Puentevella appeals denial of travel plea

May 26, 2015 9:09 pm

Former Bacolod City Representative and now Mayor Monico Puentevella is appealing the ruling of the Sandiganbayan’s Fourth Division which denied his request for permission to travel abroad. Puentevella asked the anti-graft court to reconsider, set aside its ruling and to … Read more »

Prosecution sees Umali as flight risk

May 26, 2015 9:08 pm

The prosecution is asking the Sandiganbayan’s Fourth Division to deny for lack of merit the request of Oriental Mindoro Governor Alfonso Umali Jr. to travel abroad, saying he is a flight risk. Umali is seeking the court’s permission to let … Read more »

Cebu PB focus on saving water

May 26, 2015 9:07 pm

CEBU CITY: The Cebu Provincial Board (PB) has passed a resolution asking local government units (LGUs) in the province to come up with water conservation programs amid below normal rainfall due to the weak El Niño phenomenon. The resolution, sponsored … Read more »

Surigao mayor denies receiving PDAF

May 26, 2015 9:07 pm

The mayor of a municipality that supposedly benefited from former Rep. Edgar Valdez of the Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives (APEC)’s Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) denied receiving agricultural packages. Mayor Ramon Mondano of Mainit, Surigao del Norte took the … Read more »

PDEA-ARMM confiscates P4.5-M shabu

May 26, 2015 9:05 pm

LANAO DEL SUR: In a joint buy bust operation, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine Army (PA) confiscated shabu with an estimated market value of about P4.5 million in Lanao del Sur. PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo … Read more »

Hataman appoints new DepEd regional director

May 26, 2015 9:05 pm

COTABATO CITY: Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Mujiv Hataman appointed a new Department of Education (DepEd) regional director several days before the start of classes. Dr. John Magno formally assumed as the new DepEd-ARMM regional secretary following his … Read more »

Maguindanao signs interfaith peace accord

May 26, 2015 9:04 pm

MAGUINDANAO: The provincial government jointly signed on Monday a peace accord with international interfaith peace advocate groups to spread the “message of peace” and save children from armed-conflicts. The accord was signed by Governor Esmael Mangudadatu, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, … Read more »

DepEd gets P1.12B for school rehab

May 25, 2015 8:52 pm

The national government released about P1.12 billion to the Department of Education (DepEd) for the repair and rehabilitation of more than 5,000 classrooms damaged by typhoons and armed conflict, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) announced on Monday. “The … Read more »

Laoag engineer nabbed for guns

May 25, 2015 8:52 pm

CAMP FLORENDO, La Union: An engineer of the Laoag City government was arrested on Sunday after police operatives seized several firearms including two unlicensed armalite rifles from his house. Chief Superintendent Roman Felix, Region 1 police director, identified the suspect … Read more »

Cavite police bag 9 suspected drug dealers

May 25, 2015 8:51 pm

NINE suspected drug dealers were arrested while illegal drugs and firearms were confiscated by Cavite Provincial police in a raid named “Oplan Lambat Sibat” in Datu Esmael, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. About 200 members of Philippine National Police from Calabarzon, Provincial … Read more »