New Boeing 777s to boost PAL’s long-haul service

September 11, 2009 11:00 pm· Comments Off on New Boeing 777s to boost PAL’s long-haul service 

boeing-final-1Randy J. Tinseth (right photo), Boeing vice president for Marketing, gives a media presentation on Friday on the advanced features of the B777-300ER (extended range) that the Philippine Airlines is acquiring, including the unique fuel cost efficiency of the only twin-engine airplane capable of flying long-haul. (PNA photos by Boy Antonio)
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PGMA boards a military truck during her inspection of the flooded areas in Guagua, Pampanga

September 11, 2009 10:59 pm· 1 Comment 

pap_3President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo boards a military truck during her inspection of the flooded areas in Guagua, Pampanga Thursday (Sept. 10, 2009) after she presided over the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) meeting. She also led the distribution of relief goods to the residents affected by the typhoon in Guagua. (PNA/NIB photo by M. Pascua)
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PGMA inspects the typhoon-affected and flooded areas in Guagua, Pampanga

September 11, 2009 10:55 pm· Comments Off on PGMA inspects the typhoon-affected and flooded areas in Guagua, Pampanga 

pamp_2President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo inspects the typhoon- affected and flooded areas in Guagua, Pampanga Thursday (Sept. 10, 2009) after she presided over the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) meeting. The President also distributed relief goods to residents affected by the typhoon. (PNA/NIB photo by R. Baniquet)
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Teodoro cites stronger RP-US defense, security cooperation

September 11, 2009 11:04 am· Comments Off on Teodoro cites stronger RP-US defense, security cooperation 

MANILA, Sept. 11 — The future of the Philippines-United States defense and security cooperation looks brighter and stronger following talks in Washington, D.C. on Thursday (Manila time) between visiting Defense Secretary Gilberto C. Teodoro Jr. and his U.S. counterpart, Secretary Robert Gates.

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Malacanang urges critics not to pre-judge Ombudsman

September 11, 2009 11:04 am· Comments Off on Malacanang urges critics not to pre-judge Ombudsman 

MANILA, Sept. 11 —Malacanang called on critics not to pre-judge the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the case filed against Pampanga Rep. Mikey Arroyo.

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PGMA renews commitment to green industry, cites RP efforts to curb effects of climate change

September 11, 2009 11:04 am· Comments Off on PGMA renews commitment to green industry, cites RP efforts to curb effects of climate change 

MANILA, Sept. 11 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today reiterated the country’s commitment to the promotion of resource-efficient and low carbon industries at the close of the International Conference on Green Industry in Asia at the Philippine International Convention Center.

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Dry spell by end of 2009 feared

September 11, 2009 11:04 am· Comments Off on Dry spell by end of 2009 feared 

By Mediatrix P. Cristobal

MANILA, Sept 11 — El Niño, the weather condition named after a boy, has gained muscles and is shaping up to be a threat particularly to the agriculture industry with possible dry spell late this year 2009 until the first months 2010.

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Customs seizes P50-M agri products

September 11, 2009 11:04 am· Comments Off on Customs seizes P50-M agri products 

MANILA, Sept. 11 – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized more than P50 million worth of smuggled farm produce and poultry products in separate raids conducted in July to August.

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Administration presidential bet known Sept. 16

September 11, 2009 11:04 am· Comments Off on Administration presidential bet known Sept. 16 

MANILA, Sept. 11 — The administration’s Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD)-Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (Kampi) coalition will announce its standard-bearer for next year’s presidential elections on Sept. 16.

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Repatriation of Filipino “bridge people” in Saudi Arabia underway, says DFA

September 11, 2009 11:04 am· Comments Off on Repatriation of Filipino “bridge people” in Saudi Arabia underway, says DFA 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Sept. 11 —Arrangements for the repatriation of some 170 undocumented Filipino “bridge people” in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia are underway, with their exit permits now being processed, according to Undersecretary Esteban Conejos Jr. of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

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