First Turk dies of A(H1N1) flu

October 24, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on First Turk dies of A(H1N1) flu 

ANKARA, Oct. 25 — First Turk died of A(H1N1) flu in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Saturday, according to an official statement.

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News Analysis: ASEAN+3 strive to prepare regional reserve pool for kick-off

October 24, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on News Analysis: ASEAN+3 strive to prepare regional reserve pool for kick-off 

By Chen Jipeng

HUA HIN, Thailand, Oct. 25 — Leaders at the ongoing summits of east and southeast Asian leaders at the Thai beach resort of Hua Hin on Saturday urged their finance ministers to speed up preparation work on the region's foreign exchange reserve pool so that it can be launched by the year end.

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Opinion/Analysis: Speaking Out

October 24, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on Opinion/Analysis: Speaking Out 

MANILA, Oct. 25 — The recent launching of the Credit Surety Fund and the relaunching of the Economic and Financial Literacy Program of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in Cebu City provided me the long-delayed opportunity to reconnect with two former Ateneo Loyola classmates — Sonny Garcia and Fred Ong.

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Software firm NetSuite to hire 300 more employees; doubles RP operations

October 24, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on Software firm NetSuite to hire 300 more employees; doubles RP operations 

By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA, Oct. 25 — Cloud software firm NetSuite Inc. is set to hire 300 more employees as it doubles its Philippine operations to meet rising demand for its product.

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NCAA: JRU snares junior and senior men's MVP awards

October 24, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on NCAA: JRU snares junior and senior men's MVP awards 

MANILA, Oct. 25 — Jose Rizal University's John Wilson and Louie Vigil were the recipients of the Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards of both the seniors’ and juniors’ divisions of the 85th NCAA basketball tournament in simple awarding rites Friday at the Big Dome.

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Climate change protests held across Canada

October 24, 2009 11:27 pm· Comments Off on Climate change protests held across Canada 

OTTAWA, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) — Thousands of people turned up onto the streets of dozens of cities across Canada Saturday to take part in the global "Day of Action" to urge for more efforts to control climate change.

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MVP very much a part of the reconstruction body -Malacañang

October 24, 2009 11:56 am· Comments Off on MVP very much a part of the reconstruction body -Malacañang 

MANILA, Oct. 24 –Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita today said PLDT Group chairman Manuel Pangilinan is “very much a part of the Special National Public-Private Reconstruction Commission” organized by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo after storms “Ondoy” and “Pepeng” devastated Northern and Central Luzon and the National Capital Region.

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PGMA to push for connectivity during ASEAN meet

October 24, 2009 11:56 am· Comments Off on PGMA to push for connectivity during ASEAN meet 

MANILA, Oct. 24 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo left Saturday morning to join fellow leaders for the 15th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Cha-Am, Hua Hin, Thailand as part of government’s effort to continue and develop the country’s physical connectivity with neighboring nations.

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Lakas-Kampi-CMD still in search of VP

October 24, 2009 11:56 am· Comments Off on Lakas-Kampi-CMD still in search of VP 

MANILA, Oct. 24 — Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita on Saturday morning said the administration party Lakas-Kampi-CMD (Christian, Muslim, Democrats) is still looking for the running mate for its 2010 presidential candidate, Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro Jr.

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RP to push for delay in hosting NAM meet

October 24, 2009 11:56 am· Comments Off on RP to push for delay in hosting NAM meet 

MANILA, Oct. 24 — The Philippines will push for the deferment in its hosting of the meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), one of the largest and most influential international bodies pushing for world peace.

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