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Archive for April, 2008

RP bans transplants for foreigners

Posted by Mai on 30th April 2008

The Manila Times Internet Edition
RP bans transplants for foreigners

By Rommel C. Lontayao Reporter

The Department of Health, stung by the alarming illegal trade of organs that mostly involves poor donors, on Tuesday announced that organ transplants for foreign patients will soon be banned in the country.

The Health department said the total ban on transplants for foreigners was in keeping with an order from President Gloria Arroyo.

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Troops capture bomb-making terrorist camp: Army

Posted by Mai on 30th April 2008

ABS-CBN News Online (Beta)
Troops capture bomb-making terrorist camp: Army

Agence France-Presse

ZAMBOANGA – Philippine troops captured a jungle camp of Islamic militants where bombs were being prepared for a major atrocity, the military said Wednesday.

An offensive was launched at midnight Tuesday in the remote southern island of Jolo, a known stronghold of Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) militants, said local anti-terror commander Brigadier General Juancho Sabban.

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Gov’t urges public: Try rice substitutes and extenders

Posted by Mai on 30th April 2008

Manila Bulletin Online
Gov’t urges public: Try rice substitutes and extenders

CEBU CITY — With the rising cost of rice, President Arroyo has encouraged the public to try and eat rice substitutes and other extenders of the grain.

The President said the promotion of rice alternatives seeks to make the Philippines less reliant on the grain, commonly imported by the government.

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$63 M committed to preserve Asia’s Coral Triangle

Posted by Mai on 30th April 2008

Philippine Star – Articles – -
$63 M committed to preserve Asia’s Coral Triangle

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

An international fund that aids sustainable environment projects has committed $63 million (euro40 million) to help preserve Southeast Asia’s Coral Triangle from overfishing and climate change, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Tuesday.

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Arroyo can’t sign cheaper drugs bill into law by May 1

Posted by Mai on 30th April 2008

GMANews.TV
Arroyo can’t sign cheaper drugs bill into law by May 1
04/30/2008 | 09:14 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Due to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s tight schedule, Malacañang on Wednesday admitted that the President may not be able to sign the Cheaper Medicines Bill into law in time for May 1 even as officials earlier hyped it as a gift for workers on Labor Day.

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Global warming may turn RP into ‘water world’

Posted by Mai on 30th April 2008

INQUIRER.net
SAY GREEN ADVOCATES
Global warming may turn RP into ‘water world’

By Tarra Quismundo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 20:01:00 04/29/2008

MANILA, Philippines — Half of Naga City submerged along with five eastern towns of the Bicol region, and between 20 million to 30 million turned into environment refugees across the Philippines.

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