Coloma underscores role of new media in pursuing Aquino government’s Social Contract with Filipino people

August 18, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on Coloma underscores role of new media in pursuing Aquino government’s Social Contract with Filipino people 

MANILA, Aug. 18 — Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr. underscored the important role of new media in pursuing the Aquino government’s Social Contract with the Filipino people, adding that the digital tools could be a very effective platform in establishing a healthy environment as the country inches its way towards progress and development.

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BOI okays two EDC RE projects

August 18, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on BOI okays two EDC RE projects 

MANILA, Aug. 18 — The Board of Investments (BOI) approved the existing geothermal projects of Energy Development Corp. (EDC) located in Negros Oriental and in both Albay and Sorsogon under Republic Act No. 9513, otherwise known as the Renewable Energy Act of 2008.

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CA upholds 57 counts of murder vs. Akmad Ampatuan

August 18, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on CA upholds 57 counts of murder vs. Akmad Ampatuan 

MANILA, Aug. 18 — The Court of Appeals (CA) on Thursday upheld the 57 counts of murder filed against former Mamasapano, Maguindanao Mayor Akmad Ampatuan.

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Malacanang wants more consultation on FOI bill – Carandang

August 18, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang wants more consultation on FOI bill – Carandang 

MANILA, Aug. 18 – Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) Secretary Ricky Carandang stressed on Thursday the need to conduct more consultations with various sectors on the Freedom of Information bill before Malacanang will submit its own version of the measure at the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC).

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Sen. Villar seeks probe on OFW’s mysterious death in Kuwait

August 18, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on Sen. Villar seeks probe on OFW’s mysterious death in Kuwait 

MANILA, Aug. 18 – Senator Manny Villar has asked the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to push for an investigation to ascertain the true cause of the death of an overseas Filipino worker in Kuwait.

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Ex-DOH secretary defends MMDA’s anti smoking campaign

August 18, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on Ex-DOH secretary defends MMDA’s anti smoking campaign 

MANILA, Aug. 18 — A former secretary of the Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday took up the cudgels for the anti-smoking crackdown of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) as he assailed the alleged involvement of a tobacco firm in the court case challenging the legality of the campaign.

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Nation marks Quezon's 133rd birthday on Friday

August 18, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on Nation marks Quezon's 133rd birthday on Friday 

MANILA, Aug. 18 – The nation celebrates the 133rd birth anniversary of the late Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon on Friday, August 19, which is a holiday in Quezon City and Quezon Province.

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Drilon says Rep. Iggy Arroyo's evidence ‘bogus’

August 18, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on Drilon says Rep. Iggy Arroyo's evidence ‘bogus’ 

MANILA, Aug. 18 — Senator Franklin Drilon said on Thursday the lease agreement presented by Negros Occidental Rep. Ignacio “Iggy” Arroyo to counter allegations that his brother, former First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo, owned the two used helicopters which were sold to the Philippine National Police (PNP) as brand new appears to be spurious.

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PAL ready to help repatriate OFWs from Syria‏

August 18, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on PAL ready to help repatriate OFWs from Syria‏ 

MANILA, Aug. 18 — The country's flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) said Thursday it is ready and willing to help in the repatriation of Filipinos trapped in strife-torn Syria.

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PHL government set for repatriation of OFWs in Syria

August 18, 2011 10:15 pm· Comments Off on PHL government set for repatriation of OFWs in Syria 

MANILA, Aug. 18 — Malacanang announced on Thursday that the Philippine Airlines (PAL) offered help for the repatriation of Filipinos who are trapped in Syria.

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