P-Noy to break ground for two Mandaluyong school buildings

August 26, 2010 11:23 am· Comments Off on P-Noy to break ground for two Mandaluyong school buildings 

MANILA, Aug. 25 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will be the guest of honor at groundbreaking ceremonies for two educational infrastructure projects in Mandaluyong City Thursday.

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Senate commends Raj for 5th place win in Miss Universe 2010

August 26, 2010 11:23 am· Comments Off on Senate commends Raj for 5th place win in Miss Universe 2010 

MANILA, Aug. 25 – The Philippine Senate adopted on Wednesday a resolution, congratulating Filipina beauty queen Maria Venus Bayonito Raj for making it to the top five and eventually being named 4th runner-up of the 2010 Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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HK appreciates RP efforts in hostage aftermath

August 26, 2010 11:23 am· Comments Off on HK appreciates RP efforts in hostage aftermath 

MANILA, Aug. 25 — The Hong Kong government has expressed appreciation for the assistance and swift response provided by the Philippine government in addressing their requests including the repatriation of the remains of the victims in the hostage-taking incident on Monday.

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Vessel ran aground off Northern Mindanao, all 67 passengers, crewmembers, safe

August 26, 2010 11:23 am· Comments Off on Vessel ran aground off Northern Mindanao, all 67 passengers, crewmembers, safe 

MANILA, Aug. 25 — A passenger-cargo vessel with 67 passengers and crewmembers ran aground off Northern Mindanao on Wednesday, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

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KOIKA grants $ 1.3M to RP for road feasibility study

August 26, 2010 11:23 am· Comments Off on KOIKA grants $ 1.3M to RP for road feasibility study 

MANILA, Aug. 25 — The Korean Government, through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), on Wednesday signed an agreement with the Department of Public Works and Highways for a feasibility study on the construction of Circumferential Road 6 (C-6).

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Senators oppose House proposal to impose news blackout during crisis situations

August 26, 2010 11:23 am· Comments Off on Senators oppose House proposal to impose news blackout during crisis situations 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Aug. 25 –- Saying that law enforcers have the power to limit the media coverage of sensitive incidents like hostage-taking, several senators expressed on Wednesday their opposition to a proposal in the House of Representatives to impose news blackout during crisis situations.

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House panel archives bills on postponement of barangay, SK polls

August 26, 2010 11:23 am· Comments Off on House panel archives bills on postponement of barangay, SK polls 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Aug. 25 — Members of the committee on suffrage and electoral reforms of the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to archive all pending House bills and resolutions calling for the postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.

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SK, Barangay polls to proceed as scheduled

August 26, 2010 11:23 am· Comments Off on SK, Barangay polls to proceed as scheduled 

MANILA, Aug. 25 — The Sangguniang Kabataan and Barangay elections will go on as scheduled, after all.

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Pres. Aquino sending high level delegation to China

August 26, 2010 11:23 am· Comments Off on Pres. Aquino sending high level delegation to China 

MANILA, Aug. 25 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has designated a high-level delegation to the People’s Republic of China to officially explain what transpired during Monday’s hostage-taking incident which resulted in the death of eight Hong Kong nationals.

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(Metro News) Caloocan to boost local tourism industry

August 26, 2010 11:23 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Caloocan to boost local tourism industry 

MANILA, Aug. 26 — Caloocan Mayor Enrico "Recom" Echiverri announced that they have installed tourism officers in its every barangay as part of its efforts to promote the locality's historical spots not only to Filipinos but to the entire world.

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