Former President Cory leaving hospital on Thursday, says Noynoy

May 6, 2009 3:13 am· Comments Off on Former President Cory leaving hospital on Thursday, says Noynoy 

Manila,May 5 —Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III on Tuesday said that her mother, former President Corazon Aquino, is expected to be discharged from hospital on Thursday to continue her recovery at home.

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DENR strengthens partnership with LGUs on solid waste management

May 6, 2009 3:13 am· Comments Off on DENR strengthens partnership with LGUs on solid waste management 

MANILA, May 5 — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) moved today to cement its partnership with local government units (LGUs) in addressing solid waste management and climate change with a manifesto of commitment signed at the conclusion of the Zero-Basura Caravan held at the Pines View Hotel in Baguio City.

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ADB urges Asia to stay vigilant, work together against A/H1N1 flu

May 6, 2009 3:12 am· Comments Off on ADB urges Asia to stay vigilant, work together against A/H1N1 flu 

BALI, Indonesia, May 5 — All countries must be vigilant and work together to minimize risks and costs of influenza A/H1N1 in human and economic terms, said Haruhiko Kuroda, President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Tuesday.

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Globe net profit up 17% in Q1

May 6, 2009 3:11 am· Comments Off on Globe net profit up 17% in Q1 

MANILA, May 5 – Globe Telecom Inc. on Tuesday said its net income rose 17 percent to P4 billion in the first quarter this year from P3.4 billion last year.

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RP team sees very tough competition in Fiba-Champions Cup

May 6, 2009 3:11 am· Comments Off on RP team sees very tough competition in Fiba-Champions Cup 

MANILA, May 5 –The SMART GILAS PILIPINAS national team sees the semifinal as its modest goal when it sees action in the Fiba-Asia Champions Cup in Jakarta on May 12 to 20.

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109 more unassisted ex-NPA rebels in Cordillera get P20,000 cash assistance from gov't

May 6, 2009 3:10 am· Comments Off on 109 more unassisted ex-NPA rebels in Cordillera get P20,000 cash assistance from gov't 

TABUK CITY, May 5 -– A close friend of “Florante” (real name withheld for security purposes) had to carry him piggyback to the stage to receive the government’s cash assistance to former communist rebels like him who used to operate in the mountainous regions of the Northern Cordilleras.

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Ermita reports on RP’s substantive compliance with convention against torture

May 6, 2009 3:10 am· Comments Off on Ermita reports on RP’s substantive compliance with convention against torture 

MANILA, May 5 — Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, who chairs the Presidential Human Rights Committee (PHRC), said the Philippines has shown substantive compliance with the Convention Against Torture (CAT) and other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

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Anti-flu drug to be rationed in Australia

May 6, 2009 3:09 am· Comments Off on Anti-flu drug to be rationed in Australia 

CANBERRA, May 5 — The Australian Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon said on Tuesday that supply of Tamiflu will be rationed in Australia after a rush on the anti-viral drug in response to the global influenza A/H1N1 outbreak.

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Russia bans pork imports from Britain amid A/H1N1 flu spread

May 6, 2009 3:09 am· Comments Off on Russia bans pork imports from Britain amid A/H1N1 flu spread 

MOSCOW, May 5 — Russia has banned pork imports from Britain that reported 27 A/H1N1 flu cases, local media reported on Tuesday.

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SM Prime's consolidated income grows 7% to P1.7 B

May 6, 2009 3:08 am· Comments Off on SM Prime's consolidated income grows 7% to P1.7 B 

MANILA, May 5 —Consolidated income of SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime) reached P1.7 billion in the first quarter this year, up seven percent from P1.6 billion last year.

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