APEC pursues creation of free trade area in the Asia-Pacific

November 15, 2010 3:26 am· Comments Off on APEC pursues creation of free trade area in the Asia-Pacific 

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Nov. 14 — President Benigno S. Aquino III and the 20 other leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have agreed to work on realizing a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP) to advance regional economic integration and achieve the Bogor goals of free and open trade and investments in the region by 2020.

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Aung San Suu Kyi's release a step towards democracy, says Aquino

November 15, 2010 3:26 am· Comments Off on Aung San Suu Kyi's release a step towards democracy, says Aquino 

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Nov. 14 — President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomes the release of Aung San Suu Kyi as a positive direction towards Myanmar’s path towards democracy.

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APEC leaders envision an Asia Pacific that overcomes, embraces challenges

November 15, 2010 3:26 am· Comments Off on APEC leaders envision an Asia Pacific that overcomes, embraces challenges 

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Nov. 14 — The 21 leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) agreed to articulate and adopt “Yokohama Vision – Bogor and Beyond” –of further building and integrating the Asia Pacific Region in the 21st century and the paths to realize it.

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(Metro News) ‘Martilyo Gang’ robs jewelry shop in Binondo

November 15, 2010 3:26 am· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Nov. 14 – Suspected members of the notorious “Martilyo Gang” broke in on a jewelry shop in Binondo, Manila and made off undetermined amount of jewelry and other valuables at a time when most of the people were hooked on the TV sets watching the championship fight between Rep. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Mexican Antonio Margarito.

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PNP joins nation in celebrating Pacquiao's victory

November 15, 2010 3:26 am· Comments Off on PNP joins nation in celebrating Pacquiao's victory 

MANILA, Nov. 14 – The 135,000-strong Philippine National Police (PNP) on Sunday joined the entire nation in celebrating the victory of now eight-division world champion and Sarangani Rep. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao against Mexican boxer Antonio Margarito.

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Legarda hails Suu Kyi's release from detention

November 15, 2010 3:26 am· Comments Off on Legarda hails Suu Kyi's release from detention 

MANILA, Nov. 14 – Senator Loren Legarda on Sunday joined the world in praising the release of Myanmar’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.

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(Metro News) MMDA urges the public: Don’t ride in buses disregarding the number coding scheme

November 15, 2010 3:26 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) MMDA urges the public: Don’t ride in buses disregarding the number coding scheme 

MANILA, Nov. 14 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) urged the public on Sunday not to ride in passenger buses whose operators and drivers will disregard the "number-coding" scheme or Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP).

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Comelec still owes Smartmatic-Tim P300 million‏

November 15, 2010 3:26 am· Comments Off on Comelec still owes Smartmatic-Tim P300 million‏ 

MANILA, Nov. 14 — AN official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) revealed that they still owe Smartmatic – Total Information Management Inc. (TIM) some P300 million for the services the latter provided in the May 10 automated national and local elections.

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Filipino cardinals to attend Consistory in Vatican on November 20‏

November 15, 2010 3:26 am· Comments Off on Filipino cardinals to attend Consistory in Vatican on November 20‏ 

MANILA, Nov. 14 — The country’s two Cardinals are set to attend the Consistory in Vatican on November 20.

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President Aquino congratulates Pacquiao

November 15, 2010 3:26 am· Comments Off on President Aquino congratulates Pacquiao 

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Nov. 14 — President Benigno S. Aquino III congratulates boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, who once again won the admiration of his countrymen in pulling off another convincing win over Mexican boxer Antonio Margarito.

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