Mamiit tops Stratham in 2nd Davis Cup men’s singles match

September 18, 2009 10:20 pm· Comments Off on Mamiit tops Stratham in 2nd Davis Cup men’s singles match 

dcup-77The Philippines’ top male tennis player, Cecil Mamiit (in black shirt) made it two-for-two for the Filipinos by beating New Zealand’s Jose Rubin Stratham (6-4,7-5,6-2) in the second singles of the Davis Cup Tie on Friday afternoon at the Philippine Columbian Association Tennis Court. (PNA photo by Boy Antonio)

RP’s Huey wins first Davis Cup singles over New Zealand’s Turner

September 18, 2009 10:18 pm· Comments Off on RP’s Huey wins first Davis Cup singles over New Zealand’s Turner 

dcup-35The Davis Cup Tie singles opening game was won by Treat Conrad Huey of the Philippines against New Zealand’s Daniel King Turner (6-4,6-7,6-0) on Friday. Turner suffered injury on both legs and retired at the end of the third set at the Philippine Columbian Association shell-covered court in Paco, Manila.(PNA photo by Boy Antonio)

Ermita confers the 2009 Civil Service Commission Pagasa Award on Laoag City Mayor Michael Farinas

September 18, 2009 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Ermita confers the 2009 Civil Service Commission Pagasa Award on Laoag City Mayor Michael Farinas 

laoagExecutive Secretary Eduardo Ermita confers the 2009 Civil Service Commission (CSC) Pagasa Award on Laoag City Mayor Michael Farinas for his exemplary leadership and vision for Laoag City to become the Metropolitan Center of the North in ceremonies Thursday (Sept. 17, 2009) at Malacanang’s Rizal Hall. The awarding coincides with the CSC’s 109th anniversary celebration. At left is CSC Chairman Ricardo Saludo. (PNA/NIB photo by B. Canilang)
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DOLE to promote clean, green workplaces

September 18, 2009 10:21 am· Comments Off on DOLE to promote clean, green workplaces 

By Mediatrix P. Cristobal

MANILA, Sept. 18 — Heeding calls on the need to address climate change, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and its family of agencies will mobilize its social partners in the industrial front and other stakeholders in drawing up strategies aimed at making workplaces clean and green and responsive against climate change.

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DOLE’s Project Job Fit to address skills-jobs mismatch

September 18, 2009 10:21 am· Comments Off on DOLE’s Project Job Fit to address skills-jobs mismatch 

By Mediatrix P. Cristobal

MANILA, Sept. 18 — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is putting in place measures to identify skills preferred and demanded both by the local industry and employers overseas to guide students and new entrants to the labor market on college courses and vocational training to pursue to enable them fill up vacancies or engage in undertakings needed by the economy immediately upon graduation.

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DOLE launches new priority projects to promote, preserve employment

September 18, 2009 10:21 am· Comments Off on DOLE launches new priority projects to promote, preserve employment 

MANILA, Sept. 18 — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) launched on Friday new projects to boost its programs in promoting and preserving the jobs of Filipino workers in line with efforts to keep the economy growing and enable it to take advantage of the projected global rebound in 2010.

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Strong quake jolts southern Luzon

September 18, 2009 10:21 am· Comments Off on Strong quake jolts southern Luzon 

MANILA, Sept. 18 — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook the island of Mindoro, and sent tremor across southern Luzon and Visayas, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

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Teodoro denies allegations that Americans join armed combats

September 18, 2009 10:21 am· Comments Off on Teodoro denies allegations that Americans join armed combats 

MANILA, Sept. 18 – Defense Secretary Gibert Teodoro denied on Friday the allegations that the American troops have been participating in actual armed combats in Mindanao.

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CHR decries surveillance at Lumbera house

September 18, 2009 10:21 am· Comments Off on CHR decries surveillance at Lumbera house 

MANILA, Sept. 18 – Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairperson Leila de Lima is alarmed at a navy serviceman’s reported surveillance of National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera’s house in Quezon City.

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NGOs demand presidential bets’ stand on RH bill

September 18, 2009 10:21 am· Comments Off on NGOs demand presidential bets’ stand on RH bill 

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Sept. 18 – Non-government organizations (NGOs) advocating reproductive health (RH) legislation are challenging 2010 presidential contenders to bare their stand on this proposed law amidst some Catholic clergy’s threat to withdraw electoral support for those who back such measure.

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