EU grant for Mindanao reaffirms PGMA effort for peace — DFA

July 9, 2009 8:40 am· Comments Off on EU grant for Mindanao reaffirms PGMA effort for peace — DFA 

MANILA, July 9 — The European Commission’s recent approval of an additional humanitarian grant of Euros three million (about P200 million) for Mindanao is “a reaffirmation of the European Union’s confidence in the Arroyo administration’s continuing efforts to achieve lasting peace” in that region, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto G. Romulo said today.

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Pimentel says PGMA is in right direction to seek help of OIC

July 9, 2009 8:40 am· Comments Off on Pimentel says PGMA is in right direction to seek help of OIC 

MANILA, July 9 – Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. said on Thursday that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is in the right direction for seeking the help of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) on the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

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PGMA launches National Youth Service program

July 9, 2009 8:40 am· Comments Off on PGMA launches National Youth Service program 

GUAGUA, Pampanga, July 9 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo launched here today the National Youth Service (NYS) program, one of the priority projects of the administration and the National Youth Commission (NYC) to underscore the importance of the youth in community action in the wake of the global economic crisis.

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DFA holds Mass for ex-President Aquino Friday afternoon

July 9, 2009 8:40 am· Comments Off on DFA holds Mass for ex-President Aquino Friday afternoon 

MANILA, July 9 — A Mass for former President Corazon Aquino, who is recovering in hospital from a serious illness, will be held at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) at 4 p.m. on Friday.

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DPWH plans to build underground expressway along Roxas Blvd.to decongest traffic in Metro Manila

July 9, 2009 8:40 am· Comments Off on DPWH plans to build underground expressway along Roxas Blvd.to decongest traffic in Metro Manila 

MANILA, July 9 — The Department of Public Works and Highways is proposing the construction of an underground expressway in Roxas Boulevard as it warns of worsening traffic congestion in the area where traffic flow has crawled to 10-kilometer per hour during peak hours.

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Couple get life imprisonment for Pasig shabu 'tiangge' operation

July 9, 2009 8:40 am· Comments Off on Couple get life imprisonment for Pasig shabu 'tiangge' operation 

MANILA, June 9 — The Pasig City Regional Trial Court (RTC) sentenced today to life imprisonment a couple who operated a multimillion-peso shabu "tiangge" in that city three years ago.

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Tropical depression "Gorio" enters RP; 9 provinces under signal No. 1

July 9, 2009 8:40 am· Comments Off on Tropical depression "Gorio" enters RP; 9 provinces under signal No. 1 

MANILA, July 9 — The low pressure area (LPA) east of Northern Luzon has developed into a tropical depression named "Gorio," prompting the weather bureau to place nine provinces under storm signal No. 1.

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It's either Chiz or Loren as NPC standard bearer in 2010 polls — Cojuangco

July 9, 2009 8:40 am· Comments Off on It's either Chiz or Loren as NPC standard bearer in 2010 polls — Cojuangco 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, July 9 — A Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) stalwart on Thursday said the party is considering only two presidential aspirants for the May 2010 elections — Senators Francis Joseph "Chiz" Escudero or Loren Legarda — as it closes its doors to other presidential aspirants.

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PGMA inspects new Guagua slaughterhouse

July 9, 2009 8:40 am· Comments Off on PGMA inspects new Guagua slaughterhouse 

GUAGUA, Pampanga, July 9 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo checked this afternoon the ongoing construction of the new Guagua Municipal Slaughterhouse at Barangay San Agustin here to ensure that the new abattoir is complying with the standards set by the National Meat Inspection Commission (NMIS).

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Mindanao blasts under probe, Palace assures

July 9, 2009 8:40 am· Comments Off on Mindanao blasts under probe, Palace assures 

MANILA, July 9 — Malacanang assured today that the recent spate of bombings in Mindanao is being investigated and that the threat is firmly under control.

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