Wednesday, April 21, 2010

April 22, Earth Day!

Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in held on April 22, 1970. Earth Day is celebrated in spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. Many communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues. The first Earth Week originated in Philadelphia in 1970 (starting April 16 and culminating on Earth Day, April 22.) Earth Day Network, a group that wishes to become the coordinator of Earth Day globally, asserts that Earth Day is now observed on April 22 on virtually every country on Earth. World Environment Day, celebrated on June 5 in a different nation every year, is the principal United Nations environmental observance.

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It's final: GMA can pick next Supreme Court chief

MANILA, Philippines - President Arroyo’s power to name the next chief justice was affirmed by the Supreme Court (SC), which ruled with finality on the case yesterday.
Nine justices voted to uphold their March 17 decision that the constitutional ban on midnight appointments does not apply to the SC.

Ampatuans go for Noynoy

It was a family reunion of sorts for the Ampatuans following their transfer to Camp Bagong Diwa.
Ampatuan Jr., principal accused in the mass murder, was joined by his father Andal Sr. and former ARMM governor Zaldy at the jail.
The three Ampatuans arranged for a news conference inside the jail.
Journalists were expecting the three Ampatuans to comment on the developments surrounding the charges against them but to their surprise, their statements turned political.
“The whole Ampatuan family is supporting Noynoy,” Andal Jr. told reporters in Filipino declaring their

Monday, April 19, 2010

Self-rated poverty hits record low of 43%

MANILA, Philippines - The number of Filipino families who consider themselves poor dropped to its lowest level since 1987, according to a latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

The SWS pre-election survey, conducted from March 19 to 22, found that 43 percent or about 8.1 million families rate themselves as “mahirap” or poor, matching the record-low self-rated poverty recorded in March 1987.

On the other hand, the number of Filipino households who consider themselves as food-poor hit a new record-low of 31 percent or about 5.9 million.

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Hi! This is my personal blog but then this would be also a news update blog about different hot topics now here in our country, especially the very first Automated Election 2010!
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