Farmers in this rice-producing province are now assured of year-round irrigation water, enabling them to plant for the second cropping season, thanks to San Roque Dam and the re-regulating pond that collects water released by the dam whenever it generates power.
By Leilani Adriano
An official of Ilocos Norte province has moved to stop the cutting of more than 1,200 trees to give way to a solar energy plant in Currimao town.
Consumers in Abra province have started a petition urging President Aquino to order a take-over of their rural electric cooperative, which was spared for a second time from a disconnection notice from its power supplier last week.
By Jerome Aning
The Court of Appeals (CA) has ordered a regional trial court to reinstate the frustrated murder charge and issue the corresponding arrest warrant against Cagayan Vice Gov. Leonides Fausto for allegedly strafing the car of a rival politician during the October 2010 barangay (village) election period.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
The Commission on Audit (COA) has affirmed an order of its Western Visayas office disallowing yearend bonuses granted to employees of the Iloilo provincial government in 2009 totaling P103 million.