PHAP vows to implement revised code of practice

March 5, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on PHAP vows to implement revised code of practice 

MANILA, March 5 — The Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines (PHAP) said it is committed to implement the newly revised code of practice that seeks to raise public confidence that all its interactions with healthcare professionals, medical institutions and patient organizations are ethical, professional and appropriate.

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SSS ramps up efforts against erring employers

March 5, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on SSS ramps up efforts against erring employers 

MANILA, March 5 — The Social Security System (SSS), seeking to compel companies to fulfill their obligations to their workers, said the annual total of erring employers it sued last year surged 66 percent last year to 1,227 from only 740 in 2010.

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(Metro News) MMDA to launch ‘Metro Manila Green Print 2030’

March 5, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) MMDA to launch ‘Metro Manila Green Print 2030’ 

MANILA, March 5 — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will formally launch on Tuesday (March 6) a plan that it said will provide the overall framework to transform the National Capital Region (NCR) into a highly-competitive metropolis comparable with the best in the East Asian region.

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Iraqi VP may flee the country

March 5, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on Iraqi VP may flee the country 

BAGHDAD, March 4 — The Iraqi interior ministry said wanted Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi has plans to flee the country,thus the need for the Kurdish regional interior ministry to hand him over to judicial authorities, a ministry statement said on Sunday.

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Putin gets 64.61% of over 90% of ballots counted

March 5, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on Putin gets 64.61% of over 90% of ballots counted 

MOSCOW, March 5 — With over 90 percent of all ballots counted, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin received 64.61 percent of the vote in Russia’s March 4 presidential elections, the Russian Central Election Commission (CEC) said on Monday.

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Wagga Wagga residents evacuated as flood escalates in Australia's New South Wales

March 5, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on Wagga Wagga residents evacuated as flood escalates in Australia's New South Wales 

SYDNEY, March 5 — Hundreds of Australian residents in the southern New South Wales (NSW) city of Wagga Wagga have been ordered to leave their homes as the city's Murrumbidgee River is expected to reach major flood levels on Monday, local media reported.

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Putin praises Russia’s webcam network

March 5, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on Putin praises Russia’s webcam network 

MOSCOW, March 5 — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday expressed satisfaction over the performance of the network of webcams at the majority of polling stations in Russia, even as he stressed the use of the system in the future.

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S. Korean scholars to push for adoption of East Sea name

March 5, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on S. Korean scholars to push for adoption of East Sea name 

BRUSSELS, March 5 — South Korean scholars will promote the adoption of the name "East Sea" for the body of water between Korea and Japan during a seminar this week in Brussels with more than 30 international experts , organizers said on Monday, ahead of a crucial sea-naming conference next month.

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Putin announces victory in presidential election

March 5, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on Putin announces victory in presidential election 

MOSCOW, March 5 — Russia's presidential candidate Vladimir Putin announced here on Sunday he had won the presidential election.

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5 Chinese workers die in Brazzaville's blast

March 5, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on 5 Chinese workers die in Brazzaville's blast 

BEIJING, March 5 — Five Chinese workers died in an arsenal blast, which occurred at 8 o'clock a.m. on March 4, local time, in Brazzaville, Capital of Republic of Congo, China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

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