Over 7,000 poor families in South Cotabato get Philhealth card

April 18, 2009 1:55 am· Comments Off on Over 7,000 poor families in South Cotabato get Philhealth card 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, April 17 — Some 7,588 poor families in three towns of South Cotabato have been enrolled with the Universal Philhealth Program of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp.

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PGMA declares April 21-May 1 ILO Week

April 18, 2009 1:54 am· Comments Off on PGMA declares April 21-May 1 ILO Week 

MANILA, April 17 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has declared April 21 to May 1, 2009 as International Labor Organization (ILO) Week.

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Moldova accuses businessman of attempted coup

April 18, 2009 1:54 am· Comments Off on Moldova accuses businessman of attempted coup 

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CHISINAU, April 17 — Moldova's Prosecutor General's Office has remanded Moldovan businessman Gabriel Stati in custody on suspicion of inciting mass riots and an attempted coup, a Prosecutor General's spokeswoman said on Friday.

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Vietnamese businesses to join US WasteExpo 2009

April 18, 2009 1:52 am· Comments Off on Vietnamese businesses to join US WasteExpo 2009 

HANOI, April 17 – Thirty Vietnamese businesses will attend the WasteExpo 2009 to be held at the Las Vegas Exhibition Centre, Nevada State of the US, from June 9-11, Deputy Director of the Vietmytourist Company Tran Lam Binh has said.

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DOLE Bicol intensifies campaign on employees’ medical benefits

April 18, 2009 1:51 am· Comments Off on DOLE Bicol intensifies campaign on employees’ medical benefits 

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LEGAZPI CITY, April 17 — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Bicol is intensifying its campaign on the promotion of the Employees Compensation Program (ECP), commonly known as the Employees Medical Benefits Program for both private and government employees.

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Archbishop to bless person who commits suicide depending on circumstances

April 18, 2009 1:51 am· Comments Off on Archbishop to bless person who commits suicide depending on circumstances 

MANILA, April 17 — The Catholic Church would still bless persons who commit suicide depending on the circumstances.

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Earthquakes kill 25, wound 30 more in E. Afghanistan

April 18, 2009 1:50 am· Comments Off on Earthquakes kill 25, wound 30 more in E. Afghanistan 

KABUL, April 17 — Two earthquakes, separately measured 5.5 magnitude and 5.1 magnitude, hit eastern Afghanistan in the wee hours on Friday killing at least 25 people, an official said Friday.

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S. Korea vows US$ 200 million in aid for Pakistan

April 18, 2009 1:49 am· Comments Off on S. Korea vows US$ 200 million in aid for Pakistan 

SEOUL, April 17 — South Korea pledged Friday to provide Pakistan with US$ 200 million in aid over the next four years as part of international efforts to support the country's fight against terrorism, Seoul's foreign ministry said.

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Palawan gov’t to borrow P500M for infra projects

April 18, 2009 1:48 am· Comments Off on Palawan gov’t to borrow P500M for infra projects 

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, April 17 -The provincial government of Palawan is looking on the possibility of borrowing P500 million to finance its ongoing infrastructure projects.

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Gov’t did not violate protocol on its new appointee to the Vatican — Archbishop Cruz

April 18, 2009 1:47 am· Comments Off on Gov’t did not violate protocol on its new appointee to the Vatican — Archbishop Cruz 

MANILA, April 17 — A Catholic prelate has said the government did not violate any protocol when it appointed a new ambassador to the Vatican without first consulting Church officials.

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