PGMA reiterates directive to gov’t agencies to speed up completion of projects, programs

April 27, 2009 11:25 pm· Comments Off on PGMA reiterates directive to gov’t agencies to speed up completion of projects, programs 

MANILA, April 26 — President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo has reiterated her directive to all agencies to speed up the completion of priority government programs and projects to ensure the timely and efficient delivery of public services to the people.

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Canada confirms six cases of swine flu

April 27, 2009 11:24 pm· Comments Off on Canada confirms six cases of swine flu 

OTTAWA, April 27 — Six cases of swine flu have now been found in Canada, health officials confirmed Sunday.

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Russia sets up commission to prevent swine flu outbreak

April 27, 2009 11:23 pm· Comments Off on Russia sets up commission to prevent swine flu outbreak 

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MOSCOW, April 26 — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has set up a government commission to prevent the spread of swine flu in the country, the government's press secretary said on Sunday.

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Korean banks’ deposit rate dips to 13-year low in March

April 27, 2009 11:22 pm· Comments Off on Korean banks’ deposit rate dips to 13-year low in March 

SEOUL, April 26 — South Korean banks' deposit rate fell to the lowest level in more than 13 years in March due to steep cuts in the key interest rate, the central bank said Sunday.

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Yap orders strict monitoring of all ports vs entry of hogs/pork from Mexico, U.S.

April 27, 2009 11:20 pm· Comments Off on Yap orders strict monitoring of all ports vs entry of hogs/pork from Mexico, U.S. 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, April 26 — Before leaving on a three-day agri-business trip to Brunei Darussalam, Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap has ordered strict monitoring of all ports in the country to prevent the entry of hogs/pork from Mexico and the United States following a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) of a new "multi-strain swine flu" that hit both countries.

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