S. Korea scraps largest army festival over flu scare

September 3, 2009 10:12 pm· Comments Off on S. Korea scraps largest army festival over flu scare 

By Sam Kim

SEOUL, Sept. 4 — South Korea's Army said Friday it has canceled its largest community relations exhibition scheduled for next month due to fears it may become a conduit for the highly contagious type-A influenza.

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S. Korea reports brain death linked to new flu

September 3, 2009 10:12 pm· Comments Off on S. Korea reports brain death linked to new flu 

SEOUL, Sept. 4 – A female new flu patient in her 40s was pronounced brain dead, Seoul officials said Friday, amid growing concerns that the H1N1 virus is spreading fast in South Korea.

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“Usaping Balita” discusses smuggling problems

September 3, 2009 9:50 pm· Comments Off on “Usaping Balita” discusses smuggling problems 

seryesmugglingZambales 2nd Dist. Rep. Mitos Magsaysay discusses together with (clockwise, 2nd from left) Prof. Benjamin Diokno, Federation of Philippine Industries president Jesus Arranza and Northern Samar 2nd Dist. Rep. Emil Ong the effects of smuggling on the local trading and manufacturing sectors as well as the economy as a whole during the regular “Usaping Balita” media forum Thursday (September 3, 2009) in Quezon City. (PNA photo by Jess Escaros Jr.)
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Cabatuan Agro-Industrial Fair launches veggie noodles

September 3, 2009 9:48 pm· Comments Off on Cabatuan Agro-Industrial Fair launches veggie noodles 

DSC_0214-1Agriculture Secretary Arthur C. Yap (right) and Mayor Ramon C. Yee of Cabatuan, Iloilo show packets of Cabatuan Nutri-Noodles during the official launch of the nutritious food item fortified with malunggay leaves, squash and other vegetables at the Agro-Industrial Fair in Cabatuan, Iloilo. (PNA/PR photo)
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LGUs, NGOs join forces vs. corruption

September 3, 2009 9:28 pm· Comments Off on LGUs, NGOs join forces vs. corruption 

MANILA, Sept. 3 –Four cities in Luzon and Visayas have expressed their openness to work with civil society groups in improving and sustaining good governance as they took part Wednesday in a forum conducted by the Asia Foundation and funded by the British Embassy in Manila.

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PNP transfers ex-Abra Governor Valera to Quezon City Jail

September 3, 2009 9:28 pm· Comments Off on PNP transfers ex-Abra Governor Valera to Quezon City Jail 

MANILA, September 3 –The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday night transferred former Abra Governor Isidro Vicente Valera to the Quezon City Jail from the PNP-Custodial Center in Camp Crame upon the order of the court.

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Ex-AFP chief Senga confirms officers' involvement in plot against gov't in 2006

September 3, 2009 9:28 pm· Comments Off on Ex-AFP chief Senga confirms officers' involvement in plot against gov't in 2006 

MANILA, September 3 – Former military chief and now Iran Ambassador Generoso Senga on Thursday pinned down the officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) involved in the plot to topple the Arroyo administration in February 2006.

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(Metro News) Valenzuela provides medical and social services to marginalized residents in Parada

September 3, 2009 9:28 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Valenzuela provides medical and social services to marginalized residents in Parada 

MANILA, Sept. 4 — As part of its efforts to uplift the plight of its marginalized constituents, the Valenzuela local government series conducted a series of medical and social service missions at the city’s Parada district recently.

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Two Chinese nationals arrested by PDEA and PNP-AIDSOTF in Laguna shabu lab raid

September 3, 2009 9:28 pm· Comments Off on Two Chinese nationals arrested by PDEA and PNP-AIDSOTF in Laguna shabu lab raid 

MANILA, September 3 – Two Chinese nationals were arrested after combined elements of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) raided a shabu laboratory in Laguna province Thursday morning.

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Pilfered main transmission line causes 17 hours of power outage in Dumaguete, 8 towns

September 3, 2009 9:28 pm· Comments Off on Pilfered main transmission line causes 17 hours of power outage in Dumaguete, 8 towns 

By Judy Flores-Partlow

DUMAGUETE CITY, Sept. 3 – Dumaguete City and at least eight other towns in Negros Oriental suffered 17 hours of power interruption after a main power transmission line tower of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in Barangay Basiao in San Jose was toppled by strong winds at dawn Thursday.

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