UN assures to continue food aid to conflict areas in Mindanao

July 11, 2009 7:26 pm· Comments Off on UN assures to continue food aid to conflict areas in Mindanao 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, July 11 –The United Nation assures it will continue its humanitarian undertakings in Mindanao even as it restricts its personnel from traveling in the area for "a one week period" only, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said today.

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RP appoints naval officer to Maritime Combined Force on Somalia

July 11, 2009 7:26 pm· Comments Off on RP appoints naval officer to Maritime Combined Force on Somalia 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, July 11 –The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) today announced that a Philippine Navy officer has been designated as liaison officer with the Combined Maritime Forces based in Manama, Bahrain, in connection with maritime and piracy issues in the Gulf of Aden/Somalia and the Indian Ocean.

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The good news: CARP extension nears ratification

July 11, 2009 7:26 pm· Comments Off on The good news: CARP extension nears ratification 

MANILA, July 11 — A tradition of the Macapagal family will live on with the inevitable signing into law of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) extension bill on August 8.

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PGMA’s last SONA a scorecard of accomplishments — Palace

July 11, 2009 7:26 pm· Comments Off on PGMA’s last SONA a scorecard of accomplishments — Palace 

MANILA, July 11 — President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo’s last State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) will be a scorecard of her accomplishments from the time she first took office in 2001 to July this year.

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RP still better off than most other nations, says PGMA

July 11, 2009 7:26 pm· Comments Off on RP still better off than most other nations, says PGMA 

MANILA, July 11 — Although the country’s economic growth has slowed down, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said today the Philippines is comparatively better off than most other nations affected by the global financial turmoil.

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Palace cites significance of PGMA’s July 15-16 visit to Egypt for 15th NAM Summit

July 11, 2009 7:26 pm· Comments Off on Palace cites significance of PGMA’s July 15-16 visit to Egypt for 15th NAM Summit 

By Zorayda S. Tecson

MANILA, July 11 –- Malacanang on Saturday underscored the significance of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s scheduled visit to Egypt on July 15-16 to attend the 15th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

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Palace happy over poll automation contract signing

July 11, 2009 7:26 pm· Comments Off on Palace happy over poll automation contract signing 

MANILA, July 11 — Malacañang expressed elation today over the signing of the poll automation contract, saying this is one of the priority programs of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo intended to ensure clean, honest, credible and orderly elections next year.

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PGMA cites OFW contribution to RP economy

July 11, 2009 7:26 pm· Comments Off on PGMA cites OFW contribution to RP economy 

MANILA, July 11 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo lauded the millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) today for helping fuel the Philippine economy and remaining resilient in the present global challenge.

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Drug firms have 10 days to lower medicine prices: Palace

July 11, 2009 7:26 pm· Comments Off on Drug firms have 10 days to lower medicine prices: Palace 

MANILA, July 11 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has given drug companies 10 days or until July 18 to reduce their prices by half in line with the implementation of the cheaper medicines law.

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PGMA named to speak for Asia in NAM Summit in Egypt

July 11, 2009 7:26 pm· Comments Off on PGMA named to speak for Asia in NAM Summit in Egypt 

MANILA, July 11 — The selection of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to speak in behalf of Asia in next week’s Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Egypt is a signal honor for the country, according to Press Secretary Cerge Remonde.

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