PGMA with outstanding CDC/CFZ partners, locators and investors

July 15, 2009 11:50 pm· Comments Off on PGMA with outstanding CDC/CFZ partners, locators and investors 

1507investorsPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo poses with this year’s outstanding partners, locators and investors of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and Clark Freeport Zone (CFZ) after they were presented their respective awards Monday (July 13, 2009) on the occasion of their 16th anniversary celebration at Stotsenberg Hotel at the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga. (PNA/NIB photo by M.Pascua)/scs/jme

PGMA exchanges pleasantries with ICRC worker Eugenio Vagni

July 15, 2009 11:49 pm· Comments Off on PGMA exchanges pleasantries with ICRC worker Eugenio Vagni 

1507vagni1President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo exchanges pleasantries with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) worker Eugenio Vagni who paid a courtesy call on her Tuesday morning (July 14, 2009) at Malacanang’s Music Room. Vagni, an Italian, was the last of three ICRC volunteers to be freed on July 12, 2009 after they were abducted by Abu Sayyaf bandits last January 15, 2009 in Sulu. (PNA/NIB photo by R.Mailo)/scs/jme

PGMA welcomes ICRC worker Eugenio Vagni during courtesy call at Malacanang

July 15, 2009 11:47 pm· Comments Off on PGMA welcomes ICRC worker Eugenio Vagni during courtesy call at Malacanang 

1507vagniPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is all smiles as she welcomes International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) worker Eugenio Vagni during a courtesy call on her Tuesday morning (July 14, 2009) at Malacanang’s Music Room. Vagni, an Italian, was the last of three ICRC volunteers to be freed on July 12, 2009 after they were abducted by Abu Sayyaf bandits last January 15 in Sulu. At left is Philippine National Red Cross chairman Senator Richard Gordon. (PNA/NIB photo by R.Mailo)/scs/jme

Performance, not popularity is PGMA’s yardstick

July 15, 2009 9:15 am· Comments Off on Performance, not popularity is PGMA’s yardstick 

MANILA, July 15 — Performance, rather than popularity, is what is more important to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, according to Presidential Spokesperson on Economic Matters Gary Olivar.

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House clarifies "pompous" SONA expenses

July 15, 2009 9:15 am· Comments Off on House clarifies "pompous" SONA expenses 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, July 15 — The House of Representatives on Wednesday clarified it is spending about P2.1 million for the preparations for the coming State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on July 27, contrary to reports that it is spending P22 million, which critics qualified it as pompous and most extravagant SONA in Philippine history.

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Defense chief against amnesty for ASG

July 15, 2009 9:15 am· Comments Off on Defense chief against amnesty for ASG 

MANILA, July 15 — The Department of National Defense on Wednesday does not favor giving amnesty to the members of the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf responsible for a number of high-profile kidnappings and bombings in the country.

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'Isang' to bring rains over Northern Luzon, says Pagasa

July 15, 2009 9:15 am· Comments Off on 'Isang' to bring rains over Northern Luzon, says Pagasa 

MANILA, July 15 — Tropical depression "Isang" continues to gather strength as it moves over the warm waters of Philippine Sea, and is expected to affect Northern Luzon in the coming days.

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NBI would not take into custody two Legacy owners charged with syndicated estafa

July 15, 2009 9:15 am· Comments Off on NBI would not take into custody two Legacy owners charged with syndicated estafa 

MANILA, July 15 — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said on Wednesday that it would not take in its custody two officers of Legacy Group of Companies since they were already under the Senate custody in connection with syndicated estafa.

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PGMA acted with prudence in imposing drug price ceilings, says Palace

July 15, 2009 9:15 am· Comments Off on PGMA acted with prudence in imposing drug price ceilings, says Palace 

MANILA, July 15 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo only acted with prudence in not immediately imposing price ceilings on medicines as doing otherwise “could send wrong signals to the foreign community.”

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WB approves $ 320M in loans to finance RP’s development programs and projects

July 15, 2009 9:15 am· Comments Off on WB approves $ 320M in loans to finance RP’s development programs and projects 

By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA, July 15 — The World Bank (WB) has approved $ 200 million in loans to support the Philippine government's programs aimed to address high food prices and strengthen social protection and safety nets for the poor in the midst of the global financial crisis.

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