Monday, November 30, 2009

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Philippine Cargo Service Logistics

Philippine Cargo Service Logistics: True to its promise of flexible solutions, 2GO acquired 2 freighter vessels, which will be named 2GO1 and 2GO2. Each vessel having a homogeneous capacity ranging from 500-600 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) is expected to forge partnerships with customers and to help support the country's growing trade and industry.

"We are confident that the acquisition of 2GO1 and 2GO2, will raise the  bar  of efficiency in the company's supply chain business and doing so enables 2GO to contribute in the improvement of the country's economy as well." said Susan V. Valdez, 2GO's chief executive officer.

"The launching of these freighters in November is 2GO's response to the market's clamor for more cargo capacity and lower freight rates which may consequently result to lower product prices in the market." Valdez further added.

Mindanao Massacre: Suspend Maguindanao Officials

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has vested Interior and Local Government Secretary Ronaldo Puno the "blanket authority" to suspend local and police officials in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) regional government and Maguindanao.

Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said in a media briefing on Friday at Malacanang, President Arroyo authorized Secretary Puno and was given full powers to carry out his own recommendation to implement suspension on local and police officials in Maguindanao and ARMM government while Maguindanao together with Sultan Kudarat and Cotobato City are under the state of emergency following the gruesome Maguindanao massacre last Monday.

Remonde added it is up to Puno to carry out his own recommendations for possible suspension of all local government officials of Maguindanao, ARMM regional government including police and military officials in the area.

He added the national government or the DILG will then appoint officer-in-charge to replace the suspended local government and police officials.

"If it is necessary to put military commanders as OIC's then we will put military commanders, Remonde pointed out.

This move by the government through the DILG is part of the state of emergency that was declared by President Arroyo last Tuesday and this will be temporary until the President lifted the state of emergency, he added.

The Palace official said that it is up to Puno announce who will be the local officials in Maguindanao that will be suspended or relieved.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Massacre in Maguindanao Points to Mayor Ampatuan

By Jocelyn Uy
Philippine Daily Inquirer

A government team tasked to investigate the slaughter of 57 people in Maguindanao is quietly obtaining depositions from witnesses that appear to point to Andal Ampatuan Jr. as prime suspect, officials said.

Interior Secretary Ronaldo Puno also disclosed in a briefing at Camp Crame that aside from Ampatuan, four police officials had been placed under "restrictive custody" in connection withMonday's massacre.

They were Senior Supt. Agusana Maguid, acting police director of the Maguindanao police office; Chief Insp. Sukarno Dicay, acting deputy provincial police director; Senior Police Officer 2 Badawi Bakal, officer in charge of the Datu Ampatuan police station; and Senior Insp. Ariel Diongon, officer in charge of the provincial mobile group.

Puno said the four policemen, who were airlifted to Manila via a commercial flight, had been identified by witnesses as among those who were present at the scene of the massacre.

Two other police officials—Insp. Armando Mariga and Insp. Saudi Mokamad, also of the provincial mobile group—are also suspected of having participated in the killings. Both have been issued administrative relief.

Military Not Suspects in Mindanao Massacre

By Katherine Evangelista

Two ranking military officials have been relieved from their posts in Maguindanao to give way to "impartial and transparent investigations" on the gruesome murders Monday of at least 57 people in the province, the Philippine military said.

In a press briefing, Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Romeo Brawner, Jr. said that 6th Infantry Division Commander Major General Alfredo Cayton and 601st Infantry Brigade Commander Colonel Medardo Geslani were relieved of duty effective Friday.

The order was made following complaints of alleged "inefficiency and inaction" in *handling the Maguindanao carnage*, Brawner said, even as he added the two were not suspects in the mass murders.

"Definitely, they are not suspects," he told reporters.

Brawner said the investigation on Cayton and Geslani, to be conducted by the Inspector General at the AFP general headquarters in Manila, would soon begin.

