SSS members wait to claim calamity loan checks

October 15, 2009 9:31 pm· Comments Off on SSS members wait to claim calamity loan checks 

SSS_members_line_up_to_get_checksSocial Security System (SSS) members wait to claim their calamity loan checks at the SSS main office along East Avenue in Diliman, Quezon City Thursday (Oct. 15, 2009). SSS has eased down loan requirements for members affected by tropical storm “Ondoy” and typhoon “Pepeng.” So far, the agency has approved the release of more than 27,000 checks with a total amount of P490.58 million. Inset photo shows SSS Assistant Vice President for National Capital Region (NCR) Central Cluster Naciancino Monreal (right) talking to a loan applicant. (PNA)
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PGMA shows off trophies presented to her by world-renowned Filipino golfer Jennifer Rosales

October 15, 2009 9:28 pm· Comments Off on PGMA shows off trophies presented to her by world-renowned Filipino golfer Jennifer Rosales 

pgma-trophiesPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo shows off the trophies presented to her by world-renowned Filipino golfer Jennifer Rosales (left), especially those she had won in various golf tournaments around the world. Rosales owns the distinction of being the first Filipino golfer to win in the LPGA Tour when she captured the Chick Fil-A Charity Championship in 2004. (PNA/NIB photo by B.Canilang)
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PGMA receives Jose Ricafort, chairman of the NADECOR

October 15, 2009 9:27 pm· Comments Off on PGMA receives Jose Ricafort, chairman of the NADECOR 

pgma-nadecorPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo receives Jose Ricafort, chairman of the Nationwide Development Corporation (NADECOR) who called on her Thursday (Oct. 15, 2009) at Malacaƒang’s Music Room. (PNA/NIB photo by B.Canilang)
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PGMA exchanges pleasantries with Chen Jinghe, chairman of Zijin Mining Group Company Ltd.

October 15, 2009 9:24 pm· Comments Off on PGMA exchanges pleasantries with Chen Jinghe, chairman of Zijin Mining Group Company Ltd. 

pgma-chingPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo exchanges pleasantries with Chen Jinghe, chairman of Zijin Mining Group Company Ltd., during a courtesy call on her Thursday (Oct. 15, 2009) at the Bahay Pangarap, Presidential Security Compound in Malacanang Park, Manila. (PNA/NIB photo by B. Canilang)
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Baguio scavengers get lift from DWSD’s 4Ps project

October 15, 2009 8:40 pm· Comments Off on Baguio scavengers get lift from DWSD’s 4Ps project 

MANILA, Oct. 16 -— Scavengers in Baguio City’s Irisan dumpsite have gotten a much needed economic boost thanks to their enrollment to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)’s “Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program“ (4Ps).

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Samal Island beefs up waste mgt. programs, urges residents to do proper waste disposal

October 15, 2009 8:40 pm· Comments Off on Samal Island beefs up waste mgt. programs, urges residents to do proper waste disposal 

ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL, Oct. 16 – The local government of this island city of Southern Mindanao is intensifying efforts to protect and preserve its coastal and marine water resources through a sound implementation of waste management programs while calling on other coastal communities in Mindanao to adopt proper waste disposal measures.

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Davao cops investigating shooting incident monitored in CCTV camera

October 15, 2009 8:40 pm· Comments Off on Davao cops investigating shooting incident monitored in CCTV camera 

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 16 – Elements of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) are establishing the identities of two gunmen involved in the shooting incident Wednesday evening caught on a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera installed at the barangay hall of Barangay Wilfredo Aquino, Agdao, here.

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Nobody found inside balloon landing in Colorado: CNN

October 15, 2009 8:40 pm· Comments Off on Nobody found inside balloon landing in Colorado: CNN 

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 — Nobody was found inside a homemade balloon which landed in a Colorado field after a 6-year-old boy was seen to float away in the experimental craft on Thursday, CNN reported.

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EU ministers agree to move to low carbon economy

October 15, 2009 8:40 pm· Comments Off on EU ministers agree to move to low carbon economy 

STOCKHOLM, Oct.15 (Xinhua) — Ministers from the European Union Thursday agreed that the next Lisbon Treaty Cycle must be an integrated political framework to bring together the industry capability and the future of the European economy must be low carbon one.

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Israeli footage of Hezbollah official home blast violation of Resolution 1701: UN official

October 15, 2009 8:40 pm· Comments Off on Israeli footage of Hezbollah official home blast violation of Resolution 1701: UN official 

BEIRUT, Oct. 16 — United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams said on Thursday that Israeli footage of the Hezbollah official's home blast is a "clear violation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1701."

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