Remonde named to KBP Hall of Fame

May 4, 2009 1:34 am· Comments Off on Remonde named to KBP Hall of Fame 

MANILA, May 3 — Press Secretary Cerge Remonde today thanked the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) for elevating him to the Hall of Fame, only the second media personality to be so honored after the late Ka Doroy Valencia, the noted columnist of the defunct Philippines Daily Express.

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WHO confirms 615 swine flu cases

May 4, 2009 1:34 am· Comments Off on WHO confirms 615 swine flu cases 

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MOSCOW, May 2 — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday said the number of human cases of the swine flu virus A (H1N1) had risen to 615 from 365.

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Official: Hijacked ship not hired by Iran

May 4, 2009 1:33 am· Comments Off on Official: Hijacked ship not hired by Iran 

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TEHRAN, May 3 -– A top Iranian official said a ship recently hijacked by pirates was not hired by Iran.

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BSP considers suspension of mandatory submission of audited financial statements by accredited external auditors for one year

May 4, 2009 1:32 am· Comments Off on BSP considers suspension of mandatory submission of audited financial statements by accredited external auditors for one year 

MANILA, May 3 — While local lending activities remain healthy no matter the global economic downturn, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas consider it prudent to suspend for one year the mandatory submission of audited financial statements done by accredited external auditors.

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Cycling: PhilCycling defies POC order on May 9 elections

May 4, 2009 1:31 am· Comments Off on Cycling: PhilCycling defies POC order on May 9 elections 

MANILA, May 3 –The PhilCycling is defying an order by the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) that an election be held to determine a “new” set of officers for the national sports association (NSA) of cycling.

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Zarraga road mishap kills two babies on their way to church

May 4, 2009 1:30 am· Comments Off on Zarraga road mishap kills two babies on their way to church 

ILOILO CITY, May 3 -Two babies failed to reach the church alive for their scheduled baptism on Saturday after a passenger jeepney rammed the tricycle they were riding in along a highway in Brgy. Gines, Zarraga, Iloilo.

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Welfare of 17,000 OFWs is PGMA’s top concern in Syria state visit

May 4, 2009 1:29 am· Comments Off on Welfare of 17,000 OFWs is PGMA’s top concern in Syria state visit 

DAMASCUS, Syria, May 3 — The welfare of some 17,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) here is the top concern of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo when she arrives here on May 3 (Sunday) for a three-day state visit.

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Virologist: Use Tamiflu and vaccines wisely

May 4, 2009 1:29 am· Comments Off on Virologist: Use Tamiflu and vaccines wisely 

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 — The rising number of deaths and illnesses attributed to the influenza A H1N1 is causing much panic as it is so easily transmitted among humans, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise the pandemic alert to stage 5.

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ASEAN+3 reach agreement on all main components of regional reserve pool

May 4, 2009 1:28 am· Comments Off on ASEAN+3 reach agreement on all main components of regional reserve pool 

BALI, Indonesia, May 3 — Finance ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, China, Japan and South Korea (ASEAN+3) on Sunday reached here agreement on all main components of regional reserve pool, or CMIM, and will implement it before the end of this year.

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NGCP allots P10 billion for Mindanao’s new transmission lines

May 4, 2009 1:28 am· Comments Off on NGCP allots P10 billion for Mindanao’s new transmission lines 

MANILA , May 3 —The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP)has earmarked P10.32 billion for its expansion projects in Mindanao in the next three years.

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