Cycling: Padyak Pinoy Tour of Champions reels off May 8-15

April 28, 2009 11:49 pm· Comments Off on Cycling: Padyak Pinoy Tour of Champions reels off May 8-15 

By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, April 28 — The much-awaited multi-stage road cycling race for the summer season, Padyak Pinoy, reels off May 8 to 15 at Taguig City in Metro Manila as starting point.

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Dagupenos pray for 3 rainless days

April 28, 2009 11:48 pm· Comments Off on Dagupenos pray for 3 rainless days 

By Leonardo V. Micua

DAGUPAN CITY, April 28 — Rain, rain go way.

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Four ladies in bikinis stage protest at Manila Zoo

April 28, 2009 11:47 pm· Comments Off on Four ladies in bikinis stage protest at Manila Zoo 

MANILA, April 28 –Four women in skimpy bikinis staged on Tuesday their protest in front of Manila Zoo, asking the public to boycott all zoos in the country saying animals should live in the wild and not in detention.

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Health officials warn of West Nile virus season in Los Angeles

April 28, 2009 11:47 pm· Comments Off on Health officials warn of West Nile virus season in Los Angeles 

LOS ANGELES, April 28 — Health officials warned on Monday that 2009 was expected to have an active West Nile virus season in the Los Angeles area.

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Mexico hit by revised 5.6-magnitude earthquake

April 28, 2009 11:46 pm· Comments Off on Mexico hit by revised 5.6-magnitude earthquake 

MEXICO CITY, April 28 — An earthquake registering 5.6 magnitude on the Richter scale hit southern Mexico on Monday at 11: 46 a.m. local time (1746 GMT), with an epicenter 23 kilometers northeast of Zumpango, a small town in the state of Guerrero, and with a deepness of 41.2 kilometers, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program reported.

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China sees June conference as “major action” by UN to combat financial crisis

April 28, 2009 11:46 pm· Comments Off on China sees June conference as “major action” by UN to combat financial crisis 

UNITED NATIONS, April 28 — The conference to be convened by the United Nations General Assembly "will be a major action taken by the UN System in response to the financial crisis, " the Chinese UN envoy said here on Monday.

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RP safe from swine influenza

April 28, 2009 11:45 pm· Comments Off on RP safe from swine influenza 

By Ma. Theresa D. Ocampo & Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, April 28 — There is no swine influenza (SI) outbreak in the Philippines.

This was stressed by Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap in a press conference Tuesday, even as the government is maintaining a temporary suspension of pork imports from Mexico, the United States, and Canada previously reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) to have been detected with a "multi-strain virus."

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48 cyclists vie for crown in 2nd Tour of Ilocos Sur

April 28, 2009 11:40 pm· Comments Off on 48 cyclists vie for crown in 2nd Tour of Ilocos Sur 

VIGAN CITY, April 28 — At least 48 local cyclists, grouped into six teams, are competing in the 2nd Tour of Ilocos Sur that will formally start on Tuesday morning in front of Provincial Capitol here.

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Housing developer partners with environmentalist group, LGUs on marine conservation

April 28, 2009 11:39 pm· Comments Off on Housing developer partners with environmentalist group, LGUs on marine conservation 

ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL, April 28 — The Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI), a housing developer which opens an upscale resort residences in this island city, is working with environment stakeholders to preserve and protect the marine life within project's coastline in the Davao Region.

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PGMA underscores gov’t efforts to create jobs to soften impact of crisis on Filipinos

April 28, 2009 11:38 pm· Comments Off on PGMA underscores gov’t efforts to create jobs to soften impact of crisis on Filipinos 

TACLOBAN CITY, April 28 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said today that the government is vigorously pursuing efforts to help more Filipinos find jobs in the Philippines and abroad as part of an overall strategy to soften the impact of the global economic meltdown on Filipino families

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