PGMA, accompanied by the First Gentleman Lawyer Jose Miguel Arroyo, arrives Sunday (June 7, 2009) at the NAIA after a successful visit to South Korea and St. Petersburg in Russia

June 8, 2009 11:19 pm· Comments Off on PGMA, accompanied by the First Gentleman Lawyer Jose Miguel Arroyo, arrives Sunday (June 7, 2009) at the NAIA after a successful visit to South Korea and St. Petersburg in Russia 

june207202009_02mp_1President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, accompanied by the First Gentleman Lawyer Jose Miguel Arroyo, arrives Sunday (June 7, 2009) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Centennial Terminal 2 in Pasay City following a successful visit to South Korea and St. Petersburg in Russia. At right is Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Victor Ibrado. (PNA/NIB photo by M.PASCUA)/V3/jme/

PGMA shakes hands with Russian Federation President Dmitry Medvedev

June 8, 2009 11:18 pm· Comments Off on PGMA shakes hands with Russian Federation President Dmitry Medvedev 

0806russian_1President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo shakes hands with Russian Federation President Dmitry Medvedev before their bilateral meeting Friday (June 5) at room 7-4, 2nd floor, Lenexpo, and after the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. (PNA/NIB photo by R.Manabat)/V3/jme/

Palace downplays Pulse Asia survey on PGMA

June 8, 2009 11:31 am· Comments Off on Palace downplays Pulse Asia survey on PGMA 

MANILA, June 8 –- Malacañang on Monday downplayed the low-rating Pulse Asia survey on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and instead, an official said the President will remain focused on her remaining term until 2010.

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KALAHI-CIDSS receives good reviews, gets nod to scale up from World Bank

June 8, 2009 11:31 am· Comments Off on KALAHI-CIDSS receives good reviews, gets nod to scale up from World Bank 

MANILA, June 8 — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Esperanza Cabral welcomed positive reports from the KALAHI-CIDSS’s Seventh Implementation Review and was assured of Project expansion support during a management meeting with the World Bank.

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Miriam remains top performer in Senate

June 8, 2009 11:31 am· Comments Off on Miriam remains top performer in Senate 

MANILA, June 8 -– Despite health problem, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago remains the top performer in the Philippine Senate, filing the most number of bills with 704 and co-authored 25 others.

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Authorities intensify A/H1N1 monitoring

June 8, 2009 11:31 am· Comments Off on Authorities intensify A/H1N1 monitoring 

MANILA, June 8 — Health authorities will be closely monitoring Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) personnel who processed the documents of overseas Filipino worker tested positive with influenza A (H1N1) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for possible infection.

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NGO advocates more environmental protection among business players

June 8, 2009 11:31 am· Comments Off on NGO advocates more environmental protection among business players 

MANILA, June 8 — A non-government organization (NGO) official is seeking from the business sector more environmental protection measures that will help further reduce establishments' contribution to pollution and greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions which drive climate change.

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“For the longest time, Con-Ass or Cha-cha is a Congressional initiative, not ours!!!” – Palace

June 8, 2009 11:31 am· Comments Off on “For the longest time, Con-Ass or Cha-cha is a Congressional initiative, not ours!!!” – Palace 

MANILA, June 8 – “For the longest time, Constitutional Assembly (Con-Ass) or Charter Change (Cha-Cha) is not ours. It is a Congressional initiative,” says Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Lorelei Fajardo on Monday’s press briefing at Malacañang’s New Exectutive Building (NEB).

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RP next flight-training capital in Asia — Angara

June 8, 2009 11:31 am· Comments Off on RP next flight-training capital in Asia — Angara 

MANILA, June 8 — Senator Edgardo Angara on Monday expressed optimism that the country will be the next flight-training capital in Asia.

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JBC suspends voting for nominees to SC post

June 8, 2009 11:31 am· Comments Off on JBC suspends voting for nominees to SC post 

MANILA, June 8 – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Raul Gonzalez, a member of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), on Monday said that the scheduled voting for today for nominees for the two vacancies in the Supreme Court (SC) was suspended.

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