Philippines ranks 12th out of 17 countries in Asia Pacific in IT competitiveness

September 25, 2009 9:43 pm· Comments Off on Philippines ranks 12th out of 17 countries in Asia Pacific in IT competitiveness 

bsa-7-aThe Philippines ranked 12th in the Asia Pacific and 51st out of the 66 countries worldwide in terms of information technology (IT) competitiveness, according to a new study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and sponsored by the Business Software Alliance (BSA). Now in its third year, the study assesses and compares the information technology(IT) industry environments of 66 economies to determine the extent to which they enable IT sector competitiveness, said Atty. Claro Parlade, BSA director for Software Policy, Asia Pacific (left photo) and Atty. Bien Marquez, BSA Consultant for the Philippines. (PNA photo by Boy Antonio)
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Usaping Balita Media Forum

September 25, 2009 9:41 pm· Comments Off on Usaping Balita Media Forum 

congress_(11)Banat Partylist Rep. Salvador Britanico (2nd from left) tackles the issue of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and political problems in the country during the Usaping Balita Media Forum at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City Thursday (Sept. 24, 2009). Also in photo are (from left) Zamboanga del Sur 2nd Dist. Rep. Antonio Cerilles, Manila 6th Dist. Rep. Bienvenido Abante, former Surigao del Sur 1st Dist. Rep. Prospero Pichay, Cebu City 2nd Dist. Rep. Antonio Cuenco, and Iloilo Vice Gov. Rolex Suplico. (PNA photo by Jess Escaros Jr.)
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Best meals presentation by student chefs at Ajinomoto’s Culinary Challenge

September 25, 2009 9:38 pm· Comments Off on Best meals presentation by student chefs at Ajinomoto’s Culinary Challenge 

ajinomoto-umami_healthyThe best of meals prepared by student chefs of 19 cooking schools in the first Umami Culinary Challenge of Ajinomoto at the A. Events Hall, Makati Avenue, Makati City on Sept. 25. Lower photos are Japanese Bento meals with the freshest local vegetables and ingredients used by the aspiring chefs.(PNA photos by Boy Antonio)
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First ever Umami Culinary Challenge draws top culinary school teachers, students

September 25, 2009 9:35 pm· Comments Off on First ever Umami Culinary Challenge draws top culinary school teachers, students 

ajinomoto-chef_participantsMore than 500 students and teachers of culinary and food service-related courses and enthusiasts flocked to the first ever Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC) at the A-Venue Events Hall along Makati Avenue in Makati City on September 24. The Umami Culinary Challenge is an interschool competition that showcased the creativity, innovation and culinary skills of students to make umami dishes, be it Japanese, Filipino or other Asian cuisines. (PNA photo by Boy Antonio)
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PGMA shakes hands with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdulazzis Al Saud

September 25, 2009 9:33 pm· Comments Off on PGMA shakes hands with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdulazzis Al Saud 

250909custodianPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo shakes hands with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdulazziz Al Saud before the start of the inauguration of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Wednesday (September 23, 2009) in Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (PNA/NIB photo by R.Manabat)
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PGMA poses with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdullazziz Al Saud and other delegates

September 25, 2009 9:32 pm· Comments Off on PGMA poses with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdullazziz Al Saud and other delegates 

250909delegatesPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo poses with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdullazziz Al Saud and other delegates who attended the inauguration of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Wednesday (Sept. 23, 2009) in Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (PNA/NIB photo by R.C. Manabat)
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Palace: No increase in private hospitals' fees

September 25, 2009 9:41 am· Comments Off on Palace: No increase in private hospitals' fees 

CABATUAN, Iloilo, Sept. 25 — There will be no increase in private hospital fees, after all.

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PGMA opens 15,000th Botika ng Barangay in Iloilo

September 25, 2009 9:41 am· Comments Off on PGMA opens 15,000th Botika ng Barangay in Iloilo 

CABATUAN, Iloilo, Sept. 25 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo led the opening of the 15,000th Botika ng Barangay here Thursday as part of her program to provide Filipinos access to cheaper but quality medicines.

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Government's economic reform agenda has kept RP afloat – PGMA

September 25, 2009 9:41 am· Comments Off on Government's economic reform agenda has kept RP afloat – PGMA 

CABATUAN, Iloilo, Sept. 25 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo attributed the country’s fiscal resiliency to her administration’s sound economic reforms that cushioned it from the effects of the global economic slowdown.

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Ilonggos hail PGMA's Botika ng Barangay program

September 25, 2009 9:41 am· Comments Off on Ilonggos hail PGMA's Botika ng Barangay program 

CABATUAN, Iloilo, Sept. 25 — Thousands of Ilonggo residents braved heavy rains Thursday to welcome President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo with enthusiasm as she opened the 15,000th Botika ng Barangay at the Tiring Elementary School in Barangay Tiring here.

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