Mammoth crowd of some 1 million people join Dagupan’s Bangusan Street Party

May 2, 2009 10:52 am· Comments Off on Mammoth crowd of some 1 million people join Dagupan’s Bangusan Street Party 

By Leonardo V. Micua

DAGUPAN CITY, May 1 — Humans flowed like a running stream along Jose R. de Venecia Expressway Extension on Thursday night when Dagupan City held a mammoth Bangusan Street Party, the penultimate event in the Dagupan Bangus Festival.

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7,000 workers hired on-the-spot at Jobapalooza fair

May 2, 2009 10:52 am· Comments Off on 7,000 workers hired on-the-spot at Jobapalooza fair 

MANILA, May 1 – Over 7,000 jobseekers found employment on the spot after their final interview with firms during the state-hosted Jobapalooza fair on Friday.

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Swine flu screening stepped up at northern border

May 2, 2009 10:51 am· Comments Off on Swine flu screening stepped up at northern border 

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CHIANG RAI, May 1 – Swine flu screening measures have been stepped up at Thailand’s northern border province of Chiang Rai in an attempt to prevent the outbreak of the deadly virus, after the World Health Organisation(WHO) had raised its threat level to Phase 5, the second highest.

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Balikbayan, girlfriend killed in Ilocos Norte mishap

May 2, 2009 10:50 am· Comments Off on Balikbayan, girlfriend killed in Ilocos Norte mishap 

SAN NICOLAS, Ilocos Norte, May 1 — A balikbayan and his girlfriend were killed in a vehicular accident along the national highway here, it was reported Friday.

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New storm develops, ‘Crising’ continues to move away from RP

May 2, 2009 10:49 am· Comments Off on New storm develops, ‘Crising’ continues to move away from RP 

By Mediatrix P. Cristobal

MANILA, May 1 — A new storm has developed near Bicol region which may cause widespread rains in eastern and southern Luzon provinces as Crising tracks westwardly, away from the country.

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WHO confirms 331 cases of swine flu worldwide

May 2, 2009 10:49 am· Comments Off on WHO confirms 331 cases of swine flu worldwide 

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MOSCOW, May 1 — The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially confirmed 331 cases of influenza A/H1N1, the technical name for the virus commonly known as swine flu, in 11 countries.

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Gazprom’s Medvedev included in Time most influential list

May 2, 2009 10:47 am· Comments Off on Gazprom’s Medvedev included in Time most influential list 

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NEW YORK, May 1 — Gazprom's deputy CEO Alexander Medvedev has been named in Time magazine's top 100 most influential people on the planet for 2009.

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Peaceful and quiet celebration of Labor Day in Dumaguete and Negros Oriental

May 2, 2009 10:46 am· Comments Off on Peaceful and quiet celebration of Labor Day in Dumaguete and Negros Oriental 

By Judy Flores-Partlow

DUMAGUETE CITY, May 1 – The observance of Labor Day in Dumaguete Friday was relatively peaceful and quiet, bereft of the usual street rallies and other mass protests that were common during such celebration in the past years.

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PGMA invalidates no-payment, no periodic exam rules in state universities, colleges

May 2, 2009 10:46 am· Comments Off on PGMA invalidates no-payment, no periodic exam rules in state universities, colleges 

MANILA, May 1 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has rescinded the no-payment, no periodic examination policy in state universities and colleges and expanded the coverage of the Students’ Assistance Fund for Education (SAFE).

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S. Korea reports two ‘probable’ cases of type-A flu virus

May 2, 2009 10:45 am· Comments Off on S. Korea reports two ‘probable’ cases of type-A flu virus 

SEOUL, May 1 — South Korea's health authorities on Friday reported two additional "probable" cases of type-A influenza, raising concerns that a person-to-person transmission of the highly contagious disease has taken place in the country.

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