GRP, MILF express desire to resume peace talks

August 17, 2009 1:54 pm· Comments Off on GRP, MILF express desire to resume peace talks 

SULTAN NAGA DIMAPORO, Lanao Del Norte, Aug. 17 — The Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panel are one in their common desire to resume the stalled negotiations.

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P11.5 B OWWA fund for OFWs intact, says administrator

August 17, 2009 1:54 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Aug. 17 — The P11.5-billion fund of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is intact and deposited at the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), according to OWWA Administrator Carmelita Dimzon.

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PGMA to meet UN climate change expert next month

August 17, 2009 1:54 pm· Comments Off on PGMA to meet UN climate change expert next month 

MANILA, Aug. 17 – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is set to meet with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretary general Yvo de Boer in Manila on Sept. 9, 2009.

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PGMA tasks PCW to ensure implementation of Magna Carta of Filipino Women

August 17, 2009 1:54 pm· Comments Off on PGMA tasks PCW to ensure implementation of Magna Carta of Filipino Women 

MANILA, Aug. 17 – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has tasked the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) to ensure the implementation of the Magna Carta of Filipino Women.

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Urgent!! No PCGNY funds used during PGMA

August 17, 2009 1:54 pm· Comments Off on Urgent!! No PCGNY funds used during PGMA 

MANILA, Aug. 17 — It is not true that funds for the salaries of personnel with the Philippine consulate-general in New York (PCGNY) were diverted for expenses during the recent visit of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the United States, consul-general Cecilia B. Rebong said in a statement to the press dated today.

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Militant solon proposes P1 pork barrel for each lawmaker

August 17, 2009 1:54 pm· Comments Off on Militant solon proposes P1 pork barrel for each lawmaker 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 17 — A militant lawmaker on Monday proposed for P1 allocation for each congressman for its priority development assistance fund (PDAF), commonly called 'pork barrel' fund to ensure that this would not be used for the incoming elections.

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Beneficiaries grateful for government's Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

August 17, 2009 1:54 pm· Comments Off on Beneficiaries grateful for government's Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program 

SULTAN NAGA DIMAPORO, Lanao Del Norte, Aug. 17 — Sairah Bino, a 39-year-old Muslim housewife, was teary eyed when she received the cash grant that would sustain the education of her children.

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PGMA to DPWH: Speed up Iligan C3 road construction

August 17, 2009 1:54 pm· Comments Off on PGMA to DPWH: Speed up Iligan C3 road construction 

SULTAN NAGA DIMAPORO, Lanao Del Norte, Aug. 17 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ordered the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) today to expedite the immediate resolution of the right of way problem in the construction of the Iligan Circumferential Road (C3).

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Meralco to pay P150-M rebates to customers

August 17, 2009 1:54 pm· Comments Off on Meralco to pay P150-M rebates to customers 

By Marie S. Neri

MANILA, Aug. 17 —The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is set to pay P150 million in rebates to its customers as a result of the implementation of the performance-based rate (PBR) system.

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Presidential plane purchase after 2010 – Palace

August 17, 2009 1:54 pm· Comments Off on Presidential plane purchase after 2010 – Palace 

MANILA, Aug. 17 – The purchase for a presidential plane will have to be done after 2010, Malacañang said today.

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