov'l board seeks to regulate quarry trucks 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Sept. 16 — Ex-officio Board Member Michael Tapang of Porac town has filed a proposed ordinance regulating the use of vehicles in hauling and transporting sand, gravel and other quarry materials within the province.

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Clark airport prepares for long-haul flights

September 16, 2013 8:32 am· Comments Off on Clark airport prepares for long-haul flights 

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, Sept. 16 — The Clark International Airport is preparing for the entry of long-haul flights of Emirates Airlines and Qatar Airways next month, despite the temporary suspension of local and international flights of Air Asia Philippines.

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