Al Kholi Group, Philpost see good prospects in RP postal service modernization

May 5, 2009 3:33 am· Comments Off on Al Kholi Group, Philpost see good prospects in RP postal service modernization 

CAIRO, Egypt, May 4 — The Al Kholi Group of companies in Saudi Arabia and the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) see bright prospects for a joint venture in modernizing the country’s postal services.

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Tennis:Victoria bundles out No. 8 Pinili in First Gen netfest

May 5, 2009 3:33 am· Comments Off on Tennis:Victoria bundles out No. 8 Pinili in First Gen netfest 

MANILA, May 4 — Fourteen year -old John Mavrick Victoria essayed an impressive 6-4, 6-2 victory over eighth seed Geoffrey Kyle Pinili while seventh ranked Michael Angelo Destura fashioned out a 6-1, 6-2 rout of Angelo Villarante in the First Gen Juntaphil Metro Age Group Tennis Championships at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center Monday.

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International Scientific Meeting on Climate Change reels off in Dumaguete

May 5, 2009 3:32 am· Comments Off on International Scientific Meeting on Climate Change reels off in Dumaguete 

DUMAGUETE CITY, May 4 – Some 130 delegates from different educational institutions around the country are gathered in Dumaguete to attend the three-day International Scientific Meeting on Climate Change which reeled off today at Silliman University.

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NDCC intensifies rescue, relief operations in Bicol; typhoon ‘Dante’ leaves 22 dead, 54,000 evacuees

May 5, 2009 3:31 am· Comments Off on NDCC intensifies rescue, relief operations in Bicol; typhoon ‘Dante’ leaves 22 dead, 54,000 evacuees 

MANILA, May 4 — The National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) has stepped up its rescue and relief operations in calamity-stricken Bicol provinces as casualties of typhoon "Dante" rose to 22 and evacuees to over 54,000 people.

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All seven cases of high fever in Vietnam tested negative for A/H1N1

May 5, 2009 3:31 am· Comments Off on All seven cases of high fever in Vietnam tested negative for A/H1N1 

HANOI, May 4 — All seven high fever cases suspected of having the A/H1N1 flu in Vietnam have been confirmed of being negative for the A/H1N1 flu, the online newspaper Vietnamnet reported Monday.

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Thai anti-gov't group not to disrupt meeting of health ministers of ASEAN: leader

May 5, 2009 3:30 am· Comments Off on Thai anti-gov't group not to disrupt meeting of health ministers of ASEAN: leader 

BANGKOK, May 4 — Jatuporn Phrompan, leader of Thailand's anti-government group, the United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), said on Monday that the UDD group will not disrupt the meeting of the ASEAN health ministers to be held on May 7-8 in central Bangkok.

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PMAP survey shows majority of companies giving 6-10 percent pay hikes in 2009

May 5, 2009 3:29 am· Comments Off on PMAP survey shows majority of companies giving 6-10 percent pay hikes in 2009 

MANILA, May 4 — The results of the recent survey conducted by the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), formerly the Personnel Management Association of the Philippines, showed that 52 percent of surveyed companies projected an average salary increase of 6-10 percent for 2009.

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Region XII coaches to start preparing for next Palaro

May 5, 2009 3:23 am· Comments Off on Region XII coaches to start preparing for next Palaro 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, May 4 -– A day after making their “best-ever” finish in the Palarong Pambansa, officials of the Region XII delegation on Monday vowed to institutionalize the region's sports programs to further improve the performance of local athletes in various national sports competition.

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Another former RP national treasurer elected as chair of SU Board

May 5, 2009 3:22 am· Comments Off on Another former RP national treasurer elected as chair of SU Board 

DUMAGUETE CITY, May 4 — Another former National Treasurer of the Philippines, Juanita Amatong, has been elected as the new chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Silliman University.

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PGMA cites crucial role of Syria in Mindanao peace and development

May 5, 2009 3:21 am· Comments Off on PGMA cites crucial role of Syria in Mindanao peace and development 

DAMASCUS, Syria, May 4 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has cited the crucial role that Syria plays in bringing lasting peace and development in Mindanao.

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