At least 57 people, including relatives and supporters of Buluan Vice-Mayor and Maguindanao gubernatorial aspirant Esmael Mangudadatu, and members of the media, were waylaid and killed in a gruesome massacre that sent shock waves across the world.

Maguindanao Massacre: Ampatuan Feared and Loathed

Phil Daily Inquirer: Feared and loathed by his enemies, Andal Ampatuan Jr. is known as the "hatchet man" of a powerful Muslim clan in Mindanao whose family history is written in blood.

A chubby, stone-faced man in his 40s with a penchant for expensive guns, he is the son and namesake of the clan patriarch who has ruled as governor of Maguindanao province for most of this decade.

Ampatuan Jr. denies any role in this week's massacre of 57 people in Maguindanao who were allegedly targeted to end a political challenge from a rival clan.

But Ampatuan Jr. and his father have long had reputations for using fear and violence to stifle opponents and expand their power, according to the country's top human rights officials and others who have knowledge about the family.

"The Maguindanao political warlords are really the ones giving crucial or swing votes to administration candidates," Leila de Lima, chair of the Commission on Human Rights, told Agence France-Presse.

She said the Ampatuan family "act like Gods" in Maguindanao.

De Lima is a former election lawyer who once represented an official who lost to an Ampatuan family member in the 2007 congressional vote allegedly through fraud.

Protest March Against Maguindanao Massacre

Daan-daang katao na kinabibilangan ng local media, mag-aaral, empleyado at kamag-anak ng mga nasawing media practitioners ang nagsindi ng kandila sa Koronadal City roundaball pagkatapos ng Candlelight March mula sa compound ng Provincial Capitol.

Nakisabay rin sa Protest March ang mga kagawad ng national media na kasalukuyang nasa Koronadal City upang mangalap ng impormasyon hinggil sa kahindik-hindik na insidente ng pamamaslang sa mga kagawad ng media, sibilyan at mga kamag-anak ng Mangudadatu ng ng bayan ng Buluan sa Maguindanao.

Naging madamdamin ang pagbibigay ng pananalita ng mga kagawad ng local media kasabay ng pagkondena sa karumal-dumal na krimen at panawagan sa pamahalaan ng katarungan para sa mga pamilya ng mga nabiktima ng tinaguriang Maguindanao Massacre na kumitil sa buhay ng mahigit limampu't pitong buhay.

Sa pamamagitan ng South Cotabato Provincial Information Office, nagbigay na rin ng tulong si governor Daisy Avance-Fuentes sa mga naulilang pamilya ng mga biktima.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Massacre in Mindanao Maguindanao

By Allen Estabillo

The death toll from Monday's gruesome killings in Maguindanao province rose to 52 following the recovery of six more bodies Wednesday from one of the hastily dug up mass graves in the outskirts of Ampatuan town.

Senior Supt. Willie Dangane, Cotabato City police director, said the joint police, Army and civilian retrieval teams found the six bodies along with three vehicles that were buried in a grave at the massacre site in Sitio Masalay, Barangay Salman in Ampatuan.

He said two bodies were initially recovered before noon Wednesday inside a Toyota Vios sedan owned by the city government of Tacurong.

Dangane said they retrieved four more bodies around 2 p.m. along with a van owned by UNTV network and a Tamaraw FX van.

"They appeared to have been shot at close range using a high-powered firearm and then dumped into a grave estimated at about 15 to 20 meters deep," said Dangane, who is supervising the retrieval and identification of the victims at the massacre site.

The police official said five of the six remains were identified as those of Henry Araneta of DZRH, Bart Maravilla of Bombo Radyo Koronadal, Julieto Ebarde of UNTV, Eduardo Lechonsito and Cecile Lechonsito.

He said the sixth body was initially believed to be of a missing UNTV camera man but they could not yet make an immediate confirmation.

Dangane said the recovered bodies were immediately moved to Koronadal City, where an autopsy will be conducted by government forensics.

The second day of the search and retrieval operations resumed early Wednesday morning to recover the remains of several missing victims of the Monday morning massacre, believed to be perpetrated by armed men hired by the family of Maguindanao Governor Andal Ampatuan.

