Friday, September 12, 2008


Scientists: To avoid heart disease, brush your teeth

Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 07:27:00 09/12/2008

PARIS—Here’s another reason to brush your teeth: Poor dental hygiene boosts the risk of heart attacks and strokes, a pair of studies reported this week.
“We now recognize that bacterial infections are an independent risk factor for heart diseases,” said Howard Jenkins of the University of Bristol in Britain, at a meeting of the Society for General Microbiology in Dublin.

“In other words, it doesn’t matter how fit, slim or healthy you are, you’re adding to your chances of getting heart disease by having bad teeth,” the professor said.
AND WHEN everyone avoids you due to bad breath, it also leads to HEART BREAK.
LTO hoping new licenses will not fade

By Riza T. Olchondra
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 08:15:00 09/12/2008

MANILA, Philippines—The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Thursday said it would bid out the contract to manufacture driver’s licenses within the year and hoped the bidders would tap technology that would prevent the cards from being baked in their plastic jackets.
WHAT on earth are those license cards made of? FLOUR?
Gas price going down, pan de sal going up

By Abigail L. Ho, Michael Lim Ubac
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 03:58:00 09/12/2008

MANILA, Philippines—The cost of fuel is going down at the pump, but the over-the-counter price of bread is likely to go up, reflecting differing reactions to international market adjustments. According to Trade Secretary Favila, “The reason they provided us is the increase in the price of raw materials. For flour millers, the reason they gave us was that current inventory was acquired three months ago at higher price. So they will unload it now,” Favila said.

“As of Wednesday, we have been paying P970—or P40 more—for each 25-kilogram bag of flour,” said PhilBaking president Simplicio Umali Jr.

“We might add 25 centavos per pan de sal but we’d make it bigger or we might keep the current price but make it smaller,” said Philippine Federation of Bakers Association vice president Lucito B. Chavez.
NOW its pan de sal. The Big-3 Oil companies must be in league with the bakers, notice the same worn-out excuse.
Make pan de sal smaller? Not any smaller than it already is, please.
I'd say make drivers LICENSE CARDS smaller instead.

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