RP Consulate General joins San Francisco Marathon

July 31, 2010 1:36 pm· Comments Off on RP Consulate General joins San Francisco Marathon 

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco joined some 24,000 runners in the 32nd San Francisco Marathon last July 25 at the Embarcadero district near the Ferry Building of the famous City by the Bay. (Left photo) shows Philippine Deputy Consul General Wilfredo Santos, together with Consul Alfonso Ver, Vice Consul Leah Rodriguez, Ms. Rose Narvaja Cornista and Rene Cornista joined the 5K/Progressive Race. In right photo, John Jiao and Gabriel Agcaoili of the Tourism Office in San Francisco proudly show their commemorative medals upon completing the 21K Half Marathon. All of the Consulateís marathon participants finished their respective races and received commemorative medals for their effort. (PNA photo courtesy of DFA)
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RP Embassy in Moscow hosts ASEAN Volleyball tournament

July 31, 2010 1:35 pm· Comments Off on RP Embassy in Moscow hosts ASEAN Volleyball tournament 

The Philippine Embassy in Moscow hosted an ASEAN Volleyball Tournament on July 3, 2010, led by Philippine Ambassador Victor G. Garcia III and his wife Connie. The event, held at the Bauman Sports Complex, was part of the festivities commemorating ASEANís 43rd Anniversary. About 60 players composed of embassy officials, staff and their families represented the embassies of Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. (PNA photo courtesy of DFA)
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President Benigno Simeon Aquino III receives a plaque of appreciation from League of Barangay national president

July 31, 2010 1:34 pm· Comments Off on President Benigno Simeon Aquino III receives a plaque of appreciation from League of Barangay national president 

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III receives a plaque of appreciation from League of Barangay national president Ricojudge Echiverri during the National Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas 3rd National Convention Friday (July 30, 2010) at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. (PNA/NIB photo by A. Francisco)
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President Aquino III addresses barangay officials during the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas National Convention

July 31, 2010 1:33 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino III addresses barangay officials during the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas National Convention 

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III addresses barangay officials during the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas 3rd National Convention Friday (July 30, 2010) at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City (PNA/NIB photo by R Manabat)

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ASTA officials call on DOT Secretary Lim

July 31, 2010 1:32 pm· Comments Off on ASTA officials call on DOT Secretary Lim 

Officials of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) recently called on Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Alberto A. Lim to assure the new tourism chief of the groupís continued support for institutional programs and fresh initiatives under his helm. (Seated, L-R) Mamerto Banatin, Chona Paredes, Bernadette de Leon, Eli White (president), Secretary Lim, Sony Lopez-Gonzalez (ex-officio president), Malou Suarez and Michelle Victoria. (Standing, L-R) Atty. Francisco Tankiang (1st Philippine Chapter president), Antonio Madrigal, Ramon Ortega, Helena Ty, Corazon Cuadrante, Kathryna Velasco and Elizabeth Pablico. (PNA photo courtesy of Larry Moran, DOT)
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NFA spokesman leads guest speakers at ‘Friday Balitaan sa Hotel Rembrandt’ media forum

July 31, 2010 1:31 pm· Comments Off on NFA spokesman leads guest speakers at ‘Friday Balitaan sa Hotel Rembrandt’ media forum 

National Food Authority (NFA) spokesperson Rex Estoperez (center) leads the panel of guests at the “Friday Balitaan
sa Hotel Rembrandt” weekly media forum in Quezon City on July 30, 2010. According to him, there are really “rotting rice” stocks in some NFA warehouses as cited by President Benigno Simeon Aquino III in his first State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA). He said the rice spoilage was caused by floods and transport miscarriages, adding that the rotting stocks are not safe for human and animal consumption. Also in photo are Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) chairperson Elmer Labog (left) and media practitioner and forum moderator Erick San Juan. (PNA photo by Boy Antonio)
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Bahay Pangarap ready for P-Noy

July 30, 2010 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Bahay Pangarap ready for P-Noy 

MANILA, July 29 — The Bahay Pangarap is now ready to accommodate President Benigno S. Aquino III any moment he decides to take up residence within the Malacanang compound, the head of Palace guards said Thursday.

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Palace officials willing to undergo drug test if P-Noy will require them — Lacierda

July 30, 2010 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Palace officials willing to undergo drug test if P-Noy will require them — Lacierda 

MANILA, July 29 — Malacanang officials are willing to undergo drug testing if President Benigno Simeon Aquino III will require them, Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said in a media briefing on Thursday.

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Flash!!! ASG’s Madhatta Haipe pleads guilty to 4 counts of kidnapping in U.S. court

July 30, 2010 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Flash!!! ASG’s Madhatta Haipe pleads guilty to 4 counts of kidnapping in U.S. court 

MANILA, July 29 — Filipino terrorist Madhatta Haipe, the high-profile founding member of the dreaded Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), pleaded guilty on July 28 (Washington time) to four counts of hostage-taking in the 1995 abduction of 16 persons, including four U.S. citizens, in southern Mindanao.

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Taiwanese gets two life terms for illegal drug possession

July 30, 2010 12:05 pm· Comments Off on Taiwanese gets two life terms for illegal drug possession 

MANILA, July 29 –A Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) meted out two life imprisonment on a Taiwanese national on Thursday after he was found guilty of possessing over three kilos of ketamine and 108 grams of shabu during a raid in his condominium in Sta. Cruz, Manila in 2006.

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