Devanadera says Le Cirque restaurant not "very expensive" as claimed by critics

August 13, 2009 10:26 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Aug. 13 — Acting Justice Secretary and concurrent Solicitor General Agnes VST Devanadera clarified on Thursday that the Le Cirque Restaurant in Manhattan, New York City is not that "very expensive" as being referred to by the critics of the administration.

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Smartmatic-TIM asks SC to junk petition vs. P7.2-B poll automation deal

August 13, 2009 10:26 am· Comments Off on Smartmatic-TIM asks SC to junk petition vs. P7.2-B poll automation deal 

MANILA, Aug. 13 – The Smartmatic Corp.-Total Information Management Corp. (Smartmatic-TIM) on Thursday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed by the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) questioning the legality of the P7.2-billion poll automation contract between the company and the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

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PGMA orders PASG to go after agri smugglers

August 13, 2009 10:26 am· Comments Off on PGMA orders PASG to go after agri smugglers 

MANILA, Aug. 13 — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo ordered the Presidential Anti Smuggling Group to run after smugglers of agricultural products, especially onions, which are adversely affecting the market for local producers.

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PGMA to open One-Stop Medical and Wellness Center in Subic

August 13, 2009 10:26 am· Comments Off on PGMA to open One-Stop Medical and Wellness Center in Subic 

SUBIC, Zambales, Aug. 13 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will inaugurate here tomorrow the George Dewey Medical and Wellness Center – a medical tourism project designed to boost the Subic Bay Freeport Zone as a tourist destination.

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PGMA orders DPWH to fast track construction of Nichols Bridge

August 13, 2009 10:26 am· Comments Off on PGMA orders DPWH to fast track construction of Nichols Bridge 

Alimodian, Iloilo, Aug. 13 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ordered today the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to work 24/7 on the two-lane 150-lineal meter concrete Nichols Bridge that will span the Aganan River.

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Japanese tourist electrocuted in Pangasinan resort

August 13, 2009 10:26 am· Comments Off on Japanese tourist electrocuted in Pangasinan resort 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Aug. 13 –A Japanese tourist was electrocuted to death while taking a bath inside the comfort room of a beach resort in Bolinao town at 6:00 a.m. of Tuesday, the police reported.

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Military blames NPA harassment for latest evacuation of 1,000 Surigao villagers

August 13, 2009 10:26 am· Comments Off on Military blames NPA harassment for latest evacuation of 1,000 Surigao villagers 

By Ben Serrano

TANDAG, Surigao del Sur, Aug. 13 – While 1,471 Manobo evacuees are still staying at the Diocese of Tandag Pastoral Center for more than two weeks now after talks for their return home bogged down twice, another set of evacuees in Carasscal, Surigao del Sur village have started to flee homes early morning Thursday.

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SBMA grants P4-M to Subic Bay Integrated FARM-C

August 13, 2009 10:26 am· Comments Off on SBMA grants P4-M to Subic Bay Integrated FARM-C 

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, Aug. 13 – The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has extended P4 million in assistance to a fisherfolk group here to jumpstart their livelihood and marine resources conservation programs in accordance with the sustainable development of the bay of Subic.

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PGMA says floodway project to make Iloilo City, vicinities flood-free

August 13, 2009 10:26 am· Comments Off on PGMA says floodway project to make Iloilo City, vicinities flood-free 

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 13 – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo expressed her optimism that upon the completion of the multi-billion Iloilo Flood Control Project, the urban area of Iloilo City and its vicinities especially the town of Pavia in Iloilo province will no longer experience flood devastation similar to what happened on June 21, 2008.

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Aklan to pay tribute to Cory, Ninoy

August 13, 2009 10:26 am· Comments Off on Aklan to pay tribute to Cory, Ninoy 

KALIBO, Aklan, Aug. 13 – The Aklan provincial government is set to pay tribute to the country's couple heroes, former Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino and former President Corazon "Cory" Aquino through songs and dances slated on August 20.

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