PSE inks alliance with Vietnamese bourse

January 17, 2010 11:44 am· Comments Off on PSE inks alliance with Vietnamese bourse 

MANILA, Jan. 17 — The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) has inked a memorandum of understanding with the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE) meant to enhance links with its Southeast Asian counterparts.

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DILG endorses “Perfect 10 Healthy Lifestyle Program”, cites Paranaque City

January 17, 2010 11:44 am· Comments Off on DILG endorses “Perfect 10 Healthy Lifestyle Program”, cites Paranaque City 

MANILA, Jan. 17 — In support of Presidential Proclamation No. 958 declaring the years 2005 to 2015 as the Decade of Healthy Lifestyle, the JP2 Movement for Community Development Inc., in partnership with the CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Health Care is advocating a Perfect 10 Healthy Lifestyle to prevent the four deadly non-communicable diseases caused by unhealthy practices: Cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary ailment and diabetes.

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EcoWaste Coalition urges government to test, ban tainted children’s toys

January 17, 2010 11:44 am· Comments Off on EcoWaste Coalition urges government to test, ban tainted children’s toys 

MANILA, Jan. 17 — Following moves by American and Canadian regulators, the chemicals watchdog EcoWaste Coalition on Sunday urged the authorities to immediately test and recall toys containing toxic metals to safeguard children’s health.

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Appointment process for chief justice must be transparent; choice must be acceptable to people — Gibo

January 17, 2010 1:25 am· Comments Off on Appointment process for chief justice must be transparent; choice must be acceptable to people — Gibo 

MANILA, Jan. 16 — Any appointment to the post of Supreme Court chief justice must be done with transparency and must be acceptable to the people, Lakas-Kampi-CMD presidential candidate Gilberto "Gibo" Teodoro Jr. said on Saturday.

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(Metro Manila) Lim opposes wearing of uniforms by security escorts of govt officials

January 17, 2010 1:25 am· Comments Off on (Metro Manila) Lim opposes wearing of uniforms by security escorts of govt officials 

MANILA, Jan. 16 –Manila Mayor Alfredo S. Lim opposes the wearing of uniforms by policemen detailed to secure government officials.

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DFA's Romulo credits inter-agency effors for 'moderately satisfying' rating of gov't OFW programs

January 17, 2010 1:25 am· Comments Off on DFA's Romulo credits inter-agency effors for 'moderately satisfying' rating of gov't OFW programs 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Jan. 16 — Government’s overall "moderate" net rating in programs promoting the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) is due to multi- and inter-agency efforts and not a solitary undertaking of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) alone, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto G. Romulo said on Friday. “The survey result is a reflection of the solid commitment of the Arroyo Administration in protecting the rights and promoting the welfare of our new heroes, the OFWs,” Romulo said.

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(Metro News) 11 candidates vying for Quezon City’s 2nd congressional district seat

January 17, 2010 1:25 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) 11 candidates vying for Quezon City’s 2nd congressional district seat 

MANILA, Jan. 16 –- Two former Quezon City congressmen and three outgoing councilors are among the 11 candidates vying for the city's second congressional district seat in the May 10 elections.

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PGMA opens St. Luke’s Medical Center

January 17, 2010 1:25 am· Comments Off on PGMA opens St. Luke’s Medical Center 

MANILA, Jan. 16 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo opened on Saturday the P9.5-billion St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC) in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

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Motorized vessel ran aground off Tacloban due to strong waves

January 17, 2010 1:25 am· Comments Off on Motorized vessel ran aground off Tacloban due to strong waves 

MANILA, Jan. 16 –A motorized vessel, with four officials and nine crews, ran aground Saturday at a sandy portion of the waters of Leyte Gulf in Tacloban, Leyte due to strong waves, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

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(Metro News) MMDA nabs fixer in entrapment operation

January 17, 2010 1:25 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) MMDA nabs fixer in entrapment operation 

MANILA, Jan. 16 -The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) arrested a suspected fixer right at the agency's main office in Makati City during an entrapment operation on Saturday.

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