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Past issues for the month of June 2006

June 29, 2006 Thursday

Pacquiao’s Ready to Fight!

"Labang-laban na ako," Pacquiao said as he was preparing to leave the gym and head back to his base at the Manila Hotel.

But Pacquiao is not the only one full of eagerness to climb the ring. Oscar Larios, too...

June 26, 2006

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
meets Pope Benedict XVI in Italy

To strengthen trade, security ties with Western countries

President Gloria Arroyo gives her departure message Sunday morning at the VIP Lounge of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport before boarding her flight to Rome. Beside her are (seated, from left) Presidential Management Staff Head Arthur Yap, Vice President Noli de Castro, and Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita. Standing, from left, are Army commanding general Lt. Gen. Hermogenes Esperon, Air Force commanding general Lt. Gen. Jose Reyes, AFP Chief of Staff Generoso Senga, National Disaster Coordinating Council Chairman Glenn Rabonza, Science and Technology Undersecretary Graciano Yumul Jr., Philippine National Police chief Director-General Arturo Lomibao, and Philippine Navy flag officer-in-command Rear Admiral Mateo Mayuga. (Ramon I. Samson)

President Arroyo met His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in the Vatican Monday bringing news of the elimination of the death penalty in the Philippines.
It was the first time that the President met the new Pope who was positioned after the death of Pope John Paul II in April 2005.

June 20, 2006

Manny Pacquiao fight over
in 6 rounds, says trainer

IT will be end in six rounds or less.

Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao’s master tactician, made that prediction yesterday concerning the Filipino boxing hero’s fight against Mexican Oscar Larios on July 2 at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City Philippines.

Past issues for the month of July 2006

July 25, 2006

2006 State of the Nation Address of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Full Text of 2006 State of the Nation Address of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during the 3rd Regular Session of the 13th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines Batasan Pambasa Complex, Quezon City.

more about president gloria macapagal arroyo

July 24, 2006

Lava Flows continue at Mount Mayon

Volcanologists recorded at least 11 volcanic earthquakes as Mount Mayon discharge more lava, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported.

July 20, 2006

Mount Mayon crater fell down, alert for evacuation

Authorities on Thursday evacuated residents in Santo Domingo, Albay after a part of Mayon volcano's crater collapsed and threatened the town and nearby areas with lava.

July 18, 2006

Mount Mayon Eruption in about Two Weeks

Ernesto Corpuz, PHIVOLCS volcano monitoring eruption chief said, "Within two weeks a big bang is likely to occur. This is based on the parameters being shown by the volcano."

July 14, 2006

Manny Pacquiao vs Eric Morales III is now Official

It has officially announced that the much-awaited rubber match between Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales will push through on Nov. 18, 2006 with the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas as venue.

July 11, 2006

American Marine hit by Filipino
woman rape victim in court

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith, center, leaves the regional trial court at the financial district of Makati city east of Manila at the day's closure of their rape trial Monday, July 10, 2006. The Filipino woman, identified in court as "Nicole," used her fists to hit Smith, whom she accused of raping her, as she headed to the witness stand to bear witness last Monday. Others are unidentified.

July 5, 2006

Ping Lacson Group Signed Impeachment bid
vs. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Groups identified with Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson and fugitive Gregorio "Gringo” Honasan have signed the impeachment proposal against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, saying that the country's constitutional institutions had been "prostituted" by her administration.

July 2, 2006

Pacquiao WON! a unanimous decision victory

"I controlled the fight. I did not rush," said Pacquiao. "I was hit but I was never hurt.". The southpaw with sledgehammer fists
Pacquiao floored and knocked down Larios twice in the seventh and final rounds and Pacquiao’s hand speed, made the Mexican in trouble for most of the fight...

Past issues for the month of August, September, November 2006

November 19, 2006

Manny Pacquiao WON vs Erik Morales!

THE Grand Finale Bout Was So Swift, So short that it was almost disappointing to the spectators.
Tens of thousands had gone to Las Vegas to see the fight live; millions of others viewed it on TV and were expecting to see a slambang fight for probably five or six or seven rounds. They were surprised when it ended quickly in three.

September 29 , 2006

Milenyo Typhoon Hits Metro Manila and Bicol

The strongest typhoon to hit Metro Manila directly in 11 years brought down trees and billboards, caused flash floods and landslides, closed offices and the financial markets, and caused a Luzon-wide power outage on Thursday.

August 25, 2006

President Arroyo Declared Oil Spill a "State of National Calamity"

Today, Friday, It has been declared by the President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo that the Guimaras oil spill has been the state of the national calamity. The President called all the concerned government agencies regarding the environmental and health problems which was brought by the disaster.

August 7, 2006

Mount Mayon Eruption Imminent at Level 4

An explosive eruption could happen "possibly within the day," said Ernesto Corpus, chief of the government's Volcano Monitoring and
Eruption Prediction Unit."We entered the explosive phase... Under alert level 4, we will evacuate those within eight kilometers [radius] from the volcano," Corpus said.

Past issues for the month of December 2006

December 11 , 2006

ASEAN Summit Rescheduled on January 10 to 13, 2006

Officials yesterday of Cebu City Philippines announced the postponed Southeast Asian summit may be held Jan. 10-13 however reports endure that its ostponement was prompted by security fears rather than a typhoon that sideswiped the city and caused little damage.

December 28, 2006

Peso Going Better in Nearly 6 Years

The peso on Wednesday rallied to its highest in nearly six years at 49.185 before closing at 49.195 to a dollar on the arrival of overseas remittances and investment inflows after the four-day Christmas holiday break. Closes at 49.195 to $1 and may reach 48 level soon.