On Tuesday, the retrieval teams recovered at least 46 bodies at the massacre site and a back hoe excavator owned by the Maguindanao provincial government that was allegedly used in burying the victims.

About a hundred armed men reportedly held and later killed two women lawyers, over two dozen journalists and members of the Mangudadatu family who were on their way to file the certificate of candidacy for Maguindanao governor of Buluan Vice Mayor Ismael Mangudadatu at the Commission on Elections provincial office in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao.

The suspects initially stopped the convoy in Barangay Saniag around 9 a.m. and brought them at gunpoint to the vicinity of Barangays Salman and Malating, which is about 10 kilometers from the national highway. (PNA) 

Restore Death Penalty in the Philippines

By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez

The carnage in Maguindanao that killed at least 57 persons, including members of media, has revived calls for the restoration of death penalty on heinous crimes.

Manila Representative Bienvenido Abante called on his colleagues in the House of Representatives to begin discussions on pending proposals for the return of the death penalty.

"To restore death penalty is to preserve lives of innocent people," Abante said at the Serye forum in Quezon City Thursday.

Abante, a pastor, said criminals like those who murdered the 57 persons in Maguindanao do not recognize laws when they commit crimes. He said the death penalty will "deter" them from committing more criminal acts.

Bishop Dave Sobrepena of the Word of Hope said the government should now seriously consider the reimposition of death, especially after the Maguindanao incident.

"If you take away the criminals, you take away the possibility of them killing again," he said in the same forum.

Speaker Prospero Nograles, however, appeared lukewarm to the proposal, saying it should be debated on the floor for the lawmakers to have a consensus on the issue.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Arroyo Blamed on Maguindanao Massacre

By Abigail Kwok, PDI
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines on Wednesday condemned the Maguindanao carnage as it blamed the Arroyo administration for "cultivating the culture of impunity for its cohorts."

In a statement, NDFP National Executive Committee member Luis Jalandoni called on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to give justice to the 46 victims, including women and journalists, of political violence in the province.

"The NDFP holds Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her regime accountable for this massacre that deserves the outrage of the Filipino people. This massacre is the latest atrocious act, further aggravating the regime's accountability for extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, frustrated killings, torture, and the uprooting of millions of people since 2001," Jalandoni said.

The Netherlands-based communist leader also criticized Arroyo for "favoring" the Ampatuan clan in Maguindanao, who was linked in the killings that sent shock waves across the country.

"The ruling Ampatuan warlord clan in Maguindanao has long enjoyed the favor and protection of Arroyo and the police, military and paramilitary forces," Jalandoni said, adding that it was "highly irregular and scandalous" that during the incident, the Ampatuans were in Malacañang for a meeting.

Maguindano Massacre Beyond Human Comprehension

Describing the mass slaying of 36 people, nine of them journalists, in Maguindanao province as "horrific and beyond human comprehension," Speaker Prospero Nograles on Tuesday said the national government should set aside all political considerations and arrest the people behind the killings particularly the masterminds at all cost, "even if it takes the entire Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to do it."

"This is already beyond political alliances. This horrific mass murder is just beyond human comprehension and the government should use everything in its power to apprehend and prosecute those responsible for this most atrocious incident in Maguindanao," said Nograles, as he urged the AFP and the PNP to beef up its security forces in Maguindanao to avert further escalation of violence in the area.

"I share the grief of the victims' families and I pray to God that those who are responsible for this atrocity will give up voluntarily to our government security forces," he said.

"I still cannot imagine how a man can be so brutal and cold-blooded in employing violence just to achieve one's political end. It is really unbelievable," he added.

The Speaker said both the AFP and the PNP should now step up efforts to disarm private armed groups (PAGs) in Mindanao as he noted that the incident in Maguindanao can erupt into a full-blown clan war, also known as "rido".

