PGMA at the Commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between RP and India

May 20, 2009 2:47 am· Comments Off on PGMA at the Commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between RP and India 

1805computer01President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo stresses a point as she delivers her speech Monday (May 18, 2009) during the Commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of the Philippines and the Republic of India at the Grand Ballroom of the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City. Also in photo are Trade and Industry Secretary Peter Favilla (left) and His Excellency Rajeet Mitter, Ambassador of India to the Philippines. (PNA/NIB Photo)
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Russia lifts travel restriction to Spain

May 20, 2009 2:44 am· Comments Off on Russia lifts travel restriction to Spain 

MADRID, May 18 -– Russia lifted the travel restriction for their citizens to Spain despite the rise on the influenza A/H1N1 cases in Spanish territory, Spanish authorities said on Monday.

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PGMA to launch boxing festival for peace

May 20, 2009 2:44 am· Comments Off on PGMA to launch boxing festival for peace 

MANILA, May 19 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will launch before the end of the month a groundbreaking tournament featuring amateur boxers from the different military services, the national police, and –- for the first time in local ring history -– the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

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City ups dengue alert on waterfront barangays

May 20, 2009 2:43 am· Comments Off on City ups dengue alert on waterfront barangays 

ILOILO CITY, May 19 – Mayor Jerry P. Treñas is mobilizing all city government efforts to minimize and stop the spread of dengue fever in at least nine waterfront barangays here after the city health office reported two deaths in Barangay Veterans Village, city proper.

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PGMA keeps tab on school opening concerns

May 20, 2009 2:42 am· Comments Off on PGMA keeps tab on school opening concerns 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, May 19 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today directed the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to ensure that appropriate prices of school supplies are maintained and observed properly by various establishments.

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German tourist dies of suspected A (H1N1) flu in Hua Hin

May 20, 2009 2:42 am· Comments Off on German tourist dies of suspected A (H1N1) flu in Hua Hin 

BANGKOK, May 19 — A 59-year-old German woman tourist died in hospital in Thailand’s Hua Hin resort after having flu-like symptoms and being under medical surveillance as a suspected H1N1 case.

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Tamil tiger leader`s corpse to undergo DNA tests

May 20, 2009 2:41 am· Comments Off on Tamil tiger leader`s corpse to undergo DNA tests 

COLOMBO, May 19 — The body of the leader of Sri Lanka`s Tamil Tiger rebels, Velupillai Prabhakaran, is to undergo DNA and forensic tests along with the corpses of other top rebels, officials said Monday.

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BPO sector remains RP's reliable, sunshine industry

May 20, 2009 2:40 am· Comments Off on BPO sector remains RP's reliable, sunshine industry 

By Mediatrix P. Cristobal

MANILA, May 19 — Jobs in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector continue to keep local employment afloat, reflecting continuing industry growth as more firms are set to rise in key areas in the country's so-called cyber corridor despite the continuing global economic downturn.

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BSP tightens M3 expansion to no more than 20%

May 20, 2009 2:40 am· Comments Off on BSP tightens M3 expansion to no more than 20% 

MANILA, May 19 — The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said it will not allow domestic liquidity to expand beyond 20 percent range to avoid high inflation without choking the economy.

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NFA assures stable rice price

May 20, 2009 2:39 am· Comments Off on NFA assures stable rice price 

MANILA , May 18 — National Food Authority (NFA) administrator Jessup P. Navarro on Monday said the agency's current rice inventory and increased rice distribution efficiency should effectively stabilize market prices and deter any unwarranted increase in commercial rice prices with the onset of the rainy season.

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