PIA March 12, 2009, 12:00 pm
Sorsogon City--The provincial government of Sorsogon has started distributing PhilHealth cards to indigents and the underprivileged during the conduct of the Provincial Mobile Services Caravan (PMCS) in Irosin last week. Recipients of the PhilHealth card automatically make them members of the Sponsored Indigent Program (SIP) under the Medicare Para sa Masa Program (MPMP) of the governor, which entitles them to various health benefits. These include primary consultations with general physicians; laboratory services such as chest x-ray, complete blood count and urinalysis; and subsidized hospital services including surgery, room and board.
PNA March 12, 2009, 12:00 pm
Legazpi City – The provincial government of Albay would engage in a jetropa production project in line with the government’s biofuel program, designed to cushion the price hike in fuel and energy brought by the global financial crunch. Albay Gov. Joey Sarte Salceda on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Senator Miguel Zubiri and the University of the Philippines in Los Banos (UPLB) for a joint jetropa plantation project in the province.
Roy Lagarde March 9, 2009, 12:00 pm
MANILA--With the “alarming ” number of minors involved in pornography, advocacy for the passage of the anti-child pornography bill has increased. The Catholic bishops’ leadership said it is good that the legislators are finally doing something about child pornography, but the bill against it must be passed soonest.
Melo M. Acuña March 9, 2009, 12:00 pm
MANILA--Restorative justice calls for a true paradigm shift where offenders and the offended could establish good relationships after the offenders have served time in prison.
Tito Genova Valiente March 9, 2009, 12:00 pm
“Unsurrendered 100 Voices” is the title of the documentary made by Lucky Guillermo and Peter Parsons. The two and their outfit were the same group behind another documentary “Manila, 1945: The Forgotten Atrocities.” The two documentaries share one thing in common: the remembering of events that have been forgotten.
Benjo Bichara March 9, 2009, 12:00 pm
My unsure eyes look for a light My restless feet wandered the night Longing for warmth, seeking care In the midst of a storm, I feel scared Alone am I, let to be...
m.r.ilan March 9, 2009, 12:00 pm
Donsol, Sorsogon-- Fifty rural women from all over the region together with the Department of Agriculture’s Lady Employees Association (DALEA) officers and members attended the Women’s Day Celebration held recently at Amor Beach Resort in Donsol, Sorsogon. The celebration’s theme was “Babae, yaman ka ng Bayan”. The annual celebration of women’s day recognizes the significant contribution of women to society, culture, business and politics.
Pelajio J. Papa Jr. March 9, 2009, 12:00 pm
Do you believe that the Camarines Sur National High School (CSNHS) Alumni Association Building is the first alumni association building in Naga City? In the Camarines Sur, however, we settled second to Nabua National High School Alumni Association, whose building was constructed in the time past by well-funded US Navies. Our building came to be completed through the steadfast efforts of the present association president and chair of the board of directors, PS/Supt. Tomas G. Rentoy III, along with his officers. It also received the full support and cooperation of DB M Sec. Rolando G. Andaya and alumni: Ret. Gen. Salvador Mison, Arch. Gideon P. Francia, Mrs. Antonieta T. Ortega, Mrs. Imelda P. de la Rosa, Mrs. Erma C. Barrameda, Mrs. Eleanor Dy-Liaco, and Mrs. Elizabeth D.S. Sibulo. Likewise, to be written into history, are the following past presidents of the alumni association who, in their respective ways, have greatly contributed to the realization of this dream, namely: Dr. Juan A. Amanse; Dr. Pedro P. Villafuerte; Mr. Si;verio Veluz; Mr. Jaime T. Malanyaon (ret. School Superintendent) Mr. Leon J. Pilar (ret. Commissioner, COA); Brig. Gen. Eduardo A. Taduran (ret. AFP); Dr. Eduardo C. Enojado, in whose term the construction of the building started; Ms. Vita Q. Avenido; Mr. Alex D. Belone; Hon. Esteban R. Abonal, Jr. (ret. RTC Judge); PS/Supt. Tomas Rentoy III (2001-2005); and Mr. Vince A. Raynes. Noteworthy is, in 1950, Naga City Mayor Leon SA Aureus initiated the reorganization of the 1st Alumni Association, hence, he played a significant role in this endeavor. It must be noted that the name of our school then was Camarines Sur High School (CSHS), this was changed later to Camarines Sur National High School (CSNHS) pursuant to a law enacted.
IBON Features March 9, 2009, 12:00 pm
In the face of record-high unemployment and uncertainty for new graduates who will soon enter the labor force, the Philippine government says that the call center industry poses great opportunities for Filipino workers—especially amid the global crisis when firms turn to outsourcing more to save costs. But is the industry indeed a sunshine sector for Filipinos seeking employment?
Roy Lagarde March 9, 2009, 12:00 pm
MANILA--Catholic Church leaders have condemned the killing of an anti-mining activist and called for an investigation into its circumstances. Eliezer “Boy” Billanes, leader of the Anti-Development Aggression Coalition, was shot dead by unidentified men around 4:30 p.m. yesterday in Koranadal, South Cotabato. The murder has outraged Marbel Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez who said that the killing is a serious attack on human rights. “The right to life is a gift for everybody; no one has the right to take it. The wheel of justice is the proper venue for resolution of any case,” Gutierrez said.

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