Regions

APEC meet to attract investors in Visayas

August 29, 2015 10:39 pm

CEBU CITY: The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meet in Cebu City is expected to raise investor interest in Central Visayas and generate employment. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Deputy Gov. Diwa Guinigundo said the arrival of foreign delegates will … Read more »

Bomb threats disrupt Davao court hearing

August 29, 2015 10:39 pm

DAVAO CITY: The court proceedings at the Hall of Justice, including the arraignment of the three accused in the murder of Cebu City-based businessman Richard King were disrupted after two Regional Trial Court (RTC) branches received bomb threats from an … Read more »

Muslim group hits delay in BBL passage

August 29, 2015 10:38 pm

COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao: The 1-Bangsamoro Movement, a Muslim cause-oriented group, has bewailed the government slogan of “daang matuwid” (straight path) as “daang mapanlinlang” or confusing route. Maulana Alan Balangi, the group’s founding president and lead convenor, said his group is … Read more »

10 soldiers injured in Sulu clash

August 29, 2015 10:38 pm

TEN soldiers were wounded when government forces encountered on Friday at least 300 Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members and the Asian terror group Jema’ah Islamiyah (JI) in Patikul, Sulu. According to reports reaching Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City the ASG were … Read more »

DA honors 11 Gawad Saka awardees

August 29, 2015 10:36 pm

ILOILO CITY: Eleven farmers, fisherfolk and associations were recognized by the Department of Agriculture regional office as Gawad Saka regional winners during the 2015 awarding ceremony on August 26 held at the Diversion 21 Hotel. Philippine Council for Agriculture and … Read more »

No UNA candidates in Iloilo City

August 29, 2015 10:36 pm

ILOILO CITY: There will be no candidates for the opposition party United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) in Iloilo for the positions of congressman, mayor and vice mayor. Instead, the UNA city councilors will forge an alliance with continued political coalition with … Read more »

Zambo mayor endorses Lobregat for Congress run

August 29, 2015 10:35 pm

DAVAO CITY: Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco has pledged her all-out support to lawmaker Celso Lobregat to run again in Congress in next year’s polls. She said that Lobregat, who belongs to the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino, should represent the … Read more »

Villanueva expresses desire to run for senator

August 29, 2015 10:34 pm

BALANGA City: Joel Villanueva, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority secretary, will seek a Senate post next year. He made the announcement on Thursday during his visit to Bataan to attend the graduation of 1,800 technical-vocation students. Villanueva said that … Read more »

COA: ‘Wrong’ contractor chosen

August 28, 2015 9:22 pm

The Power Sector Assets Liabilities Management (PSALM) awarded a contract for the oil spill cleanup in a Visayas town to a firm that did not have the capability of accomplishing the required work, state auditors said. Super typhoon Yolanda, which … Read more »

Ilocos Norte damage costs P2B

August 28, 2015 9:21 pm

ILOCOS NORTE: An aerial inspection and relief operation of Ilocos Norte on Thursday led by Gov. Imee Marcos over several devastated areas revealed that the damage to agriculture and infrastructure caused by Typhoon Ineng has reached almost P2 billion. Engr. … Read more »