Palace cites PASG for asking Ombudsman to prosecute BoC officials

June 16, 2009 10:53 am· Comments Off on Palace cites PASG for asking Ombudsman to prosecute BoC officials 

MANILA, June 16 –- Malacañang on Tuesday cited the Presidential Anti-Smuggling Group (PASG) for recommending before the Office of the Ombudsman the prosecution of Bureau of Customs Commissioner Napoleon Morales and five others for violating the Anti Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.

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PGMA orders GSIS to create employment emergency program

June 16, 2009 10:53 am· Comments Off on PGMA orders GSIS to create employment emergency program 

LAS NAVAS, Northern Samar, June 16 -— President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today ordered the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) to create an employment emergency program to help reduce unemployment in the country as a consequence of the global economic crisis.

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DBP, San Miguel, BPI, and OWWA bring home distressed OFWs

June 16, 2009 10:53 am· Comments Off on DBP, San Miguel, BPI, and OWWA bring home distressed OFWs 

MANILA, June 16 — More private corporations have expressed support for a partnership with government to shoulder the costs of return plane tickets of distressed overseas Filipino workers, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) reported.

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PGMA pays tribute to 8 marines, police killed in Sulu

June 16, 2009 10:53 am· Comments Off on PGMA pays tribute to 8 marines, police killed in Sulu 

MANILA, June 16 – President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Tuesday led military officials in paying tribute to seven marines and police personnel who were killed in action in two fierce encounters last Thursday and Saturday with Abu Sayyaf terrorist in Sulu.

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UK-based firm to start construction of three biomass power plants in the country

June 16, 2009 10:53 am· Comments Off on UK-based firm to start construction of three biomass power plants in the country 

MANILA, June 16 — UK-based Global Green Power PLC Corp. started the bidding process for key equipment and services necessary to build their first three 15 megawatt (MW) biomass power plants in Panay, Nueva Ecija and Pangasinan.

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UNFCCC backs RP’s call for deep emissions cuts; reduction targets not deep enough, says de Boer

June 16, 2009 10:53 am· Comments Off on UNFCCC backs RP’s call for deep emissions cuts; reduction targets not deep enough, says de Boer 

MANILA, June 15 — The Philippine push for bolder and significant cuts in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by developed countries received a boost over the weekend from key leaders of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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ASEAN united in fight vs climate change; agrees to adopt RP

June 16, 2009 10:53 am· Comments Off on ASEAN united in fight vs climate change; agrees to adopt RP 

MANILA, June 16 — The member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed in principle to unite in a common stand to address climate change and called for bolder and significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by developed countries.

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PGMA declares special non-working day in Lapu-Lapu City on June 17

June 16, 2009 10:53 am· Comments Off on PGMA declares special non-working day in Lapu-Lapu City on June 17 

June 16 –- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has declared Wednesday, June 17, 2009 as Special Non-Working Day in the City of Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu Province.

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Close to 2,000 job seekers hired in Region XII Mega Jobs Fair

June 16, 2009 10:53 am· Comments Off on Close to 2,000 job seekers hired in Region XII Mega Jobs Fair 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, June 16 -– Altogether, 1,892 job seekers from various parts of Region 12 or Southwestern Mindanao were hired “on-the-spot” during the three-day mega jobs and livelihood fair held in Koronadal City over the weekend.

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It's a case of seasonal flu, not A/H1N1 in South Cotabato

June 16, 2009 10:53 am· Comments Off on It's a case of seasonal flu, not A/H1N1 in South Cotabato 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, June 16 –- Health authorities in South Cotabato have cleared the two suspected cases of influenza A/H1N1 or swine flu infection in nearby Polomolok as it reportedly turned out to be a case of “seasonal flu.”

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