PGMA accepts the credentials of Republic of Ghana Ambassador Daniel Kwasi Abodakpi

June 7, 2010 7:15 pm· Comments Off on PGMA accepts the credentials of Republic of Ghana Ambassador Daniel Kwasi Abodakpi 

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo receives the credentials of His Excellency Daniel Kwasi Abodakpi as the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Ghana to the Philippines Monday (June 7, 2010) at Malacanang’s Rizal Hall. Also in photo is Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo. (PNA/NIB photo by B. Basug)
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PGMA receives the credentials of new Hungarian Ambassador Szilveszeter Bus to the Philippines

June 7, 2010 7:12 pm· Comments Off on PGMA receives the credentials of new Hungarian Ambassador Szilveszeter Bus to the Philippines 

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo accepts the credentials of His Excellency Szilveszeter Bus as the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Hungary to the Philippines in a ceremony Monday (June 7, 2010) at Malacanang’s Rizal Hall. Looking on is Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo. (PNA/NIB photo by B. Basug)
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PGMA accepts the credentials of Iraq Ambassador Wadee Batti Hanna Al-Batti at Malacanang’s Rizal Hall

June 7, 2010 7:06 pm· Comments Off on PGMA accepts the credentials of Iraq Ambassador Wadee Batti Hanna Al-Batti at Malacanang’s Rizal Hall 

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo receives the credentials of His Excellency Wadee Batti Hanna Al-Batti as the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Iraq to the Philippines during presentation of credentials Monday (June 7, 2010)) at Malacanang’s Rizal Hall. (PNA/NIB photo by M. Pascua)
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Survey: Significant number of Filipino people open to amending the Constitution

June 7, 2010 7:06 pm· Comments Off on Survey: Significant number of Filipino people open to amending the Constitution 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, June 7 -– A significant number of the Filipino people are open to amending the 1987 Constitution based on a poll survey in the just-concluded “Dialogue Mindanaw” conducted by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP, if this will address peace in Mindanao.

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Initial opening of classes peaceful, say police authorities

June 7, 2010 7:06 pm· Comments Off on Initial opening of classes peaceful, say police authorities 

MANILA, June 7 –The initial opening of classes on Monday was described as generally peaceful in Metro Manila but police authorities expect a tough job when majority of the universities and colleges open on June 15.

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ECCP looks at SM Malls for energy efficiency campaign

June 7, 2010 7:06 pm· Comments Off on ECCP looks at SM Malls for energy efficiency campaign 

Manila, June 7 — European businessmen on Monday said they are looking at SM Prime Holdings (SMPH), the country’s largest mall operator, to lead an energy efficiency campaign from the ground level.

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Eight Lanao del Sur towns to hold special polls soon

June 7, 2010 7:06 pm· Comments Off on Eight Lanao del Sur towns to hold special polls soon 

MANILA, June 7 – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday said that eight municipalities in Lanao del Sur will also conduct special elections.

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Militants dare Noynoy to speed up recovery of coco levy funds

June 7, 2010 7:06 pm· Comments Off on Militants dare Noynoy to speed up recovery of coco levy funds 

By Hannibal C. Talete

MANILA, June 7 -–Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) Commissioner Ricardo Abcede on Monday said that militants dared President-apparent Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to speed up the recovery of the billions of pesos in coco levy funds from the control of his uncle, business magnate Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco.

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Agra vows 'zero backlog' of cases by June 30

June 7, 2010 7:06 pm· Comments Off on Agra vows 'zero backlog' of cases by June 30 

MANILA, June 7 — Acting Department of Justice Secretary and concurrent Solicitor General Alberto Agra vowed on Monday that before he steps down as DOJ chief on June 30, this year, the DOJ would have a "zero backlog" of the motions for reconsideration (MRs) of cases that have been pending with the agency for some years now.

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Congress defers canvassing of votes from Davao City

June 7, 2010 7:06 pm· Comments Off on Congress defers canvassing of votes from Davao City 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, June 7 — The 18-man joint panel of Congress — the Senate and the House of Representatives — acting as the National Board of Canvasser (NBOC) that canvasses votes for president and vice president, on Monday deferred the canvassing of the certificates of canvass (CoCs) from Davao City, which could delay the proclamation of the two top posts of the land.

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