The Manila Times

By
0

BACOLOD CITY: The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is targeting to distribute 50,000 hectares of land to farmer-beneficiares in Negros Occidental this year, Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes said. The 50,000 hectares is part of the 120,000 to 130,00 hectares yet to be distributed to beneficiaries of the…

By
0

TAGAYTAY CITY: Filipino are fond of beauty contests, and it should not come as a surprise that one will be held soon for grandmothers. Yes, grandmothers. “We would like the senior citizens to feel that they are still an integral part of the community, where they can showcase their talents…

By
0

Three of four suspected kidnappers of two people were arrested by policemen in Barcelona 1, Barangay Buhay na Tubig, Imus City, Cavite. Police investigators identified the two victims as Jacqueline Lourdes Ravillo, 27 years old, graphic artist and a resident of Bacoor City; and Allan Diaz, 32 years old and…

By
0

MARIVELES: A big portion of this industrial town in Bataan on Sunday suffered seven hours of power interruption after the Peninsula Electric Cooperative (Penelco) replaced rotten electric posts in the town proper. Affected were barangays San Carlos, BalonAnito, Ipag, Camaya, Topside Sisiman, San Isidro and Poblacion, where the public market…

By
0

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol: Japanese engineering giants Chiyoda and Mitsubishi are targeting to proceed with the actual civil works on the New Bohol Airport in Panglao next month and complete it by 2017. The Mitsubishi-Chiyoda Joint Venture, the main contractor, finalized the timeframe during the first stakeholders’ coordination meeting here last…

By
0

BACOLOD CITY: The work stoppage order issued against the contractor of the three-storey Bacolod South General Hospital in Barangay Pahanocoy here has been lifted by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 6. Assistant Labor Regional Director Cyril Ticao said the work stoppage order was lifted after the contractor…

By
0

LAGOS: A “mysterious” disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 18 lives in a southeastern Nigerian town, the government said Saturday. “Twenty-three people (were affected) and 18 deaths were recorded,” the Ondo state health commissioner, Dayo Adeyanju, told AFP. The government spokesman for the state, Kayode…

By
0

ROME: Pope Francis on Saturday urged the international community to act over a deadly surge in the numbers of migrants attempting to reach Italy via perilous sea crossings from north Africa. The pontiff’s appeal came at the end of a week in which more than 450 people are feared to…

By
1

TURIN, Italy: The Turin Shroud goes on display for the first time in five years on Sunday with more than a million people already booked in to view one of Christianity’s most celebrated relics. Devotees believe the shroud, which is imprinted with the image of a man who appears to…

By
0

WASHINGTON: Hollywood megastar Ben Affleck, also known for his support of liberal causes, asked documentary makers to censor their discovery that one of his ancestors owned slaves, according to a leaked email. The message published by WikiLeaks last week is part of a trove of embarrassing emails, film scripts and…