Sultan Kudarat councilor hurt in ambush

May 6, 2009 3:19 am· Comments Off on Sultan Kudarat councilor hurt in ambush 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, May 5 -– Police authorities in Sultan Kudarat said a councilor from the remote mountain town of Sen. Ninoy Aquino survived an ambush on Monday evening and sustained only minor injury.

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3 Filipinos quarantined in HK against A-H1N1 flu virus reported in good health

May 6, 2009 3:19 am· Comments Off on 3 Filipinos quarantined in HK against A-H1N1 flu virus reported in good health 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, May 5 –As the Philippines prepares to chair a Bangkok meeting of Southeast Asian health ministers’ meeting on Friday, May 8, regarding the A-H1N1 influenza strain, reports had reached the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) of three Filipinos being quarantined in Hong Kong as a precautionary measure against the possibly pandemic virus.

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China says quarantine of Canadian students legal

May 6, 2009 3:18 am· Comments Off on China says quarantine of Canadian students legal 

BEIJING, May 5 — China defended on Tuesday its quarantine of 25 Canadian students in Changchun, capital of northeastern Jilin Province, saying it was in accordance with law and the Canadians had assented to it.

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Golf: Ababa cops FCWT title with 72 in New Mexico

May 6, 2009 3:17 am· Comments Off on Golf: Ababa cops FCWT title with 72 in New Mexico 

MANILA,May 5 –Another Filipino gave the Philippines something to crow about in the world of sports last Sunday.

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Bandits, rebels involved in Zambo farmer’s kidnapping — AFP

May 6, 2009 3:17 am· Comments Off on Bandits, rebels involved in Zambo farmer’s kidnapping — AFP 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, May 5 — A military official disclosed that the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits and some members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels were the ones who kidnapped a farmer in a far-flung barangay in this southern port city.

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Angara pushes more protection for poor children

May 6, 2009 3:16 am· Comments Off on Angara pushes more protection for poor children 

MANILA, May 5 — Senator Edgardo Angara on Tuesday filed a social protection mechanism in the form of health insurance program for the poorest Filipino children by establishing the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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DOH-CHD intensifies info drive on H1N1 virus prevention in Northern Mindanao

May 6, 2009 3:15 am· Comments Off on DOH-CHD intensifies info drive on H1N1 virus prevention in Northern Mindanao 

Cagayan de Oro City, May 5 — Be vigilant! If you have fever for two days, immediately consult a doctor. Provide the sick person a separate room in the house or if this is not possible, keep the patient, at least, one-meter away from the other family members.

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No flu cases in Thailand, 3 quarantined as suspected cases

May 6, 2009 3:15 am· Comments Off on No flu cases in Thailand, 3 quarantined as suspected cases 

BANGKOK, May 5 — Thai Public Health Minister Witthaya Kaewparadai said Tuesday that two Thais and a German are now quarantined for suspected A/H1N1 flu infection as they were found to have high temperature after arriving from foreign countries, Thai media reported.

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Cycling: UCI tells POC not to interfere with May 9 election

May 6, 2009 3:14 am· Comments Off on Cycling: UCI tells POC not to interfere with May 9 election 

MANILA, May 5 –The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the world governing body for cycling, stressed its displeasure over an order by the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) that an election for the national sports association (NSA) for cycling be held on May 9.

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Mediamen attend security, protection training seminar

May 6, 2009 3:14 am· Comments Off on Mediamen attend security, protection training seminar 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, May 5 -— Mediamen in Pangasinan underwent training seminar relative to security and protection measures given by the Police Provincial Office on Tuesday.

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