RITM capable to respond to outbreak of emerging diseases

June 26, 2012 10:14 pm· Comments Off on RITM capable to respond to outbreak of emerging diseases 

By Modesto Antonio G. Ibarra

MANILA, June 26 – The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) has the capacity to respond to outbreaks or pandemic due to emerging diseases, including the Ebola, human influenza A(H1N1) virus and the avian influenza A(H5N1) virus.

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PhilHealth scales up efforts to protect mothers

June 26, 2012 10:14 pm· Comments Off on PhilHealth scales up efforts to protect mothers 

MANILA, June 26 – Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is boosting its efforts to protect Filipino mothers.

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Teenagers into smoking likely to suffer top five lifestyle diseases –health expert

June 26, 2012 10:14 pm· Comments Off on Teenagers into smoking likely to suffer top five lifestyle diseases –health expert 

MANILA, June 26 — Teenagers, who are hooked into smoking, are likely to suffer in their latter years, or 10 years at the earliest, the top five lifestyle diseases — stroke due to hypertension, heart attack, cancer, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and diabetes.

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Foreign Ministry warns Russians against travel to Paraguay

June 26, 2012 10:14 pm· Comments Off on Foreign Ministry warns Russians against travel to Paraguay 

MOSCOW, June 26 — The Russian Foreign Ministry has advised the Russian citizens to temporarily refrain from traveling to Paraguay due to a growing political crisis in the Latin American country.

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Antique airport fit for use of flying schools, says CAAP chief

June 26, 2012 10:14 pm· Comments Off on Antique airport fit for use of flying schools, says CAAP chief 

ILOILO CITY, June 26 – The Antique airport is very conducive for use by flying schools for their training of student pilots, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Manager Efren Nagrama said.

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Cebu Pacific cuts fuel surcharge by 20% on all domestic flights

June 26, 2012 10:14 pm· Comments Off on Cebu Pacific cuts fuel surcharge by 20% on all domestic flights 

MANILA, June 25 — Cebu Pacific has reduced its fuel surcharge by as much as 20 percent on all domestic flights starting Monday to attract more passengers.

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Ha Noi attracts 8M visitors this year

June 26, 2012 10:14 pm· Comments Off on Ha Noi attracts 8M visitors this year 

HA NOI, June 26 — Ha Noi has attracted about 8.33 million domestic and foreign visitors so far this year, according to the Ha Noi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

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Volun-tourism to enhance tourism in the country – solon

June 26, 2012 10:14 pm· Comments Off on Volun-tourism to enhance tourism in the country – solon 

MANILA, June 26 — To further enhance the country's tourism industry, a legislator has filed a bill seeking to promote an immersion program called Volunteer Tourism or Volun-Tourism in the country.

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Moscow warns Russians vs. travel to Paraguay

June 26, 2012 10:14 pm· Comments Off on Moscow warns Russians vs. travel to Paraguay 

MOSCOW, June 26 — The Russian Foreign Ministry has advised Russian citizens to temporarily refrain from traveling to Paraguay due to a growing political crisis in the Latin American country.

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EastWest bank to acquire rural bank for P41M

June 26, 2012 10:07 pm· Comments Off on EastWest bank to acquire rural bank for P41M 

MANILA, June 26 –- EastWest Banking Corporation will acquire a Pasig City-based rural bank for P41 million and not P42 million as earlier reported.

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