BOC urged to tighten watch over toxic Christmas imports

September 6, 2009 9:57 pm· Comments Off on BOC urged to tighten watch over toxic Christmas imports 

MANILA, Sept. 7 — A waste and pollution watchdog has exhorted the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to be vigilant against attempts by unscrupulous traders to import goods containing harmful chemicals with the onset of the “ber” months.

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Hundreds of indigents benefit from PCSO’s record-setting medical mission in Davao Norte

September 6, 2009 9:57 pm· Comments Off on Hundreds of indigents benefit from PCSO’s record-setting medical mission in Davao Norte 

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, Sept. 7 — Hundreds of indigent patients trooped to different venues of the 23 barangays here for Sunday’s largest medical mission by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

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Duterte urges dads to allocate P3 M to support Army’s educational program

September 6, 2009 9:57 pm· Comments Off on Duterte urges dads to allocate P3 M to support Army’s educational program 

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 7 — Mayor Rodrigo Duterte urged the city council to pass an ordinance to allocate P3 million to support the educational fund of the Task Force Davao for the studies and skills development of qualified children in hinterland Paquibato District here.

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Army official asks residents to help identify slain rebels in Davao Sur

September 6, 2009 9:57 pm· Comments Off on Army official asks residents to help identify slain rebels in Davao Sur 

MAGSAYSAY, Davao del Sur, Sept. 7 — Colonel Ricardo Rainier Cruz, commanding officer of the 1002nd Infantry Brigade based in Pulutana, Malungon, Sarangani, urged residents in Davao del Sur to coordinate with the police in identifying the body of a slain rebel in Barangay Malawanit, here.

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Davao’s anti-smoking ordinance impresses visitors

September 6, 2009 9:57 pm· 1 Comment 

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 7 – The city’s anti-smoking ordinance has impressed the members of the Thailand’s Action on Smoking and Health Foundation during their recent visit in the city.

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UN chief deeply concerned over attacks, counterattacks in southern Sudan

September 6, 2009 9:57 pm· Comments Off on UN chief deeply concerned over attacks, counterattacks in southern Sudan 

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 7 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Sunday voiced his deep concern at the string of attacks and counterattacks in southern Sudan, and called upon all groups to settle their differences through peaceful means.

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Japan's 1st unmanned cargo vehicle to be launched into space Friday

September 6, 2009 9:57 pm· Comments Off on Japan's 1st unmanned cargo vehicle to be launched into space Friday 

TOKYO, Sept. 7 — Japan's first unmanned cargo vehicle for the International Space Station will be launched Friday amid growing public interest as the spacecraft is expected to play a crucial role in transportation after the fleet of reusable U.S. space shuttles is retired next year.

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Climate change could leave Korea with 'super hurricanes' and no winter

September 6, 2009 9:57 pm· Comments Off on Climate change could leave Korea with 'super hurricanes' and no winter 

SEOUL, Sept. 7 — Korea may experience a massive shift in weather patterns that would replace its frigid winters with heavy tropical rains and "super hurricanes," a state weather agency said Sunday.

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S. Korean president promises better jobs, welfare services

September 6, 2009 9:57 pm· Comments Off on S. Korean president promises better jobs, welfare services 

SEOUL, Sept. 7 — President Lee Myung-bak vowed Monday to help provide better jobs and welfare services, especially for the disabled, saying jobs not only help make a living but also allow people to live with dignity.

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S. Korea may sustain recovery without economic stimuli: U.S. expert

September 6, 2009 9:57 pm· Comments Off on S. Korea may sustain recovery without economic stimuli: U.S. expert 

By Hwang Doo-hyong

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 — South Korea may be able to sustain its strong economic recovery without further stimulus measures due to undaunted domestic consumption and brisk exports buttressed by a weak currency, a U.S. expert said Sunday.

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