By Tarra Quismundo
A new P50-billion correctional facility for convicts from Luzon will rise over the next three years in Nueva Ecija, moving inmates away from Metro Manila and giving way for the commercial development of the sprawling government property in Muntinlupa.
Bulacan Gov. Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado ordered the preemptive evacuation of 45 families, or 156 people, living in the coastal village of Salambao in Obando town, in anticipation of heavy rains to be dumped by tropical storm “Ruby” at 10 p.m. on Monday.
Newly released government statistics that reported the distribution of 4.6 million hectares to more than 2.6 million farmers have been questioned by a farmers’ group, which demanded an audit of the supposed accomplishments.
By Armand Galang
A public cemetery in Barangay (village) Poblacion here has become the launch pad of this town’s biggest nutrition program anchored on organic vegetable farming.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
The weather bureau has alerted residents of Central and Southern Luzon to moderate and heavy rains that could trigger flash floods and landslides with the tail-end of a cold front affecting the area.