The Good Earth: Research finds toxics in Asian animal feeds

A SURVEY conducted by animal health researchers revealed that 30 percent of samples collected from complete feed, premix, inorganic minerals and organic minerals available in the Asia Pacific contained heavy metals that are above acceptable levels in the European Union (EU). The 2015 Alltech Heavy Metal Survey analyzed about 500 samples from the Asia-Pacific region

Cordova school gets solar panels to energize classrooms

GILUTONGAN Elementary School has enough classrooms, but its pupils and teachers would sometimes hold their classes outside, under the shade of a tree. They have computers, but the children rarely get their hands on them. The problem: lack of electricity. The arrival of more than a dozen solar panels and its official turnover to school

OFWs urged not to splurge on goodies for loved ones

OVERSEAS Filipino workers (OFWs) were urged Friday to save money instead of spending everything on goodies to be sent to their loved ones back home.

In a statement, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said OFWs must learn to resist the urge of giving all out, especially on material stuff.

“OFWs should not be blinded by the fact that they are earning good money. There are so many stories of OFWs that tell of their painful struggle abroad to earn for their families but have forgotten to save and invest for the rainy day. And they come home for good only to realize that they have to start all over again,” said Baldoz. (MORE)

Order of the Knights of Rizal

PCCFInduction 162Photo shows Sir Juancho de los Santos, KCR, chapter commander of the Order of the Knights of Rizal, is shown in photo conferring notes with Sir Joaquin T. Taduran Jr., KCR, chancellor of the OKOR-Scarborough Chapter in conjunction with the two chapters coordinated efforts in the implementation of their respective projects in support of the OKOR-Canada Region headed by Sir Jaime T. Marasigan, KGOR, who will head the OKOR-Canada Region during the 20th Global Assembly of the Order of the Knights of Rizal on February 19-22, 2015 at the Heritage City of Vigan, Ilocos Sur. (St. Jamestown News Service, Manny Papa & Dindo Orbeso)

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Cebuana negative for Mers-CoV

CEBU CITY — Health authorities have allowed a Cebuana to stay at home after she tested negative for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (Mers-CoV).

The patient from Cebu City boarded the Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight 860 with the Filipina nurse who tested positive for Mers-CoV upon arriving in the Philippines from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Department of Health-Central Visayas Director Jaime Bernadas said the results on the Cebuana came out Friday after samples were obtained from her the night before. (MORE)

‘Nonsense’ ordinance

Cebu City speed limit

Wala gyud ko kasabot aning balaod ni [Cebu City Mayor] Mike Rama sa SRP. Twelve years na ko nagdrive-drive ug so far, mao pa ni pinaka-nonsense nga balaod ako nasugatan. Common sense Mr. Mayor?

Photo taken on February 7, 11:23 a.m.

By Kristian Flores


DOH: Pinay nurse tested positive for Mers-CoV

THE Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday a Filipina nurse working in Saudi Arabia has been confined at a government research facility for contracting the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus (Mers-CoV).

DOH spokesperson Lyndon Lee Suy said the 32-year-old woman experienced symptoms of the disease: fever, body pain, cough and difficulty of breathing.

He said doctors at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Muntinlupa City are currently observing her situation in a negative pressure isolation room, which has a ventilation system to prevent the spread of the virus. (MORE)