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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June 3, 2009 Major News Stories


DOH releases 2 H1N1 cases; only 1 case remains in Cebu
THE Department of Health (DOH) 7 yesterday released the two confirmed cases of Influenza A (H1N1) in Cebu, after repeat test swabs showed both patients no longer have the virus.

Improving A(H1N1) statistics cited


LGUs to DOH: Be transparent on A(H1N1) 


DepEd enforces "no uniform" policy

The Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday reiterated its "no uniform" policy and clarified what constitutes "proper school attire" - that is, clothes that encourage respect for the school as an institution for learning.

Cabbies without receipts to face tax evasion 


DoH exec scolded by Roxas 

An official of the Department of Health (DoH) has offered to resign after Senator Manuel Roxas insinuated that the department failed to implement the Cheaper Medicines Law.

Garganera accuses tow owner of fraud


Arroyo allies railroad Senate-less con-ass 


Enrile on House move: Exercise in futility

Even if the House of Representatives would be able to approve Tuesday night the resolution calling for a constituent assembly to amend the 1987 Constitution, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said such would still be an exercise in futility.

Solon: Cha-Cha can extend Arroyo term


I was blocked from entering Batasan


Smartmatic-TIM wins automation bidding

The Commission on Election's procurement panel said on Tuesday the consortium of Smartmatic International and Total Information Management Corp. (TIM) was the "obvious" winner of the contract to automate the 2010 elections.

Puno: RP's credibility at stake in 2010 


Villar pirating Lakas-Kampi members

Malacañang has accused a presidential aspirant of trying to pirate members of the Lakas-Kampi-CMD party and dared him to instead focus on fixing his problems in the Senate.

Ramos willing to meet Estrada 

Former President Fidel Ramos is willing to meet with former President Joseph Estrada as some members of the former Lakas Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) mull jumping ship after the party merged with the Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (Kampi) last week, Ramos' spokesman said.

Erap willing to take Noli into opposition 

Former President Joseph "Erap" Estrada on Tuesday expressed willingness to take Vice President Noli de Castro into the arms of the opposition.

Anti-dynasty bill approved


Salonga gets SC nod for High Court

Senior Court of Appeals (CA) Justice Josefina Salonga, known in the judicial circle for her independence and integrity, topped the voting by Supreme Court (SC) justices to fill up posts vacated by retired justices Alicia Austria-Martinez and Dante Tinga. An outsider, businessman Rodolfo Robles, also figured in the top choices of the High Court justices for the two vacancies.

Supreme Court submits 6 names to JBC


Mancao wants bulletproof vest upon arrival

Former police colonel Cezar Mancao II requested that a bulletproof vest be put on him when he returns to the country later this week for the reinvestigation of the 2000 Dacer-Corbito murders.

Pinay in KSA jumps off building, injured

A Filipino household service worker in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia jumped off a three-story building to escape her employers who accused her of stealing their jewelry.

RP Consulate aids injured OFW in Yanbu 


Debris from Air France plane found

Brazil's Air Force says it has found airplane seats and other debris floating in the Atlantic Ocean along the path that a missing Air France jet was flying.

Obama: NY Republican for Army secretary


Peñalosa wants one last fight

After a painful loss to World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez, former world champion Gerry Peñalosa is looking to fight one more time before eventually hanging his gloves.

Halili negative for drugs, says PDEA

Actress Katrina Halili on Tuesday tested negative for illegal drugs, the Philippines Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said.

Brazilian TV host distances self from Kho

Television host Daiana Menezes has vehemently denied that she was the Brazilian girl in one of Dr. Hayden Kho's sex videos.

PMA: Kho already being 'punished' 

Regardless of whether he will be punished or not by the Philippine Medical Association (PMA), controversial doctor Hayden Kho Jr. is already being chastised with loss of trust from his patients.

Geisler slapped with sex complaint

Police filed several charges, including acts of lasciviousness and unjust vexation, against actor Baron Geisler for allegedly sexually harassing actress Yasmien Kurdi, a police official said.

Mar all set to seek blessings of Korina's kin

Senator Manuel Roxas II is set to ask for the hand of his fiancée, broadcaster Korina Sanchez, on Saturday.

Padyak ads, Korina pull up Mar's ratings


Judai: I want twins!

Young superstar Judy Ann Santos confessed that she wants to have twins.

'Vanessa': I'm worried for my family

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