Binay willing to be Erap’s running mate

June 7, 2009 9:19 am· Comments Off on Binay willing to be Erap’s running mate 

MANILA, June 6 -– Makati City mayor and presidential hopeful Jejomar Binay is willing to be the running mate of former president Joseph Estrada if the opposition chooses the latter as its 2010 standard bearer.

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Cebu province, St. Petersburg sign Friendship and Cooperation Agreements

June 7, 2009 9:19 am· Comments Off on Cebu province, St. Petersburg sign Friendship and Cooperation Agreements 

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, June 6 -– St. Petersburg and Cebu province have signed two agreements, setting the stage for heightened economic, trade and cultural relations between administrations of this historic former capital of the Russian Empire, and the Philippines’ second biggest industrial center after Metro Manila.

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Medvedev cites PGMA as Third World Spokesperson

June 7, 2009 9:18 am· Comments Off on Medvedev cites PGMA as Third World Spokesperson 

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, June 6 — The only leader of a developing country in the four-man panel at the opening session Friday of the 13th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo articulated the hopes and worries of Third World countries amidst the global economic crisis.

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PGMA’s Russia visit bolsters drive to entice Russian tourists to RP

June 7, 2009 9:17 am· Comments Off on PGMA’s Russia visit bolsters drive to entice Russian tourists to RP 

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, June 6 -– Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said Friday (June 5) the visit here of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has opened a big window of opportunity for the Philippines to attract tourists to the country.

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PGMA returns home Sunday with RP-Russia air pact signing nod

June 7, 2009 9:17 am· Comments Off on PGMA returns home Sunday with RP-Russia air pact signing nod 

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, June 6 -– President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo returns to the Philippines on Sunday (June 7), bringing home with her the assurance of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that the air flight agreement between the Philippines and Russia will be finally approved by Moscow’s Ministry of Transportation, and relations between the two countries greatly enhanced.

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Traffic rerouting advisory in Manila on 111th Independence Day celebration

June 7, 2009 9:16 am· Comments Off on Traffic rerouting advisory in Manila on 111th Independence Day celebration 

MANILA, June 6 — The Manila Police District Traffic Enforcement Unit has advised the public that the northbound and southbound lanes of Roxas Blvd. from Katigbak to T.M. Kalaw Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 6 a.m. on June 12, 2009 (Friday) in celebration of the 111th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Philippine Independence.

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PGMA to inaugurate Monday potable water supply system for remote Porac barangays

June 7, 2009 9:15 am· Comments Off on PGMA to inaugurate Monday potable water supply system for remote Porac barangays 

BARANGAY HACIENDA DOLORES, Porac, Pampanga, June 6 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will inaugurate here on Monday (June 8) at 10 a.m. the newly-renovated water reservoir donated by the Japanese government in 1982 that will supply potable water to remote barangays of this first-class municipality.

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CHED moves classes in colleges, universities to June 15

June 7, 2009 9:14 am· Comments Off on CHED moves classes in colleges, universities to June 15 

By Joel C. Atencio

MANILA, June 7 – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has moved the opening of classes in private and state colleges and universities nationwide from June 8 to 15 as precautionary measure against Influenza A/H1NI virus.

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MILF sets off three bombs in Maguindanao town

June 7, 2009 9:13 am· Comments Off on MILF sets off three bombs in Maguindanao town 

COTABATO CITY (June 6) –- The Army here blamed the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) for a series of bomb explosions that rocked the war torn town in Maguindanao early Saturday morning.

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Rogue MILF rebels wage atrocities anew in Maguindanao

June 7, 2009 9:13 am· Comments Off on Rogue MILF rebels wage atrocities anew in Maguindanao 

MANILA, June 6 — Two explosions rocked a village in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town in Maguindanao early Saturday morning, in what the military said was part of the efforts of rogue Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels to disrupt an ongoing campaign against them by government forces.

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