Baskets or ‘bayong’ made of water lilies from Laguna de Bay

April 25, 2009 1:14 am· Comments Off on Baskets or ‘bayong’ made of water lilies from Laguna de Bay 

lagunaPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo admires some of the intricately-woven baskets or “bayong” made of water lilies from the Laguna de Bay which were shown to her by its weaver, Helen Ramos, during the launching ceremonies of the enhanced price and supply monitoring project of the Department of Trade and Industry under the Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP) Friday (April 24, 2009) at the Yazaki-Torres Manufacturing Inc. Gymnasium, Carmelray Industrial Park II in Barangay Makiling, Calamba City, Laguna. (Luisito Iglesias/OPS-NIB)
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Woven baskets made in Laguna

April 25, 2009 1:14 am· Comments Off on Woven baskets made in Laguna 

laguna20bertCALAMBA CITY, LAGUNA — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is all smiles as she admires the intricately woven baskets or “bayong” made of water lilies from the Laguna de Bay following the launching ceremonies of the enhanced price and supply monitoring project of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) under the Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP) Friday (April 24, 2009) at the Yazaki-Torres Manufacturing Inc. Gymnasium, Carmelray Industrial Park II in Barangay Makiling, Calamba City, Laguna. Also in photo is Trade and Industry Secretary Peter Favila (partly hidden). (BERT CANILANG/OPS-NIB Photo)

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‘Green’ hydrogen machine

April 25, 2009 1:12 am· Comments Off on ‘Green’ hydrogen machine 

042409_02mpPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo listens to a briefing conducted by Gonzalo Catan, Jr. (right), executive vice president of MAPECON Philippines, Inc. on the features of the Green Hydrogen machine as part of the ecological solid waste management and climate change weekly reporting that promotes awareness and programs on environmental protection and climate change Friday (April 24, 2009) at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources grounds in Quezon City. Also in photo is Trade and Industry Secretary Peter Favila and other officials. (MARCELINO PASCUA/OPS-NIB Photo)

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Magayon Jobs Fair in Albay

April 25, 2009 1:10 am· Comments Off on Magayon Jobs Fair in Albay 

smilesPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is welcomed by Chairman Jose Vitug of the Philippine Stock Exchange Inc. and PSE president & CEO Francisco Ed Lim at the 28th General Assembly of the Asian & Oceanian Stock Exchanges at Mactan Ballroom Shangri-La, Mactan Resort and Spa, Cebu, April 23, 2009. (PNA/NIB/ep) V3/gsc

PGMA waves to a group of student scholars at the Valderrama Central Elementary School in Valderrama, Antique

April 25, 2009 1:09 am· Comments Off on PGMA waves to a group of student scholars at the Valderrama Central Elementary School in Valderrama, Antique 

waves20the20crowdPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo waves to a group of student scholars upon her arrival at the Valderrama Central Elementary School in Valderrama, Antique on Thursday (April 23, 2009). Behind her are Valderrama Mayor Joyce Roquero and her husband Ray Roquero, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) board member. (PNA/NIB)
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CA’s acquital of Smith is the end of it, says Remonde

April 25, 2009 1:07 am· Comments Off on CA’s acquital of Smith is the end of it, says Remonde 

MANILA, April 24 — The dismissal by the Court of Appeals of the rape case against US Marine Lance Corporal Daniel Smith, who was convicted by the lower court for raping Nicole, a Filipina in 2005, “is final and executory and we must respect the Court’s decision,” said Press Secretary Cerge Remonde.

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PGMA orders gov’t to use resources to ease climate change

April 25, 2009 1:06 am· Comments Off on PGMA orders gov’t to use resources to ease climate change 

MANILA, April 24 — President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo today directed government agencies to “use their respective resources for projects that would mitigate climate change and preserve the environment.”

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Swat deal cleric offers to persuade Taliban to leave Buner

April 25, 2009 1:05 am· Comments Off on Swat deal cleric offers to persuade Taliban to leave Buner 

By Rezaul H Laskar

ISLAMABAD, April 24 — As unease grows within Pakistan and abroad over the Taliban spreading its influence, a hardliner cleric who negotiated Swat deal today claimed he would persuade militants to leave the two districts near the federal capital, which they had occupied in the past few days.

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Top Pakistani economic managers in Washington for WB-IMF meetings

April 25, 2009 1:05 am· Comments Off on Top Pakistani economic managers in Washington for WB-IMF meetings 

WASHNGTON, April 24 — A delegation of Pakistan’s top economic managers, led by Adviser on Finance Shaukat Tareen, arrived here Thursday evening to represent Pakistan at the annual World Bank-IMF spring meetings. Besides attending the annual forum of the global financial institutions, Tareen will meet with their top leaders to discuss cooperation for Pakistan’s economic development.

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Palace respects opinion of IMF – Remonde

April 25, 2009 1:04 am· Comments Off on Palace respects opinion of IMF – Remonde 

MANILA, April 24 — Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said today Malacañang respects the International Monetary Fund (IMF) zero growth projection of the Philippines gross domestic product (GDP) this year, saying that the views of global financial intermediaries such as the IMF matter a lot to all countries.

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