Tuesday, March 20, 2007

In Batangas

The Court of Appeals yesterday stopped the Department of Interior and Local Government from implementing the suspension order issued by the Office of the Ombudsman against Batangas Gov. Armando Sanchez for his alleged involvement in the alleged anomalous multimillion-peso computerization project. (from the Manila Standard Today)

In Bicol

The Philippine National Police has placed at least 80 towns in Bicol region under close watch for possible poll-related violence as the May 14 elections draw closer. (from GMA7 News TV)

In Misamis Oriental

The Philippine National Police (PNP) Task Force USIG in Region 10 is set to file Tuesday administrative charges against members of the Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) detachment in Salay, Misamis Oriental over the killing of Sichi Gandinao. (from GMA News TV)

In Cotabato

A lawless group in Midsayap, North Cotabato, released on Sunday night the last fisherman they were holding captive since last week. (from the Philippine News Agency)

In Puerto Princesa

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Arthur C. Yap will lead on Wednesday the release of some 350 endangered Napoleon Humphead Wrasses, locally known as “Mameng” off Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park (TRNMP). (from the Philippine News Agency)

In Sulu

Nur Misuari filed on Tuesday morning his certificate of candidacy for governor of Sulu. He expressed confidence that he would win despite his detention because his supporters would campaign for him. (from GMA News TV)

In Koronadal City

Health officials in South Cotabato are planning to establish an epidemiology surveillance unit to strengthen the monitoring and surveillance of notifiable diseases to prevent outbreaks in the province. (from the Philippine News Agency)

In Dumaguete City

THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (Bfar) in Manila has announced that it is now safe to gather, sell, and eat shellfish coming from the municipal waters of Siaton in Negros Oriental. (from SunStar Dumaguete)

In Davao City

ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol reported tonight on the gaining popularity of pit-bull fighting in Davao City. Popular in many parts of the world, pit-bull fighting has been the subject of so much controversy. (from Davao Today)

In Pampanga

A South Korean firm set up a plant here, the only one of its kind in the Philippines, which has the capability to freeze fruits and maintain their freshness for two years. (from the Manila Bulletin)

In Cordillera

Agriculture officials have dusputed findings of a survey that listed the Cordillera Region as among the areas where the residents are experiencing hunger. (from the Manila Bulletin)

In Iloilo

WHILE the Police Regional Office in Western Visayas finished sorting out the change of leadership at the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO), Governor Niel Tupas Sr. expressed his protest. (from SunStar Iloilo)

In Cagayan De Oro City

Power supply in Mindanao remains stable despite the bombing of another tower in the Lanao area. (from the Manila Times)

In General Santos City

Separatist rebels have threatened to take over entire villages in Central Mindanao, which they claim form part of the Moro territory being contemplated in the ancestral domain clause of a draft peace accord between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). (from the Manila Times)

In Zamboanga

A LOCAL transportation magnate said the construction of the P300-million integrated bus terminal by the local government is not timely since the existing one is still sufficient to cater to local and inter-provincial buses. (from SunStar Zamboanga)

In Bacolod

A CARGO ship from the United States will dock at Bredco Port in Bacolod City on March 22 to haul 35,000 metric tons of locally-produced sugar in Negros, Bredco President Simplicio Palanca Sunday said. (from SunStar Bacolod)

In Legazpi City

THE Supreme Court affirmed its June 7, 2006, order allowing Mayor Noel E. Rosal to continue performing the functions as mayor of Legazpi City by maintaining its status quo ante order. (from the Manila Times)

In Cebu

Cebu is slowly gaining from its successful hosting of the 12th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit last January as the Bureau of Commerce of the China city of Changchun yesterday said it is considering this city as a possible trade and investment partner. (from the Manila Bulletin)

In Bohol

Communities in Alburquerque or Albur and concerned environmental groups have opposed a multi-million-peso sanitary landfill project that will make their town the dump of solid wastes. (from the Manila Bulletin)

In Dagupan City

Former governor Oscar Orbos is being urged to stage a comeback as governor of Pangasinan in this coming election amid the bitter in fighting among three administration candidates. (from Manila Times)