Nograles, who also hails from Mindanao (Davao), said that the effort to identify the culprits, particularly the masterminds, "should be done swiftly but with cold objectivity and all partisan considerations, including their political alliances should be set aside."

He also urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to assess the situation in the area and determine if it is still viable to hold an election there even if it is still near six months away.

"The Comelec can already suspend the election in the area until things cool down. Right now, the situation can be really volatile and we don't want more killings in the area," he said.

Nograles, however, noted that the investigation should not be based on speculations but on solid evidences and testimonies.

On the other hand, the Speaker also urged the Senate to give priority to the approved measure of the House of Representatives, which provides for stiffer penalties for firearms-related crimes.

"Experience will tell that Philippine politics is not without the taints of violence and bloodshed (citing the recent killings in Maguindanao)," said Nograles, noting that gun owners, including those who have expired licenses, should no longer have any excuse in failing to license their firearms because of the government's amnesty program.

Maguindanao Massacre News Update

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Jesus Verzosa sacked five ranking police officials in Maguindanao province following the massacre of more than 20 civilians, including media practitioners, in Ampatuan town on Monday.

PNP spokesman Chief Supt. Leonardo Espina said Verzosa immediately ordered on Monday night the relief of Chief Insp. Sukarno Dichay, detailed at the Maguindanao Provincial Police Office (PPO), who was reportedly sighted in the scene of the incident along with members of the civilian armed auxiliary (CAAs).

Aside from Dichay, Espina said the PNP chief Tuesday morning ordered the sacking of Maguindanao PPO officer-in-charge Supt. Abusana Maguid and three other Maguindanao police officers.

Espina said the sacked police officers were placed under the custody of the PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Cotabato City pending ongoing investigation.

Verzosa this morning flew to Maguindanao to personally oversee ongoing investigation and pursuit operations against the armed men who abducted more or less 40 individuals, more than 20 of whom were recovered dead, in a remote area in Ampatuan town.

"Investigation and hot pursuit operations are going on now for Maguindanao massacre. In fact, PNP chief Verzosa has flown to Maguindanao to oversee the investigation," Espina said.

On Monday morning, more or less 40 people, led by Genalyn Mangudadatu, wife of Buluan town Mayor Ebrahim Mangudadatu, and his younger sister and incumbent Vice Mayor Eden Mangudadatu of Mangudadatu town, and some media practitioners, were held by more or less 100 armed men manning a checkpoint along Sitio Crossing in Barangay Saniag in Ampatuan town.

Mangudadatu's group was on their way to file the certificate of candidacy of Ismael Mangudadatu for the governorship of Maguindanao when stop by the armed men, some of whom were identified as personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP), and then led to remote village of Salman where they were massacred.

Victims of Maguindanao Massacre

Commission on Human Rights (CHR) clamors for decisive government action that'll bring to justice as soon as possible the perpetrators of the Nov. 23 massacre in Maguindanao province.

"Philippine National Police and the executive department must be put to task, not only to respond to the killings, but to deliver expeditious justice," CHR Chairperson Leila de Lima said.

"Several underpinning of power and influence in Maguinanao politics" must be overcome "without any delay," she said.

Police were looking at politics motivated the massacre as its perpetrators belonged to the ruling Ampatuan clan's private army while the victims were relatives and supporters of Buluan town Vice-Mayor Ismael Mangudadatu, who already confirmed plans of running next year as governor of the province.

Members of this ill-fated group were travelling with Mangudadatu's wife Genalyn last Monday to accompany her in filing the vice-mayor's certificate of candidacy (COC) for governor when some 100 armed men reportedly abducted them at gunpoint in broad daylight.

Several local journalists, including DZRH's Henry Araneta and Manila Bulletin's Bong Reblando, also travelled with this group to cover the COC filing.

Later that day, authorities discovered corpses belonging to 21 of the group's members.

The dead were either shot, beheaded or mutilated.

Some of the women casualties were reportedly raped also.

Mangudadatu confirmed his wife and several family members were among those whom the bandits slaughtered.

