ASEAN-ROK FTA on investments signed

June 2, 2009 1:28 pm· Comments Off on ASEAN-ROK FTA on investments signed 

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea, June 2 –- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo witnessed on Monday the signing of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Republic of Korea (ROK) Free Trade Agreement on Investments here.

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BI card distribution scheme at NAIA questioned

June 2, 2009 1:28 pm· Comments Off on BI card distribution scheme at NAIA questioned 

By Benjie V. Ayllon

MANILA, June 2 — The Airline Operators Council (AOC) today assailed the sudden implementation on Monday by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) of the new arrival-departure (A-D) cards scheme at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

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Manila, Seoul sign exchange of notes to put up rice processing centers in RP

June 2, 2009 1:28 pm· Comments Off on Manila, Seoul sign exchange of notes to put up rice processing centers in RP 

MANILA, June 2 — Manila and Seoul have formally sealed a commitment to implement a Korea-funded project on the construction of four rice processing centers (RPC) that is designed to reduce postharvest losses and raise the incomes of over 5,000 farmers in four Philippine provinces.

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Enrile wants Senate to investigate ‘disappearing load’

June 2, 2009 1:28 pm· Comments Off on Enrile wants Senate to investigate ‘disappearing load’ 

MANILA, June 2 – Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile called on Tuesday for a Senate investigation of the ‘disappearing load’ he himself experienced when some P500 of his load mysteriously disappeared in a span of three days.

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NFA strategically positions rice stocks for rainy months

June 2, 2009 1:28 pm· Comments Off on NFA strategically positions rice stocks for rainy months 

MANILA, June 2 — The National Food Authority (NFA) is taking advantage of the good weather after a brief spell of rains and typhoons during summer to speed up the positioning of rice stocks across the country in preparation for the rainy season.

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Palace says no reason to panic as A/H1N1 flu cases rise to 21

June 2, 2009 1:28 pm· Comments Off on Palace says no reason to panic as A/H1N1 flu cases rise to 21 

By Joel C. Atencio

MANILA, June 2, – Malacañang said anew on Tuesday that there’s no reason to panic as the confirmed Influenza A/H1N1 cases rose to 21.

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SC orders Senate Minority to file reply on Enrile's comment

June 2, 2009 1:28 pm· Comments Off on SC orders Senate Minority to file reply on Enrile's comment 

MANILA, June 2 – The Supreme Court (SC) acted swiftly on Tuesday on the comment filed by the Senate Committee of the Whole as it ordered the petitioners to file its reply within a period of ten days from today.

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ASEAN-ROK sign joint declaration to promote peace, security and stability in the region

June 2, 2009 1:28 pm· Comments Off on ASEAN-ROK sign joint declaration to promote peace, security and stability in the region 

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea, June 2 -– President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo joined leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Korean President Lee Myung Bak in signing a joint declaration to strengthen relations between the regional bloc and the Republic of Korea (ROK) at the conclusion of the 20th Anniversary of the ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit here this morning (Tuesday, June 2).

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Palace hails passage of gov’t pay standardization law as it assures availability of funds for its implementation

June 2, 2009 1:28 pm· Comments Off on Palace hails passage of gov’t pay standardization law as it assures availability of funds for its implementation 

MANILA, June 2 — Malacañang welcomed today the passage in Congress of the salary standardization law (SSL-3) for state workers as it assured availability of funds for its implementation.

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Lakas-Kampi members optimistic and jubilant, says Claudio

June 2, 2009 1:28 pm· Comments Off on Lakas-Kampi members optimistic and jubilant, says Claudio 

MANILA, June 2 — Political Affairs Adviser Gabriel Claudio today belied reports that some members of the newly-merged Lakas-Kampi CMD party are getting unhappy and now planning to join the Liberal Party.

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