Calamba mayor unveils “huge” projects in his 1st 100 days in office

September 17, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on Calamba mayor unveils “huge” projects in his 1st 100 days in office 

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna Sept. 16 –- Calamba City Mayor Justin Marc Chipeco acceded to this City Press Corps instant request for a press conference following their oath-taking here Monday at the City Hall Executive Conference Hall.

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Civic group calls for probe on “magnetite mining” in Tanjay City

September 17, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on Civic group calls for probe on “magnetite mining” in Tanjay City 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 16 -– A group calling itself the Anti-Abuse and Corruption (ABUCOR) is calling for an investigation into what they believe is a project involving the extraction of magnetite at the mouth of the biggest river in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental.

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Members of Ozamis-based robbery group believed still in Neg Or

September 17, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on Members of Ozamis-based robbery group believed still in Neg Or 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 16 -– Philippine National Police authorities are still on the lookout for members of a Mindanao-based organized crime syndicate who may still be holed up in Negros Oriental.

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Gov’t troops pounce rebels, continue to gain grounds in Zambo

September 17, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on Gov’t troops pounce rebels, continue to gain grounds in Zambo 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Sept. 16 –- The government forces have already gained control of at least 70 percent of the areas occupied by the rebels when they infiltrated this city last week.

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Cebu prelate says Vatican team’s visit paves way for Pope Francis visit in 2016

September 17, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on Cebu prelate says Vatican team’s visit paves way for Pope Francis visit in 2016 

CEBU CITY, Sept. 16 — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has said a visit here last week of a team from the Vatican paves the way for the visit of Pope Francis to Cebu during the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) in January 2016.

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New mobile library launched in Dagupan City

September 17, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on New mobile library launched in Dagupan City 

DAGUPAN CITY, Sept. 16 —A new mobile library set to go around 29 of 31 barangays here was launched on Monday by Mayor Belen Fernandez.

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5 hurt as bomb blasts hit cinemas in 2 Davao City malls

September 17, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on 5 hurt as bomb blasts hit cinemas in 2 Davao City malls 

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 17 — Two bombs exploded inside cinema houses of Gaisano Mall along J.P. Laurel Avenue and SM City Davao in Quimpo Boulevard almost simultaneously at 10 p.m. Monday.

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Troops recover more hostages in Zamboanga City standoff

September 17, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on Troops recover more hostages in Zamboanga City standoff 

By Teofilo P. Garcia Jr.

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Sept. 17 (PNA) -– Hostages in batches are being ferried from the adjoining barangays of Sta. Barbara and Sta. Catalina to Camp Batalla located along Governor Lim Avenue here “for processing and proper identification.”

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ARMM task force acts on reported rice shortage in BASULTA

September 17, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on ARMM task force acts on reported rice shortage in BASULTA 

COTABATO CITY, Sept. 17 — A task force formed by the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is closely monitoring the reported shortage of rice supply in the island provinces of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-tawi (BASULTA) brought about by the continuing standoff in Zamboanga City.

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Duterte clears Misuari-led MNLF faction on twin explosions

September 17, 2013 10:59 am· Comments Off on Duterte clears Misuari-led MNLF faction on twin explosions 

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 17 –Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has cleared the participation of the members of the Misuari-led Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) faction on the twin explosions Monday night inside cinemas in two malls here.

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