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2011-04-28 11:30:00

PLANTATION, Fla., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- C3/CustomerContactChannels ("C3"), a global provider of BPO services, announced that the Company has finalized plans for its expansion in the Philippines. Upon completion of the build out, C3 will add over 1000 seats of capacity to its existing operations just outside Makati City. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100804/FL45975LOGO ) This expansion takes C3 into Fort Bonifacio between 31st and 2nd streets. Located in 17th-20th...

2011-04-17 07:11:53

Manila authorities are posting pictures of vehicles that speed on a website in an attempt to stop drivers from breaking the law. The images are designed to shame or even scare people into better driving.  They will be posted alongside a listing of the speed of the vehicles and the time and date the photographs were taken. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority website shows cars, vans and buses with license plates visible as they are caught by anti-speeding cameras. Francis...

2010-01-25 12:30:00

MANILA, Philippines, January 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Energtek Inc., a world leader in the development of Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) technology, announced that the Philippine's Ministry of Transportation successfully completed a lengthy field trial of the company's CNG Lite(TM) system for small vehicles. The trial was the most comprehensive road test to date for the company's alternative motor-fuel system, which is powered by proprietary ANG technology. The field trial began...

2008-07-16 06:00:31

Text of report in English by Philippine newspaper The Philippine Star website on 15 July The Ninoy Aquino International Airport Passenger Terminal 3 (NAIA- 3), which opens next week, will be a "terror-proof, accident-free and criminal-shielded airport," the head of the presidential task force overseeing its operations said yesterday. Michael Defensor, chief of the Presidential Task Force on the NAIA-3, also gave assurances that the "dry-run" of the facility on July 23 for domestic flights...

2006-09-04 04:13:36

MANILA (Reuters) - Imelda Marcos, the Philippines' former first lady, may return to politics next year and run for mayor of the capital Manila, her eldest daughter Imee said on Monday. The widow of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, famous for owning 1,200 pairs of shoes and a vast collection of jewelry that the cash-strapped government is trying to auction, was a one-term member of the lower house of Congress from 1995 to 1998. "My mother has a solid vote in the depressed areas of...

2006-06-29 02:37:44

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Civilian rescue teams with stretchers rushed to help stunned people at a high-end mall in Manila on Thursday as Philippine police staged a mock bombing to test preparedness for a terrorist attack. Dozens of police officers cordoned off the area as dog teams searched for explosives and several ambulances stood by with sirens wailing. Philippine security forces are fighting Muslim and communist insurgencies, as well as the infiltration of foreign...

2006-02-03 21:27:47

MANILA (Reuters) - Sixty-six people were killed in a stampede at a stadium in the Philippine capital, Manila, on Saturday as they lined up to get tickets for a popular television gameshow, police and local officials said. They said the crush at the Ultra stadium came when organizers of the first anniversary celebration of the popular gameshow "Wowowee" began handing out tickets to people, many of whom had been camping outside for days. Some witnesses said chaos erupted when someone...

2005-07-08 03:13:49

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine military said on Friday the capital of Manila was now on the highest state of alert, following a growing chorus of calls on embattled President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to resign. "In connection with the obtaining internal security situation, the national capital region command is hereby placed on red alert, effective 12 noon," said a statement sent to all units from the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.