Migrante Hopes Philippines Appeal Not Too Late for OFW on Death Row

MANILA, Philippines — Following reports of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo seeking clemency for Marilou Ranario, the OFW on Kuwait’s death row, an alliance of groups composed of overseas Filipinos and their families say they hope the appeal is not too late. “Although the appeal shou…

Situation Report: Another landslide hit Surigao del Norte, killed 5 miners in Placer

Due to days of excessive rain, another landslide hit in the municipality of Placer , particularly in Barangay Magsaysay, a few minutes away from the town proper where the mining site of Manila Mining Corporation is located yesterday dawn, Nov. 19, 2007 and killed 5 miners. T…

52 Rotarians, spouses attend Rotary Academy

BUTUAN CITY (November 19) -- Fifty two Rotarians, including spouses, representing 11 Rotary Clubs from Zones 3B-1 and 3B-2 of District 3860 attended the Rotary Academy held at the Luciana Convention Center here on November 17, 2007 with the theme "One Dream... One Team…

Situation Report: Surigao City, several Surigao del Norte towns now flooded, 2 persons dead

Surigao City (November 19) -- Flooding brought about by continuous rains is now being experienced in Surigao City and in several other municipalities of Surigao del Norte and claimed 2 casualties in Surigao City due to landslide. The victims were identified as Tita Angob Sa…

RP seeks clemency for OFW on Kuwait death row

MANILA, Philippines -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Vice President Noli de Castro and Foreign Secretary Alberto Romulo have sought executive clemency for Filipino domestic helper Marilou Ranario as she appeals her death sentence in Kuwait. Philippine Ambassador to Kuwa…

3rd National Phil-Aus Alumni Association Assembly set in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (November 16) -- The 3rd National Philippine-Australian Alumni Association, Incorporated (PA3i) Assembly would be held on Nov. 22-23, 2007 at the Provincial Convention Center, this city. Carrying the theme "Linking PA3i Expertise to Community Development,&…

Estrada pardon draws positive reaction in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- In contrast to the largely negative reaction in the Visayas, the pardon given by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to ousted president Joseph Estrada drew mostly favorable comment from politicians in Mindanao, including a visiting opposition senat…

6 more provinces beat malaria -- DoH

MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Health (DoH) has declared six more provinces as malaria-free, bringing to 22 the number of provinces which have eliminated the mosquito-borne disease. In a statement, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Marinduque, Sorsogon, Alb…

Mutilated body of kidnapped 7-year old boy recovered

The mutilated body of a seven-year-old child was recovered in a creek in Basilisa, Dinagat Province after being reported kidnapped, ABS- CBN Regional Network Group reported Thursday. The body of 7-year-old Cedie Estoconing was recovered at a creek in Barangay Diegas in Basil…

Have mercy, Surigao gov asks

SURIGAO del Norte Gov. Ace Barbers yesterday wrote and appealed to the Emir of Kuwait to spare the life of Filipino overseas worker Marilou Ranario who was sentenced to death by the Court of Appeals of Kuwait last February for allegedly killing her employer in January 2005.…

DA lists areas where bird flu may enter RP

MANILA, Philippines -- Agriculture Secretary Arthur C. Yap has appealed to local government units and the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) to keep a tight watch on migratory birds during the months of October to December. To keep the Philippines one of the only three countrie…

Military send more troops to Bukidnon vs NPA

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines -- The military has announced the deployment of additional troops to Bukidnon province and the Caraga region, saying it was stepping up operations against the New People's Army (NPA). Major General Jose Barbieto, chief of the 4th Infantry…

Citizens speak: Prevent janitor fish, save Lake Mainit

Surigao del Norte (November 14) -- Prevent the population increase and spread of Janitor fish in Lake Mainit. This was the appeal of the people to the officials and leaders of the municipalities surrounding Lake Mainit that include municipalities of Mainit, Alegria, Santiago…

Authorities warn of dengue outbreak in Surigao City

Surigao City (November 7) -- The City Health Office here warned the public of a possible dengue epidemic in the coming weeks after a number of infections in the city continue to rise. Recently, the dreaded dengue disease claimed a three-year old child. City Health Officer D…

Surigao Norte urges PGMA to help save Ranario from death row

Surigao City (November 7) -- The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Surigao del Norte have joined various, organizations and individuals to intensify measures to save Marilou Ranario from death row in Kuwait. In a resolution passed recently by the SP, presided by Vice Governo…

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