DENR regional offices rationalize targets for river basins

June 4, 2009 1:53 pm· Comments Off on DENR regional offices rationalize targets for river basins 

MANILA, June 4 — Department of Environment and Natural Resources' (DENR) regional offices nationwide are rationalizing their respective 2009 programs, projects and activities (PPAs) for rehabilitating and protecting river basins in the country.

Read more

MRT3 stops 24-hour schedule

June 4, 2009 1:53 pm· Comments Off on MRT3 stops 24-hour schedule 

By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, June 4 — Citing passenger safety and the need for effective maintenance of the railway trains, the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) will no longer run on a 24-hour basis, according to Lysa Blancaflor, MRT3 public relations officer.

Read more

Palace encourages jobless journalists, displaced media workers to join Freedom Day Job Fair on June 12

June 4, 2009 1:53 pm· Comments Off on Palace encourages jobless journalists, displaced media workers to join Freedom Day Job Fair on June 12 

By Joel C. Atencio

MANILA, June 4 – Malacañang on Thursday encouraged jobless journalists and other laid-off media workers to join job seekers at the three-day "Kalayaan 2009 Mega Job and Livelihood Fair" starting on June 12 at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila and other parts of the country.

Read more

With reforms, RP unlikely to slip into recession –- JFC

June 4, 2009 1:53 pm· Comments Off on With reforms, RP unlikely to slip into recession –- JFC 

MANILA, June 4 — Foreign businessmen said on Thursday that despite the very modest 0.4 percent growth in the country's gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter of this year, the Philippines is unlikely to slip into recession as long as the necessary reforms are put in place.

Read more

PGMA appoints actor Cesar Montano as Special Envoy

June 4, 2009 1:53 pm· Comments Off on PGMA appoints actor Cesar Montano as Special Envoy 

MANILA, June 4 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has appointed Boholano movie actor/director Cesar Montano as Presidential Special Envoy for Film and Digital Cinema.

Read more

Trade, investment, defense and energy cooperation up in PGMA-Medvedev meeting

June 4, 2009 1:53 pm· Comments Off on Trade, investment, defense and energy cooperation up in PGMA-Medvedev meeting 

ST. PETERSBURG, June 4 –- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Russian Federation President Dmitry Medvedev will meet tomorrow (Friday, June 5, 2009) to discuss various issues of mutual interest to the Philippines and Russia, especially in the areas of trade and investments, defense and energy cooperation.

Read more

Speaker welcomes move to bring Con-ass to SC

June 4, 2009 1:53 pm· Comments Off on Speaker welcomes move to bring Con-ass to SC 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, June 4 — House Speaker Prospero Nograles on Thursday said he welcomes the move of lawyer Oliver Lozano and his daughter to bring the Constituent Assembly (Con-ass) controversy to the Supreme Court (SC).

Read more

Palace hails passage by House of bill extending CARP for another five years

June 4, 2009 1:53 pm· Comments Off on Palace hails passage by House of bill extending CARP for another five years 

MANILA, June 4 — Malacanang welcomed today the passage by the House of Representatives of the bill extending the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) for another five years.

Read more

BI, airlines agree on new A/D cards

June 4, 2009 1:53 pm· Comments Off on BI, airlines agree on new A/D cards 

MANILA, June 4 — Officials of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and the various airlines finally came into terms Thursday over the distribution of the new arrival and departure (A/D) cards to passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and other airports.

Read more

Palace calls on Cha-cha protesters “not to be alarmist”

June 4, 2009 1:53 pm· Comments Off on Palace calls on Cha-cha protesters “not to be alarmist” 

MANILA, June 4 — Malacanang said today it respects protesters’ right to free speech in opposing the approval by the House of Representatives of a resolution convening Congress to a constituent assembly to amend the Constitution.

Read more

Next Page »