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DLSU suspends classes for 10 days over H1N1 flu

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By Sheila Crisostomo – Health Secretary Francisco Duque III reported yesterday that De La Salle University (DLSU) officials have decided to voluntarily close the campus along Taft Ave. in Manila starting today up to June 14 after one of its foreign exchange students was found positive for Influenza A(H1N1). Read more »

School opening ‘peaceful, orderly’

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By Rainier Allan Ronda – It was a “very smooth and orderly” opening of classes for the 19.46 million public school students yesterday, according to Education Secretary Jesli Lapus.

Fil-Am is Georgetown Summa graduate

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Raymond Patrick Tolentino graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University and was named Salutatorian of the University’s Class of 2009. Tolentino earned a degree in English with a minor in Government and Japanese, and finished with a Quality Point Index (QPI) of 3.989.

The Philippine English warming

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By Paolo Reyes – THE Philippines’ claim as the only English-speaking country in Asia used to be a proud badge that every Filipino wore. We always marketed our country as having the highest literacy rate in the region, thus a foreign investor’s dream location. Sadly, this competitive advantage is Read more »

Pinoy poet to receive Italy’s top prize

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MANILA, Philippines – Poet and critic Gémino Abad has been named this year’s recipient of Italy’s most coveted literary prize, the Prize Premio Feronia – Citta di Fiano 2009 under the foreign author category. The prize will be conferred on July 11 during the Nomination Ceremony at the historic Castle Read more »

Pinoy book lovers criticize new Customs policy

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By Rainier Allan Ronda MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) revised interpretation of a law that granted tax-free importation of foreign books could soon make international best-selling books scarce in local bookstores and out of the reach of ordinary Filipino book lovers.