Firm thanks PGMA for helping BPO sector

January 29, 2010 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Firm thanks PGMA for helping BPO sector 

MANILA, Jan. 29 — Hinduja Global Solutions Inc. (HGSI) on Friday thanked President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for nurturing the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector that boosted its growth from just 4,000 workers in 2001 to half a million workers last year.

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Foreign financial institutions see RP economy improving this year

January 29, 2010 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Foreign financial institutions see RP economy improving this year 

MANILA, Jan. 29 — Foreign financial institutions project a 3 percent growth or better for the Philippine economy this year, significantly better than the 0.9 percent growth last year.

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Palace urges public to support Comelec poll automation

January 29, 2010 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Palace urges public to support Comelec poll automation 

MANILA, Jan. 29 — Malacanang brushed off fears on Friday that the computers and peripherals purchased by the Commission on Election (Comelec) will not work, resulting in the failure of the May 2010 elections.

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Customs starts probes on rice shipment mixed with ammonium sulfate

January 29, 2010 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Customs starts probes on rice shipment mixed with ammonium sulfate 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Jan. 29 – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is investigating the shipment of Vietnam rice that were mixed with 48 sacks of ammonium sulfate in Bacolod City on Wednesday.

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Poverty alleviation program benefits 3M Pinoys

January 29, 2010 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Poverty alleviation program benefits 3M Pinoys 

MANILA, Jan. 29 — Nearly three million indigent Filipinos have benefited from government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), a poverty alleviation strategy implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

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World Bank, MMDA sign project deal to address traffic congestion in EDSA

January 29, 2010 11:14 pm· Comments Off on World Bank, MMDA sign project deal to address traffic congestion in EDSA 

MANILA, Jan. 29 – The World Bank on Friday signed a project agreement with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to help address traffic congestion in Epifanio De Los Santos Avenue (EDSA), the country's busiest and main thoroughfare.

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Comelec expects small glitches to occur during field testing of PCOS machines — Larrazabal

January 29, 2010 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Comelec expects small glitches to occur during field testing of PCOS machines — Larrazabal 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Jan. 29 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said they are expecting small glitches to occur during the field testing of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines since such minor problems will be their basis to perfect the transmission before the May 10, 2010 polls.

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Two OFWs pardoned through PGMA's personal intercession back from Saudi Arabia

January 29, 2010 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Two OFWs pardoned through PGMA's personal intercession back from Saudi Arabia 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Jan. 29 — Two female overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) saved from death by hanging in Saudi Arabia through the timely personal intercession of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo paid a courtesy call Friday afternoon on Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alberto G. Romulo.

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Poverty alleviation program benefits 3-M Filipinos

January 29, 2010 11:14 pm· Comments Off on Poverty alleviation program benefits 3-M Filipinos 

MANILA, Jan. 29 — Nearly 3 million indigent Filipinos have benefited from government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), a poverty alleviation strategy implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

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First batch of 64 Filipino repatriates from Haiti arrives

January 29, 2010 11:14 pm· Comments Off on First batch of 64 Filipino repatriates from Haiti arrives 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Jan. 29 — Six of the 64 Filipinos who survived the January 12 magnitude-7 earthquake in Haiti arrived in the country Friday morning aboard a commercial flight from Los Angeles.

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