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New Philippine Peso Bills released by BSP (photo)

Thursday, December 16th, 2010 | NEWS, Philippines with 2 Comments

The new design of Philippine Peso Bills will be in circulation in the country according to Bangko Sentral of the Philippines (BSP). The new Philippine bills will include the new P500 bill showing the late former President Corazon ‘Cory’ Aquino and his husband Ninoy as reported by local news sites on Thursday, December 16, 2010.

The image of former President Cory Aquino was placed on the right side of her husband, the late Senator Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino. Former Senator Ninoy was assassinated on August 21, 1983, that led to the peacefull uprising of the Filipino people in what is now known as the EDSA People Power of 1986.

The new design of the P500 bill with Cory and Ninoy together is only a part of the BSP’s project to redesign all Philippine peso bills.

A total of six denominations; P20, P50, P100, P200, P500, and P1,000 bills have now have new designs, which were especially designed to upgrade their security features so the public would easily detect if the money is real or fake.

President Noynoy Aquino led the launching in Malacanang of the new bank notes that will also bear his signature as President of the country.

Cristine Reyes Tweets Sarah Geronimo and not Bea Alonso

Sunday, December 12th, 2010 | Celebrity, ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, Philippines, Television with 1 Comment

Sexy siren Cristine Reyes is fuming mad as she tweets Kapamilya Drama Princess Sarah Geronimo. Earlier, it was reported by some blog sites that Cristine Reyes is very angry with Bea Alonso. It turned out however that Cristine‘s tweets on her Twitter account is for Sarah.

It is not clear yet what made Cristine so angry with Sarah. Bea Alonso and Sarah Geronimo are both mainstay hosts of ABS-CBN‘s ASAP XV.

Here is a screenshot of the spicy tweets of Cristine Reyes posted on her Twitter account @PilyangSweet:

November 16 a National Non-Working Holiday

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 | NEWS, Philippines with No Comments »

In celebration of the Islamic religious holiday Eid’l Adha, Malacañang has declared November 16, 2010,  Tuesday, a National Holiday.

Through Proclamation No. 60, signed by President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, November 16 is now a non-working holiday.

Here is the complete transcript of Proclamation No. 60 taken from the official website of the Philippine Government:





WHEREAS, RA 9849 provides that Eid’l Adha shall be celebrated as a national holiday;

WHEREAS, Eid’l Adha is one of the two greatest feast of Islam;

WHEREAS, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) has confirmed that the feast of Eid’l Adha falls on November 16, 2010;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Tuesday, November 16, 2010 as a national holiday in observance of Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the city of Manila, this 9th day of November, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Ten.


By the President:


Executive Secretary

November 2 is not a Holiday, classes will resume

Monday, November 1st, 2010 | NEWS, Philippines with No Comments »

Malacañang has declared November 2 as a regular working dayPresident Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III took a stand of not declaring November 2, 2010 a holiday. President Aquino explained that he is taking into consideration the daily-wage workers who will be affected if another holiday will be declared. These daily earners will not be paid on a holiday.

The Department of Education (DepEd) announced last Saturday that classes will resume on November 2, 2010, in all levels of public schools both in elementary and high schools. DepEd added that the resumption of classes on November 2 is in accordance to DepEd Order 26 (series of) 2010 dated March 8, 2010. The DepEd Order states that “mid-year break is from Oct 25-29″, this clearly explains why classes in public schools will resume on Nov 2.

PNoy did not declare November 2, 2010 a holiday

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 | NEWS, Philippines with No Comments »

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa clarified today that President BenignoNoynoyAquino III has not declared All Soul‘s Day, November 2, 2010, as a holiday.

“He didn’t sign any proclamation, so go to work November 2,” Ochoa said.

The explanation was made by Ochoa in a press briefing at the VIP Lounge of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2.

The Cabinet members had a meeting at NAIA during PNoy‘s departure, for a state visit to Vietnam. PNoy will also attend the 17th ASEAN Summit meeting in Vietnam. Before his departure at around 9:20 a.m. today, PNoy delivered a two minute departure speech.

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