Davao Norte plants 690 trees

Subscribe Now June 04, 2011 at 06:22pm

The launching of the National Greening Program (NGP) in Davao del Norte last Friday has increased the number of trees planted in Region XI by 690, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said. The launching was spearheaded by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-XI (DENR-XI). No less than the Provincial Gov. Rodolfo P. del Rosario and Tagum City Mayor Rey T. Uy participated in the launching by planting trees. (Mick M. Basa)

Agusan Estate open to investors

NASIPIT, Agusan del Norte – The Agusan del Norte Industrial Estate or NANIE is now open to any investor, both foreign or domestic, officials said Saturday. The officials said NANIE is open for industrial plants, bonded warehouses, container yards and other industrial facilities.

The 296.9-hectare NANIE is strategically located near the Nasipit Internal Sea Port, the largest sea port and gateway of Northeastern Mindanao. It is located within Barangays Camagong and Talisay here. The NANIE is the Regional Agri-Industrial Growth Center of the Caraga region.(Mike U. Crismundo)

Police issue tips against crimes

ZAMBOANGA CITY (PNA) – With the class opening on Monday, Zamboanga City police director Senior Supt. Edwin de Ocampo has issued tips to avoid becoming victims of criminality.

De Ocampo said the public, especially the students, should also know some ways to protect themselves from lawless elements apart from the crime prevention actions being undertaken by authorities.

De Ocampo said students should refrain from wearing valuable jewelry or carry big amount of money to avoid attracting thieves or pickpockets.

Ex-rebels laud peace project

DAVAO CITY (PNA) – Former combatants of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) lauded here recently the completion of a peace-building project that has effectively transformed Mindanao's conflict zones into peace and development communities.

The Action for Conflict Transformation (ACT) for Peace Program, a United Nations (UN) multi-donor project jointly implemented by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), was completed last May 30 with support from Australia, New Zealand, and Spain.

The ACT for Peace program was a five-year project started in 2005 to strengthen peace-building and conflict transformation efforts in Southern Philippines.

Help sought for bank depositors

ZAMBOANGA CITY (PNA) – House Deputy Speaker for Mindanao Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar has asked the Congressional Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediary to intercede on behalf of the depositors and employees of Banco Filipino Saving and Mortgage Bank, which has been closed since March this year.

Salazar, who is this city's first district congresswoman, said her main concerns regarding the bank’s closure include how the depositors are going to be paid and how the employees are going to be taken care of in view of Banco Filipino’s reported bankruptcy

Source: mb.com.ph

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