PGMA departs for 15th NAM Leaders' Summit in Egypt

July 14, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on PGMA departs for 15th NAM Leaders' Summit in Egypt 

MANILA, July 14 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo left this afternoon to attend the 15th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Leaders' Summit slated Wednesday and Thursday in Egypt.

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PGMA to DPWH: Speed up Abacan Riverbank protection project

July 14, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on PGMA to DPWH: Speed up Abacan Riverbank protection project 

MANILA, July 14 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has ordered the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to expedite the implementation of the Abacan Riverbank protection project to stop further loss and damage to properties.

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PGMA signs Rent Control Act into law

July 14, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on PGMA signs Rent Control Act into law 

MANILA, July 14 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed into law today Republic Act No. 9653, otherwise known as the Rent Control Act of 2009, which authorizes a one-year moratorium on rent increases in residential units to protect more than 1.5 million low-income tenants from indiscriminate rent increases.

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Face to face with PGMA, Vagni a picture of gratitude

July 14, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Face to face with PGMA, Vagni a picture of gratitude 

MANILA, July 14 — Gaunt but renewed after half a year of captivity at the hands of his kidnappers, Italian Red Cross volunteer Eugenio Vagni was a picture of gratitude as he faced President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in Malacanang this morning.

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PGMA cited for call center growth in RP

July 14, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on PGMA cited for call center growth in RP 

MANILA, July 14 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was presented a plaque of appreciation by the Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP) for her unwavering support to the growth of the Philippine call center industry in the past nine years.

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EO on maximum retail price of medicines set for signing

July 14, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on EO on maximum retail price of medicines set for signing 

MANILA, July 14 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is set to sign next week the Executive Order on Maximum Retail Price for 22 essential medicines set by the Department of Health (DOH) that is expected to drastically bring down their prices nationwide.

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Comelec ready to answer petition filed by CCM — Melo

July 14, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Comelec ready to answer petition filed by CCM — Melo 

MANILA, July 14 — Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Jose Melo said today they are preparing to answer the petition filed by the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) led by lawyer Harry Roque for the nullification of the contract for the automation of the 2010 polls.

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Palace assures NDF’s Jalandoni won’t be arrested

July 14, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Palace assures NDF’s Jalandoni won’t be arrested 

By Joel C. Atencio

MANILA, July 14 – Malacañang today assured that the police and military will not arrest National Democratic Front (NDF) chief negotiator Luis Jalandoni.

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Former Pres. Aquino remains in stable condition — Siytangco

July 14, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on Former Pres. Aquino remains in stable condition — Siytangco 

MANILA, July 14 –- Former President Corazon C. Aquino remains in stable condition at the Makati Medical Center in Makati City, her spokesperson, former Press Undersecretary Lourdes "Deedee" Siytangco said this afternoon.

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PGMA, VP De Castro in PNR inaugural run

July 14, 2009 9:23 am· Comments Off on PGMA, VP De Castro in PNR inaugural run 

MANILA, July 14 — Motorists, pedestrians and even shanty dwellers alongside the tracks were wide eyed today as a spankingly new commuter train chugged along the entire stretch from Tutuban in Manila to Buendia in Makati, not knowing that two of the country’s most important people —- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Vice President Noli de Castro -– were aboard.

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