Climate Change tackled at ‘Kapihan ng Bayan’

November 1, 2009 11:28 pm· Comments Off on Climate Change tackled at ‘Kapihan ng Bayan’ 

011109climatechangePhilippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) chief, Dr. Prisco Nilo Jr. (left), tackles the issue of Climate Change at the “Kapihan ng Bayan” in Daungan Restaurant Bar and Grill on Panay Ave., Quezon City. Dr. Nilo cited the critical importance of planning and preparedness to mitigate the impact of disasters such as floods, storms, earthquakes and other calamities. Also in photo are (from right): Beau Baconguis, of Greenpeace Southeast Asia; Gigi Merilo, Senior Environmental Management Specialist, Environmental Management Bureau-DENR; and veteran broadcasters Ely Saludar and Mario Garcia, NBN-4. (PNA photo by Jess Escaros Jr.)

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2nd phase of P3-B Batangas Port Development Project completed

November 1, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on 2nd phase of P3-B Batangas Port Development Project completed 

011109portBatangas Port Manager Alex T. Cruz (left) explains the importance of the newly-completed second phase of the P3-billion Batangas Port Development Project (BPDP) in shoring up tourism and fostering inter-island trade in the country. The BPDB II will provide access to industrial cargo between the CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) area and the rest of the country as well as to serve as supplementary port to cater to cargoes that can no longer be accommodated at the Port of Manila. The project is part of the ìurban beltwayî under President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyoís medium-term public investment priority program and roll-on/roll (RO-RO) Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SRNH). Also in photo are Josephine B. Sebollena (left), manager, Resource Management Division, Port Management Office of Batangas; and Siony Flores of Corporate Communication Services. (PNA photo by Jess Escaros Jr.)

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'Career insiders' to fill up vacated Cabinet-level posts as 2010 elections draw near – Remonde

November 1, 2009 10:58 pm· Comments Off on 'Career insiders' to fill up vacated Cabinet-level posts as 2010 elections draw near – Remonde 

Manila, November 2 —- Malacanang has a deep bench of government career and insider officials to fill-up positions reportedly set to be vacated by Cabinet-level officials who have expressed interest to run for elective posts in the 2010 elections.

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DOLE turns over livelihood project in Butuan City

November 1, 2009 10:58 pm· Comments Off on DOLE turns over livelihood project in Butuan City 

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 2 – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Caraga region, the Rotary Club of Metro Butuan Multi-Purpose Cooperative (RCMBMPC), with the Accredited Co-Partner (ACP) and Cane Optimum Metals Engineering Technology, Industries (COMET, Ind.) turned over last week livelihood projects to Los Angeles Women’s Associatiation (LAWA).

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Myanmar PM to attend first Mekong-Japan summit in Tokyo

November 1, 2009 10:58 pm· Comments Off on Myanmar PM to attend first Mekong-Japan summit in Tokyo 

YANGON, Nov. 2 — Myanmar Prime Minister General Thein Sein will soon visit Japan and attend the first Mekong-Japan Summit to be held in the Japanese capital of Tokyo, an official announcement from Nay Pyi Taw said on Monday without specifying the date of his visit and attendance.

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DPRK calls for direct talks with U.S.

November 1, 2009 10:58 pm· Comments Off on DPRK calls for direct talks with U.S. 

PYONGYANG, Nov. 2 — The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Monday reiterated its call for the United States to hold direct talks with it in order to find a solution to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

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Russia launches two European satellites

November 1, 2009 10:58 pm· Comments Off on Russia launches two European satellites 

MOSCOW, Nov. 2 — Russia has successfully launched two European scientific research satellites with a Rokot carrier rocket from the Plesetsk space center in northwest Russia early Monday, said a spokesman for the Russian Space Forces.

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PGMA issues EO 833 creating Property Valuation Office

November 1, 2009 10:24 pm· Comments Off on PGMA issues EO 833 creating Property Valuation Office 

Manila, November 2 —- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has issued executive order 833 creating the Property Valuation Office (VFO) to sustain and institute real property valuation reforms in the country.

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Eid'l Adha celebration on Nov. 27, 28 not national holidays -Palace

November 1, 2009 10:24 pm· Comments Off on Eid'l Adha celebration on Nov. 27, 28 not national holidays -Palace 

MANILA, Nov. 2 — Malacanang clarified on Monday that the celebration of Eid’l Adha will be regional holidays in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) instead of earlier announcement of national holidays.

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Gov’t officials offer relocation site for Metro Manila typhoon victims in Davao Oriental

November 1, 2009 10:24 pm· Comments Off on Gov’t officials offer relocation site for Metro Manila typhoon victims in Davao Oriental 

MATI, Davao Oriental, Nov. 2 – Local government officials in this eastcoast province are willing to offer a vast tract of land for the Metro Manila residents who were affected by typhoons “Ondoy’ and “Pepeng’ if they wish to relocate here.

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