Secretary Avelino I. Razon Jr. of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process interacts with Lt. Gen. Jaime Buenaflor

April 18, 2009 2:05 am· Comments Off on Secretary Avelino I. Razon Jr. of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process interacts with Lt. Gen. Jaime Buenaflor 

razon2Secretary Avelino I. Razon Jr. of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process interacts with Lt. Gen. Jaime Buenaflor of the Armed Forces of the Philippines National Development Support Command at the OPAPP office in Ortigas, Pasig City on Wednesday (15 April).PNA/NIB photo)V3/gsc

PNR rehabilitation works

April 18, 2009 2:03 am· Comments Off on PNR rehabilitation works 

pnr20rehabPhotos show construction crew undertaking rehabilitation works for the Philippine National Railways (PNR) near Espana Avenue in Manila. Upper photo shows workers building a new PNR station near the major thoroughfare that would include ticketing booths, waiting areas and cyclone wire fencing. Stations in Blumentritt and Tayuman, Manila as well as in Alabang, Muntinlupa City are also being simultaneously built. The railway lines are also being rehabilitated, as shown in lower photo, in preparation for the use of new trains recently bought by the PNR. (PNA photos by Boy Antonio)/V3

Thailand determined to host ASEAN summit

April 18, 2009 2:01 am· Comments Off on Thailand determined to host ASEAN summit 

BANGKOK, April 17 – Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has asserted that his government is determined to host a renewed session of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit with six dialogue partners.

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Palace welcomes local, foreign help to free ICRC volunteers

April 18, 2009 2:00 am· Comments Off on Palace welcomes local, foreign help to free ICRC volunteers 

MANILA, April 17 — Malacanang today said it welcomes all support – both local and foreign – to the ongoing efforts to secure the safe release of the two foreign volunteers of the International Committee on the Red Cross held hostage by Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu.

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OWWA XII gives out P1.5M loans to retrenched workers

April 18, 2009 1:59 am· Comments Off on OWWA XII gives out P1.5M loans to retrenched workers 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, April 17 – The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said on Friday that some 30 workers who were retrenched from their jobs abroad were given loans amounting to about P1.5 million.

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RP registers US$ 32.2M hot money net inflows in March ’09

April 18, 2009 1:59 am· Comments Off on RP registers US$ 32.2M hot money net inflows in March ’09 

MANILA, April 17 – News of the US government's plan to buy banks' bad assets boosted inflows of foreign portfolio investments otherwise known as hot money in the Philippines last March after it posted net inflows of US$ 32.2 million.

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NFA XII to hike palay buying price

April 18, 2009 1:58 am· Comments Off on NFA XII to hike palay buying price 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, April 17 — The National Food Authority here hinted of a possible increase in the government buying price of palay (rice) to help farmers cope with the rising cost of production inputs.

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More Filipinos see bright prospects ahead — Remonde

April 18, 2009 1:57 am· Comments Off on More Filipinos see bright prospects ahead — Remonde 

MANILA, April 17 – Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said that in the face of continuing global recession and job displacement in the country, more Filipinos are optimistic about their prospects in life.

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RoK to host first ASEAN forum on eminent persons

April 18, 2009 1:57 am· Comments Off on RoK to host first ASEAN forum on eminent persons 

SEOUL, April 17 – The inaugural meeting of the ASEAN Regional Forum of Expert and Eminent Persons (ARF-EEPs) will kick off in the Republic of Korea (RoK) this week.

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Measures to help wood industry overcome difficulties

April 18, 2009 1:56 am· Comments Off on Measures to help wood industry overcome difficulties 

HO CHI MINH CITY, April 17 – The Government should develop a long-term strategy for wood processing industry in order to help it attain a sustainable development.

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