PGMA receives from Oscar Aragon, president of the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines a copy of the memorandum of agreement

May 22, 2009 11:17 pm· Comments Off on PGMA receives from Oscar Aragon, president of the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines a copy of the memorandum of agreement 

phapPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo receives from Oscar Aragon, president of the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines (PHAP), a copy of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) between PHAP through its PHAPCares Foundation, and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Department of Health (DOH) and the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) wherein the PHAP committed itself to sponsor nurses who will be deployed to 20 poor towns under Project NARS. The MOA signing was held during the general membership meeting of the PHAP on Thursday (May 21) at the Tower Club, 33rd Floor of the Philamlife Tower, 8767 Paseo de Roxas in Makati City. Also in photo are (from left) Social Welfare and Development Secretary Esperanza Cabral, PHAP Executive Director Reiner Gloor, and Labor Secretary Marianito Roque. (PNA/NIB/ep)V3/gsc

Palace respects writ of amparo on Gadian

May 22, 2009 9:44 pm· Comments Off on Palace respects writ of amparo on Gadian 

MANILA, May 22 – Malacañang on Friday said it respects the right for issuance of a writ of amparo on 2007 RP-US Balikatan exercises fund scam whistle-blower Navy Lt. (sg) Nancy Gadian.

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Comelec’s SBAC denies Gilat bid

May 22, 2009 9:44 pm· Comments Off on Comelec’s SBAC denies Gilat bid 

MANILA, May 22 — The Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) of the Commission on Election (Comelec) denied with finality the appeal of Gilat Sattlelite Network Ltd./F.F. Cruz and Co. Inc./Filipinas (prefab building) Systems, Inc. to acquire the government's P11.3-billion poll automation project.

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"Hello Garci" whistle-blower Ong dies of lung cancer

May 22, 2009 9:44 pm· Comments Off on "Hello Garci" whistle-blower Ong dies of lung cancer 

MANILA, May 22 –Former National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) deputy director Samuel Ong, who exposed the controversial "Hello, Garci," tape scandal died of lung cancer at 6 p.m. Friday at the Chinese General Hospital.

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Victoria town grandma crowned 'Lola Lakambini ng Tarlak 09'

May 22, 2009 9:44 pm· Comments Off on Victoria town grandma crowned 'Lola Lakambini ng Tarlak 09' 

By Eden Gutierrez

CAPITOL HILL, Tarlac City, May 22 — A 62-year old senior citizen, Lola Helen Adriano from the municipality of Victoria, was crowned Lola Lakambini ng Tarlac this year during the pageant night at the Maria Cristina Park here Tuesday night.

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Lupon “Scubasurero” launched

May 22, 2009 9:44 pm· Comments Off on Lupon “Scubasurero” launched 

LUPON, Davao Oriental, May 22 -– Local officials of Lupon launched the Scubasurero (a combination of coastal and underwater clean-up) along the coastal area of Barangay Poblacion, Lupon, Davao Oriental last May 18, 2009.

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DOH orients N. Samar on A (H1N1) virus

May 22, 2009 9:44 pm· Comments Off on DOH orients N. Samar on A (H1N1) virus 

Catarman, Northern Samar, May 22 – The Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) of the Department of Health VIII has conducted orientation activities on how to prevent and control the Influenza A (H1NI) virus.

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EDC scholars and employees’ kids graduate from 2nd Energy Summer Camp

May 22, 2009 9:44 pm· Comments Off on EDC scholars and employees’ kids graduate from 2nd Energy Summer Camp 

DUMAGUETE CITY, May 22 – Fifty high school students from host communities of the Energy Development Corporation and children of EDC employees on Wednesday graduated from a week-long in-house Energy Summer Camp held in Valencia, Negros Oriental.

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Do websites really help sell products? (Feature)

May 22, 2009 9:44 pm· Comments Off on Do websites really help sell products? (Feature) 

By Aurelio A. Pena

DAVAO CITY, May 22 -– Most of us perhaps still have very high expectations of what WEBSITES can do. Of course, there are so many successful samples out there.

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Cooling off the heat with ice cold buko, Davao vendors get P7.76M for small biz loans (Feature)

May 22, 2009 9:44 pm· Comments Off on Cooling off the heat with ice cold buko, Davao vendors get P7.76M for small biz loans (Feature) 

By Aurelio A. Pena

PANABO CITY, Davao del Norte, May 22 — Wiping off the sweat from his brow under the sweltering heat of the sun, street vendor Elmer Turingan, 27, poured ice cold buko juice into a clear plastic cup and served it to a waiting customer at a crowded street corner near the public market here.

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