President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo confers with St. Petersburg Gov. Valentina I. Matvienko

June 5, 2009 11:39 pm· Comments Off on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo confers with St. Petersburg Gov. Valentina I. Matvienko 

rusia203President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo confers with St. Petersburg Gov. Valentina I. Matvienko (left) during the signing of an Agreement between the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SPCCI) and the Chamber of Commerce (CCIC) and Industry of Cebu at the Smolny, the historic St. Petersburg City Hall on Thursday (June 4) as Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia (extreme right) and First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo look on. The signatories were SPCCI president Vladimir I. Katinev (left), and CCIC Ed Limtingco, vice-president. Ed Limtingco, CCIC vice-president who signed in behalf of Consul Samuel L. Chioson, CCCI president. (PNA/NIB/R.Manabat)/V3/gsc/

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo witnesses the exchange of the signed agreement

June 5, 2009 11:38 pm· Comments Off on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo witnesses the exchange of the signed agreement 

rusia202President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo witnesses the exchange of the signed agreement between the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SPCCI) and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Cebu (CCIC) at the Smolny, the historic St. Petersburg City Hall on Thursday (June 4) as Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia (extreme right) and First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo look on. The signatories were Vladimirf I. Katinev, SPCCI president (left), and Ed Limtingco, CCIC vice-president who signed in behalf of Consul Samuel L. Chioson, CCCI president. (PNA/NIB/R.Manabat)/V3/gsc/

PGMA receives a warm welcome from Philippine Honorary Consul General to Russia Sergey Alexeev and his wife

June 5, 2009 11:37 pm· Comments Off on PGMA receives a warm welcome from Philippine Honorary Consul General to Russia Sergey Alexeev and his wife 

rusia201President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo receives a warm welcome from Philippine Honorary Consul General to Russia Sergey Alexeev and his wife, upon her arrival Thursday afternoon at the Pulkovo Airport II in St. Petersburg to attend the 13th St. Petersburg National Economic Forum which opens today (Friday). Behind the President is First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo. The President has a key role to play as part of a five-member panel of speakers in the economic forum. (PNA/NIB/R.Manabat)/V3/gsc/

US-based website host to help NBI probe on Halili-Kho sex video upload

June 5, 2009 1:50 pm· Comments Off on US-based website host to help NBI probe on Halili-Kho sex video upload 

MANILA, June 5 –The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has asked the help of a US-based website host in probing the controversial sex video of actress Katrina Halili and Dr. Hayden Kho.

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RP marks World Environment Day

June 5, 2009 1:50 pm· Comments Off on RP marks World Environment Day 

MANILA, June 5 — “Your planet needs you. Unite to combat Climate Change!!!”

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PGMA orders PNP to identify and track down suspects in attempted assassination of DOTC official

June 5, 2009 1:50 pm· Comments Off on PGMA orders PNP to identify and track down suspects in attempted assassination of DOTC official 

MANILA, June 5 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued a marching order to the Philippine National Police (PNP) to conduct a thorough investigation into the attempted assassination Wednesday of Transportation Assistant Secretary Elmer Soneja – identify and track down the perpetrators.

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SBAC officially endorses Smartmatic as the winning bidder for poll automation project

June 5, 2009 1:50 pm· Comments Off on SBAC officially endorses Smartmatic as the winning bidder for poll automation project 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, June 5 — The Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) of the Commission on Elections has officially endorsed the consortium of Smartmatic and Total Information Management System (TIM), the lowest calculated responsive bidder, as the winning supplier for the P11.3-billion poll automation project.

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Palace welcomes Biazon’s word of caution on Mancao’s affidavit

June 5, 2009 1:50 pm· Comments Off on Palace welcomes Biazon’s word of caution on Mancao’s affidavit 

MANILA, June 5 — Malacanang today welcomed Senator Rodolfo Biazon’s reminder for authorities to proceed with caution in the filing of cases against those mentioned in P/Supt. Cesar Mancao’s affidavit in connection with the killing of publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and his driver, Emmanuel Corbito in 2000.

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NGCP restores power after rebel attack on transmission pylons

June 5, 2009 1:50 pm· Comments Off on NGCP restores power after rebel attack on transmission pylons 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, June 5 – Normal power supply has been restored in this city and nearby towns even as workers of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) continue to repair power pylons that were destroyed on Wednesday evening.

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War planes, helicopters pound Umbra Kato's group in Maguindanao

June 5, 2009 1:50 pm· Comments Off on War planes, helicopters pound Umbra Kato's group in Maguindanao 

CAMP PANACAN, Davao City, June 5 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday afternoon deployed war planes and gunship helicopters to support ground troops fighting the group of wanted Lawless Moro Islamic Liberation Front Group (LMG) leader Ameril Umbra Kato in Talayan and Muti areas, in Guindulungan, Maguindanao province, a sketchy report reaching the area command center of the AFP here stated.

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