"This is an outrage – what kind of animals are those killers?" a stunned de Lima charged.

Authorities continue searching for other members of the group which Mangudadatu described as having been composed of some 50 people including the journalists.

Fearing the Mangudadatu clan's possible vendetta on the Ampatuans, de Lima called for immediate government action on the matter.

Ampatuans Creation of Gloria Arroyo

Former senatorial candidate Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III yesterday said the Ampatuans were a "creation" of Ms Arroyo.

"This is really an acid test for her," Pimentel told the Inquirer. "What's more important? The debt of gratitude because you are President because of their support, or the lives of the Filipino people and justice for those who lost their lives senselessly?"

Pimentel said Ms Arroyo owed a lot to the Ampatuans, particularly in the 2004 presidential election when they delivered the votes for her in the province over opposition standard-bearer Fernando Poe Jr.

Three years later in the senatorial race, Maguindanao delivered a controversial 12-0 sweep for the administration's Team Unity ticket.

Pimentel said that with such incidents, the Ampatuans could always tell Ms Arroyo: "You owe us big time." - Phil Daily Inquirer

Will Gloria Arroyo Arrest the Ampatuans?

Shocked and outraged by the Monday massacre in Maguindanao province, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's allies Tuesday called on her to swiftly go after a scion of the clan that helped her clinch victory in the 2004 presidential election.

Gilbert "Gibo" Teodoro Jr., standard-bearer of the ruling Lakas-Kampi-CMD, said authorities should immediately arrest Datu Unsay Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. on the strength of the evidence supposedly pointing to him and his men.

"The government should [take] unequivocal and strong [steps] against the perpetrators. [Ampatuan] must be arrested because he has something to do with this. He must also face an impartial investigation," the resigned defense secretary said at a press conference.

Ampatuan should surrender to the police if he wants to clear his name, Teodoro said. He also said a delay in the government's response to the "indescribable" killings would be a cause of "national embarrassment."

Palawan Rep. Antonio Alvarez, the spokesperson of the ruling party, said any of its members found liable for the killings should be expelled at once.

The Ampatuans are party members. Only in June, Gov. Zaldy Ampatuan of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), a son of Maguindanao Gov. Andal Ampatuan, was appointed interim regional chair of the party.

"If the party leadership, despite overwhelming evidence, will continue to keep them in the ranks for political expediency, then it will be wracked with resignations as it will become untenable for many members, like me, to stay in a party that coddles mass murderers," Alvarez warned. - Phil Daily Iquirer

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Political Killings in Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines

Vaudine England, BBC Asia analyst
The brutality of the killings in Maguindanao has highlighted the domination of Philippines politics by guns, warlords and lawlessness.

It has also changed the nature of "rido", the local word for clan wars and vendetta. Rido has long focused on election disputes or land conflicts and has involved killing, but usually of one person at a time and avoiding the killing of women or non-relatives. This incident targeted women and journalists who were not members of either powerful family involved.

Complicating the mix in Mindanao is the ongoing Muslim and communist insurgencies which have long been used by the authorities to justify new sources of funding for local favourites.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Job Hiring in Sta.Rosa, Laguna; Cebu/Iloilo, Bacolod, Cagayan De Oro, Davao, Tacloban

Merchandising Coordinator/Project Supervisor (URGENT! Sta.Rosa, Laguna; Cebu/Iloilo, Bacolod, Cagayan De Oro, Davao, Tacloban, Zamboanga City, Legaspi City and Batangas)
Preferably Male
21-35 years old
Graduate of Marketing/Management/ Business Administration/ Advertising/ Mass Communications course
At least 1-2 years experience in managing people (preferably with Merchandising experience)
Good track record of accomplishment from previous emloyers
Possesses good oral and written communication skills
Pleasing personality
MS application user (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

North Luzon (Dagupan & Ilocos Norte/Sur or Cagayan)
Angeles/San Fernando, Pampanga
Sta. Rosa, Laguna
Davao City
Cagayan De Oro
Tacloban, Leyte
Zamboanga City
Legaspi City, Albay

Job Hiring in Bohol, Baguio, Quezon, Batangas, Pampanga

Sales Promoter/Promodiser (URGENT)
18-25 years old
College level/Graduate of a 2yr vocational course
At least 5'5"
With pleasing personality
With at least 6 months sales experience with appliances
Possesses good oral and written communication skills
Good comprehension skills
Very good interpersonal skills
Ability to track and document consumer feedback, activities in-store, or any other information required.

