Filmmaker plans to film Lapu-Lapu’s life

April 30, 2009 11:02 am· Comments Off on Filmmaker plans to film Lapu-Lapu’s life 

CEBU CITY, April 29 -– Renowned Filipino movie director Carlo J. Caparas has said he is entertaining thoughts of shooting a film on the life of Lapu-Lapu, the Philippines’ first hero, in Mactan Island.

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Cebu Capitol, DBP to sign loan deal to fund LGU’s infra projects

April 30, 2009 11:02 am· Comments Off on Cebu Capitol, DBP to sign loan deal to fund LGU’s infra projects 

CEBU CITY, April 29 — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia is set to enter into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) on the granting of a “soft loan” for municipalities and component cities for their infrastructure projects.

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New York City has 49 confirmed cases of swine flu

April 30, 2009 11:01 am· Comments Off on New York City has 49 confirmed cases of swine flu 

NEW YORK, April 30 — New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden said Wednesday afternoon that there are now 49 confirmed cases of swine flu in the city.

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Obama welcomes Australia’s decision to increase troops to Afghanistan

April 30, 2009 11:00 am· Comments Off on Obama welcomes Australia’s decision to increase troops to Afghanistan 

WASHINGTON, April 30 — U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes Australia's decision to increase troops to Afghanistan, saying Canberra's contribution is "critical" to prevent the central Asian country from becoming terrorists' safe heaven, the White House said on Wednesday.

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Oil rises near 51 dollars despite inventory buildup

April 30, 2009 11:00 am· Comments Off on Oil rises near 51 dollars despite inventory buildup 

NEW YORK, April 30 — Crude oil rose near 51 U.S. dollars a barrel on Wednesday despite a government report showed a larger-than-expected buildup in the crude supplies.

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Palaro 2009 Swimming results

April 30, 2009 10:59 am· Comments Off on Palaro 2009 Swimming results 

TACLOBAN CITY, April 29 – Two new records were established in the first day of swimming competitions of the ongoing Palarong Pambansa 2009 held in Leyte Sports Development Center here.

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Cebu officials say pork in markets safe from swine flu

April 30, 2009 10:59 am· Comments Off on Cebu officials say pork in markets safe from swine flu 

CEBU CITY, April 29 -– Cebu market officials have assured residents pork sold in markets in Cebu City and Cebu Province is free from swine flu because its is locally sourced from the Visayas and Mindanao and has shown no signs of disease.

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Total of swine flu cases in Canada rise to 19

April 30, 2009 10:58 am· Comments Off on Total of swine flu cases in Canada rise to 19 

OTTAWA, April 30 — The total of confirmed swine flu cases in Canada has risen to 19, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC announced Wednesday.

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NATO warships returning to anti-piracy mission off Somalia

April 30, 2009 10:57 am· Comments Off on NATO warships returning to anti-piracy mission off Somalia 

BRUSSELS, April 30 — Four NATO warships, which have been ordered to cancel planned port visits, are returning to the seas off Somalia to resume their anti-piracy operations, said the alliance on Wednesday.

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U.S. Fed leaves key interest rate unchanged

April 30, 2009 10:57 am· Comments Off on U.S. Fed leaves key interest rate unchanged 

WASHINGTON, April 30 — The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday held a key interest rate unchanged at a record low of between zero and 0.25 percent to support the struggling economy which has been in a recession since December 2007 and snatched 5.1 million jobs.

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