AFP modernization well on its way, says Sen. Trillanes

By NOEL B. NAJARRO of Philippine News Agency BUTUAN City – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, chair of the Senate National Defense and Security Committee, said in a press forum Friday morning that the country is well on its way with regard modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). In a press forum with […]

DILG convenes NGA, NAPC and CSO on GBP 2016 RUN

Butuan City – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 13 convened Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) participating National Government Agencies (NGAs), Community Mobilizers and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) last August 26-27, 2014 at Pietro’s Square, Imadejas, this city, to prepare the grounds for the GPB 2016 run. The workshop is generally aimed […]

Davao City’s booming BPO jobs have few takers, high stress

By TYRONE A. VELEZ

DAVAO City – The business processing outsourcing (BPO) industry here is expected to generate some 37,000 jobs in Davao City in the next two years. But while industry leaders here admit to difficulty in meeting this demand, some sectors want more protection of workers’ rights. Read more about Davao City’s booming BPO jobs have few takers, high stress

NPA rebels disarm 5 scty guards in Bkdn

By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor MANOLO Fortich, Bukidnon––About 10 unidentified armed men believed members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) disarmed five private security guards here shortly before noon last Saturday, the police said. Witnesses told the responding government troopers that the armed men raided a subdivision in the village of San Miguel in […]

Two abducted army soldiers remain in NPA rebel’s custody

By CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor IMPASUG-ONG, Bukidnon––The two abducted soldiers of the army’s 8th Infantry Battalion here remain unharm as negotiations for their safe release gained headway, the military said on Sunday. Army Lt. Norman Tagros, the spokesperson of the army’s 8th IB here, said that the military has started negotiating for the release of […]

Power interruption persists due to right-of-way violators: NGCP

THE National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) warns that power outages may persist in areas with perennial Right-of-Way (ROW) problems. The 26.5-kilometer Baloi- Marawi 69-kilovolt (kV) line in Lanao del Norte, which transmits power to Lanao del Sur Electric Cooperative (LASURECO) and Mindanao State University (MSU), frequently trips due to vegetation growing beneath it. […]

Mindanao biz conference to tackle Asean integration

HEADLINING the agenda of the 23rd Mindanao Business Conference next month are delegates from the academe, business sector, and government agencies that will help lay the foundation for this year’s theme, “Growth Beyond Convergence.” This conference, hosted by the General Santos City Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Sarangani Chamber of Commerce and Industry, […]

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