Robinsons Dumaguete - URGENT!
Tiongsan Harrison, Baguio
Ocampo's Tiongsan, Baguio
SM Baguio
SM Pampanga
SM Lipa, Batangas
SM Fairview
Western Appliance, Quezon City
ABENSON Tagbilaran, Bohol

Make Bohol Province Rabbies Free in 2010

Two and a half years after implementing a program in 2007 to make Bohol rabies free in 2010, authorities have seen very significant achievements. 

"But that is not where it ends", hints Provincial veterinarian Dr. Stella Marie Lapiz. 

"We can not claim yet that we are rabies free," underscoring that a lot of work needs to be done.  

The aim to eradicate rabies in Bohol seemed impossible especially when the province topped the national rabies watch-list in 2007, dragging the entire region with it, points Dr. Lapiz. 

Wanting to plant the tourism destination flag in the country just does not go well with the reports that a widely preventable rabies with its teeth bared lurking in the corner, reiterates a member of the multi-sectoral Bohol Rabies Prevention and Eradication Council (BRPEC), in a separate talk.  

"We have accomplished the target of vaccinating 70% of our dog population during our second round of inoculations, but we still have to see the results" Dr, Lapiz explains during the weekly The Governor Reports.  

70% of dog population vaccinated is a universally pegged safe standard, but it is not acceptable for Bohol authorities who want a full assurance that rabies has become a non-threat.  

Thanking the popular support of local governments, animal and livestock technicians and barangay livestock workers, pet owners and international funding agencies, Dr. Lapiz reported that the concerted efforts has made Bohol without a rabies case to worry to date. 

Dr. Lapiz said Bohol has tested negative despite the 49 dog head samples sent to the regional laboratories for rabies examination.  

There has never been reported human rabies too, she added despite biting incidents here. 

Over the development, the diminutive veterinarian asked people to report to the municipal monitors any case of sudden dog deaths to quickly isolate cases, if there are. 

BRPEC council appoints Municipal Agriculture Officers (MAO) as contact persons authorized to forward reports of possible rabies-related incidents. 

The MAO reports would be basis for the BRPEC to send in trained people who could properly harvest and collect dog head samples for laboratory testing. (PIA)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Lupang Arenda: Revocation of Proclamation

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has to do what ought to be done. Showing rare political will, the president asks Vice President Noli de Castro to prepare a draft for the revocation of the proclamation establishing the settlement called Lupang Arenda, even if it would mean displacing multitude of residents. 

Lupand Arenda was established when former President Fidel Ramos issued Proclamation 704 and opened some 200 hectares of public lands in protected wetlands to accommodate the growing number of illegal settlers in Metro Manila. 

The settlement lies at the shorelines of Laguna de Bay and lies along the natural lake water egress to Manila Bay along the Napindan Channel. 

The opened wetlands, separate sources say remain water logged for the rest of the six months in a year, and should not have been opened as residential area in the first place. 

By revoking the Presidential Proclamation 704, the President hopes she could keep these lives away from the dangers posed by rising lake water levels and the flash floods that has washed away dwellings in the area during the recent storms hitting Manila 

During the recent meeting held in Loboc Bohol, the President and her cabinet talked about disaster risk reduction, disaster preparedness and climate change in the wake of the recent disastrous floodings in Manila and surrounding areas.  

At the Full Cabinet meeting held at the Loboc Children's Palace, acted on Vice President's recommendation to clear the area and relocate the residents.  

