PGMA leads groundbreaking rites for water distribution project in Porac, Pampanga

June 9, 2009 11:58 pm· Comments Off on PGMA leads groundbreaking rites for water distribution project in Porac, Pampanga 

porac203President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo leads the lowering of the time capsule during the groundbreaking ceremonies for the rehabilitation of the water well and installation of water distribution pipelines in Barangay Hacienda Dolores, Porac, Pampanga on Monday (June 8, 2009). Assisting the President (from left) are Cabinet Officer for Regional Development-3 (CORD) Secretary Edgardo Pamintuan, Local Water Utilities Administrator Prospero Pichay, and Porac Mayor Rogelio Santos. (PNA/NIB/B.Basug)
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Bicam okays inclusion of "seasonal" farmers as CARP beneficiaries but as last priority

June 9, 2009 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Bicam okays inclusion of "seasonal" farmers as CARP beneficiaries but as last priority 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, June 9 — The bicameral conference committee approved on Tuesday a controversial provision in the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) with the inclusion of "seasonal" farmers as agrarian reform beneficiaries.

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Maynilad to run RP's first large-scale membrane filtration plant

June 9, 2009 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Maynilad to run RP's first large-scale membrane filtration plant 

MANILA, June 9 – Maynilad Water Services Inc. (Maynilad), the West Zone water service concessionaire, will soon operate in Muntinlupa City the country's first large-scale membrane filtration plant.

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NBI zeroing on Kho's relationship with Belo

June 9, 2009 12:05 pm· Comments Off on NBI zeroing on Kho's relationship with Belo 

MANILA, June 9 –The National Bureau of Investigation is zeroing on the status of the relationship of Dr. Hayden Kho with Dr. Vicky Belo before and after the controversial sex video of the former with actress Katrina Halili circulated in the Internet.

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Palace to oil firms: Justify hikes in prices of petroleum products

June 9, 2009 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Palace to oil firms: Justify hikes in prices of petroleum products 

MANILA, June 9 – Malacanang on Tuesday asked oil companies to immediately submit their financial statements and price rates to justify increases in the price of petroleum products.

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Criminal charges filed against suspect in murder of Sumilao farmer-leader, police say

June 9, 2009 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Criminal charges filed against suspect in murder of Sumilao farmer-leader, police say 

MANILA, June 9 – Criminal charges were filed today against a key suspect in the killing of Renato Peñas, a peasant leader in Sumilao, Bukidnon, a ranking police official said.

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ASEAN countries close ranks in support of deep cuts in gas emissions to combat climate change

June 9, 2009 12:05 pm· Comments Off on ASEAN countries close ranks in support of deep cuts in gas emissions to combat climate change 

MANILA, June 9 — Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have closed ranks to forge a common stand on Global Warming at the on-going June 1-12 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany.

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Writ of Amparo granted to Fil-Am activist

June 9, 2009 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Writ of Amparo granted to Fil-Am activist 

MANILA, June 9 – The Supreme Court (SC) has granted the petition for writ of amparo filed by Filipino-American activist Melissa Roxas who claimed she was abducted by armed men purportedly elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

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Comelec declares Smartmatic consortium as winning bidder of poll automation deal

June 9, 2009 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Comelec declares Smartmatic consortium as winning bidder of poll automation deal 

MANILA, June 9 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has declared Netherland-based Smartmatic/Total information Management consortium as the winning bidder for the P11.3-billion 2010 poll automation project.

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PGMA okays establishment of research and dev’t trust fund

June 9, 2009 12:05 pm· Comments Off on PGMA okays establishment of research and dev’t trust fund 

MANILA, June 9 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has directed the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) to solicit public and private sector support for the establishment of a trust fund for research and development (R&D) programs.

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