Davis Cup draw for RP and New Zealand at Century Park

September 17, 2009 11:07 pm· Comments Off on Davis Cup draw for RP and New Zealand at Century Park 

dvis_cup-28Standing Davis Cuppers from the Philippines and New Zealand pose for lensmen on Thursday morning’s joint draw ceremony and press conference at the Century Park. Seated (from left to right)are Philippine Tennis Association (Philta) secretary-general Romeo Magat, Philta president Lito Villanueva, umpire P.Gupta of India and New Zealand’s team manager, Alistair Hunt.(PNA photo by Boy Antonio)
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POEA launches anti illegal recruitment drive

September 17, 2009 11:30 am· Comments Off on POEA launches anti illegal recruitment drive 

By Mediatrix P. Cristobal

MANILA, Sept 17 — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Thursday said it has beefed up its anti-illegal recruitment drive by enjoining public sector in helping the government intercept violators.

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Jimenez family slams "trial by publicity" on Ruby Rose murder case

September 17, 2009 11:30 am· Comments Off on Jimenez family slams "trial by publicity" on Ruby Rose murder case 

MANILA, Sept. 17 – The camp of fishing magnate Lope Jimenez, the owner of BSJ Fishing and Trading, slammed on Thursday the alleged "trial by publicity" in the investigation into the death of Ruby Rose Jimenez-Barrameda.

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JDV questions Teodoro's selection as standard bearer; says Lakas-Kampi-CMD not yet recognized by Comelec

September 17, 2009 11:30 am· Comments Off on JDV questions Teodoro's selection as standard bearer; says Lakas-Kampi-CMD not yet recognized by Comelec 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Sept. 17 — Former House Speaker Jose De Venecia Jr. on Thursday said the nomination of Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro as Lakas-Kampi-CMD standard bearer for 2010 is illegal since the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has yet to officially recognize the party.

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Hot temperature during daytime causes 'stormy' afternoon — Pagasa (Weather)

September 17, 2009 11:30 am· Comments Off on Hot temperature during daytime causes 'stormy' afternoon — Pagasa (Weather) 

MANILA, Sept. 17 – Strong downpour, accompanied by rolling thunder and sharp lightning, experienced in the afternoon will be common even with the absence of tropical cyclones, the state weather bureau said.

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Senate holds necrological service for Laurel

September 17, 2009 11:30 am· Comments Off on Senate holds necrological service for Laurel 

MANILA, Sept. 17 – Members of the Philippine Senate paid last respect to former senator Sotero Laurel through a necrological service held Thursday afternoon at the Senate session hall.

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Court drops Dumlao from list of accused in Dacer-Corbito case

September 17, 2009 11:30 am· Comments Off on Court drops Dumlao from list of accused in Dacer-Corbito case 

MANILA, Sept. 17 –A Manila regional trial court on Thursday excluded former police Sr. Supt. Glenn Dumlao from the list of accused in the 2000 Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito double murder case.

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PGMA to join heads of emerging economies in high-level London forum

September 17, 2009 11:30 am· Comments Off on PGMA to join heads of emerging economies in high-level London forum 

LONDON, Sept. 17 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be in familiar company when she attends the Emerging Markets Summit which opens here Thursday under the auspices of “The Economist,” the renowned business news magazine.

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Fishing vessel catches fire off Calavite passage, PCG says

September 17, 2009 11:30 am· Comments Off on Fishing vessel catches fire off Calavite passage, PCG says 

MANILA, Sept. 17 — A fishing vessel caught fire around the vicinity of Calavite passage on Wednesday night, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said on Thursday.

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Philippine government ready to resume peace talks with MILF – OPAPP

September 17, 2009 11:30 am· Comments Off on Philippine government ready to resume peace talks with MILF – OPAPP 

MANILA, Sept. 17 – The Philippine Government is ready to resume peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, according to the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).

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