RP is Asean’s cultural capital for 2010-2011; PGMA to speak at Clark Gab

March 23, 2010 10:30 pm· Comments Off on RP is Asean’s cultural capital for 2010-2011; PGMA to speak at Clark Gab 

MANILA, March 23 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will be the keynote speaker Thursday during the joint 4th Meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Ministers Responsible for Culture and Arts (AMCA) and the 7th Senior Officials Meeting for Culture and Arts (SOMCA) to be held in Clark Education City in Pampanga.

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Over 436,000 Filipino workers land jobs in govt's CLEEP

March 23, 2010 10:30 pm· Comments Off on Over 436,000 Filipino workers land jobs in govt's CLEEP 

MANILA, MArch 23 — The Arroyo administration has so far provided gainful employment to 436,322 Filipino workers under three emergency programs created to cushion the impact of the global financial crisis on the people. The figure represented 88.43 percent of the targeted 493,388 people to be given jobs under the government’s Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP) created under Memorandum Circular 168.

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Tallado is the duly-elected governor of Camarines Norte — SC

March 23, 2010 10:30 pm· Comments Off on Tallado is the duly-elected governor of Camarines Norte — SC 

MANILA, March 23 – The Supreme Court (SC) in an en banc session on Tuesday finally dismissed the motion for reconsideration filed in connection with the electoral case in the governorship of the Camarines Norte province between Jesus Typoco and Edgardo Tallado.

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Biazon doubts possibility of failure of elections

March 23, 2010 10:30 pm· Comments Off on Biazon doubts possibility of failure of elections 

MANILA, March 23 – Senator Rodolfo Biazon described on Tuesday the possibility of a failure of elections as “very, very remote” although he supports establishment of contingency measures to calm the fears of the people.

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Students of 21 PUP campuses to hold simultaneous mass actions vs tuition fee hike

March 23, 2010 10:30 pm· Comments Off on Students of 21 PUP campuses to hold simultaneous mass actions vs tuition fee hike 

By Hannibal C. Talete

MANILA, March 23 — Students from the 21 campuses of the state-run Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) across the country are gearing up for a simultaneous protest actions to dramatize their opposition against the almost 2,000 percent tuition fee hike for incoming freshmen this school year.

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1,571 gun ban violators yield 1,329 guns

March 23, 2010 10:30 pm· Comments Off on 1,571 gun ban violators yield 1,329 guns 

MANILA, March 23 – Government authorities arrested 40 more violators of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) imposed nationwide total gun ban on Monday, bringing to 1,571 the total number of individuals apprehended since the ban was implemented last January.

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Palace hits Noynoy Aquino on people power threat

March 23, 2010 10:30 pm· Comments Off on Palace hits Noynoy Aquino on people power threat 

MANILA, March 23 — Deputy Presidential spokesperson Gary Olivar issued today the following statements in reaction to the reported warning by Liberal Party presidential candidate Sen. Benigno Aquino III during a campaign sortie in Pangasinan about another people power if the May elections failed:

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Palace favors revival of Spanish subject in HS–Olivar

March 23, 2010 10:30 pm· Comments Off on Palace favors revival of Spanish subject in HS–Olivar 

MANILA, March 23 —Malacanang favors the revival of Spanish subject in private and public high schools in the country.

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PGMA, PNP chief relations are still normal–Palace spokespersons

March 23, 2010 10:30 pm· Comments Off on PGMA, PNP chief relations are still normal–Palace spokespersons 

MANILA, March 23 —Malacanang said that the relationship of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Jesus Versoza is not strained.

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DFA’s consular building formally inaugurated

March 23, 2010 10:30 pm· Comments Off on DFA’s consular building formally inaugurated 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, March 23 — The Office of Consular Affairs (OCA) building of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) was formally inaugurated on Monday evening, with representatives from key government agencies and the diplomatic corps in attendance, led by DFA Secretary Alberto G. Romulo.

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