PGMA committed to free, fair trade -– Palace

June 1, 2009 1:31 pm· Comments Off on PGMA committed to free, fair trade -– Palace 

MANILA, June 1 – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is committed to free and fair trade, Malacañang officials said on Monday.

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Senate vows to work overtime for passage of CARP extension bill / By Jelly F. Musico

June 1, 2009 1:31 pm· Comments Off on Senate vows to work overtime for passage of CARP extension bill / By Jelly F. Musico 

MANILA, June 1 – Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile promised on Monday to approve the Senate bill extending the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) to five years.

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62 Filipinos stranded in UAE find jobs, 14 opt to return home

June 1, 2009 1:31 pm· Comments Off on 62 Filipinos stranded in UAE find jobs, 14 opt to return home 

MANILA, June 01 —Sixty-two Filipinos, who flew to Ajman in the United Arab Emirates months ago on a promise of high-paying jobs as drivers but were left stranded instead, have been offered employment in Dubai, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported today.

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Dureza to speak at Asia-Pacific Roundtable on Peace, security

June 1, 2009 1:31 pm· Comments Off on Dureza to speak at Asia-Pacific Roundtable on Peace, security 

MANILA, June 1 — Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Jesus Dureza leaves today (Monday, June 1) for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to speak at the 23rd Asia-Pacific Roundtable (APR) organized by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ASEAN-ISIS).

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US Secretary of Defense lays wreath at American cemetery to honor Filipino, U.S. servicemen

June 1, 2009 1:31 pm· Comments Off on US Secretary of Defense lays wreath at American cemetery to honor Filipino, U.S. servicemen 

MANILA, June 1 — U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates today acknowledged the courage and adaptability of the Philippine military in meeting the security challenges in the country and the region in recent years, and reiterated the two countries’ partnership as well as continuing U.S. support in fighting terrorism in the region.

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Con-ass dances its way to plenary / By Lilybeth G. Ison

June 1, 2009 1:31 pm· Comments Off on Con-ass dances its way to plenary / By Lilybeth G. Ison 

MANILA, June 1 — After dancing from two committees at the House of Representatives — committee on rules and committee on Constitutional Amendments — House Resolution 1109, which was drafted by Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Villafuerte and authored by Speaker Prospero Nograles and backed by 174 congressmen, was approved favorably to endorse the measure for plenary.

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Senate Oks CARP extension bill on 3rd and final reading

June 1, 2009 1:31 pm· Comments Off on Senate Oks CARP extension bill on 3rd and final reading 

MANILA, June 1 —Senate approved on third and final reading the 5-year extension of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) on Monday night.

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DDB wants showbiz personalities engaged in illegal drugs banned

June 1, 2009 1:31 pm· Comments Off on DDB wants showbiz personalities engaged in illegal drugs banned 

BORACAY ISLAND, June 1 – The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) would like showbiz personalities positively identified to be engaged in illegal drugs banned in show business.

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RDCC Bicol intensifies info campaign on AH1N1

June 1, 2009 1:31 pm· Comments Off on RDCC Bicol intensifies info campaign on AH1N1 

LEGAZPI CITY, June 1 — With more than 10 confirmed case in the country on Influenza A (H1N1), the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Bicol here recently convened members of the Regional Disaster Coordinating Council (RDCC) and the media to intensify information campaign and preparedness efforts to prevent the spread of the dreaded disease.

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Charges await teachers collecting school fees – warns DepEd

June 1, 2009 1:31 pm· Comments Off on Charges await teachers collecting school fees – warns DepEd 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, June 1 — Teachers found collecting fees from their pupils will be charged administratively if there are formal complaints from parents, Department of Education (DepEd) authorities said Monday.

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