WEATHER: “Ramil” still lethargic; continues to pack force over ocean

October 17, 2009 10:18 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Oct. 18 — Typhoon Ramil continues to threaten northern Luzon despite its lethargic pace over the ocean, now spotted slowly moving east of Casiguran Aurora.

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Ex-foreign minister of Honduras says post-crisis talks halted

October 17, 2009 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Ex-foreign minister of Honduras says post-crisis talks halted 

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MOSCOW, Oct. 17 — Talks on a post- coup crisis in Honduras have reached deadlock with the de facto Honduran president refusing to reinstate ousted President Manuel Zelaya, the former Honduran foreign minister has said.

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Justice Minister: Government not delaying royal pardon process for Thaksin

October 17, 2009 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Justice Minister: Government not delaying royal pardon process for Thaksin 

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BANGKOK, Oct. 17 — Thai Justice Minister Pirapan Salirathavibhaga on Saturday denied charges by the anti-government United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) that the government delayed the petition process calling for a royal clemency for ousted, fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra.

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German media watchdog raps false news reports on Iran

October 17, 2009 10:18 pm· Comments Off on German media watchdog raps false news reports on Iran 

BERLIN, Oct. 17 — A leading German media watchdog on Saturday criticized false news reports on Iran, according to the website of the Berlin-based daily junge welt.

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Thai anti-gov't group threats to rally at ASEAN Summit's venues

October 17, 2009 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Thai anti-gov't group threats to rally at ASEAN Summit's venues 

BANGKOK, Oct. 18 — The anti-government United front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) group has threaten to stage a rally at the ASEAN Summit's venues to demand the government to conduct a referendum to seek public opinion on the 1997 and 2007 constitution, Arisman Pongreungrong, a UDD core leader, said Saturday night.

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Obama, Turkey's Gul discuss mutual concerns on phone

October 17, 2009 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Obama, Turkey's Gul discuss mutual concerns on phone 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 — U.S. President Barack Obama and his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul had a telephone conversation on Saturday over mutual concerns, said the White House.

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Maldives holds world's first underwater Cabinet meeting

October 17, 2009 10:18 pm· Comments Off on Maldives holds world's first underwater Cabinet meeting 

COLOMBO, Oct. 18 — Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, Vice President Mohamed Waheed and 11 cabinet ministers donned scuba gear and submerged four meters below the surface of sea to hold the world's first underwater cabinet meeting on Saturday, in a bid to push for a stronger climate change agreement in the upcoming UN climate summit in Copenhagen.

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PT CONSISTEL Indonesia Wins One Of The Largest Spiro Hydrogen Fuel Cell Contracts in Asia

October 17, 2009 10:18 pm· 1 Comment 

JAKARTA, Oct. 14 — PT CONSISTEL Indonesia, a subsidiary of CONSISTEL Pte Ltd is excited to win one of the largest contracts for supplying Spiro hydrogen fuel cells ("Spiro") in Asia.

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PGMA inspects on-going Pasig River Dredging Project

October 17, 2009 9:55 pm· Comments Off on PGMA inspects on-going Pasig River Dredging Project 

171009basecoPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo gestures as she personally inspects the on-going Pasig River Dredging Project under the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission Thursday (Oct. 15) at the Baseco Compound, Bonifacio Drive, corner 2nd St. Port Area, Manila. Also in photo are Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Lito Atienza. (PNA/NIB photo by E. Supera) DCT/jme

PGMA congratulates Bonifacio “Mang Pacio” Corpuz,outstanding rice farmer

October 17, 2009 9:52 pm· Comments Off on PGMA congratulates Bonifacio “Mang Pacio” Corpuz,outstanding rice farmer 

171009corpuzPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo congratulates 58-year old Bonifacio “Mang Pacio” Corpuz after presenting him the Outstanding Rice Farmer award (Outstanding Individual Achievers) during the National Nutrition and Gawad Saka awarding ceremonies Thursday (Oct. 15) at the Philippine International Convention Center along Roxas Boulevard in Pasay City. Looking on at left is Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap. (PNA/NIB photo by E. Supera)
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