Sen. Pia S. Cayetano supports RP Paragamers

August 12, 2009 9:54 am· Comments Off on Sen. Pia S. Cayetano supports RP Paragamers 

piaSenator Pia S. Cayetano (center, in pink), chair of the Senate Social Justice Committee, turns over a ceremonial check worth P300,000 to the Philippine Paragamers Team which will compete at the 5th ASEAN Paragames in Malaysia August 15-19. The amount was sourced from the senator’s Philippine Development Assistance Funds (PDAF). A sports enthusiast herself, Cayetano is the author of Senate Bill 1408 which seeks to include paragamers in the government’s incentives program for national athletes who excel in international competitions. (PNA/PR)
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PGMA is welcomed by Rep. Roque Ablan Jr.

August 12, 2009 9:53 am· Comments Off on PGMA is welcomed by Rep. Roque Ablan Jr. 

ablanPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is welcomed by Ilocos Norte Rep. Roque Ablan Jr., former Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis Chavit Singson and Ilocos Norte Gov. Michael Keon upon her arrival Monday (August 10, 2009) at the Laoag International Airport. The President flew to Laoag City to attend the 103th birth anniversary celebration of the late Gov. Roque Blanco Ablan Sr. (PNA/NIB photo by A.Francisco)
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PGMA delivers her speech during the 103th birth anniversary of the late Gov. Roque Blanco Ablan Sr.

August 12, 2009 9:51 am· Comments Off on PGMA delivers her speech during the 103th birth anniversary of the late Gov. Roque Blanco Ablan Sr. 

plazainlaoagPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo delivers her speech during the celebration of the 103th birth anniversary of the late Gov. Roque Blanco Ablan Sr. Monday (August 10, 2009) at the provincial capitol plaza in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. Also in photo are (from left) Undersecretary Eduardo Escueta, vice chairman and executive officer of the National Police Commission; Public Works and Highways Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane, Ilocos Sur Rep. Eric Singson, Ilocos Norte Gov. Michael Keon, Rep. Roque Ablan Jr. and Deputy National Security Adviser Luis Chavit Singson. (PNA/NIB photo by A.Francisco)
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PGMA waves to the crowd after delivering her speech

August 12, 2009 9:49 am· Comments Off on PGMA waves to the crowd after delivering her speech 

laoagcityPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo waves to the crowd after delivering her speech at the 103th birth anniversary celebration of Ilocandia’s patriarch and war hero, the late Ilocos Norte Governor Roque Blanco Ablan Sr., Monday (August 10, 2009) at the provincial capitol plaza in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. With the President in photo are Governor Michael Keon of Ilocos Norte, Rep. Victor Ortega of La Union and Rep. Roque Ablan Jr. (PNA/NIB photo by A.Francisco)
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Nograles says filing of ethics case against him premature

August 12, 2009 8:25 am· Comments Off on Nograles says filing of ethics case against him premature 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 12 — Speaker Prospero Nograles on Wednesday said the filing of complaint against him for not implementing the decision of the House of Rrepresentatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) issued December 18, 2008 disqualifying Rep. Dan Fernandez as congressman of the first district of Laguna, is "premature" and "baseless."

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Gov't is sincere in resuming peace talks with NDF — Ermita

August 12, 2009 8:25 am· Comments Off on Gov't is sincere in resuming peace talks with NDF — Ermita 

MANILA, Aug. 12 — Malacanang advised on Wednesday the National Democratic Front (PNDF) negotiating panel to refrain from issuing statements that would derail the resumption of the peace talks between the government and the communist rebels.

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Six-year old gets loudest applause at Kalasag Awards rites

August 12, 2009 8:25 am· Comments Off on Six-year old gets loudest applause at Kalasag Awards rites 

MANILA, Aug. 12 — A six-year-old boy from Barangay Desawo in T’boli, South Cotabato, stole the limelight at the 2009 Gawad Kalasag Awards today at Malacanang’s Rizal Hall.

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PGMA confers awards on 2008 outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa

August 12, 2009 8:25 am· Comments Off on PGMA confers awards on 2008 outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa 

MANILA, Aug. 12 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo led Wednesday the conferment of awards on the 2008 outstanding barangay dispute-mediator councils or Lupong Tagapamayapa (Lupon) for exemplary performance in promoting peace, harmony and solidarity in their areas of responsibility.

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Corpus named to Veteran Affairs Office

August 12, 2009 8:25 am· Comments Off on Corpus named to Veteran Affairs Office 

MANILA, Aug. 12 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has appointed retired Brig. General Victor Corpus Special Presidential Representative to the Office of the Veterans Affairs.

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PGMA appeals to Myanmar to reconsider its conviction on Aung San Suu Kyi

August 12, 2009 8:25 am· Comments Off on PGMA appeals to Myanmar to reconsider its conviction on Aung San Suu Kyi 

MANILA, Aug. 12 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo appealed on Wednesday to the Myanmar military regime to reconsider its conviction of Nobel Laureate and democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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