PH-Monaco signed cooperation deal

President Benigno Aquino III, together with Prince Albert II of Monaco, witnessed the signing on the Philippines-Monaco Framework Agreement for Cooperation.

The agreement signing took place after the bilateral meeting of Pres. Aquino and Prince Albert. The framework agreement will serve as a basis for the upcoming cooperation of the two countries.

Included in the deal are the areas in terms of economic, scientific humanitarian and disaster risk reduction and management partnership and environmental protection.


Two Filipina business tycoon among Forbes’ 50 powerful businesswomen in Asia

Filipina business tycoon Robina Gokongwei-pe and Teresita Sy were cited as Forbes magazines’ 50 powerful businesswomen in Asia.

The 74-year-old president and chief operating officer of Robinsons Retails Holdings, Gokongwei-pe, placed 17th who holds some of the largest retailers such as Robinsons Department Store and Robinsons Supermarket, Toy R Us, Handyman and many more.

Meanwhile, the 50-year-old vice president of SM Investments Corporation, Sy, placed 41th which is the biggest company in the list of Philippine Stock Exchange by market capital.


Chemical leak causes 10 hospitalized bus passengers

Ten passengers of Jayross Lucky Seven Tour Bus were hospitalized due to chemical leak inside the bus.

According to the report, the chemical started flowing through the bus as it traveled the stretch of Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City around 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 5.

The bus driver, Jose Penaranda, rushed himself to the East Avenue Media Center as he was first to feel difficulty in breathing followed by his passengers to seek medical assistance. The chemical leak came from a bleaching agent owned by Genelyn Callao, one of the bus passengers who caused the incident.

The Quezon City Police Crime Laboratory took possession of the said chemical for further examination.


Batang PBA program applicant call

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is now accepting enrollees for the first Batang PBA clinic for ages 13 to 16.

The interested applicants are required to bring a waiver form at the office of PBA in Libis, Quezon City. 2×2 ID picture, school ID, original copy of NSO birth certificate and P500 as an entry fee are also required.

The screening will be on April 26 at 10AM for ages 13 to 14 and April 27 for ages 15 to 16. There will be four sessions that will be held at Philippine Science High school Multi-purpose gymnasium in Quezon City. The participants will be screened after the sessions and will have the chance to play at the Batang PBA summer league.


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