Police probe presence of street gangs in Negros Oriental town

May 5, 2009 3:39 am· Comments Off on Police probe presence of street gangs in Negros Oriental town 

DUMAGUETE CITY, May 4 – The police in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental have released a minor to his father for temporary custody pending the filing of formal charges against him for allegedly stabbing three gang members recently in self-defense.

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Taiwan high court saves Filipina from death sentence

May 5, 2009 3:38 am· Comments Off on Taiwan high court saves Filipina from death sentence 

MANILA, May 4 – The Taiwan High Court in Kaoshiung, Taiwan today reduced to life imprisonment the death sentence meted by the Kaoshiung District Court to Nemencia "Cecille" Armia Alcaraz for the slaying of a Taiwanese national in 2007.

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HK gov't provides flu-related emotional support service

May 5, 2009 3:38 am· Comments Off on HK gov't provides flu-related emotional support service 

HONG KONG, May 4 — The Hong Kong Social Welfare Department (SWD) allocated 620,000 HK dollars (80,083 US dollars) for two non-governmental organizations to run designated hotlines to provide emotional support service for people who come under distress amid recent concerns over the A/H1N1 influenza.

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Some 8.5M Europeans to lose jobs in 2009, 2010

May 5, 2009 3:37 am· Comments Off on Some 8.5M Europeans to lose jobs in 2009, 2010 

BRUSSELS, May 4 — Some 8.5 million Europeans are expected to lose their jobs in 2009 and 2010 as the European Union (EU) economy plunged into a deeper recession than previously thought, the European Commission warned on Monday.

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Fit-and-proper rule now applies to pawnshops

May 5, 2009 3:37 am· Comments Off on Fit-and-proper rule now applies to pawnshops 

MANILA. May 4 — The so-called fit-and-proper rule that used to apply strictly on the management and owners of banks and financial institutions now also apply to tens of thousands of pawnshops across the country, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said on Monday.

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Dumaguete is kick-off venue for 1st Milo Football Festival Caravan

May 5, 2009 3:36 am· Comments Off on Dumaguete is kick-off venue for 1st Milo Football Festival Caravan 

DUMAGUETE CITY, May 4 –- Dumaguete will be the host kick-off venue for the 1st Milo Football Festival Caravan to reel off May 8 at the Silliman University Ballfield.

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DENR starts Zero-Basura info caravan in Baguio City

May 5, 2009 3:35 am· Comments Off on DENR starts Zero-Basura info caravan in Baguio City 

BAGUIO CITY, May 4 — Looking at the critical role of the local government units in solving garbage problem, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources will conduct a massive information campaign among local officials that will kick off tomorrow (May 5) at the Pines Hotel in Baguio City.

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"Dante" now a typhoon, but moves away from RP

May 5, 2009 3:35 am· Comments Off on "Dante" now a typhoon, but moves away from RP 

MANILA, May 4 — Tropical storm "Dante" has intensified into a typhoon Monday afternoon, but veers away from the Philippine territory Monday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

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Indonesian health ministry takes steps to combat A/H1N1 flu

May 5, 2009 3:34 am· Comments Off on Indonesian health ministry takes steps to combat A/H1N1 flu 

JAKARTA, May 4 — The Indonesian Health Ministry took several steps to combat the H1N1 virus, particularly by screening tourists in airports and ports, the country's Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari told reporters in a conference on Monday.

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Nepali PM Prachanda declares resignation

May 5, 2009 3:34 am· Comments Off on Nepali PM Prachanda declares resignation 

KATHMANDU, May 4 — Nepali Prime Minister Prachanda on Monday resigned from his post.

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