Dollar trades in upper 91 yen range in Tokyo

April 19, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on Dollar trades in upper 91 yen range in Tokyo 

TOKYO, April 19 — The U.S. dollar traded in the upper 91 yen zone early Monday in Tokyo, slightly down from its late Friday quotes in New York.

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Tokyo stocks open sharply lower on stronger yen, U.S. fall

April 19, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on Tokyo stocks open sharply lower on stronger yen, U.S. fall 

TOKYO, April 19 — Japanese stocks opened sharply lower Monday on yen's strength against the U.S. dollar and falls Friday on Wall Street.

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Movie star Jackie Chan donates 3 mln yuan to quake victims

April 19, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on Movie star Jackie Chan donates 3 mln yuan to quake victims 

XINING, April 19 — Hong Kong action movie star Jackie Chan Sunday announced a cash donation of 3 million yuan (439,477 U.S. dollars) to quake victims in northwest China's Qinghai Province.

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"How To Train Your Dragon" No. 1 at N. America box office again

April 19, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on "How To Train Your Dragon" No. 1 at N. America box office again 

LOS ANGELES, April 19 — "How to Train Your Dragon" once again rose to the top place of this weekend's box office owing to its 3-D spell and higher ticket prices, taking in a projected 20 million U.S. dollars the North America box office authority said Sunday.

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Earth Day plea: clean not your homes with poisons

April 19, 2010 10:42 am· Comments Off on Earth Day plea: clean not your homes with poisons 

MANILA, April 19 — Earth Day will be observed on April 22, the EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental network promoting sustainable consumption and chemical safety, has come up with practical tips for cleaning the homes without poisoning our bodies and the environment.

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ARMM governor not yet off the hook — DOJ

April 19, 2010 12:02 am· Comments Off on ARMM governor not yet off the hook — DOJ 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, April 18 – Despite being cleared of involvement in the gruesome massacre of 57 people, including 30 journalists, in Maguindanao province last Nov. 23, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has vowed to use all resources at its disposal to ensure that Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Zaldy Ampatuan would be indicted for the crime of rebellion.

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Candidates for CJ post to undergo public interview Monday — Marquez

April 19, 2010 12:02 am· Comments Off on Candidates for CJ post to undergo public interview Monday — Marquez 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, April 18 — The four remaining candidates for the position of Chief Justice, which will be vacated this coming May 17, will face the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) in a public interview Monday.

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Gonzales to AFP: Remain strong for democracy

April 19, 2010 12:02 am· Comments Off on Gonzales to AFP: Remain strong for democracy 

MANILA, April 18 — Amid the current confused political environment, fundamental institutions in the country like the Armed Forces of the Philippines must remain strong and ready to safeguard democracy.

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Int’l defense community to watch AFP during May polls — Gonzales

April 19, 2010 12:02 am· Comments Off on Int’l defense community to watch AFP during May polls — Gonzales 

MANILA, April 18 – Members of the international defense community will be coming to the country to observe the conduct of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) during the country's first-ever automated national election in May.

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AFP assures business community of HOPE

April 19, 2010 12:02 am· Comments Off on AFP assures business community of HOPE 

MANILA, April 18 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines assured the business community of a secured conduct of May elections.

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