Ombudsman clarifies on gov't agencies' summer team building activities

May 2, 2012 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Ombudsman clarifies on gov't agencies' summer team building activities 

MANILA, May 2 – The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) on Monday reminded government officials and employees about the regulations governing the conduct of summer team building activities.

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President Aquino vows to achieve country’s economic progress to ensure benefits for Filipinos

May 2, 2012 9:48 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino vows to achieve country’s economic progress to ensure benefits for Filipinos 

BATO, Catanduanes, May 2 — President Benigno S. Aquino III said the government will continue its efforts to achieve more economic progress and address corruption that will result to significant improvement in the lives of the Filipino citizenry.

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Palace expects benefits from hosting Asian Development Bank’s 45th annual meeting

May 2, 2012 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Palace expects benefits from hosting Asian Development Bank’s 45th annual meeting 

MANILA, May 2 — Malacanang expressed confidence that the 45th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors in the Philippines will portray the positive image of the country to the world that could result to more improved local economic environment.

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Aquino inaugurates Doppler radar station, hydro-power plants in Catanduanes

May 2, 2012 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Aquino inaugurates Doppler radar station, hydro-power plants in Catanduanes 

BATO, Catanduanes, May 2 — President Benigno S. Aquino III inaugurated Wednesday the Solong and Hitoma 1 Hydroelectric Power Plants and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s (Pagasa) new radar tower station here.

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Malacanang welcomes Washington-based organization’s report ranking PHL highest in press freedom in Southeast Asia

May 2, 2012 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang welcomes Washington-based organization’s report ranking PHL highest in press freedom in Southeast Asia 

MANILA, May 2 — Malacanang welcomed the report released by the Washington-based advocacy organization Freedom House ranking the Philippines the highest in press freedom among its neighbors in Southeast Asia in 2012.

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Palace welcomes latest peace efforts in restarting talks with leftist rebels

May 2, 2012 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Palace welcomes latest peace efforts in restarting talks with leftist rebels 

MANILA, May 2 — The Aquino government welcomed the recent development in reviving the peace discussions with communist rebels, clarifying however that the government proposal is aimed at starting a forum and not forging an alliance with the leftist group.

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President Aquino hopes to export high-grade rice next year; bares allotment to improve agriculture harvest

May 2, 2012 9:48 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino hopes to export high-grade rice next year; bares allotment to improve agriculture harvest 

BATO, Catanduanes, May 2 — President Benigno S. Aquino III expressed confidence that the country will be exporting high-grade variety of rice by next year as he bared the millions of pesos worth of government allotment to further improve the agricultural yield of farmers here.

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Isolated rain showers fall in some parts of Metro Manila –- PAGASA

May 2, 2012 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Isolated rain showers fall in some parts of Metro Manila –- PAGASA 

MANILA, May 2 — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Wednesday that isolated rain showers were experienced in some parts of Metro Manila and Mindanao due to inter-tropical convergence zone.

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Aquino says government focused on projects that save lives, livelihood and uplift standard of living of Filipinos

May 2, 2012 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Aquino says government focused on projects that save lives, livelihood and uplift standard of living of Filipinos 

BATO, Catanduanes, May 2 — President Benigno S. Aquino III said that the government is firm and focused in creating more projects that will not only save lives and livelihood but also uplift the standards of living of the Filipino people.

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PHL, US sign agreements to reinforce commitment to growth

May 2, 2012 9:48 pm· Comments Off on PHL, US sign agreements to reinforce commitment to growth 

MANILA, May 2 — Bilateral agreements affirming US continued support for Mindanao’s development via the Partnership for Growth (PFG) mechanism will be signed between the U.S. and Philippine officials on Saturday, May 5.

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