Negros Oriental propagates new fish species

May 7, 2009 3:31 am· Comments Off on Negros Oriental propagates new fish species 

DUMAGUETE CITY, May 6 — The provincial government of Negros Oriental is propagating a new species of fish called “Pangasius” with the arrival of 10,000 fingerlings from Nueva Ecija.

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18 new A/H1N1 cases confirmed in Europe

May 7, 2009 3:31 am· Comments Off on 18 new A/H1N1 cases confirmed in Europe 

STOCKHOLM, May 6 — A total of 18 new A/H1N1 flu cases were confirmed in European countries within the last 24 hours, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said on Wednesday.

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140 foreign reporters apply to cover presidential elections

May 7, 2009 3:30 am· Comments Off on 140 foreign reporters apply to cover presidential elections 

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TEHRAN, May 6 — An Iranian official said 140 foreign reporters have applied for permission to cover the upcoming presidential elections in Iran so far.

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Fitch affirms “Stable” outlook on RP

May 7, 2009 3:29 am· Comments Off on Fitch affirms “Stable” outlook on RP 

Joann S. Villanueva

MANILA, May 5 –- Fitch Ratings on Wednesday retains its Stable outlook for the Philippines after it affirmed the country’s “BB” and “BB+” ratings for the Long-term foreign Issuer Default ratings (IDRs) and local currency Issuer Default ratings (IDRs), respectively.

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NCAA: Arellano, Angeles U and Emilio Aguinaldo College are guest teams

May 7, 2009 3:29 am· Comments Off on NCAA: Arellano, Angeles U and Emilio Aguinaldo College are guest teams 

MANILA, May 6 –The National Colleges Athletic Association (NCAA) Tuesday officially accepted Arellano University, Angeles University Foundation and Emilio Aguinaldo College as guest teams in the 85th NCAA season unfolding on June 27 at the Big Dome.

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Negros Oriental governor eyes construction of high-rise building for health services

May 7, 2009 3:28 am· Comments Off on Negros Oriental governor eyes construction of high-rise building for health services 

DUMAGUETE CITY, May 6 – Negros Oriental Gov. Emilio Macias II has tapped the services of a local architect for the construction of a high-rise building to strengthen health services at the provincial hospital.

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Party-list solon warns disqualification of bidders may lead to half-baked automated polls

May 7, 2009 3:27 am· Comments Off on Party-list solon warns disqualification of bidders may lead to half-baked automated polls 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, May 6 — A newly-installed party-list lawmaker said on Wednesday the increasing number of disqualified bidders for the poll automation project might affect voters’ behavior during the 2010 elections.

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Lab results show no influenza A/H1N1 case in Thailand

May 7, 2009 3:27 am· Comments Off on Lab results show no influenza A/H1N1 case in Thailand 

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BANGKOK, May 6 – Public health ministry officials said today that laboratory results conducted on three patients confirm all are clear of the influenza A/H1N1 virus. Two Thai men and a 50-year-old German woman all tested negative.

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US must take practical steps for nuclear disarmament — Hosseini

May 7, 2009 3:25 am· Comments Off on US must take practical steps for nuclear disarmament — Hosseini 

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UNITED NATIONS, New York, May 6 — Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said Tuesday that the US officials should take more practical steps if they were honest about helping nuclear disarmament worldwide.

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Auditors favor survival of Ssangyong Motor, court says

May 7, 2009 3:24 am· Comments Off on Auditors favor survival of Ssangyong Motor, court says 

SEOUL, May 6 — A South Korean court said Wednesday that auditors favored the survival of Ssangyong Motor Co. over its liquidation, raising hopes that the troubled automaker's restructuring plan will keep it afloat.

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