MRT-LRT loop project fast tracked

May 14, 2009 3:24 am· Comments Off on MRT-LRT loop project fast tracked 

mrt-lrt20loopPhotos show the rapid progress of construction work on the P6.5-billion Metro Rail Transit (MRT) – Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 project that would connect the two elevated railway lines. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has ordered that the 5.4-kilometer “loop project” be finished by December 2009, an upgrade from the original May 2010 deadline. Once finished, the interconnection of the two lines would allow seamless travel all over Metro Manila through LRT Line 1, LRT Line 2 and MRT. (PNA photos by Boy Antonio)
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PAL taps mobile services for its fares, flight schedule and promos

May 14, 2009 3:22 am· Comments Off on PAL taps mobile services for its fares, flight schedule and promos 

MANILA, May 13 — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has further enhanced its services by bringing its flight schedules, promo fares, advisories, products and services, including mileage points to be earned by Mabuhay Miles members between flight sectors, through WAP-enabled cellphones as an alternative means of retrieving information posted on the PAL website.

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Cycling: Berjame triumphs in Stage 6 of Padyak Pinoy 2009

May 14, 2009 3:22 am· Comments Off on Cycling: Berjame triumphs in Stage 6 of Padyak Pinoy 2009 

VIGAN CITY, May 13 -—Lloyd Berjame, at 21, became the youngest stage winner of the ongoing Padyak Pinoy 2009 Tour of Champions so far as the top contenders preferred to stick together like ant balls in the uneventful Stage 6 on Wednesday.

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PGMA lauds DOH-7 officials for keeping watch against H1N1 virus

May 14, 2009 3:21 am· Comments Off on PGMA lauds DOH-7 officials for keeping watch against H1N1 virus 

CEBU CITY, May 13 – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has lauded officials of the Department of Health (DOH) 7 for keeping Cebu and the rest of the country’s tourism hub protected from the influenza A (H1N1) virus.

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Say so if full automation of 2010 polls

May 14, 2009 3:21 am· Comments Off on Say so if full automation of 2010 polls 

would not be possible, Enrile tells Comelec

MANILA, May 13 –- Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said on Wednesday the Commission on Election has no authority to conduct partial automation of the 2010 national elections.

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PGMA expresses concern over coral reef preservation; attends climate change confab in North Sulawesi

May 14, 2009 3:20 am· Comments Off on PGMA expresses concern over coral reef preservation; attends climate change confab in North Sulawesi 

By Joel C. Atencio

MANILA, May 13 -– President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is very much concerned about the preservation of coral reefs in the Philippine seas and surrounding nations as well as the climate change issue that is affecting millions of Filipinos.

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WWF warns risk of massive destruction by climate change

May 14, 2009 3:19 am· Comments Off on WWF warns risk of massive destruction by climate change 

MANADO, Indonesia, May 13 — The World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) on Wednesday warned that coral reefs would disappear by the end of the century if the world did not take effective action on climate change.

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Tetangco projects RP ‘09 growth at higher end of gov’t assumption

May 14, 2009 3:19 am· Comments Off on Tetangco projects RP ‘09 growth at higher end of gov’t assumption 

MANILA, May 13 –- Improvement in the global financial markets have been encouraging and is seen to result to similar development in the Philippine economy.

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PGMA signs the covenant on climate change during the “One Visayas Summit on Climate Change”

May 14, 2009 3:18 am· Comments Off on PGMA signs the covenant on climate change during the “One Visayas Summit on Climate Change” 

climate20changePresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signs the covenant on climate change during the “One Visayas Summit on Climate Change” Tuesday (May 12) held at the Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort Hotel and Spa in Barangay Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City in Mactan, Cebu. Eighteen “One Visayas Summit” leaders and other stakeholders also signed the covenant to signify their commitment to address climate change. (PNA/NIB/da)V3/gsc

Japanese tourists want ‘alternative travel’ in RP — DOT

May 14, 2009 3:15 am· Comments Off on Japanese tourists want ‘alternative travel’ in RP — DOT 

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By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, May 13 — Japanese tourists traveling to the Philippines have become discriminating and demanding for historical destinations and cultural sites of the country instead of the usual leisure and pleasure attraction it offers.

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