DSWD hails Thai donation to 'Ondoy' victims

November 16, 2009 11:35 am· Comments Off on DSWD hails Thai donation to 'Ondoy' victims 

MANILA, Nov. 16 —- Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Esperanza I. Cabral thanked the Royal Thai Embassy for donating 100 metric tons of rice and 50,000 medical kits for the families displaced by tropical storm “Ondoy” last September.

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Laguna lass dies in fraternity rites, suspects arrested

November 16, 2009 11:35 am· Comments Off on Laguna lass dies in fraternity rites, suspects arrested 

BIÑAN, Laguna –- A 15-year-old high school female student died here during a fraternity initiation rites Saturday while the suspects were arrested on Sunday night, the Laguna Provincial Police Office (LPPO) said on Monday.

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Dollar trades in upper 89 yen range in Tokyo

November 16, 2009 11:35 am· Comments Off on Dollar trades in upper 89 yen range in Tokyo 

TOKYO, Nov. 16 — The U.S. dollar traded in the upper 89 yen zone early Monday in Tokyo, a little change from its levels Friday in New York.

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Palace prepares 'heroes welcome' for Pacquiao – Remonde

November 16, 2009 11:35 am· Comments Off on Palace prepares 'heroes welcome' for Pacquiao – Remonde 

Manila, November 16 —- Malacanang is now readying another heroes welcome for the pound-for-pound boxing champion Manny Pacquiao during his arrival in the country after winning the welterweight belt in defeating World Boxing Organization welterweight title holder Miguel Cotto on Sunday at the MGM arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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500,000 Filipino families benefit from gov't free rice rations

November 16, 2009 10:20 am· Comments Off on 500,000 Filipino families benefit from gov't free rice rations 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Nov. 16 — Nearly half a million underprivileged Filipino families received rations of rice through a multi-million peso feeding program instituted by the Arroyo administration in the country’s daycare centers during the height of the global economic crisis last year.

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Mindanao stakeholders set to discuss climate change, disaster risk reduction

November 16, 2009 10:20 am· Comments Off on Mindanao stakeholders set to discuss climate change, disaster risk reduction 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Nov. 16 -– In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), a focused group discussion (FGD) set a meeting in Northern Mindanao to discuss disaster risk reduction (DRR), disaster preparedness and climate change on Wednesday.

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1st ASEAN-U.S. Leaders' Meeting underlines important role of ASEAN

November 16, 2009 10:20 am· Comments Off on 1st ASEAN-U.S. Leaders' Meeting underlines important role of ASEAN 

JAKARTA, Nov. 16 — The historic first Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN-U.S.) Leaders' Meeting, in recognition of ASEAN’s growing capacity and role in global issues, concluded in agreement today on the importance of continuing dialogue at the highest level between the two sides.

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RP bats for creation of regional rice reserve

November 16, 2009 10:20 am· 1 Comment 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Nov. 16 — The Philippines has expressed its full support for the establishment of a regional rice reserve that will serve as a permanent mechanism to ensure food security and the stability of rural incomes and rice prices in East Asia.

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Free showing of Pacman's fight via telecast in city of Manila go on smoothly

November 16, 2009 10:20 am· Comments Off on Free showing of Pacman's fight via telecast in city of Manila go on smoothly 

MANILA, Nov. 15 –The free showing of the Pacquiao-Cotto fight in all designated sports complexes and covered courts in Manila was trouble free on Sunday.

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RP generally peaceful during Pacquaio-Cotto bout, says PNP

November 16, 2009 10:20 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Nov. 15 -– The Philippine National Police (PNP) yesterday declared that peace and order situation in the entire country was generally peaceful during the bout between Manny Pacquiao and Puerto Rican champion Miguel Cotto, a ranking police official said.

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