Recent changes in climate elevated the average lake water level to 12.5 meters, making several dry areas at the Lupang Arenda prone to flooding.     

The patch of land lies along the natural waterway between Laguna Lake and Napindan Channel. 

Recent floodings in Metro Manila areas also pushed more water through the channel, washing out many squatter dwellings, necessitating government intervention to keep residents safe.
Vice President Noli de Castro told the Cabinet that Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) now bans the return of the 60,000 families to Lupang Arenda. Lupang Arenda also blocks the natural pathway between Laguna Lake and Napindan Channel. (PIA)

Bidding for Panglao Island Airpot Project

Bidding for Panglao airport phase one finally opens this month, reports transportation Undersecretary and former city Mayor Jose Torralba in a radio interview.

Torralba, who is manning the airport project management office here said the multi-sectoral consultative meeting held last Tuesday at the Bohol Beach Club was the last procedural requirement needed to seal the fate of the airport's initial construction phase.

The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Investment Coordinating Committee initially nodded to the project even after consultants proposed drastic changes leading to major project funding realignments.

With the changes, the entire project bloated to nearly double its initial cost, needing the NEDA ICC nod anew to use the early appropriations of P4.2B to fund the initial phase of the airport project.

The project go-signal was on the condition that Bohol provincial government conducts another multisectoral consultation to address ecological or environmental issues, Usec Torralba explained..

Moreover, the preconditions also include that Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) conducts value engineering of the project and that budget cover be issued to the Department of Transportation and Communications by the Department of Budget and Management.

The recent multi-sectoral meeting in Panglao churned out the resolutions, which would engage the NEDA to finally green-light phase one of the project.
Phase one of the project comprises the construction of the airport's 2.5 kilometer runway and its lighting facilities.  
This phase also uses up the funds NEDA has earlier earmarked for the entire project, explains Gov. Erico Aumentado, weeks back.
From the initial P4.27 billion, the total total project now costs P7.54 billion.

The project cost blew up due to increase of item prices and quantity, design modification and additional acquisition of 14.5 hectares of land.

The Panglao airport project aims to develop a new airport facility in Panglao Island, Bohol to comply with domestic and international standards for operational safety and efficiency.

It also envisions to open up the entire region (Region VII) to more economic activities and to enhance the tourism potential of Bohol province. (PIA)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Job Vacancy Hiring in Manila, Philippines

HR Manager, Job Opportunity in Manila
- Male / Female;
- With atleast 10 years experience gained in Oil and Gas Industry;
- Local Assignment;
- Very Good Pay
Date: 6 November 2009
City/Town: Metro Manila
Location: Nationwide
Wage/Salary: tba
Start: asap
Duration: asap
Type: Full Time
How to apply: send resume by email
Company: Energy Manpower Services, Inc.
Contact: Manny Degawan,

Work in Manila Opportunity, Job Hiring

Senior Financial Manager, Work in Manila Job Hiring Opportunity
- Male / Female;
- less that 50 years of Age;
- CPA preferred but not required;
- With atleast 15 years of experience related to the position applying for;
- Preferrably gained in OIL and GAS industry;
- Knowledgable with SAP Application;
Date: 6 November 2009
City/Town: Metro Manila
Location: Nationwide
Wage/Salary: tba
Start: asap
Duration: asap
Type: Full Time
How to apply: send resume by email
Company: Energy Manpower Services, Inc.
Contact: Manny Degawan,

Job Vacancy in Davao City, Data Encoder Work

Data Encoder, Job Vacancy in Davao City 

-Graduate of any business course preferably accounting
- Male / Female
- At least 1 year experience as Data Encoder
- Good communication skills
- Can work with minimum supervision
Date: 6 November 2009
City/Town: Davao
Location: Davao
Wage/Salary: Competitive
Start: Immediatly
Duration: Permanent
Type: Full Time
How to apply: Send resume with picture and indicate position applying for
Company: JDI, Inc.
Contact: JB