PGMA leads the distribution of relief goods to flood victims in Lubao, Pampanga

October 5, 2009 10:08 pm· Comments Off on PGMA leads the distribution of relief goods to flood victims in Lubao, Pampanga 

051009reliefgoodsPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo leads the distribution of more relief goods to the flood victims in Lubao, Pampanga during her visit to her hometown Monday (Oct. 5, 2009). (PNA/NIB photo by R. Baniquet)
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PGMA enjoys the comfort of sitting on a bamboo school desk

October 5, 2009 10:06 pm· Comments Off on PGMA enjoys the comfort of sitting on a bamboo school desk 

051009schooldeskA beaming President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo enjoys the comfort of sitting on a bamboo school desk together with grade school pupil Carl Justine Enpedra after she spearheaded the turnover ceremony of a new set of bamboo desks Monday (Oct. 5, 2009) at the Graciano Paule Elementary School in Barangay Catalina, Lubao, Pampanga. (PNA/NIB photo by R. Baniquet)
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Warriors shoot down Blue Eagles by 20 big points 88-68

October 5, 2009 10:03 pm· Comments Off on Warriors shoot down Blue Eagles by 20 big points 88-68 

ateneo-ue_game2-finalThe University of the East (UE) Red Warriors defeat the Ateneo de Manila University’s Blue Eagles, thwarting the Blue Eagle’s bid to reign as UAAP champions Sunday night at the Araneta Coliseum. The Warriors’ victory extended the UAAP Finals to Thursday (Oct.8). Jubilant spectators cheer the superb hardcourt performance displayed by UE’s Paul Lee against the Blue Eagle big man’s Rabeh-Al-Hussaini./V3/(PNA photos by Boy Antonio)

PGMA granddaughter Mikaela leads the distribution of relief goods for ‘Ondoy’ victims

October 5, 2009 10:02 pm· Comments Off on PGMA granddaughter Mikaela leads the distribution of relief goods for ‘Ondoy’ victims 

041009mikaelaPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s granddaughter Mikaela (left) leads the distribution of relief goods composed of blankets, pillows, towels and other items for the young victims of storm ├ČOndoy├« Saturday (Oct. 3, 2009) at Malacanang’s Rizal Hall. Malacanang has been converted into a relief operations and evacuation center for families severely affected by the tropical storm. (PNA/NIB photo by B. Basug)
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DOE orders power distribution utilities to fast track power restoration

October 5, 2009 10:23 am· Comments Off on DOE orders power distribution utilities to fast track power restoration 

MANILA, Oct. 5 —- Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes on Monday directed power distribution utilities to fast track the restoration power supply in their respective franchise areas that had been hit hard by Typhoons "Ondoy" and "Pepeng."

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US-based SysTest Labs wins deal to review, validate software for 2010 automated polls

October 5, 2009 10:23 am· Comments Off on US-based SysTest Labs wins deal to review, validate software for 2010 automated polls 

MANILA, Oct. 5 -The Commission on Elections has chosen a US-based company as the company that will review and certify the source code of the software in the 82,200 precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines that will be used for the May 2010 elections.

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PGMA orders Atienza, Manda to set aside differences

October 5, 2009 10:23 am· Comments Off on PGMA orders Atienza, Manda to set aside differences 

MANILA, Oct. 5 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has ordered Environment Secretary Lito Atienza and Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) General Manager Edgardo Manda to set aside their differences and find efficient solutions to the flooding in the Laguna area.

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Insurers eye passage of bill abolishing 5.25% annual life insurance tax premium this month

October 5, 2009 10:23 am· Comments Off on Insurers eye passage of bill abolishing 5.25% annual life insurance tax premium this month 

MANILA, Oct. 5 – Life insurers are hoping that Congress’ Bicameral Committee will approve this month the proposal to cut 5.25 percent tax off life insurance premiums annually.

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More NPA rebels renounce communism

October 5, 2009 10:23 am· Comments Off on More NPA rebels renounce communism 

MANILA, Oct. 5 — Alongside the relief and cleanup operations of the Philippine Army in Metro Manila, as well as in the provinces of Laguna, Pampanga, Rizal and Bulacan in the aftermath of storm "Ondoy," the PA is intensifying its anti-insurgency campaign and nation-building activities, resulting in the continuous surrender of members of local terrorist groups.

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29 Chinese nationals rescued off Boracay Island

October 5, 2009 10:23 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Oct. 5 –Twenty-nine Chinese nationals onboard a motorbanca were rescued safely off Boracay Island, drifting towards Sibuyan Island, Romblon area on Sunday.

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