Sen. Escudero wishes Bar examinees this year good luck

September 5, 2009 11:18 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Sept. 5 — Senator Francis Escudero on Saturday wished thousands of men and women taking the Bar examinations this year good luck, saying may they find strength, wisdom and perseverance to prevail over this last hurdle before becoming bona fide lawyers.

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Miriam asks Malacanang to pass Anti-Torture Law

September 5, 2009 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Miriam asks Malacanang to pass Anti-Torture Law 

MANILA, Sept. 5 — Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Saturday asked Malacanang to sign into law the Anti-Torture Bill once the House of Representatives ratifies the consolidated version of the landmark legislation.

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“Task force Watershed” created to protect Agusan, Butuan 4,300-ha Taguibo Watershed Area

September 5, 2009 11:18 pm· Comments Off on “Task force Watershed” created to protect Agusan, Butuan 4,300-ha Taguibo Watershed Area 

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 6 – A “Task Force Watershed” (TFW) has been created to protect and conserve water resources of the 4,300-hectare Taguibo Watershed in Agusan del Norte and this region’s capital city, top environment officials said.

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AFP's P220-M “Kalayaan sa Barangay Program” due in Surigao del Sur

September 5, 2009 11:18 pm· Comments Off on AFP's P220-M “Kalayaan sa Barangay Program” due in Surigao del Sur 

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 6 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is implementing a Php220-million “Kalayaan sa Barangay Program” KBP) in Surigao del Sur province.

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24 bodies recovered from quake-triggered landslide in W. Java

September 5, 2009 11:18 pm· Comments Off on 24 bodies recovered from quake-triggered landslide in W. Java 

CIANJUR, W. Java, Sept. 5 — Rescuers on Friday recovered the bodies of 24 of the 57 people believed buried in a landslide in Babakan Caringin, Cianjur, that was triggered by Wednesday`s powerful earthquake.

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Seven trapped miners confirmed dead in China coal mine flooding

September 5, 2009 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Seven trapped miners confirmed dead in China coal mine flooding 

NANCHANG, Sept. 5 — All the seven miners trapped underground after a coal mine was flooded 10 days ago in east China's Jiangxi province were confirmed dead, local authorities said Saturday.

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Key U.S. lawmaker acknowledges notable improvement in Pakistan security

September 5, 2009 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Key U.S. lawmaker acknowledges notable improvement in Pakistan security 

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 — Democratic Senator Jack Reed, a key congressional voice on security affairs, has applauded “notable improvement” in the situation in Pakistan in the wake of the country’s anti-militant campaign in its northwestern regions.

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Envoy calls on N. Korea to return to 6-way talks

September 5, 2009 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Envoy calls on N. Korea to return to 6-way talks 

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 — The U.S. point man on North Korea called Friday for the isolated state to return to six-party disarmament talks, reiterating that bilateral negotiations must be held within the multilateral framework.

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S. Korea, U.S. coordinate strategy on N. Korea

September 5, 2009 11:18 pm· Comments Off on S. Korea, U.S. coordinate strategy on N. Korea 

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SEOUL, Sept. 5 — South Korea and the United States held a top-level meeting here Saturday to discuss a joint response to North Korea's recent overtures and renewed nuclear threats.

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Relative arrested in U.S. trailer deaths case

September 5, 2009 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Relative arrested in U.S. trailer deaths case 

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MOSCOW, Sept. 5 — A man in Brunswick, southeast Georgia, U.S., who called 911 to inform them that his whole family was killed in a mobile home, has been arrested and charged on eight counts of first degree murder, CNN reported.

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