Ash Wednesday Mass at PBS

March 10, 2011 11:03 am· Comments Off on Ash Wednesday Mass at PBS 

Reverend Father Richard Bulaton (right photo) puts sacred ash to the foreheads of government employees working for the Philippine Information Agency, Philippine Broadcasting Service and other neighboring agencies after officiating the Ash Wednesday Mass at the PBS office on March 9. (PNA Photos by Johnny D. Guevarra)

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Global warming discussed at Fernandina Media Forum

March 10, 2011 11:02 am· Comments Off on Global warming discussed at Fernandina Media Forum 

Emelita Aquinaldo (3rd from left), Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Council (NSWMC), explains the need for waste management to help control the worsening effect of global warming on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at Club Filipino, Greenhills, San Juan City. Others in photo are (from left) Eligio Ildefonso, Deputy Executive Director, NSWMC; Guilbert Gonzales, Assistant Director at Environmental Management Bureau; Commissioner Elsie de Veyga, NSWMC; Tony Dizon, a coordinator of the EcoWaste Coalition and forum moderator Tina Maralit. (PNA Photo by Exequiel L. Supera)
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Villar wants stiff penalties for recruiters who abandoned OFWs in strife-torn Libya

March 10, 2011 12:31 am· Comments Off on Villar wants stiff penalties for recruiters who abandoned OFWs in strife-torn Libya 

MANILA, March 9 – Senator Manny Villar on Wednesday said he will recommend stiff sanctions on local recruitment agencies who abandoned their overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in turmoil-stricken Libya.

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Drilon asks CA to review confirmation process

March 10, 2011 12:31 am· Comments Off on Drilon asks CA to review confirmation process 

MANILA, March 9 -– Amid congressional probe on military corruption, Senator Franklin Drilon asked on Wednesday the bicameral Commission on Appointments to revisit the rules of confirmation of government officials in the light of the apparent failure of the body to check the fitness and integrity of military officials who have been accused of corruption.

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Senator calls for reform in oil sector amid skyrocketing fuel prices

March 10, 2011 12:31 am· Comments Off on Senator calls for reform in oil sector amid skyrocketing fuel prices 

MANILA, March 9 -– Senator Manny Villar called on Wednesday on the government to push for a comprehensive oil sector reform agenda amid frequent oil price hikes, starting with a revisit of the Oil Deregulation Law.

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Aquino, Yudhoyono cite importance of regional cooperation in addressing terrorism in Southeast Asia

March 10, 2011 12:31 am· Comments Off on Aquino, Yudhoyono cite importance of regional cooperation in addressing terrorism in Southeast Asia 

JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 9 — President Benigno S. Aquino III and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono stressed the importance of regional cooperation and effective bilateral relations, specifically on gathering information and exchange of intelligence in addressing the problem of terrorism in the Southeast Asian region.

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Aquino calls for Filipino community support for Palawan underground river

March 10, 2011 12:31 am· Comments Off on Aquino calls for Filipino community support for Palawan underground river 

JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 9 — President Benigno S. Aquino III called on the members of the Filipino community here to support the Philippines’ entry to the New seven Natural Wonders of the World to pump up visitor volume to the country.

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UPH confers Aquino honorary law degree

March 10, 2011 12:31 am· Comments Off on UPH confers Aquino honorary law degree 

JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 9 — President Benigno S. Aquino III was conferred the Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree by the Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH), one of the most exclusive universities here.

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Dante Jimenez pays P30,000 fine for contempt at SC

March 10, 2011 12:31 am· Comments Off on Dante Jimenez pays P30,000 fine for contempt at SC 

MANILA, March 9 – Dante Jimenez, founding chair of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), on Wednesday settled the P30,000 fine imposed against him by the Supreme Court (SC) for contempt of court.

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Yudhoyono cites competitiveness of Filipino migrant workers from vocational courses in PHL

March 10, 2011 12:31 am· Comments Off on Yudhoyono cites competitiveness of Filipino migrant workers from vocational courses in PHL 

JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 9 -– Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono extolled the competitiveness of the Filipino migrant workers, which, he said, was the result of the trainings from various vocational courses being offered in the Philippines.

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