MANILA — Following complaints from almost all sectors, Malacañang hinted that the Aquino Administration would be adopting an entirely new concept for the slogan of the Department of Tourism (DOT) in order to attract more tourists and investors.

Nov. 19, 2010



MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) was asked to reconsider its ruling last month clearing a magistrate of charges of plagiarism.

In a motion for reconsideration, University of the Philippines (UP) professors and lawyers led by Harry Roque Jr. reiterated their allegations of plagiarism, twisting of cited materials and gross neglect against Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo.

Nov. 19, 2010


The Philippines has dropped RP as the abbreviated official reference to the Philippines and is now using PH or PHL in accordance with the accepted code of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said PH or PHL is more widely known in the international community than RP, which stands for Republic of the Philippines.


Casual meeting. President Aquino welcomes former US President William “Bill” Clinton at the Premier Guest House. Clinton is here to talk about globalization in a lecture titled “Embracing Our Common Humanity” at the Manila Hotel.

MANILA — President Benigno Aquino III and former US President Bill Clinton yesterday spent an hour getting to know each other and discussing Aquino’s plans for the Philippines.


Alert level stays. Farmers harvest rice stalks at the foot of Mount Bulusan in the province of Sorsogon. The volcano has spewed ash for the past two days and while Phivolcs has recorded fewer volcanic earthquakes for the past 24 hours, the alert level No. 1 remains.

MANILA — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) yesterday reiterated its call to the public to avoid venturing into the permanent danger zone around Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon province, even if there were less volcanic earthquakes in the past 24 hours.
The threat for ash explosions still exists since the volcano is still at an "abnormal" state, said Phivolcs director Renato Solidum.
He said alert level No. 1 is still up.

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