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Chapter 41. Little Christina
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Charles Michael T. Herrera graduated this April at the top of his class. Here he is withbatchmate Jasmine Urquico. Photo by Darwin Zialcita courtesy of Jasmine Urquico
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George droppedthe pillow, said thanksto the courteousSergeant, then shavedand freshened up.Who could it be? hewondered. He wouldknow soon enough.It was a quick tripfrom his cell to thedining room. Gettingvisitors in prison wasalways a special treat.As he stepped into theroom, he felt a like aniron ball had dropped straight down hisstomach!ABS CBN News | MA- NILA, Philippines, 4/27/2013- The importation of poultryand poultry products fromChina is temporarily banned because of an outbreak of
highly pathogenic avian inﬂu-
enza in Shanghai.In a memorandum order dated April 17, AgricultureSecretary Proceso Alcala saidChina’s Ministry of Health
has conrmed the presence
of highly pathogenic H7N9
avian inﬂuenza in poultry in
Shanghai and neighboring re-gions on the eastern seaboard.“There is a need to preventthe entry of pathogenic virus
causing avian ﬂu to protect
the health of the local poultry population,” he said.
Quarantine ofcials must
be cautious of travelers whomight bring poultry and poultry products from China,Alcala said.The government has banned the importation fromShanghai of domestic andwild birds and their products,including day-old chicks,eggs, and semen from China.The Bureau of AnimalIndustry shall immediatelysuspend the processing, evalu-ation, and issuance of vet-erinary quarantine clearanceor international veterinary
certicate import permit for
the importation of these com-modities from China.Agriculture quarantineinspectors shall seize all ship-ments of poultry and poultry products from China in major sea and airports.
Bird ﬂu has reportedly
killed around 23 people inChina since the outbreak sometime in March.By CARMELA G. LAPE- ÑA, GMA News | DILIMAN4/29/2013 -- With a weightedgrade average of 1.065, BSBiology graduate CharlesMichael T. Herrera seems alikely candidate to be a “rock star” of science.But in his valedictoryspeech, the University of thePhilippines top-notcher ad-vised his fellow graduates tokeep their feet on the ground.“Science is as much aboutembracing certain outcomesand results as it is welcomingthe uncertain and unexpected bits. And despite all of our efforts to explain the universein an orderly fashion, the ten-dency for chaos, or entropy asBy CARMELA G. LA-PEÑA, GMA MANILA4/29/2013 -- Cash may be pouring into the economy, but it is making Philippinesociety even more inequitable,Sen. Edgardo Angara toldnew graduates of the nation’s premier university.“The new globalized, IT-driven world economy didnarrow income gaps betweencountries—but it also widenedincome gaps within them,”Angara said, noting that 20 inevery 100 Filipino familiesare middle-income, while 80are poor.
By Ernie D. Delﬁn
COSTAMESA, CALIFORNIA.Over 150 businesspeople,entrepreneurs and company
executives ﬂocked to Costa
Mesa’s Westin Hotel lastTuesday morning (4-23-13)that lasted till mid-afternoonto listen and learn more aboutthe current upbeat socio-eco-nomic developments that thePhilippines Sponsored by thePhilippine Consulate General-L.A. and the Phil. Trade andInvestment Center in coopera-tion with the Council on Tradeand Investment for Filipino-Americans (COTIFA) andthe Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce of Orange County(FACCOC), the Roadshow by Ed Puno,Philstar.com| MANILA,5/2/2013 -- The bid to disqualifydeposed PresidentJoseph Estrada inthe mayoral race inManila has reachedthe Supreme Court(SC).Lawyer Alicia Risos-Vidal
led a petition with the high
court yesterday question-ing the recent decision of theCommission on Elections(Comelec) dismissing with
nality her disquali-cation complaint
against the former president.A known lawyer of incumbent Ma-nila Mayor AlfredoLim – Estrada’s rival – Vidal alleged theComelec erred in junking her com- plaint.Her petition for review, acopy of which obtained by
The STAR, specically sought
t was around 1:30 in the afternoon, in the summer. Due to the sweltering heat, Georgeopted to take a short siesta. As he was dusting his pillow and worn out sleeping mat,Sergeant Geraldo, appeared to tell him he had a visitor.