Romulo addresses UN General Assembly

April 21, 2010 8:11 pm· Comments Off on Romulo addresses UN General Assembly 

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto G. Romulo calls on Member-States of the United Nations to sustain the political momentum behind the elimination of nuclear weapons in his address before the Opening Session of the Thematic Debate of the General Assembly on √¨Disarmament and World Security: Challenges for the International Community and the Role of the United Nations,√ģ in New York on 19 April 2010. Secretary Romulo issued the call two weeks before the Philippines presides over the 2010 Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). With Secretary Romulo in the podium is Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. (PNA/DFA courtesy United Nations (Photo by Devra Berkowitz)jme

Comelec, Smartmatic ink contract with telcos on transmission of poll results

April 21, 2010 8:09 pm· Comments Off on Comelec, Smartmatic ink contract with telcos on transmission of poll results 

MANILA, April 21 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Smartmatic-Total Information Management (TIM) Corp. have formally tapped the services of the different telecommunications firms in the country to ensure the smooth conduct of the automated May 10 national and local elections.

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PDEA hails SC on its decision vs. ‘Alabang Boys’

April 21, 2010 8:09 pm· Comments Off on PDEA hails SC on its decision vs. ‘Alabang Boys’ 

MANILA, April 21 -– The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court (SC) on its ruling upholding the Court of Appeals (CA) decision dismissing the petition for the Writ of Habeas Corpus filed by the so-called "Alabang Boys" Joseph Ramirez Tecson, Richard Santos Brodett, and Jorge Jordana Joseph.

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Impact of PGMA’s economic reforms will still be felt years after –- business leaders

April 21, 2010 8:09 pm· Comments Off on Impact of PGMA’s economic reforms will still be felt years after –- business leaders 

MANILA, April 21 – The country’s business leaders said today the full benefits of President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo’s economic and social reforms will continue to be felt in years to come.

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Palace is prepared for June 30 turnover of presidency

April 21, 2010 8:09 pm· Comments Off on Palace is prepared for June 30 turnover of presidency 

MANILA, April 21 – The Presidential Management Staff (PMS) will head the committee that will facilitate the smooth turnover of Malacanang to the newly elected president when the term of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ends on June 30, Executive Secretary Leandro Mendoza said today.

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Business readies “wish list” for the next president’s first 100 days in office

April 21, 2010 8:09 pm· Comments Off on Business readies “wish list” for the next president’s first 100 days in office 

MANILA, April 21 — The country’s major business groups are crafting a list of priorities to serve as guidepost for the next administration to implement within the first 100 days in office.

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Gov’t out to ensure peaceful, safe polls

April 21, 2010 8:09 pm· Comments Off on Gov’t out to ensure peaceful, safe polls 

MANILA, April 21 – The government is going all out to ensure that the country’s first automated polls next month would be peaceful and safe.

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PGMA confers presidential awards to manning agencies

April 21, 2010 8:09 pm· Comments Off on PGMA confers presidential awards to manning agencies 

MANILA, April 21 – President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Wednesday conferred the Presidential Award of Excellence on 13 sea-based and land-based agencies “in recognition of their consistent excellent performance in providing decent and gainful employment to overseas Filipino workers” at Malacañang’s Rizal Hall.

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Red Cross distributes relief goods to fire victims in Butuan

April 21, 2010 8:09 pm· Comments Off on Red Cross distributes relief goods to fire victims in Butuan 

MANILA, April 21 – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) on Wednesday said it has distributed relief goods to fire victims in Butuan City.

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Agra denies 'gag order' vs DOJ officials on Maguindanao massacre case

April 21, 2010 8:09 pm· Comments Off on Agra denies 'gag order' vs DOJ officials on Maguindanao massacre case 

MANILA, April 21 — Acting Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary and concurrent Solicitor General Alberto Agra on Wednesday denied reports that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has issued a "gag order" against DOJ officials to speak or be interviewed about the Maguindanao massacre case.

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