Smartmatic poll automation machine

August 10, 2009 11:26 pm· Comments Off on Smartmatic poll automation machine 

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(Top photo)Smartmatic representative Miguel Abila (extreme right) briefs (from left) Mario Garcia, moderator of the Kapihan ng Bayan, Cathy Untalan and Danny Barroso, NBN4 consultant, about the operation the poll automation machine that will be used in 2010 national and local polls

(Bottom photo)One of Smartmatic’s Automation machines to be distributed nationwide(PNA photos by Boy Antonio).

SC says PGMA's appointment to del Castillo as SC Justice valid

August 10, 2009 10:24 am· Comments Off on SC says PGMA's appointment to del Castillo as SC Justice valid 

MANILA, Aug. 10 — The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday said that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's appointment to Justice Mariano del Castillo as new Associate Justice of high tribunal is valid.

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Palace debunks report on alleged defect on PGMA SALN

August 10, 2009 10:24 am· Comments Off on Palace debunks report on alleged defect on PGMA SALN 

MANILA, Aug. 10 — Malacanang today debunked reports alleging defect or irregularities in the preparation of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s statement of Assets and Liabilities Networth or SALN.

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Resurgence of trade brews in BIMP-EAGA countries

August 10, 2009 10:24 am· Comments Off on Resurgence of trade brews in BIMP-EAGA countries 

MANILA, Aug. 10 — Resurgence of trade relations among countries under the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) has started as member nations see a better economic and security environment across the borders.

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Concepcion calls for scrapping of 3 M unsafe LPG tanks

August 10, 2009 10:24 am· Comments Off on Concepcion calls for scrapping of 3 M unsafe LPG tanks 

By Marie S. Neri

MANILA, Aug. 10 —Consumer and Oil Price Watch (COPW) advocates on Monday urged Congress to immediately pass the LPG Bill which seeks protection of consumers from any possible harm due to the proliferation of “unsafe” and “underweight” liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)cylinders.

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EDC partners with Ayala anew, sows rare, premium native trees in Nuvali

August 10, 2009 10:24 am· Comments Off on EDC partners with Ayala anew, sows rare, premium native trees in Nuvali 

MANILA, Aug. 10 – Buoyed by the success of its earlier tie-up with Ayala-supported Bonifacio Estate Services Corporation (BESC) and Ayala Foundation, renewable energy company Energy Development Corporation (EDC) has linked up anew with the conglomerate to bring its “Binhi: Tree for the Future” program inside the prime Nuvali eco-community in Laguna.

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Roxas shelves filing of bill to rename EDSA to Cory Aquino Avenue

August 10, 2009 10:24 am· Comments Off on Roxas shelves filing of bill to rename EDSA to Cory Aquino Avenue 

MANILA, Aug. 10 —Senator Mar Roxas on Monday deferred the filing of a bill which renames Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) to Cory Aquino Avenue.

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Malacañang confident hospital holiday will not push through

August 10, 2009 10:24 am· Comments Off on Malacañang confident hospital holiday will not push through 

GUAGUA, Pampanga, Aug. 10 — Malacañang expressed confidence today that the threat of private hospitals to go on holiday over the implementation of the maximum retail price (MRP) of medicines on August 15 will not push through.

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PGMA to assess flood damage in Botolan with PDCC

August 10, 2009 10:24 am· Comments Off on PGMA to assess flood damage in Botolan with PDCC 

GUAGUA, Pampanga, Aug. 10 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will meet today with the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) of Zambales to assess the extent of flood damage and provide needed assistance to the thousands of affected residents particularly in the town of Botolan.

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PGMA confers Presidential Medal of Merit to sculptor-painter

August 10, 2009 10:24 am· Comments Off on PGMA confers Presidential Medal of Merit to sculptor-painter 

GUAGUA, Pampanga, Aug. 10 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo conferred today the Presidential Medal of Merit to ecclesiastical artist and renowned sculptor-painter Wilfredo Tadeo Layug whose unique works have received acclaim both here and abroad.

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