PGMA braves heavy rains in Brazil

June 23, 2009 8:10 am· Comments Off on PGMA braves heavy rains in Brazil 

By Joel C. Atencio

MANILA, June 23 – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo braved heavy rains in Brazil and is set to begin negotiating for the signing of agreements with Brazilian business sector on agricultural development, Malacañang said on Tuesday.

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RP deploys 336 troops to Golan Heights in Syria, military observers to Kashmir

June 23, 2009 8:10 am· Comments Off on RP deploys 336 troops to Golan Heights in Syria, military observers to Kashmir 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, June 23 — The Philippines will be sending 336 troops to join the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights in Syria in September, its biggest overseas deployment in almost a decade, the Philippine mission to the United Nations said.

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DOJ seeks SC help on human trafficking cases

June 23, 2009 8:10 am· Comments Off on DOJ seeks SC help on human trafficking cases 

MANILA, June 23 – The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday asked the assistance of the Supreme Court (SC) for a doable measure leading to expedient decision of human trafficking cases now pending in courts.

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Resiliency will win over recession – Palace <b>By Joel C. Atencio

June 23, 2009 8:10 am· Comments Off on Resiliency will win over recession – Palace <b>By Joel C. Atencio 

MANILA, June 23 – Malacañang on Tuesday afternoon said resiliency will win over recession.

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Smartmatic assures of enough spare voting machines for 2010 automated polls

June 23, 2009 8:10 am· Comments Off on Smartmatic assures of enough spare voting machines for 2010 automated polls 

MANILA, June 23 -– The consortium of Smartmatic and Total Information Management Corp. assured on Tuesday it will provide 2,000 additional precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines to replace voting machines which will break down during the first computerized elections next year.

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DepEd: no need to declare emergency on Metro Manila campuses

June 23, 2009 8:10 am· Comments Off on DepEd: no need to declare emergency on Metro Manila campuses 

MANILA, June 23 — The Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday said there is no need to declare a health emergency particularly in Metro Manila where schools are affected by the Influenza A/H1N1 virus.

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Greenpeace, Taytay mayor and EcoWaste Coalition agree to shut down dump site

June 23, 2009 8:10 am· Comments Off on Greenpeace, Taytay mayor and EcoWaste Coalition agree to shut down dump site 

MANILA, June 23 — The local government of Taytay, Rizal on Tuesday has agreed to close a dump site following a blockade by environmental activists belonging to Greenpeace and EcoWaste Coalition.

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PGMA’s lawyer calls furor over Con-Ass product of opposition’s wild imagination

June 23, 2009 8:10 am· Comments Off on PGMA’s lawyer calls furor over Con-Ass product of opposition’s wild imagination 

MANILA, June 23 — A well-known election lawyer branded today as a mere product of the “opposition’s wild imagination” speculations about President Gloria Macapagal’s supposed intention to run for Congress in 2010 so she could become the first prime minister of the country.

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PGMA must be supported and commended instead of being condemned for her trips overseas

June 23, 2009 8:10 am· Comments Off on PGMA must be supported and commended instead of being condemned for her trips overseas 

RECIFE CITY, Brazil — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo deserves commendation instead of condemnation for embarking on trips overseas that have brought a deluge benefits to the Filipino people especially in these times of global economic uncertainties.

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MMDA chairman Fernando turns over disaster management equipment to 42 city barangays

June 23, 2009 8:10 am· Comments Off on MMDA chairman Fernando turns over disaster management equipment to 42 city barangays 

ILOILO CITY, June 23 – Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Bayani Fernando Tuesday turned over equipment to 42 barangays in Jaro district, this city that can be used during rescue operations in disasters and calamities.

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