SSS donates relief goods to typhoon victims in Ilocos Norte

October 16, 2009 9:41 pm· Comments Off on SSS donates relief goods to typhoon victims in Ilocos Norte 

new_sssOfficials of the Social Security System (SSS) and Laoag City Mayor Roger FariÃ’as (2nd from left) distribute relief bags as typhoon “Pepeng” battered Laoag City and nearby areas in Ilocos Norte on October 8. Each bag contained bottled water, canned goods, rice, loaf bread, cheese spread, biscuits, snack bars and noodles. Earlier, the SSS officials attended a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new SSS Laoag Building in Barangay Buttong. With Mayor Farinas in photo are (from left) SSS Commissioner Victorino Balais, Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary Horacio Templo and Laoag Branch Head Benjamin Lopez. (PNA photo/courtesy of SSS)
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Obama greets 30th anniversary of U.S.-China science, technology collaboration

October 16, 2009 8:59 pm· Comments Off on Obama greets 30th anniversary of U.S.-China science, technology collaboration 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 — U.S. President Barack Obama has sent a greeting letter to representatives taking part in the 13th U.S.-China Joint Commission Meetings on Science and Technology Cooperation to celebrate 30 years of collaboration in science and technology between the two countries, according to a senior White House official.

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A/H1N1 influenza death toll rises over 4,700, says WHO

October 16, 2009 8:59 pm· Comments Off on A/H1N1 influenza death toll rises over 4,700, says WHO 

GENEVA, Oct. 17 — At least 4,735 people worldwide have been killed by the A/H1N1 influenza since the new flu virus was identified in April, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a latest update on Friday.

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WHO identifies groups of people at highest risk of severe A/H1N1 infection

October 16, 2009 8:59 pm· Comments Off on WHO identifies groups of people at highest risk of severe A/H1N1 infection 

GENEVA, Oct. 17 — Pregnant women, children under two years of age and people with chronic lung disease are the three groups of people facing the greatest risk of severe or fatal A/ H1N1 influenza infection, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

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Pigs may have been infected with H1N1 virus in U.S.

October 16, 2009 8:59 pm· Comments Off on Pigs may have been infected with H1N1 virus in U.S. 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 — A preliminary test shows that some pigs in the U.S. state of Minnesota were tested positive for the H1N1 virus, which might be the first time that H1N1 flu cases were found in U.S. pigs.

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DOE monitoring prices of LPG and other fuel products to ensure consumer protection — Reyes

October 16, 2009 9:48 am· Comments Off on DOE monitoring prices of LPG and other fuel products to ensure consumer protection — Reyes 

MANILA, Oct. 16 — The Department of Energy (DOE) has assured the public that they are closely monitoring the prices of petroleum products in the country to ensure that Filipino consumers get fair and just pricing for gasoline, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

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Palace assures enough medicine supply for leptospirosis

October 16, 2009 9:48 am· Comments Off on Palace assures enough medicine supply for leptospirosis 

MANILA, Oct. 16 — Malacanang assured the public that the government has enough supply of medicines for leptospirosis.

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PGMA to give cash to 4Ps beneficiaries in Iloilo City

October 16, 2009 9:48 am· Comments Off on PGMA to give cash to 4Ps beneficiaries in Iloilo City 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 16 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will lead tomorrow the distribution of cash assistance under “Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program” (4Ps), to help poor households defray the cost of health, nutrition and education.

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Storm 'Ramil' slightly intensifies

October 16, 2009 9:48 am· Comments Off on Storm 'Ramil' slightly intensifies 

By Mediatrix P. Cristobal

MANILA, Oct. 16 — Tropical storm 'Ramil' (international name Lupit) slightly gained strength as it enters the Philippine territory Friday evening, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services (Pagasa).

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Give Reconstruction Commission a chance– Palace

October 16, 2009 9:48 am· Comments Off on Give Reconstruction Commission a chance– Palace 

MANILA, Oct. 16 — Malacañang appealed to critics on Friday to give the Special National Public-Private Reconstruction Commission a chance amid fears that funds maybe used for purposes other than rehabilitation.

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