President Aquino presents the Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management to the MIRDC

January 23, 2012 10:44 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino presents the Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management to the MIRDC 

President Benigno S. Aquino III presents the Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management to the Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC), a government agency under the Department of Science and Technology represented by Executive Director Engineer Arthur Lucas Cruz, during the 14th Philippine Quality Award (PQA) conferment ceremonies in MalacaƱang on Friday (Jan. 20, 2012). The recognition is awarded to organizations that exhibit serious commitment to improvement in order to achieve quality excellence. Assisting the President are (from left) DOST Secretary Mario Montejo, Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo and Development Academy of the Philippines President and PQA Award Administrator for the Public Sector Antonio Kalaw Jr. (Photo by: Jay Morales/MalacaƱang Photo Bureau/PNA)
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DSWD to activate 'Knowledge Exchange Center' on Jan. 25

January 23, 2012 10:43 pm· Comments Off on DSWD to activate 'Knowledge Exchange Center' on Jan. 25 

MANILA, Jan. 23 – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman has said that the agency will be activating its "Knowledge Exchange Center" (KEC) on Wednesday, January 25.

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BI implements new guidelines for international travellers

January 23, 2012 10:43 pm· Comments Off on BI implements new guidelines for international travellers 

MANILA, Jan. 23 – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday started to strictly implement its new screening rules for international travellers to ensure that passengers are not necessarily prevented from leaving the country.

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President Aquino declares January of every year as ‘Philippine Tropical Fabrics Month’

January 23, 2012 10:43 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino declares January of every year as ‘Philippine Tropical Fabrics Month’ 

MANILA, Jan. 23 – President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared the month of January of every year as “Philippine Tropical Fabrics Month.”

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Outdoor advertisers asks MMDA to reconsider the proposed uniform size for billboards

January 23, 2012 10:43 pm· Comments Off on Outdoor advertisers asks MMDA to reconsider the proposed uniform size for billboards 

MANILA, Jan 23 — The Outdoor Advertising Association of the Philippines (OAAP) asked the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to reconsider its proposed uniform size for billboards along major thoroughfares.

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Malacanang says Aquino gov't committed to rationalize sin taxes

January 23, 2012 10:43 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang says Aquino gov't committed to rationalize sin taxes 

MANILA, Jan. 23 – Malacanang expressed the Aquino administration’s commitment and unyielding efforts to rationalize the collection of sin taxes in the country to get more revenues for the government that could be used for various developmental programs.

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Big explosion hits Makati vacant lot

January 23, 2012 10:43 pm· Comments Off on Big explosion hits Makati vacant lot 

MANILA, Jan. 23 — An explosion rocked a vacant lot in Salcedo Village in Makati City on Monday afternoon but no one was reported injured.

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Malacanang says Aquino government implementing measures to contain inflation

January 23, 2012 10:43 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang says Aquino government implementing measures to contain inflation 

MANILA, Jan. 23 – The Aquino government started implementing measures to contain inflation amid global economic slowdown, a Malacanang official said on Monday.

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Drilon: 'I will not inhibit as senator-judge'

January 23, 2012 10:43 pm· Comments Off on Drilon: 'I will not inhibit as senator-judge' 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 23 – Senator Franklin Drilon on Monday rejected call for his inhibition in the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, saying “there is no basis to do so.”

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'Senator-Judge Drilon's questions are logical,' says House lawyer

January 23, 2012 10:43 pm· Comments Off on 'Senator-Judge Drilon's questions are logical,' says House lawyer 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.

MANILA, Jan. 23 – One of the lawyers of the House of Representatives prosecution team on Monday accused the lawyers of Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Renato Corona of engaging in delaying tactics when it called for Senator-Judge Franklin Drilon to inhibit himself from the impeachment trial.

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