Secretary Limcaoco joins PNA staff members at PNA’s 37th anniversary

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Secretary Conrado ‘Dodie’ Limcaoco Jr. (center), Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Director General and concurrent Philippines News Agency (PNA) supervising secretary, joins the PNA editorial staff and other employees at a souvenir photo session during the 37th PNA anniversary celebration at its main office on the 2nd floor of the PIA Building on Visayas Avenue, Quezon City Monday (March 1, 2010). Among those in photo are PNA General Manager and News and Information Bureau Assistant Director Vittorio V. Vitug (beside Limcaoco, left); NIB Director Brando Merrera (4th from right); Efren Santelices (5th from left), NIB administrative officer; Danilo Taguibao (5th from right), PNA executive editor; Virgilio Sagun (extreme right), senior news editor; Bert Panganiban (4th from left), PNA communications chief; Rene Alviar (6th from left), editorial consultant; Loretta Paje (beside Limcaoco, right), managing news editor; and Leslie D. Venzon (6th from right), senior news editor. (PNA photo by Jess Escaros Jr.)
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House body okays declaration of energy crisis in Mindanao

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By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, March 1 — The committee on energy of the House of Representatives on Monday approved a proposal for President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to declare a power crisis in Mindanao.

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Comelec: 82,200 PCO machines are now in the country

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By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, March 1 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Monday that the last batch of the 82,200 precinct count optical machines (pco) arrived last Saturday.

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(Metro News) Lucio Tan files graft raps vs. Mayor Lim, 20 city dads

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MANILA, March 1 – Taipan Lucio Tan on Monday filed graft charges before the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) against Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim, Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, 20 city councilors and several city officials in connection with the alleged rigged sale of the land where Century Park Hotel stands.

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PGMA to inaugurate Isabela Bridge, irrigation project

March 1, 2010 11:58 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, March 1 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will visit on Tuesday the top corn and rice producing province of Isabela to inaugurate a bridge and water irrigation project in Delfin Albano town as part of her efforts to push the development of the Northern Luzon Agribusiness Quadrangle (NLAQ).

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Hard and soft approach to peace – PGMA

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BAGUIO CITY, March 1 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today called on newly-inducted military officers — the 226 graduates of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) — to sustain her two-pronged approach to restore lasting peace in strife-torn Mindanao and other insurgency-affected areas.

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PGMA inaugurates Phase II of Halsema Highway

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BAUKO, Mountain Province, March 1 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo inaugurated here on Monday the second phase of the newly-rehabilitated Halsema Highway, the so-called "aorta" of the Cordillera Administrative Region's road system, in ceremonies held at the foot of the Mt. Data Bridge.

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PGMA lauds private sector for joining TPLEX project

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ROSALES, Pangasinan, March 1 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Monday thanked the private sector for participating in the financing, designing, building and soon, operating the P11.95-billion Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX), Luzon’s newest expressway.

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PGMA stresses importance of technology, good education

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Fort Del Pilar, Baguio City, March 1 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Monday underscored before the new graduates of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), the country’s premiere military school, the importance of technology and good education.

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Reyes backs bid for state of emergency due to power crisis

March 1, 2010 11:58 pm· 1 Comment 

By Marie S. Neri

MANILA, March 1 —Energy Secretary Angelo T. Reyes said placing the entire country under a state of emergency due to the power shortages would require Congressional approval.

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