PGMA leaves for 15th ASEAN Summit in Thailand

October 24, 2009 11:58 pm· Comments Off on PGMA leaves for 15th ASEAN Summit in Thailand 

shakes_handsPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo shakes hands with Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Gen. Victor Ibrado after the foyer honors accorded her at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Centennial Terminal 2 in Pasay City before she left Saturday morning (Oct. 24, 2009) for Hua Hin, Thailand to attend the 15th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. (PNA/NIB photo by M. Pascua)
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PGMA arrives at NAIA with FG Jose Miguel Arroyo and Press Secretary Cerge Remonde

October 24, 2009 11:56 pm· Comments Off on PGMA arrives at NAIA with FG Jose Miguel Arroyo and Press Secretary Cerge Remonde 

thailandPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is accompanied by First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo and Press Secretary Cerge Remonde as she arrives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Centennial Terminal 2 in Pasay City prior to her departure Saturday (Oct. 24, 2009) to attend the 15th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Thailand. (PNA/NIB photo by M. Pascua)
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PGMA inspects barangay road improvement project in Floridablanca, Pampanga

October 24, 2009 11:53 pm· Comments Off on PGMA inspects barangay road improvement project in Floridablanca, Pampanga 

road_improvementPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo talks with Mayor Eduardo Guerrero (left) of Floridablanca, Pampanga during her inspection of the requested barangay road improvement project in Barangay Fortuna, Floridabalanca Friday (Oct. 23, 2009). (PNA/NIB photo by M. Pascua)
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PGMA holds 2nd ‘Common Tao Day’ in Floridablanca, Pampanga

October 24, 2009 11:51 pm· Comments Off on PGMA holds 2nd ‘Common Tao Day’ in Floridablanca, Pampanga 

pcsoA smiling President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo prepares to pick the winning ticket for the major prize in the Barangay Jackpot which is among the features of the second “Common Tao Day” held Friday (Oct. 23, 2009) at the Multi-Purpose Gymnasium in Barangay Poblacion, Floridablanca, Pampanga. The President’s regular “Common Tao Day” is coordinated and funded by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). (PNA/NIB photo by M. Pascua)
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SC affirms CA ruling ordering manning agencies to pay ailing seaman US$ 60,000

October 24, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on SC affirms CA ruling ordering manning agencies to pay ailing seaman US$ 60,000 

MANILA, Oct. 25 — The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed an earlier ruling of the Court of Appeals (CA) ordering manning firms, Wallem Maritime Services, Inc. and Scandic Shipmanagement Limited, to pay an ailing seaman USD60,000 in disability benefits.

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GRP officially postpones December SNAMMM

October 24, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on GRP officially postpones December SNAMMM 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Oct. 25 — The Government of the Republic of the Philippines has cancelled the Summit Meeting of the Non-aligned Movement Ministerial Meeting (SNAMMM) that it was scheduled to host from December 1 to 3 this year, citing exigencies resulting from the onslaught of two recent typhoons.

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Not all Pangasinan officials support call for decommissioning of San Roque Dam

October 24, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on Not all Pangasinan officials support call for decommissioning of San Roque Dam 

By Leonardo V. Micua

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Oct. 25 — Not all officials of Pangasinan subscribe to the drastic call for the decommissioning of San Roque Multipurpose Dam Project (SRMDP) in San Manuel town, a proposal that emerged when emotions were still high due to the flood that occurred in 34 towns and three cities of the province.

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Tsunami warning lifted after 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia

October 24, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on Tsunami warning lifted after 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia 

JAKARTA, Oct. 25 — Indonesia lifted the tsunami warning as there were no major waves stirred after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's eastern part of Saumlaki, Maluku province, Saturday, Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency ( BMG) said.

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Jordan confirms third A(H1N1) flu fatality

October 24, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on Jordan confirms third A(H1N1) flu fatality 

AMMAN, Oct. 25 — Jordan's health authorities on Saturday confirmed the country's third death case of influenza A(H1N1).

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U.S. president declares A(H1N1) flu national emergency

October 24, 2009 11:27 pm· 1 Comment 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 — U.S. President Barack Obama has declared A(H1N1) flu a "national emergency," the White House said on Saturday.

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