HSBC officials give RP vote of confidence

September 19, 2009 9:59 pm· Comments Off on HSBC officials give RP vote of confidence 

LONDON, Sept. 19 — Officials of Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corp. (HSBC), one of the world’s largest banks, on Friday gave the Philippines a virtual vote of confidence, describing it as one of the brightest stars in Asia as far as emerging markets are concerned.

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RP, UK ink treaties on legal cooperation

September 19, 2009 9:59 pm· Comments Off on RP, UK ink treaties on legal cooperation 

LONDON, Sept. 19 — Two bilateral agreements intensifying legal cooperation between the Philippines and the United Kingdom were signed Friday on the occasion of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s visit here.

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PGMA sees positive outlook for emerging markets like RP

September 19, 2009 9:59 pm· 1 Comment 

LONDON, Sept. 19 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Friday made a strong pitch for emerging markets like the Philippines, saying the best opportunities for the medium-term are found in Asia.

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PGMA calls for overhaul of global financial regulations

September 19, 2009 9:59 pm· Comments Off on PGMA calls for overhaul of global financial regulations 

LONDON, Sept. 19 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Friday called on the world’s leading economies to move for tighter financial controls to avert a repeat of last year’s market collapse that led to the global economic downturn.

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Failure of elections is practically impossible, says Comelec

September 19, 2009 9:59 pm· Comments Off on Failure of elections is practically impossible, says Comelec 

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Sept. 19 -– Commission on Elections (Comelec) debunked fears of possible poll failure next year, saying it has contingency plan and funds to address automation problems.

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(METRO NEWS) Two drug peddlers nabbed in Sta. Cruz, Manila

September 19, 2009 9:59 pm· Comments Off on (METRO NEWS) Two drug peddlers nabbed in Sta. Cruz, Manila 

MANILA, Sept. 19 –Two suspected drug peddlers were nabbed after they offered shabu to two policemen whom they mistook as drug users in Sta. Cruz, Manila on Friday afternoon.

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(Metro News) 30-minute fire hits Pandacan

September 19, 2009 9:59 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) 30-minute fire hits Pandacan 

MANILA, Sept. 19 — A 30-minute fire broke out in a residential area in Pandacan, Manila Saturday morning, destroying five houses and rendering several families homeless.

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Three high school seniors to represent RP in 4th ASEAN Quiz

September 19, 2009 9:59 pm· Comments Off on Three high school seniors to represent RP in 4th ASEAN Quiz 

MANILA, Sept. 19 -Three high school seniors will represent the Philippines in the 4th ASEAN Quiz Regional Level competition to be held on Dec. 3, 2009 at the National Broadcasting Network (NBN) in Quezon City.

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Metrobank receives STP 2008 Award

September 19, 2009 9:59 pm· Comments Off on Metrobank receives STP 2008 Award 

MANILA, Sept. 20 — Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank) was recently presented with the STP (straight-through processing) Award 2008 by Commerzbank AG, one of Europe’s leading financial institutions and the second-largest in Germany.

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(Metro News) Valenzuela high school gets anti-dengue nets from DOH

September 19, 2009 9:59 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Valenzuela high school gets anti-dengue nets from DOH 

MANILA, Sept. 20 — The Department of Health (DOH) donates P4 million worth of Olyset anti-dengue nets treated with permethrin insecticide to Gen. T. De Leon National High School.

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