PHL to host Esri Asia Pacific Conference this January

December 6, 2010 11:33 am· Comments Off on PHL to host Esri Asia Pacific Conference this January 

MANILA, Dec. 5 – The Philippines will be hosting the Esri Asia Pacific Conference, a highly anticipated event for geographic information systems in the region, this coming Jan. 26-27 at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong City.

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(Metro News) Caloocan cracks down on ‘botcha’

December 6, 2010 11:33 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Caloocan cracks down on ‘botcha’ 

MANILA, Dec. 5 – Caloocan Mayor Enrico “Recom” Echiverri on Sunday directed all city department heads, especially those involved in the market, veterinary, and health services, to intensify efforts to rid the city of "botcha" or double-dead meat, particularly this Christmas season.

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CA affirms life sentence on Venturina killers

December 6, 2010 11:33 am· Comments Off on CA affirms life sentence on Venturina killers 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Dec. 5 – The Court of Appeals (CA), in a 72-page decision, has affirmed the life imprisonment sentence for five members of Scintilla Juris Fraternity of the University of the Philippines (UP) who were earlier found guilty of attacking and killing Sigma Rho Fraternity member and UP student Dennis Venturina 16 years ago.

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In Bicol, livelihood awards highlight DOLE’s 77th anniversary

December 6, 2010 11:33 am· Comments Off on In Bicol, livelihood awards highlight DOLE’s 77th anniversary 

MANILA, Dec. 5 — The grant of livelihood awards in the form of the Kabuhayan starter kits and Negokart to some 300 beneficiaries, which include 25 blind masseurs, are few of the highlights of the Department of Labor and Employment’s 77th Year Anniversary celebration in the Bicol region this year.

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Palace congratulates Donaire's victory over Sidorenko

December 6, 2010 11:33 am· Comments Off on Palace congratulates Donaire's victory over Sidorenko 

MANILA, Dec. 5 — Barely three weeks after Filipino boxing icon Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao’s victory over Mexican slugger Antonio Margarito, Malacañang welcomed the fresh victory of another Filipino boxer, Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire over Wladimir Sidorenko of Ukraine.

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Romulo meets Sen. Bond in continuing campaign for Phl garments

December 6, 2010 11:33 am· Comments Off on Romulo meets Sen. Bond in continuing campaign for Phl garments 

MANILA, Dec. 5 — U.S. Senator Christopher Bond of Missouri State, the principal sponsor of a key legislation that could save the Philippines’ garment industry, and Philippine Foreign Secretary Alberto G. Romulo met on Friday in Washington, D.C.

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Gov’t hopes facilitation issue on MILF talks will be resolved soon — Leonen

December 6, 2010 11:33 am· Comments Off on Gov’t hopes facilitation issue on MILF talks will be resolved soon — Leonen 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Dec. 5 — The government is hopeful that the standing facilitator issue in the negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will be resolved “very soon.”

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Accreditation mulled for HK-based insurance firms on expanded OFW protection

December 6, 2010 11:33 am· Comments Off on Accreditation mulled for HK-based insurance firms on expanded OFW protection 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Dec. 6 — Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, the concurrent Presidential Adviser on OFW Concerns, has directed that Hong Kong-based insurance companies cooperating on an expanded insurance scheme for Filipino workers in Hong Kong be possibly accredited by the Philippines.

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Ledesma bans BI employees from hanging out in restaurants, coffee shops

December 6, 2010 11:33 am· Comments Off on Ledesma bans BI employees from hanging out in restaurants, coffee shops 

MANILA, Dec. 6 – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) Monday banned officials and employees at its main office in Intramuros, Manila from hanging out in nearby coffee shops and restaurants during office hours as part of its reform agenda.

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MMDA must have a say in issuance of new franchises to PUBs — Tolentino

December 6, 2010 11:33 am· Comments Off on MMDA must have a say in issuance of new franchises to PUBs — Tolentino 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Dec. 6 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Monday said the agency should have a say in the issuance of new franchises to public utility buses (PUBs) in the metropolis to ensure that the number of vehicles correspond to the need on the ground.

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