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March 20, 2009

Naga City --Nicole is a victim again, according to the official statement of Gabriela. According to the statement released by the progressive group, Nicole’s retraction through her new affidavit is a clear manifestation of the pressure the Subic rape victim is experiencing.

Nelsy Rodriguez, head of Gabriela Camarines Sur, explained that there have been numerous and continuous attempts to pressure Nicole and her family to back down from the controversial rape case. She said that from the beginning of the legal battle, Nicole and her family were subjected to pressure from both the US and Philippine governments.

March 1, 2009

The mass media and the new (Information and Communication Technologies) ICTs have a very important role in the communications mission of the Church. The preferred use of the term, social communications, serves to remind us that there is a communicative dimension to every aspect of Church life and that we must not think exclusively in terms of our relations with the mass media or the new emerging media. It remains true that the mass media -- traditional and new alike -- provides us with a privileged way of bringing our message to ever greater audiences and in a variety of different ways. The voice of the divine word must echo even through the radio, the information highway of the internet, the channels of “online” virtual circulation, CDs, DVDs, podcasts, etc. It must appear on all television and movie screens, in the press, and in cultural and social events...

March 1, 2009

In a consultation-meeting held on February 24, 2009, the NCF administration through its Vice President for Finance, Ms. Emerita V. Padua, announced that the school will have no tuition fee increase for the coming school year 2009-2010.

The said decision came up to heed the appeal of the government, particularly the Commission on Higher Education, not to increase tuition fees because of the difficult economic situation being experienced globally...

March 1, 2009

The SM Environm ent Committtee’s first major project for 2009, the SM Supermalls Green Bag Project was conceived with the recycling principle in mind. The bag, intended to reduce solid waste as customers shop, was launched simultaneously in all SM Malls and is now available for excited SM City Naga mallers. An environmental sustainability initiative, the limited edition bag features the art of famous Filipino painter, Mr. Manuel “Manny” Baldemor.

March 1, 2009

IRIGA CITY--The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) bestowed the choral group of the University of Northeastern Philippines (UNEP) here with the prestigious “Ani ng Sining” award during the closing rites of the 2009 Philippine International Arts Festival last Feb. 28 at the historic Manila Hotel.

The UNEP choral group was cited by NCCA in recognition of its outstanding performance as a cultural group. The choral group brought international honor to the country last year when it won the coveted top prize in the Folklore category of the 2008 HongKong International Youth and Children’s Choir Festival held at the former British’s crown colony’s Cultural Center in July 2008.

February 28, 2009

Last week, Vox Bikol’s columnist Atty. Che Carpio examined the touted claim that the Naga City government’s website is an effort in transparency. He went through the website’s links under the section of “Transparency at Work” and made known his observations about them. Atty. Carpio’s review of the city government’s website yielded some interesting conclusions which seriously undermine the boast that transparency is at work through posting of information inwww.naga.gov.ph...

February 28, 2009

A recent study at the Food Engineering Laboratory of the Ohio State University (OSU) showed that the enzyme causing browning in plant and animal tissues can be activated or inactivated at certain frequency and holding time under moderate electric field.

In agriculture, browning of produce is often regarded as a sign of quality deterioration. This is observable in banana, apple, mango, eggplant, cabbage and other crops. As such, the control of such discoloration can save the product from significant loss of market value. There are exceptions of course, where browning is desirable, as in the case of tea and raisin processing. Whatever the desired result, moderate electric field treatment appears promising in either enhancing or preventing discoloration.

February 28, 2009

IRIGA CITY--The street dancers from the Performing Arts department of the University of Northeastern Philippines (UNEP) won the grand prize of the recently concluded 2009 Tinagba Festival Mardi Gras/ Street Dance contest after they wowed judges and thousands of spectators with their impressive dance moves and magnificent performance.

 

February 28, 2009

MANILA--President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said today that the signing of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) has opened new opportunities for Filipino health workers to work in Japan starting April this year.

The President said this in her speech before the 28th joint meeting of the Philippines-Japan Economic Cooperation Committee (PHILJEC) and the Japan- Philippines Economic Cooperation Committee (JPECC) this morning (Friday) at the Manila Peninsula Hotel in Makati City...

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