MMDA launches PWD-friendly pedestrian crossing project

December 3, 2012 11:01 pm· Comments Off on MMDA launches PWD-friendly pedestrian crossing project 

Some persons with disabilities (PWDs) try the PWD-friendly pedestrian crossing project of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority in a replica at the agency’s main office in Makati City on Monday (Dec. 3, 2012) as part of the observance of the International Day of PWDS which is marked every year pursuant to the United Nations Resolution adopted on Oct. 14, 1992. (PNA photo by Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan)
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St. Luke’s-Quezon City’s 4th International Accreditation a Philippine First

December 3, 2012 10:58 pm· Comments Off on St. Luke’s-Quezon City’s 4th International Accreditation a Philippine First 

St. Luke’s Medical Center president and CEO Dr. Edgardo R. Cortez (seated) together with JCI surveyors and SLMC-Quezon City executives during the leadership exit meeting wherein the findings of the JCI survey were bared. Last Nov. 30, 2012, SLMC-QC became the first hospital in the Philippines to receive its 4th accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI). During a briefing with St. Luke’s executives, medical staff and associates, JCI lead surveyor Dr. Enrico Baldantoni announced that ìSt. Lukeís-Quezon City is officially accredited,î after receiving notification from the JCI central office in Chicago, Illinois. SLMC-QC also has the distinction of being the first hospital in the Philippines and the second in Asia to be awarded JCI accreditation in 2003. (PNA photo courtesy of SLMC-QC)
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PHL Post-2015 Agenda: “The Future We Want”

December 3, 2012 10:57 pm· Comments Off on PHL Post-2015 Agenda: “The Future We Want” 

United Nations Resident Coordinator Luiza Carvalho (left) gives an overview and background of the First National Consultation on the Philippines Post-2015 Agenda: “The Future We Want” during a press conference at Astoria Plaza, Pasig City on Monday (Dec. 3, 2012). With her are National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan (2nd from left) and UN Civil Society Advisory Committee (UNCSAC) Lead Convenor Beckie Malay. (PNA photos by Oliver F. Marquez)
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MOA signing on Sustaining Rice Self-Sufficiency and Food Security in PHL

December 3, 2012 10:55 pm· Comments Off on MOA signing on Sustaining Rice Self-Sufficiency and Food Security in PHL 

Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala (3rd from left) shakes hands with Director General Robert S. Zeigler of the International Rice Research Institute after signing the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on “Sustaining Rice Self-Sufficiency and Food Security in the Philippines” on Monday (Dec. 3, 2012) at the Agribusiness Development Center, Department of Agriculture Main Compound, Diliman, Quezon City. Those who witnessed the signing as partners of the program are (from left) Dr. Nicomedes P. Eleazar, Director, Bureau of Agricultural Research; Dr. V. Bruce J. Tolentino, Deputy Director General, International Rice Research Institute; DA Assistant Secretary Dante S. Delima, National Rice Program Coordinator, and Dr. Eufemio T. Rasco Jr., executive director, Philippine Rice Research Institute. (PNA photo by Luisito L. Iglesias)
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