Understanding the economics of RP private schools (Feature)

May 22, 2009 9:44 pm· Comments Off on Understanding the economics of RP private schools (Feature) 

By Aurelio A. Pena

DAVAO CITY, May 22 — Enrollment time always makes my blood boil. It’s more than the cash that you have to pile up for the tuition and books, it’s the trauma that a lot of parents went thru after some private grade schools here shut out of the door, scores of children last March for failure to get a permit for the final exams.

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U/KBs NPL ratio further improves in March ’09

May 22, 2009 9:44 pm· Comments Off on U/KBs NPL ratio further improves in March ’09 

MANILA, May 22 – Non-performing loans (NPL) ratio of universal and commercial banks (U/KBs) posted another improvement for the sixth consecutive month in end-March 2009 after it went down to 3.56 percent.

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Banks remain profitable amid global crisis

May 22, 2009 9:44 pm· Comments Off on Banks remain profitable amid global crisis 

MANILA, May 22 –- The country's banks continue to remain profitable and in better shape to withstand the harsh global financial environment.

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Whale sharks fascinate tourists at Lingayen Beach

May 22, 2009 12:30 pm· Comments Off on Whale sharks fascinate tourists at Lingayen Beach 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, May 22 –Five "butandings" or whale sharks are now an added attraction at the Lingayen Beach as they fascinate promenaders with their diving maneuvers and other eye-catching antics.

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Shorter travel time, lower cost make more passengers prefer to take Ro-Ro vessels

May 22, 2009 12:30 pm· Comments Off on Shorter travel time, lower cost make more passengers prefer to take Ro-Ro vessels 

By Annabel J. Petinglay

ILOILO CITY, May 22 – More passengers going to Metro Manila now prefer to take the roll-on-roll-off (Ro-Ro) vessels because of their convenience, shorter travel time and lower cost.

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Camotes Island eyed as tourism icon

May 22, 2009 12:30 pm· Comments Off on Camotes Island eyed as tourism icon 

CEBU CITY, May 22 — Camotes Island has been chosen by the Department of Tourism (DOT) 7 as the new "iconic product” in Central Visayas.

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Foreign tourist arrivals in Thailand to drop

May 22, 2009 12:30 pm· Comments Off on Foreign tourist arrivals in Thailand to drop 

BANGKOK, May 22 — The Thai Travel Agents Association (TTAA) has forecast Thailand’s tourist arrivals would drop a further 10-15 percent as a result of the influenza A/H1N1 outbreak even though latest lab tests confirmed no new cases found in the kingdom.

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First AH1N1 flu case in RP contained, let’s be cautious but not panic — Remonde

May 22, 2009 12:30 pm· Comments Off on First AH1N1 flu case in RP contained, let’s be cautious but not panic — Remonde 

MANILA, May 22 — Saying that the one confirmed case of Influenza AH1N1 has been contained by health authorities, Press Secretary Cerge Remonde today called on the people to be cautious and vigilant but not to panic.

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Palace urges greater vigilance against spread of AH1N1 virus

May 22, 2009 12:30 pm· Comments Off on Palace urges greater vigilance against spread of AH1N1 virus 

MANILA, May 22 — Malacanang today called for greater vigilance against the spread of the A(H1N1) influenza as Filipinos come to grips with the reality that the dreaded virus has already reached the country.

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HK requires statutory report of A/H1N1 flu lab leakage

May 22, 2009 12:30 pm· Comments Off on HK requires statutory report of A/H1N1 flu lab leakage 

HONG KONG, May 22 — A spokesman for Department of Health of Hong Kong Friday said the government had amended the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (Cap. 599) to include influenza A/H1N1 virus to the list of infectious agents specified in Schedule 2 to the ordinance.

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