Urgent!!<p>PGMA to meet African leaders in Libya in talks on Somalian piracy, Mindanao

August 28, 2009 10:32 am· Comments Off on Urgent!!<p>PGMA to meet African leaders in Libya in talks on Somalian piracy, Mindanao 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Aug. 28 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will have the voice of the Philippine government heard by peoples of the African continent when she attends a Special Summit of the African Union (AU) scheduled over the weekend in Tripoli, Libya, it was learned today.

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Palace to make the ‘best possible’ decision on VFA

August 28, 2009 10:32 am· Comments Off on Palace to make the ‘best possible’ decision on VFA 

MANILA, Aug. 28 — Malacañang will make the “best possible” decision on whether or not to support the abrogation of the RP-US Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) even as it stressed the VFA is serving the national interest.

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PGMA beefs up coconut planting in Cagayan

August 28, 2009 10:32 am· Comments Off on PGMA beefs up coconut planting in Cagayan 

CAGAYAN, Aug. 28 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Friday distributed seedlings and money to thousands of coconut farmers under the Philippine Coconut Authority’s planting program for Regions 1, 2 and 3.

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Palace welcomes Ombudsman decision on NBN-ZTE deal

August 28, 2009 10:32 am· Comments Off on Palace welcomes Ombudsman decision on NBN-ZTE deal 

MANILA, Aug. 28 — Malacañang welcomed Friday the decision of the Ombudsman clearing President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her husband First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo of graft in connection with the botched US$ 329-million National Broadband Network-ZTE deal.

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Romulo appeals for equal passion on climate change and economic crisis

August 28, 2009 10:32 am· Comments Off on Romulo appeals for equal passion on climate change and economic crisis 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Aug. 28 — The issue of climate change must not be forgotten by the world, which has pledged about USD3 trillion to stimulate the world economy, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alberto G. Romulo said Friday as Manila prepares to host the “International Conference on Green Industry in Asia” next month.

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Albay gov pushes anti-rabies vaccination and mass castration

August 28, 2009 10:32 am· Comments Off on Albay gov pushes anti-rabies vaccination and mass castration 

By Mike dela Rama

LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 28 – Albay Governor Joey Salceda has announced the full implementation of rabies vaccination and mass castration of dogs in all towns and cities throughout the province.

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PGMA inaugurates new CSU Caritan Campus in Tuguegarao

August 28, 2009 10:32 am· Comments Off on PGMA inaugurates new CSU Caritan Campus in Tuguegarao 

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Aug. 28 – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo inaugurated Friday the new four-storey academic and administration building of the Cagayan State University (CSU) in Caritan Campus.

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Aklan solon opposes proposed airport on Carabao Island

August 28, 2009 10:32 am· 1 Comment 

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan, Aug. 28 – Aklan Rep. Florencio Miraflores has opposed the planned construction of another airport by a private firm on nearby Carabao Island in Romblon province.

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Pampanga lines up various projects, programs for youth

August 28, 2009 10:32 am· Comments Off on Pampanga lines up various projects, programs for youth 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Aug. 28 — The provincial government has lined-up various activities throughout the year designed to empower the youth sector.

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VP De Castro eyes partnership with GenSan's tuna industry for new housing ventures

August 28, 2009 10:32 am· Comments Off on VP De Castro eyes partnership with GenSan's tuna industry for new housing ventures 

By Allen V. Estabillo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Aug 28 – Vice President Noli de Castro said he is pushing for the expansion of the national government’s socialized housing program here in a bid to address the housing needs of the growing work force of the city’s multi-million peso tuna industry.

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