WHO raises pandemic alert level from Phase 3 to Phase 4

April 28, 2009 11:38 pm· Comments Off on WHO raises pandemic alert level from Phase 3 to Phase 4 

GENEVA, April 28 — Amid the rapid spread of swine flu in some countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday raised its pandemic alert level from Phase 3 to Phase 4, warning of a significant increase in the risk of a pandemic.

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Bulgaria takes precautions against swine flu

April 28, 2009 11:37 pm· Comments Off on Bulgaria takes precautions against swine flu 

SOFIA, April 28 — Bulgaria started to take serious precautions against the spread of swine flu to the country, the National Veterinary Service (NVS) announce Monday.

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One million deaths occur daily due to occupational hazard, a ‘human tragedy’ — ILO

April 28, 2009 11:36 pm· Comments Off on One million deaths occur daily due to occupational hazard, a ‘human tragedy’ — ILO 

MANILA, April 28 — Nearly one million workers suffer a workplace accident while more than 5,500 workers die each day due to accidents or disease contracted from their work.

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Gold declines as dollar rallies on swine flu fears

April 28, 2009 11:36 pm· Comments Off on Gold declines as dollar rallies on swine flu fears 

CHICAGO, April 28 — Gold futures on the COMEX Division of the New York Mercantile Exchange dropped slightly on Monday as dollar went up on concerns the swine influenza may worsen the world economy. Silver ended higher, but platinum went down.

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RP imposes stricter biosecurity measures, farm accreditation systems amid “multi-strain” virus scare

April 28, 2009 11:35 pm· Comments Off on RP imposes stricter biosecurity measures, farm accreditation systems amid “multi-strain” virus scare 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, April 28 — The Philippine government is implementing stricter biosecurity measures and farm accreditation systems following a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) of a new "multi-strain swine virus" that hit Mexico, Canada and the United States.

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Gov’t steps up development of tourism infrastructure

April 28, 2009 11:29 pm· Comments Off on Gov’t steps up development of tourism infrastructure 

TACLOBAN CITY, April 28 — Citing tourism as a major pillar of the country’s economy, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today said the government is pursuing more infrastructure development projects, especially in areas with vast tourism potentials.

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Police generals outshoot rivals in shootfest

April 28, 2009 11:28 pm· Comments Off on Police generals outshoot rivals in shootfest 

MANILA, April 28 — Police Regional Office 8 in Eastern Visayas won the over-all championship title in the just-concluded Commissioners’ Cup: Game of the Generals Shooting Competition held over the weekend at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Shooting Range in Camp Crame.

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SM Davao, labor, LGUs set jobs fair on May 1

April 28, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on SM Davao, labor, LGUs set jobs fair on May 1 

DAVAO CITY, April 28 — The SM Supermalls is holding a corporatewide jobs fair on May 1, in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Public Employment Services Office (PESO) and the Local Government Units (LGUs) here.

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Seize opportunity to reform global financial system

April 28, 2009 11:26 pm· Comments Off on Seize opportunity to reform global financial system 

WASHINGTON, April 28 — As the infectious world economic slump brought damage to every country, it also presented an opportunity for the international community to reform the global financial system.

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Former NPA rebels get P 1.35 million worth of livelihood aid

April 28, 2009 11:26 pm· Comments Off on Former NPA rebels get P 1.35 million worth of livelihood aid 

CLARK, Angeles City, April 28 -– Twenty seven former New People’s Army (NPA) rebels received last Friday P1.35 million or P50,000 each as livelihood support granted under the government's Social Integration Program (SIP) after undergoing a four-day crash course on livelihood skills training here.

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