Duque assumes CSC post on Thursday, January 14

January 13, 2010 10:33 pm· Comments Off on Duque assumes CSC post on Thursday, January 14 

MANILA, Jan. 13 –- Newly-installed Civil Service Commission chairman Francisco Duque III is all set to assume office on Thursday, January 14, 10:30 a.m. at the CSC Central Office in Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

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Asia’s best livestock firm presents award to PGMA

January 13, 2010 10:33 pm· Comments Off on Asia’s best livestock firm presents award to PGMA 

MANILA, Jan. 13 — A local poultry grower won the 2009 Asian Livestock Award besting other countries in the region in a competition held in Kuala Lumpur last year.

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Palace moves to avert looming water crisis

January 13, 2010 10:33 pm· Comments Off on Palace moves to avert looming water crisis 

MANILA, Jan. 13 — Malacanang has directed the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) to ensure adequate water supply in urban cities and provinces in the wake of the impending water crisis brought about by the El Niño phenomenon.

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SBMA calls on Asia-Pacific media for greater support

January 13, 2010 10:33 pm· Comments Off on SBMA calls on Asia-Pacific media for greater support 

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Jan. 13 — Recognizing the power of the mass media to disseminate crucial news and information to target audiences worldwide, officials of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) have urged for greater partnership between managers of economic zones and media networks in the Asia-Pacific Region.

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Head of RP peacekeeping contingent, police component chief, among earthquake survivors in Haiti — DFA

January 13, 2010 10:33 pm· Comments Off on Head of RP peacekeeping contingent, police component chief, among earthquake survivors in Haiti — DFA 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Jan. 13 — The head of the Philippine peacekeeping mission to the Caribbean nation of Haiti in the Western Hemisphere, as well as the commander of its police component, were among the Filipinos who survived the seven-magnitude earthquake that struck the impoverished nation on Tuesday afternoon, according to sparse information relayed by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

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Comelec to announce final list of candidates for national positions on Thursday

January 13, 2010 10:33 pm· Comments Off on Comelec to announce final list of candidates for national positions on Thursday 

MANILA, Jan. 13 — A top official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Wednesday that two more presidential aspirants who were earlier disqualified might be included in the final list of candidates for national position in the May 10, 2010 polls.

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14 Filipinos pass PRC midwives licensure exams in HK

January 13, 2010 10:33 pm· Comments Off on 14 Filipinos pass PRC midwives licensure exams in HK 

MANILA, Jan. 13 — Fourteen Filipinos passed the first Midwives Licensure Examinations conducted in Hong Kong on December 12 and 13 last year by the Board of Midwifery of the Philippine Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). PRC announced the good news on its website on January 8.

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(Metro News) Two fires hit Manila

January 13, 2010 10:33 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Two fires hit Manila 

MANILA, Jan. 13 — A fire engulfed an upscale 30-unit apartment in Ermita, Manila Wednesday morning.

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SC order to include Ang Ladlad in the ballot‏ gives Comelec the jitters

January 13, 2010 10:33 pm· Comments Off on SC order to include Ang Ladlad in the ballot‏ gives Comelec the jitters 

MANILA, Jan. 13 – Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez on Wednesday expressed the poll body's concern over the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) allowing the inclusion of Ang Ladlad in the ballot.

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Blue Ribbon resumes hearing on maritime disasters

January 13, 2010 10:33 pm· Comments Off on Blue Ribbon resumes hearing on maritime disasters 

MANILA, Jan. 13 — The Senate Blue Ribbon panel will resume on Thursday its investigation into maritime disasters, which could be the last hearing before Senator Richard Gordon, committee chairman, releases a committee report.

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