Atienza stops shipment of 35 threatened igem-dagat trees

July 1, 2009 9:11 am· Comments Off on Atienza stops shipment of 35 threatened igem-dagat trees 

MANILA, July 1 — An apparent attempt to ship out of the country 35 igem-dagat trees (Podocarpus costalis) was recently thwarted after Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Lito Atienza ordered wildlife officers of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Southern Luzon to confiscate them from a garden shop in Calamba, Laguna.

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Only more than 17,000 OAV applicants were approved

July 1, 2009 9:11 am· Comments Off on Only more than 17,000 OAV applicants were approved 

MANILA, July 1 — Only more than 17,000 applications were approved out of the 115,635 applicants for overseas absentee voting (OAV) by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) committee on overseas absentee voting (COAV).

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RP advances in 4 of 6 dimensions of World Bank report

July 1, 2009 9:11 am· Comments Off on RP advances in 4 of 6 dimensions of World Bank report 

MANILA, July 1 — The Philippine government, under President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, has advanced in four of six critical dimensions taken up in the World Bank 2008 governance report.

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Palace orders probe of torture raps vs military

July 1, 2009 9:11 am· Comments Off on Palace orders probe of torture raps vs military 

MANILA, July 1 — Malacañang has called for an immediate probe into the abduction and torture case filed against the military by a Filipino-American activist before the Supreme Court.

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Ebdane named DILG Officer-in-Charge

July 1, 2009 9:11 am· Comments Off on Ebdane named DILG Officer-in-Charge 

MANILA, July 1 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has designated Public Works Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane as Office-in-Charge (OIC) of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

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LPG price increases by P3 per kg or P33 for 11 kg cylinder tank

July 1, 2009 9:11 am· Comments Off on LPG price increases by P3 per kg or P33 for 11 kg cylinder tank 

MANILA, July 1 — After implementing a rollback in the pump prices of petroleum products Sunday, oil companies increased prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) on Wednesday.

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Saudi Arabia requires biometrics for visa applicants in 2010

July 1, 2009 9:11 am· Comments Off on Saudi Arabia requires biometrics for visa applicants in 2010 

MANILA, July 1 — The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has upgraded its requirements for visa applicants in 2010, introducing fingerprinting and full-face digital photographs for security reasons.

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Lawmakers still hope for poll automation in 2010

July 1, 2009 9:11 am· Comments Off on Lawmakers still hope for poll automation in 2010 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, July 1 — Lawmakers on Wednesday expressed hope for an automated elections in 2010 amid conflict between the winning bidder Smartmatic and its partner, Total Information Management Corp. (TIM).

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PGMA orders transfer of MCA Task Force to her office

July 1, 2009 9:11 am· Comments Off on PGMA orders transfer of MCA Task Force to her office 

MANILA, July 1 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has amended Executive Order No. 607-A ordering the transfer of the Inter-Agency Task Force for Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) from the Department of Finance to the Office of the President.

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Malacanang to honor outstanding students

July 1, 2009 9:11 am· Comments Off on Malacanang to honor outstanding students 

MANILA, July 1 — Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita will lead the awarding rites for the 2009 Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) in simple ceremonies tomorrow (Thursday, July 2) in Malacañang.

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