PGMA leads the turnover of the computers under School E-Management System for ELementary Schools and distribution of Philhealth cards

May 20, 2009 3:18 am· Comments Off on PGMA leads the turnover of the computers under School E-Management System for ELementary Schools and distribution of Philhealth cards 

1905computerturnoverPresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo leads the turnover of the computers under School E-Management System for ELementary Schools and distribution of Philhealth cards Monday (May 18) at the Macario Asistio Sr. High School Annex Covered Court in Barangay 14, Caloocan City. At left is the school Principal Teodora Madelyn Ilagan, one of recipients of the computers. At right is Caloocan City 2nd District Rep. Mary Mitzi Cajayon. (PNA/NIB/mp)V3/jme

Global economic crisis hits tourism in Costa Rica

May 20, 2009 3:17 am· Comments Off on Global economic crisis hits tourism in Costa Rica 

SAN JOSE, May 19 — Costa Rica's tourism industry has seen a drop due to the current international financial crisis and expectations on the sector have been lowered, the country's national tourism bureau said Monday.

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Cycling: Tour of Mindanao set on June 4-7

May 20, 2009 3:16 am· Comments Off on Cycling: Tour of Mindanao set on June 4-7 

By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, May 19 — The Race for Peace-First Tour of Mindanao reels off June 4 to June 7 with 12 teams vying for honors in the four-stage competition that will cover 682 kilometers of roads in the major island down south.

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DSWD releases over PhP5M for 4Ps in Iloilo City

May 20, 2009 3:16 am· Comments Off on DSWD releases over PhP5M for 4Ps in Iloilo City 

ILOILO CITY, May 19 – Close to 3,000 beneficiaries here will receive their cash grants from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in line with the agency’s “Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program”, more popularly known as 4Ps.

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Heavy rains prevent rescue, retrieval

May 20, 2009 3:15 am· Comments Off on Heavy rains prevent rescue, retrieval 

of Compostela Valley landslide victims

DAVAO CITY, May 19 –Rescue and retrieval operations in the landslide-hit mining villages in Mangapispis, Sitio Boringot, Barangay Napnapan, Pantukan, Compostela Valley were temporarily halted Tuesday evening due to heavy rains that triggered massive mudflows.

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Japan to phase out onboard new-flu quarantine inspections

May 20, 2009 3:14 am· Comments Off on Japan to phase out onboard new-flu quarantine inspections 

TOKYO, May 19 — Quarantine inspections to find infection cases of a new strain of influenza aboard airplanes arriving in Japan from North America will be terminated as early as the end of this week after gradually being scaled down, health ministry officials said Tuesday.

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IWC panel postpones decision on Japanese coastal whaling

May 20, 2009 3:14 am· Comments Off on IWC panel postpones decision on Japanese coastal whaling 

GENEVA, May 19 — An International Whaling Commission (IWC) panel said Monday it will postpone for one year its decision on whether to allow Japan to hunt whales in its coastal waters in return for scaling down or ending its "research whaling" in the Antarctic Ocean.

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Is Davao defying the impact of the global downturn?

May 20, 2009 3:13 am· Comments Off on Is Davao defying the impact of the global downturn? 

By Aurelio A. Pena

DAVAO CITY, May 19 — If you're commuting daily from Lanang to Bajada and back, along the long stretch of J. P. Laurel Avenue, you’ll get the impression that this bustling southern city of Davao seems to be defying the full impact of the global downturn.

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Smart introduces surf to max on mobile phone

May 20, 2009 3:13 am· Comments Off on Smart introduces surf to max on mobile phone 

MANILA, May 19 –Smart Communications, Inc., the country's leading wireless services provider, has introduced the Budget Surf and Daily Surf mobile Internet packages in a move to provide subscribers with a fixed and low-cost rates.

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Ilonggo farmers told to avail of palay seeds subsidy

May 20, 2009 3:12 am· Comments Off on Ilonggo farmers told to avail of palay seeds subsidy 

ILOILO CITY, May 18 – Farmers in Iloilo province are being told to avail of the Department of Agriculture (DA) palay subsidy.

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