PGMA confers the Hall of Fame award (Independent Component City Category) to Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo

April 22, 2010 8:20 pm· Comments Off on PGMA confers the Hall of Fame award (Independent Component City Category) to Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo 

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo confers the Hall of Fame award (Independent Component City Category) to Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo during ceremonies for the 2009 President Award National Winner for the Child Friendly Municipalities and Cities and Most Outstanding LGUs in Child Healthcare Thursday (April 22) at Malacanang’s Heroes’ Hall.(PNA/NIB photo by R. Baniquet) V3/jme

DTI warns unscrupulous businessmen to stay out of the market

April 22, 2010 7:23 pm· Comments Off on DTI warns unscrupulous businessmen to stay out of the market 

MANILA, April 22 — The Department of Trade and Industry has warned businessmen to adhere to trade and consumers the laws or face severe sanctions from the government.

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Filipinos working illegally in Oman advised to avail of amnesty program

April 22, 2010 7:23 pm· Comments Off on Filipinos working illegally in Oman advised to avail of amnesty program 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, April 22 –Filipinos and other foreigners working illegally in Oman have until May 31 this year to leave the Sultanate with lesser hassles as long as they pay for their one-way tickets back to their homeland.

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CA disqualifies Lucio Tan's daughter as congressional bet in QC

April 22, 2010 7:23 pm· Comments Off on CA disqualifies Lucio Tan's daughter as congressional bet in QC 

MANILA, April 22 — The Court of Appeals (CA) on Thursday disqualified a daughter of businesman Lucio Tan as a congressional candidate in the first district of Quezon City as it affirmed a lower court ruling which said that she was not a Filipino citizen when she registered as a voter.

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(Metro News) Jail warden relieved for lapses in Ampatuan presscon

April 22, 2010 7:23 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Jail warden relieved for lapses in Ampatuan presscon 

MANILA, April 22 – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday afternoon ordered the temporary relief of a jail warden for allowing Maguindanao massacre prime suspect Andal Ampatuan Jr. to hold a press conference inside Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City last Tuesday.

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PGMA fetes outstanding individuals

April 22, 2010 7:23 pm· Comments Off on PGMA fetes outstanding individuals 

MANILA, April 22 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo conferred the Order of Lakandula and Order of Sikatuna awards on 13 distinguished individuals from the government and private sector in ceremonies held in Malacañang Thursday afternoon.

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SC upholds constitutionality of EO 378

April 22, 2010 7:23 pm· Comments Off on SC upholds constitutionality of EO 378 

MANILA, April 22 — The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday affirmed a directive of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo which allows government agencies to have their printing jobs done by the private sector.

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‘Bangkang papel’ kids now in college

April 22, 2010 7:23 pm· Comments Off on ‘Bangkang papel’ kids now in college 

MANILA, April 22 — Two of the three original “bangkang papel” (paper boat) kids, now nine years older, called on President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo this morning to personally thank the Chief Executive for her compassion and generosity that has provided numerous opportunities for themselves and their families.

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651 Filipinos from Middle East arrive Friday; PGMA leads welcoming at NAIA

April 22, 2010 7:23 pm· Comments Off on 651 Filipinos from Middle East arrive Friday; PGMA leads welcoming at NAIA 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, April 22 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday said 651 distressed Filipino workers in the Middle East are scheduled to fly into Manila on Friday afternoon, with President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo personally welcoming them at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

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BIR collects toll VAT on May 1

April 22, 2010 7:23 pm· Comments Off on BIR collects toll VAT on May 1 

MANILA, April 22 – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday said it is firm on its decision to collect the 12-percent value-added tax (VAT) from private motorists using the tollway facilities in the North and South Luzon Expressways starting May 1, Labor Day.

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