6M people land jobs in SME lending programs — PGMA

March 8, 2010 11:57 pm· Comments Off on 6M people land jobs in SME lending programs — PGMA 

MANILA, March 8 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said today that her administration has loaned out some P340 billion through various lending schemes to micro, small, medium entrepreneurs and these helped generate some six million jobs.

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Palace assures continuity as PGMA swears in new Cabinet members

March 8, 2010 11:57 pm· Comments Off on Palace assures continuity as PGMA swears in new Cabinet members 

MANILA, March 8 — Malacanang said today that the new team in President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s Cabinet will be a working team that will ensure continuity in government services and operations until the end of her term in June.

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Lapus to DTI, Valisno to DepEd, Favila to Monetary Board

March 8, 2010 11:57 pm· Comments Off on Lapus to DTI, Valisno to DepEd, Favila to Monetary Board 

MANILA, March 8 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today announced the appointment of Education Secretary Jesli Lapus as the new Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), replacing Peter Favila who will be joining the Monetary Board as member.

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Bangit is new AFP chief

March 8, 2010 11:57 pm· Comments Off on Bangit is new AFP chief 

MANILA, March 8 — President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo announced today the appointment of Philippine Army chief Lt. Gen. Delfin N. Bangit as incoming chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, vice Gen. Victor Ibrado, who is retiring on Wednesday, his 56th birthday.

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Unbearable weather seen ahead

March 8, 2010 11:57 pm· Comments Off on Unbearable weather seen ahead 

MANILA, March 8 — The weather bureau said extremely high temperature poses threat of heatstroke, or worse, heatwave in the coming days as scorching season is just starting to gain momentum, and will further cause impact in the coming months.

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PGMA confers Lakandula Award on Ermita

March 8, 2010 11:57 pm· Comments Off on PGMA confers Lakandula Award on Ermita 

MANILA, March 8 — Malacanang on Monday conferred on former Executive Secretary Eduardo R. Ermita the Order of Lakandula award with the rank of Bayani, a high government honor given to an individual who has dedicated his/her life to the service of society, worthy of emulation by the Filipino people.

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Cavite residents benefit from Balikatan's medical, dental missions

March 8, 2010 11:57 pm· Comments Off on Cavite residents benefit from Balikatan's medical, dental missions 

MANILA, March 8 – The Philippines and the United States Marine Corps joined hands in extending healthcare services to the constituents of Ternate in Cavite in a three-day Medical-Dental Civic Action Program as part of the humanitarian activities of the Balikatan Exercise 2010.

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Comelec extends application for local absentee voting until March 15

March 8, 2010 11:57 pm· Comments Off on Comelec extends application for local absentee voting until March 15 

MANILA, March 8 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced on Monday the extension of the application for local absentee voting in the May 10 polls by another week or until March 15.

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Female cadaver found inside traveling bag in Cavite

March 8, 2010 11:57 pm· Comments Off on Female cadaver found inside traveling bag in Cavite 

MANILA, March 8 — A female cadaver was recovered sealed inside a traveling bag dumped in a grassy place in Bacoor, Cavite on Monday, a police official said.

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PGMA swears in Dureza as new MinDA chair

March 8, 2010 11:57 pm· Comments Off on PGMA swears in Dureza as new MinDA chair 

MANILA, March 8 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Monday swore into office presidential adviser on Mindanao Jesus Dureza as chair of the newly-created Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) in ceremonies at Malacañang’s Ceremonial Hall.

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