After being held captive by Abu Sayyaf bandits for six months, Italian Red Cross worker Eugenio Vagni is free at last

July 13, 2009 10:19 pm· Comments Off on After being held captive by Abu Sayyaf bandits for six months, Italian Red Cross worker Eugenio Vagni is free at last 

Dup1Image053After being held captive by Abu Sayyaf bandits for six months, Italian Red Cross worker Eugenio Vagni is free at last. This photo snapshot was taken following his release at dawn on Sunday in the hinterlands of Sulu. He may appear to be frail but he was pronounced in good health condition. With Vagni is an unidentified Filipino Philippine National Red Cross worker.(Photo courtesy of PNRC.)/V3/

“This plaque is for you”–UAAP president Montinola

July 13, 2009 10:17 pm· Comments Off on “This plaque is for you”–UAAP president Montinola 

UAAP-awardUniversity Athletic Association of the Philippines(UAAP) President Anton Montinola hands a plaque of appreciation to Arline Royo of the National University(NU)for her longtime service. Looking on are Far Eastern University President Lydia Echauz, flocked by UAAP players.(PNA photo by Boy Antonio)
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US Amb. Kenney watches the UAAP opening game

July 13, 2009 10:13 pm· Comments Off on US Amb. Kenney watches the UAAP opening game 

UAAP-72ndseasonguest-1US Ambassador Kristie Kenney (3rd from right-top photo) and Far Eastern University (FEU) president Lydia Echauz discuss the game between University of Santo Tomas (UST) and Adamson University right after the University Athletic Association of the Philippines(UAAP) opening ceremonies at the Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City. UST won the first game. Bottom photo, an FEU player leads the oath of Sportsmanship before the game proper. (PNA photos by Boy Antonio)
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PGMA waves to the crowd as she leads the drive thru to signal the formal inauguration of the Kalayaan Barangay farm-to-market road

July 13, 2009 10:06 pm· Comments Off on PGMA waves to the crowd as she leads the drive thru to signal the formal inauguration of the Kalayaan Barangay farm-to-market road 

1207farmtomarketroadPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo waves to the crowd as she leads the drive thru to signal the formal inauguration of the Kalayaan Barangay farm-to-market road Thursday (July 9, 2009) at Barangay San Matias in Guagua, Pampanga. With the President in photo are (from left) Guagua Mayor Ricardo Rivera and Rep. Juan Miguel Arroyo of the 2nd District of Pampanga. (PNA/NIB photo by B. Manabat)
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PGMA beams as she welcomes Philippine Ambassador to Ottawa, Canada Jose Brillantes

July 13, 2009 10:04 pm· Comments Off on PGMA beams as she welcomes Philippine Ambassador to Ottawa, Canada Jose Brillantes 

1207canadaPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo beams as she welcomes Philippine Ambassador to Ottawa, Canada Jose Brillantes, Philippine Consul General to New York Cecilia Rebong, and Philippine Consul General to Vancouver, Canada Ruth Prado during the courtesy call of delegates to the 5th Ambassadors/Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tour Saturday (July 11) at Malacanang’s Music Room. (PNA/NIB photo by M.Pascua)
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PGMA presented the core modules for literacy volunteers program during her visit to the Guagua East Central Elementary School

July 13, 2009 9:53 pm· Comments Off on PGMA presented the core modules for literacy volunteers program during her visit to the Guagua East Central Elementary School 

1207volunteersOfficials of the Bureau of Alternative Learning System under the Department of Education led by Dr. Carolina Guerrero (second from right) presented to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo the core modules for literacy volunteers program during her visit to the Guagua East Central Elementary School in Barangay Sta Filomena, Guagua, Pampanga. The modules will be used by the DepEd Literacy Volunteers in the far-flung communties in Pampanga (Mga Sugo ng Abakada. At extreme right is National Youth Commission chairman Richard Alvin Nalupta.(PNA/NIB photo by R. Manabat)
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34 ex-NPA rebels to get free house, lots in Mindanao

July 13, 2009 11:16 am· Comments Off on 34 ex-NPA rebels to get free house, lots in Mindanao 

CAMP PANACAN, Davao City, July 13 – Thirty four former New People's Army (NPA) rebels will get free housing and lands to resettle in Mindanao.

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Honest Pinay OFW gets heroine's welcome in her village

July 13, 2009 11:16 am· Comments Off on Honest Pinay OFW gets heroine's welcome in her village 

By Ben Moses Ebreo

BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya, July 13 -– If Mildred Perez Bonde, 38, collected garbage from trash bins in Hong Kong, she got a heroine's welcome when she came home in Barangay Aliaga this town.

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PGMA meets Obama in Washington as first SEA leader to do so

July 13, 2009 9:20 am· Comments Off on PGMA meets Obama in Washington as first SEA leader to do so 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, July 13 — Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be received by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on July 30, it was announced by the White House Press Secretary through the U.S. embassy in Manila.

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BSP exec hopes improvement on RP economy in Q2 ‘09

July 13, 2009 9:20 am· Comments Off on BSP exec hopes improvement on RP economy in Q2 ‘09 

By Joann Villanueva

MANILA, July 13 –- A Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) official hopes that all government initiatives to pump-prime the economy will pay off and result to more positive figures for the second quarter this year.

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