PGMA gets full military arrival honors in Brasilia

June 24, 2009 11:59 pm· Comments Off on PGMA gets full military arrival honors in Brasilia 

Brazil_2President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is escorted by the Brazilian Chief of Protocol Ambassador George Prata (right) and First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo during plane side arrival honors accorded her at the Brasilia Military Air Base (President Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport) in the Federal Republic of Brazil Tuesday (June 23, 2009). The President is in Brazil on a state visit upon the invitation of Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula de Silva. (PNA/NIB photo by M. Pascua)
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PGMA in state visit to the Federal Republic of Brazil

June 24, 2009 11:58 pm· Comments Off on PGMA in state visit to the Federal Republic of Brazil 

brazilPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo delivers her speech before the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) at the Sky Room (8th floor) of the Tokyo Chambers of Commerce industry Building, Tokyo, Japan Thursday (June 18). (PNA/NIB photo by B.Basug)/V3/jme/

Nightly fireworks display light up the sky in Gloria’s Fantasyland, the newest attraction in Dapitan City

June 24, 2009 11:57 pm· 2 Comments 

gfl_fireworks_with_logo1Tayo na sa Dapits. The newest and only amusement Park in Viasayas and Mindanao, Gloria’s Fantasyland, light up the skies of Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte with fireworks display nightly. Gloria’s Fantasyland is now a favorite tourist destination in the country. Dapitan City is a historical place where national Hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal was exiled during the Spanish era.(rudyma)/V3/

PCG rescues 14 passengers, crew of capsized boat near Mactan

June 24, 2009 9:22 am· Comments Off on PCG rescues 14 passengers, crew of capsized boat near Mactan 

MANILA, June 24 — Operatives of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) rescued on Wednesday morning 14 passengers of a motorized boat which capsized near Mactan Island in Cebu after after having been battered by strong winds and waves brought about by Typhoon Feria.

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(Metro News) 11 outstanding Manilans cited in city’s 438th founding anniversary celebration

June 24, 2009 9:22 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, June 24 — Eleven "Outstanding Manilans" were given recognition Wednesday by Mayor Alfredo S. Lim in simple rites at the Manila Hotel for serving as "sterling examples of what is the best and the brightest."

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Senate wants per second charging on mobiline phone calls

June 24, 2009 9:22 am· Comments Off on Senate wants per second charging on mobiline phone calls 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, June 24 -– If things pushed through based on the Senate proposal, more of the 73 million Filipino cellphone subscribers can enjoy a per second charging every time they avail of the services of mobile phone companies.

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Lakas-Kampi-CMD to come out with shortlist of candidates on July 31

June 24, 2009 9:22 am· Comments Off on Lakas-Kampi-CMD to come out with shortlist of candidates on July 31 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, June 24 — The merged administration party Lakas-Kampi-Christian Muslim Democrat (CMD) will be coming out with a shortlist of presidential, vice presidential and senatorial candidates for the May 2010 synchronized national and local elections on July 31.

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Over 5,000 passengers stranded in ports in the country, PCG says

June 24, 2009 9:22 am· Comments Off on Over 5,000 passengers stranded in ports in the country, PCG says 

MANILA, June 24 — A total of 5,822 passengers were stranded in 22 ports all over the country due to bad weather, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said on Wednesday.

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Palace may decide to postpone President's SONA — Ermita

June 24, 2009 9:22 am· Comments Off on Palace may decide to postpone President's SONA — Ermita 

Manila, June 24 -— Malacanang on Wednesday said that it is open to the postponement of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo scheduled on July 27 if the problem with the Influenza A (H1N1) virus would worsen.

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More LGUs link up with DENR to fast-track 'Zero Basura Program'

June 24, 2009 9:22 am· Comments Off on More LGUs link up with DENR to fast-track 'Zero Basura Program' 

MANILA, June 24 — Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Lito Atienza today announced that local government units (LGUs) have been showing an improved compliance to the Solid Waste Management Act or Republic Act 9003, citing an increase in the number of established materials recovery facilities nationwide to 4,260 as of June 15.

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