Binay launches charm offensive in Bataan

October 19, 2014 10:01 pm

BALANGA City: Vice President Jejomar Binay won the hearts of the local residents here when he opted to crack jokes while explaining away the allegations of corruption heaped on him by his political detractors. He was heavily applauded in his … Read more »

Lava flow comes down from Mayon

October 19, 2014 10:00 pm

LEGAZPI CITY: VOLCANOLOGISTS monitoring the activities of Mayon Volcano reported that a wider lava flow was seen early Sunday morning coming out of the Bonga Gully at the southeastern quadrant of the volcano. Ed Laguerta, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and … Read more »

CAR promotes green technology

October 19, 2014 10:00 pm

BAGUIO CITY: A low-cost and environmentally sound green technology through the use of plants is an emerging alternative means of getting rid of pollutants in contaminated land and water systems through the so-called phytoremediation. Science Research Specialist II Randy S. … Read more »

Passage of IPRA law hailed

October 19, 2014 9:58 pm

BAGUIO City: The passage of Republic Act 8371 or the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) of 1997 is necessary to correct historical injustice, fulfill constitutional mandate and observe international standards. Thus stated former National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) – … Read more »

Military to probe tribesmen’s death

October 17, 2014 8:18 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY: The military on Friday ordered a full investigation on two men belonging to the Mandaya tribe who were accidentally killed by soldiers during an operation in Compostela Valley. Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) spokesman Capt. Alberto Caber said Lt. … Read more »

Palawan govt to assist farmers interested in cacao farming

October 17, 2014 6:59 pm

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY: The provincial government of Palawan is ready and willing to provide technical support, seeds, fertilizer and financial assistance to Palaweños, who would be interested to farm the high-value crop cacao. Dr. Myrna Ordinario-Lacanilao, provincial livelihood sector chief, … Read more »

CAAP issues limited aerodrome registration for Cagayan airport

October 17, 2014 6:58 pm

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has granted a Limited Aerodrome Registration to the P1.67 billion Cagayan North International Airport in Lallo town. Secretary Jose Mari Ponce, Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) chief executive officer, … Read more »

La Union capital to receive Most Promising e-Government award

October 17, 2014 6:57 pm

LA UNION’s capital city of San Fernando was named Most Promising e-Government in the efficiency category by WeGo, a global award-giving body which honors, recognizes and promotes outstanding practices of e-government of cities and local governments, public organizations and agencies … Read more »

More troops arrive in Mindanao

October 16, 2014 9:06 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY: More soldiers have arrived in the southern Philippines to replace the Marines in Sulu and other  provinces in Mindanao and help fight insurgency and terrorism. Brig. Gen. Gerardo Barrientos, commander of the Philippine Army’s 1st Infantry Division, welcomed … Read more »

US firm to pay P1.7-B tax to Vizcaya govt

October 16, 2014 9:02 pm

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: California Energy Casecnan Water and Energy Company (CalEnergy), an  American firm managing and operating an irrigation and power project in Alfonso Castañeda town, has finally agreed to pay P1.7 billion in overdue real property taxes (RPT) to … Read more »