Senator-judge Teofisto Guingona III leads the prayer at the start of the 10th day of the impeachment trial

February 1, 2012 10:50 pm· Comments Off on Senator-judge Teofisto Guingona III leads the prayer at the start of the 10th day of the impeachment trial 

Senator-Judge Teofisto “TG” Guingona III (extreme right) leads the prayer at the start of the 10th day of the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona on Wednesday (Feb. 1, 2012) at the Senate Session Hall in Pasay City. (PNA photo by Gil S. Calinga)
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Senator-Judge Juan Ponce Enrile exchanges pleasantries with prosecution and defense panels on the 10th day of the impeachment trial

February 1, 2012 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Senator-Judge Juan Ponce Enrile exchanges pleasantries with prosecution and defense panels on the 10th day of the impeachment trial 

Presiding Senator-Judge Juan Ponce Enrile exchanges pleasantries with the prosecution team and defense panel before the start of the 10th day of the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona on Wednesday (Feb. 01, 2012) at the Senate Session Hall in Pasay City. (PNA photo by Marvie A. Lloren)
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DOF fetes microinsurance providers in protecting low-income sector

February 1, 2012 10:31 pm· Comments Off on DOF fetes microinsurance providers in protecting low-income sector 

Undersecretary Gil S. Beltran of the Department of Finance (DOF) was guest speaker during the “Gabi ng Parangal at Pasasalamat sa mga Tagapagtaguyod ng Microinsurance culminating the National Insurance Month held Tuesday night at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). The celebration recognized the efforts of microinsurance providers in the national government’s steadfast commitment to uplift the conditions of our poor countrymen by providing access to simple and low-cost protection against risks and unexpected events. (PNA Photo by Oliver F. Marquez)
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Petrobras reports oil spill off Brazil's coast

February 1, 2012 11:53 am· Comments Off on Petrobras reports oil spill off Brazil's coast 

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 1 — An accident in a well in the Santos Basin caused an oil spill off Brazil's southeastern coast, the state-controlled oil giant Petrobras said on Tuesday.

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Britain to deploy warship near disputed territory with Argentina

February 1, 2012 11:53 am· Comments Off on Britain to deploy warship near disputed territory with Argentina 

LONDON, Feb.1 — The British Royal Navy announced on Tuesday it would send its latest high-tech destroyer to the South Atlantic, near the disputed territory of the Falkland Islands, which is called the Malvinas Islands by Argentina.

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Chile's new electoral law becomes effective

February 1, 2012 11:53 am· Comments Off on Chile's new electoral law becomes effective 

SANTIAGO, Feb. 1 — The Automatic Registration in Electoral Records and Volunteer Vote Law, deemed one of the most important political reforms over the last 50 years in Chile, took effect on Tuesday after publication in Chilean "Official Daily."

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Nueva Ecija PNP has new gymnasium

February 1, 2012 11:02 am· Comments Off on Nueva Ecija PNP has new gymnasium 

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, Feb. 1 — Governor Aurelio Umali recently led the inauguration of the new gymnasium inside the sprawling compound of the Nueva Ecija Provincial Police Office (NEPPO) here.

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Cebu Customs to intensify campaign against untaxed vehicles

February 1, 2012 11:02 am· Comments Off on Cebu Customs to intensify campaign against untaxed vehicles 

CEBU CITY, Feb. 1 – An official of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Cebu has said the agency will intensify the apprehension of untaxed motor vehicles, some of which are believed to be running in Metro Cebu.

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Arab League calls for "rapid, decisive action" from UN Security Council on Syria

February 1, 2012 11:02 am· Comments Off on Arab League calls for "rapid, decisive action" from UN Security Council on Syria 

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 1 — The Arab League on Tuesday called on the UN Security Council to take "rapid and decisive action" to address what the regional body called "the grave and urgent" situation in Syria.

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German unemployment drops to 20-year low, defying crisis

February 1, 2012 11:02 am· Comments Off on German unemployment drops to 20-year low, defying crisis 

BERLIN, Feb. 1 — German unemployment reached a new record low in January, adding to signs that Europe's biggest economy is still keeping distance with the debt crisis shaking much of the eurozone and will return to growth this spring, official data showed Tuesday.

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