IMO ratifies STCW Manila Amendments

June 27, 2010 10:43 am· Comments Off on IMO ratifies STCW Manila Amendments 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, June 25 — The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and other major stakeholders in the global shipping and manning industry formally ratified on Friday the so-called "Manila Amendments" to the current Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) and its associated Code.

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DepEd explores partnership with private schools

June 27, 2010 10:43 am· Comments Off on DepEd explores partnership with private schools 

MANILA, June 26 — Education Secretary Mona Valisno announced on Saturday that the Department of Education (DepEd) is studying other options to decongest schools while additional classrooms are being constructed or repaired.

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RP fast becoming educational hub in Asia-Pacific

June 27, 2010 10:43 am· Comments Off on RP fast becoming educational hub in Asia-Pacific 

By Francis M. Bilowan

MANILA, June 26 — The Philippines remains a favorite destination for foreign students as the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported a 20-percent increase in the number of foreigners who were issued study visas by the bureau for current school year 2010-2011.

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(Metro News) Lim orders probe on alleged mulcting of prospective PLM enrollees

June 27, 2010 10:43 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Lim orders probe on alleged mulcting of prospective PLM enrollees 

MANILA, June 26 — Mayor Alfredo S. Lim has ordered a thorough investigation into allegations that an associate of a Manila councilor is mulcting prospective enrollees at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) on the premise that they will be admitted even if they flunk the entrance examinations.

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BSP official bats for new administration's economy-boosting efforts

June 27, 2010 10:43 am· Comments Off on BSP official bats for new administration's economy-boosting efforts 

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, June 26 — A Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) official believes President-elect Benigno Aquino III's administration must strive to further boost economic growth nationwide so the Philippines can catch up with its Southeast Asian neighbors.

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(Metro News) Woman dies in train accident in Manila

June 27, 2010 10:43 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Woman dies in train accident in Manila 

MANILA, June 26 — A 33-year-old woman died after she was sideswiped by a speeding train in Malate, Manila on Saturday morning.

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Foreign trips boost investor’s confidence in RP — Palace

June 27, 2010 10:43 am· Comments Off on Foreign trips boost investor’s confidence in RP — Palace 

MANILA, June 26 — Malacañang spokesman Secretary Ricardo Saludo said on Saturday the foreign travels of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo have raised international investors’ confidence in the country for the past nine years.

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PGMA is “most LGU-friendly President,” says head of governors’ league

June 27, 2010 10:43 am· Comments Off on PGMA is “most LGU-friendly President,” says head of governors’ league 

MANILA, June 26 — Outgoing President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was hailed as the most LGU-friendly (local government unit-friendly) Chief Executive on account of her policies that infused massive government funds –specifically the so-called internal revenue allotments or IRA — directly to the countryside.

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Disaster authorities declare 12 Batangas towns under 'impending state of calamity'

June 27, 2010 10:43 am· Comments Off on Disaster authorities declare 12 Batangas towns under 'impending state of calamity' 

MANILA, June 26 – The Batangas Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) has declared 12 towns in Batangas under an "impending state of calamity" due to the intensifying volcanic activity detected at Taal volcano.

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Casino plan in Urdaneta City now dead

June 27, 2010 10:43 am· Comments Off on Casino plan in Urdaneta City now dead 

By Leonardo V. Micua

URDANETA CITY, June 26 — The plan to build a gambling casino here is now dead, according to outgoing Mayor Amadeo Perez Jr. who will complete his third and final term of office on June 30.

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