PGMA with members of the Philippine powerlifting team in the Palace

January 23, 2010 11:55 pm· Comments Off on PGMA with members of the Philippine powerlifting team in the Palace 

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo poses with members of the Philippine powerlifting team which produced several age group champions last year, including a historic bronze medal by Erlina “Lily” Pecante (4th from left) in the 2009 World Open Championships, the highest achievement by any Filipino powerlifter. With the President during the team’s courtesy call Friday (Jan. 22, 2010) at Malacanang’s Music Room are (from left) Rosemarie Vasquez, Anita Koykka, Merlina Medina, Erlina Pecante, Philippine Sports Commission Chairman Harry Angping, PAGCOR Vice-President for Corporate Communications Dodi King, Antonio Taguibao and Peter Torres. (PNA/NIB photo by A.Francisco)
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BI decentralization program in full swing

January 23, 2010 11:44 am· Comments Off on BI decentralization program in full swing 

MANILA, Jan. 23 — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) moved another step in its drive to decentralize with the designation of several officials who will oversee the agency’s operations in Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

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P153.8M worth of marijuana plants uprooted in Northern Luzon; cultivator arrested

January 23, 2010 11:44 am· Comments Off on P153.8M worth of marijuana plants uprooted in Northern Luzon; cultivator arrested 

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M. FLORENDO, Jan. 23 — A total of 765,700 fully-grown marijuana plants, 16,900 seedlings and 370 grams of seeds, costing P153.8 million, were destroyed in 15 plantation sites raided by lawmen at the tri-boundary of La Union, Ilocos Sur and Benguet from January 19 to 22.

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