Ample supply of rice assured in Pangasinan

May 8, 2009 4:54 am· Comments Off on Ample supply of rice assured in Pangasinan 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, May 7 –The National Food Authority (NFA) has assured ample supply of rice in Pangasinan even with the onslaught of typhoon "Emong".

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RP nurses welcomed to New Zealand and not discriminated upon, says DFA

May 8, 2009 4:54 am· Comments Off on RP nurses welcomed to New Zealand and not discriminated upon, says DFA 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, May 7 –Filipino nurses are welcome to work and are not being discriminated in New Zealand, executives of the New Zealand Nursing Council assured the Department of Foreign Affars (DFA) in a recent meeting here.

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DFA roundup of A-H1N1 situation worldwide: No reported OFW with A/H1N1

May 8, 2009 4:53 am· Comments Off on DFA roundup of A-H1N1 situation worldwide: No reported OFW with A/H1N1 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, May 7 — Except for four Filipino visitors in Hong Kong who are to be released Friday after a seven-day quarantine from the A-H1N1 flu virus strain, “to date, there have been no reported cases of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by A/H1N1,” according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

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Russia stopped Georgian aggression to save human lives — Lavrov

May 8, 2009 4:53 am· Comments Off on Russia stopped Georgian aggression to save human lives — Lavrov 

MOSCOW, May 7 — Russia stopped Georgia’s aggression not to win geopolitical scores, but to save human lives in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with Euronews television on Thursday

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PAL to waive rebooking, refund penalties

May 8, 2009 4:52 am· Comments Off on PAL to waive rebooking, refund penalties 

MANILA, May 7 — Philippine Airlines on Thursday said it is waiving the rebooking and refund penalties for passengers who are apprehensive to travel due to the influenza A(H1N1) or swine flu.

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Typhoon 'Emong' now battering Pangasinan

May 8, 2009 4:52 am· Comments Off on Typhoon 'Emong' now battering Pangasinan 

DAGUPAN CITY, May 7 — Workers from government and private offices went home early today as Western Pangasinan is now is now under the impact of typhoon signal number 3, along with the provinces of Zambales and La Union.

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PGMA leads Butil Farmers’ Day celebration in Pampanga

May 8, 2009 4:51 am· Comments Off on PGMA leads Butil Farmers’ Day celebration in Pampanga 

MANILA, May 7 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be the guest of honor and speaker at the Butil Farmers’ Day anniversary celebration tomorrow, May 8, at the Paskuhan Village in San Fernando, Pampanga.

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Filipinos quarantined in HK for A-H1N1 released 'in good health' on Friday

May 8, 2009 4:50 am· Comments Off on Filipinos quarantined in HK for A-H1N1 released 'in good health' on Friday 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, May 7 — The four Filipinos who are in quarantine at the Metropark Hotel in Wanchai district in Hong Kong since the weekend will be released on Friday, May 8, apparently cleared of the A-H1N1 flu virus strain, it was reported today by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

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Russia to take part in NATO PA session: Duma speaker Gryzlov

May 8, 2009 4:50 am· Comments Off on Russia to take part in NATO PA session: Duma speaker Gryzlov 

MOSCOW, May 7 — Russian State Duma lower house Speaker Boris Gryzlov confirmed on Thursday that Russia will take part in a session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

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Good times roll on as fast food giants beat crisis

May 8, 2009 4:49 am· Comments Off on Good times roll on as fast food giants beat crisis 

HO CHI MINH CITY, May 7 — The fast-food industry, dominated by foreign players, is booming and expects the good times to continue this year despite the economic recession, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) said quoting a local media report Thursday.

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