Viva Vigan “Binatbatan” Festival set from April 30 to May 6

April 30, 2009 10:56 am· Comments Off on Viva Vigan “Binatbatan” Festival set from April 30 to May 6 

VIGAN CITY, April 30 — All is set for this year’s celebration of the Viva Vigan “Binatbatan” Festival of the Arts in this world’s heritage city from April 30 to May 6.

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Billiards: Bata Reyes and Gandy Valle lead opening winners

April 30, 2009 10:55 am· Comments Off on Billiards: Bata Reyes and Gandy Valle lead opening winners 

SANTIAGO CITY, April 29 -– Efren “Bata” Reyes and Gandy Valle took their respective opponents to school with a blowout win to lead the opening round winners of The Manny Villar Cup Isabela leg, which unfurls yesterday at the La Salette High School Gymnasium here.

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Judge convicts killer of Davao Sur broadcaster

April 30, 2009 10:54 am· Comments Off on Judge convicts killer of Davao Sur broadcaster 

DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur, April 29 – Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 20 Presiding Judge Albert Axalan has convicted the triggerman who gunned down a broadcaster here on July 18, 2006.

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DOJ set to rule on criminal raps vs. Quezon City lady judge

April 30, 2009 10:54 am· Comments Off on DOJ set to rule on criminal raps vs. Quezon City lady judge 

MANILA, April 29 – The Department of Justice (DOJ) is set to render a decision on the criminal charges filed by former Occidental Mindoro Rep. Jose Villarosa against Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 81 Presiding Judge Ma. Theresa Yadao.

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Egypt adopts tough measures to avert swine flu

April 30, 2009 10:53 am· Comments Off on Egypt adopts tough measures to avert swine flu 

CAIRO, April 30 — In an unprecedented move across the world, the Egyptian government decided on Wednesday to slaughter all pigs in the country immediately in an attempt to avert the outbreak of the fatal swine flu that has hit different parts of the world.

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U.S. calls on DPRK to return to six-party framework

April 30, 2009 10:52 am· Comments Off on U.S. calls on DPRK to return to six-party framework 

WASHINGTON, April 30 — The United States on Wednesday asked the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to avoid isolating itself, and called on Pyongyang to return to the six- party framework.

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Obama tries to reshape U.S. economy in first 100 days

April 30, 2009 10:51 am· Comments Off on Obama tries to reshape U.S. economy in first 100 days 

by Liu Hong

WASHINGTON, April 30 — Since Franklin Roosevelt launched many of the New Deal programs in his first three months of governance to tackle the Great Depression, the 100th day of a U. S. president's first term has become a rite of passage in American politics.

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Nearly 80,000 jobs lost in Canada in February

April 30, 2009 10:51 am· Comments Off on Nearly 80,000 jobs lost in Canada in February 

OTTAWA, April 30 — Canada lost 79,600 non-farm payroll jobs in February, with manufacturing taking the worst hit, Statistics Canada reported on Wednesday.

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Vice President Noli de Castro in Occidental Mindoro

April 30, 2009 10:23 am· Comments Off on Vice President Noli de Castro in Occidental Mindoro 

occidental001Vice President Noli de Castro tells Occidental Mindoro residents they have reason to be happy because their province and the country as a whole have remained strong amidst the global economic crisis. De Castro graced the 1st leg of the Southern Luzon Roadshow information campaign at the San Jose Municipal Gymnasium in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, April 29. The Vice President is the Cabinet Officer for Regional Development (CORD) for MIMAROPA comprising the two provinces of Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan. In his speech, he also mentioned the P1.2-billion fund released to improve the agricultural, tourism, education, health, and labor sectors to further hasten the economic development of the various municipalities in the MIMAROPA region. (PNA photo) LAP

Hands on Manila launches Hands on Volunteer Vacations

April 30, 2009 10:22 am· Comments Off on Hands on Manila launches Hands on Volunteer Vacations 

opening20ceremonyPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo leads the opening ceremonies of the Palarong Pambansa 2009 at the Tacloban City Sports and Development Complex Tuesday (April 28). (PNA/NIB/es)V3/gsc

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