PGMA signs into law R.A. 9852 which converts the Jose Rizal Memorial State College in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte into a state university

December 16, 2009 10:57 pm· Comments Off on PGMA signs into law R.A. 9852 which converts the Jose Rizal Memorial State College in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte into a state university 

16dapitanPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signs into law Republic Act No. 9852 which converts the Jose Rizal Memorial State College in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte into a state university in a ceremony Tuesday (Dec. 15, 2009) at Malacanang’s Reception Hall. Also in photo are (seated from left) Rep. Cecilia Jalosjos-Carreon and Rep. Cesar Jalosjos and other state college officials. (PNA/NIB photo by D.Aguilar)
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PGMA confers the Order of Sikatuna on outgoing United Arab Emirates Ambassador Mohammed Ebrahim Aljowaid

December 16, 2009 10:42 pm· Comments Off on PGMA confers the Order of Sikatuna on outgoing United Arab Emirates Ambassador Mohammed Ebrahim Aljowaid 

16arabPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo confers the Order of Sikatuna on His Excellency Mohammed Ebrahim Aljowaid, outgoing Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Philippines, during his farewell call on her Wednesday (Dec. 16, 2009) at Malacanang’s Music Room. Assisting the President is Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo. (PNA/NIB photo by D.Aguilar)
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PGMA shares a light moment with outgoing United Arab Emirates Ambassador Mohammed Ebrahim Aljowaid

December 16, 2009 10:36 pm· Comments Off on PGMA shares a light moment with outgoing United Arab Emirates Ambassador Mohammed Ebrahim Aljowaid 

16arab001President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo shares a light moment with His Excellency Mohammed Ebrahim Aljowaid, outgoing Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Philippines, during a farewell call on her Wednesday (Dec. 16,2009) at Malacanang’s Music Room. (PNA/NIB photo by D.Aguilar)
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Secretary Gonzales assures Albay officials of assistance for Mayon evacuees

December 16, 2009 10:29 pm· Comments Off on Secretary Gonzales assures Albay officials of assistance for Mayon evacuees 

sec._gonzales_2Defense Secretary Norberto Gonzales assures Albay Governor Joey Salceda (left) of assistance to the provincial government in connection with the evacuation of thousands of families living near Mayon Volcano which has been manifesting signs of imminent eruption. Secretary Gonzales presided over the Regional Disaster Coordinating Council (RDCC) meeting held wednesday (Dec. 16, 2009) at the regional headquarters of the Philippine Air Force in Legazpi City. The Defense chief informed the local officials of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s instructions to ensure no casualty and provide all necessary resources needed in case the volcano finally erupts. (PNA photo by Mike dela Rama)
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Surveys should not influence voters' choice, says political analyst

December 16, 2009 1:59 pm· Comments Off on Surveys should not influence voters' choice, says political analyst 

MANILA, Dec. 16 –- A political analyst from the University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman said on Wednesday that Filipino voters should neither be swayed nor influenced by surveys.

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(Metro News) MMDA intensifies crackdown vs illegal terminal

December 16, 2009 1:59 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) MMDA intensifies crackdown vs illegal terminal 

ANILA, Dec. 16 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Wednesday intensified the drive against illegal terminals, noting the heavy volume of traffic this Christmas season.

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Speaker wants additional pork barrel in typhoon-hit areas

December 16, 2009 1:59 pm· Comments Off on Speaker wants additional pork barrel in typhoon-hit areas 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Dec. 16 — Despite the global economic recession, lawmakers from both Houses of Congress are clamoring for an increase in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel to sustain pump-priming activities of the next government.

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Davao dads to restrict sprouting of container yards in the city

December 16, 2009 1:59 pm· Comments Off on Davao dads to restrict sprouting of container yards in the city 

DAVAO CITY, Dec. 16 – The City Council here is set to restrict the sprouting of container yards in the city following the discovery of almost 16 kilos of high-grade cocaine last week.

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Army denies kidnapping of 4 persons in Maguindanao

December 16, 2009 1:59 pm· Comments Off on Army denies kidnapping of 4 persons in Maguindanao 

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, Dec. 16 – The Army's 6th Infantry Division on Wednesday clarified reports about the alleged kidnapping of four persons in Maguindanao.

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Cua led inauguration of grains processing center in Diffun Quirino

December 16, 2009 1:59 pm· Comments Off on Cua led inauguration of grains processing center in Diffun Quirino 

DIFFUN, Quirino, Dec. 16 – The Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 2 led the inauguration of grains processing center here Monday during the Diffun Saranay Development Cooperative Christmas Party.

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