Teng Garcia, Sultan Kudarat's political affairs assistant for information and special concerns, said Sultan Kudarat First District Rep. Datu Pax Mangudadatu has joined hands with several local officials to lobby for the immediate passage of House Bill (HB) 1362 or the Act converting the Sultan Kudarat Polytechnic State College (SKPSC) into a state university.
Adriano Lumagsao, chief of the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) disclosed that of the 598 casual and job order employees whose contracts have ended last December 31, 2007, 387 casual employees and 48 job order employees were approved by Mayor Jaraula for renewal.
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DAVAO CITY (DTI XI/07 February) –The Davao region generated a total of P9.18 billion of investments last year, 44 percent higher compared to 2006 figure of P6.36 billion.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 11 reported that the 2007 accomplishment is 56 percent above its annual target.
Provincial Information Officer
MAITUM, Sarangani (February 7, 2008) – Environment authorities yesterday stopped a kaingin or slash-and-burn operation in a barangay where burning of a wooded area barely started.
In a letter-complaint coursed thru the office of Mayor Elsie Perrett, Barangay Captain Wanan, two barangay kagawads and a landowner adjacent to the kaingin area alleged that "one Mr. Noli Peralta under the instruction of Mr. Mamerto Cardenas was cutting trees" in the forest area of barangay Ticulab.
ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/09 January) -- If they can't go to school, let the school go to them.
The sea-based indigenous tribes of Sama and Badjao here will finally receive free education after the state-run Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) and the Alternative Learning System (ALS) program of the Department of Education (DepEd) agreed to jointly run the “Floating School.”
Presidential Peace Adviser Secretary Jesus Dureza said the national government’s stance in the peace negotiations with the MILF remains rooted in the upholding of the constitutional process.
President Arroyo named Muslim, chancellor of MSU General Santos for 11 years and concurrent member of the MSU Board of Regents, as the new MSU president vice retired police deputy director-general Ricardo de Leon who served as interim president of the university system since September 2005.
At least this is what a recent study of the Philippine Eagles’ DNA suggests.
pairs, Tsai and Princess Maasim, the chick is the 22nd eagle bred and hatched in captivity by the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF).
20 November 2007
At 5:20 AM, the Sumilao Farmers left Tara, Sipocot and started to walk towards Ragay.
From the start of their walk, the marchers immediately faced heavy rains. But, having walked for more than 5 days with the rain pouring hard on their tattered raincoats, they seemed to get used to such situation that they looked not bothered by the hardship that it entails.
November 19, 2007
SURIGAO DEL SUR (Karapatan Surigao del Sur/19 Nov) – On November 18, 2007 around 40 families from Magkahunao, San Agustin fled their homes and farmlands and evacuated to Hanipaan Elemetary School out of fear for their lives.
ALABEL, Sarangani (Sarangani Information Office/21 Nov) - This year's MunaTo Festival is expected to provide a better venue to support the aggressive promotion for the province's investment and tourism potentials, organizers said.
DAVAO CITY (Army 10ID Public Affairs/21 Nov)- -- We would like to announce the final schedule for the Army Entrance Examination (AFPATB) for dissemination.
Date: 23-24 November 2007
Venue: UM Matina Campus Gymnasium
ESPERANZA, Sultan Kudarat (MindaNews/20 November) -- Education for out-of-school youth in Mindanao is getting a boost with $50 million (estimated P2.1 billion at P42 to a dollar) assistance from the United States Agency for International Development, an American education specialist said here late Monday afternoon.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (City Information Office/20 Nov) -- The Cagayan de Oro Emergency Assistance and Communication Center (COMCENTER) has responded to a total of 280 calls for help in October, this year.
GLAN, Sarangani (Sarangani Information Office/20 November) – "I was a non-reader. However, I came to learn this so-called reading intervention program. As a result, I have learned how to read and gradually, to comprehend," Grade IV pupil Rosalia Gampung narrated.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (City Information Office/20 Nov) -- City Mayor Constantino G. Jaraula is optimistic that the city government will be able to hit its target income of P1.4 Billion for Fiscal Year 2008.
DAVAO CITY (Mindanao Commission on Women/19 November) -- Mothers for Peace's first singout and songwriting competition entitled "Global Cooling" has finally chosen its top 12 winners out of 18 entrants.
MANILA (Lakaw Sumilao!Walk for Justice!/19 November) -- As Higaonon farmers seeking to recover the controversial Quisumbing property in Sumilao, Bukidnon reached their 6th week of their walk, their supporters set a picket at the Department of Agrarian Reform central office to press for Secretary Nasser Pangandaman’s intervention in the land case.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (COMC/19 November) -- Women's health care is among the wide range of top-notch services the Cagayan de Oro Medical Center (COMC) has been known to cater for decades.
DAVAO CITY (Bayan Muna-SMR/10 November) -- Bayan Muna blamed here today the Arroyo regime for its immoral and corrupt practices which have condemnably pushed Manette’s suicide and millions of other Filipinos to risk their own lives for survival.
JOLO, Sulu (Sulu Provincial Media Desk/09 November) – Saudi Arabia has pledged to support peace and development projects in Sulu in southern the Philippines.
Sulu Gov. Sakur Tan said they are preparing several proposals for infrastructure and other development projects after Saudi Ambassador to Manila, Mohammed Ameen Wali, assured him of his country's support.