RP journalist among speakers in high-level media confab

September 15, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on RP journalist among speakers in high-level media confab 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Sept. 16 — Filipino investigative journalist Sheila Coronel, now the Director of the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University, is one of the featured speakers at the Hong Kong International Media Conference on April 25 to 28 next year.

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RP cities leaders meet to identify success in governance project

September 15, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on RP cities leaders meet to identify success in governance project 

MANILA, Sept. 16 — Fifteen Philippine cities that are part of the British-funded Transparent Accountable Governance Project meet Wednesday in nearby Makati City to share experiences in implementing assigned projects and identify success factors.

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Mayor Osmena goes on leave again for US health checkup

September 15, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on Mayor Osmena goes on leave again for US health checkup 

CEBU CITY, Sept. 16 – Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena Monday left again for the Untied States for a 10-day trip to have himself checked, following the surgery last April 2 that removed his cancerous urinary bladder.

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Lapu-Lapu sets up floating guardhouse off island to stop illegal fishing

September 15, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on Lapu-Lapu sets up floating guardhouse off island to stop illegal fishing 

CEBU CITY, Sept. 16 – A floating guardhouse worth P200,000 is constructed off Caubian islet to deal with dynamite fishing that has threatened Lapu-Lapu City’s eco-tourism industry.

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Cebu university opens leadership program

September 15, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on Cebu university opens leadership program 

CEBU CITY, Sept. 16 – The University of the Visayas (UV), Cebu’s first university, has announced the opening of a School Leadership Institute Program.

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Portion of the Agno River in Pangasinan to be closed

September 15, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on Portion of the Agno River in Pangasinan to be closed 

By Leonardo V. Micua

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Sept. 16 — A portion of the Agno River in Alcala town would soon be closed as part of the plan of the about to be completed Phase II of the P1.5- billion Agno River Flood Control Project (ARFCP) in Pangasinan.

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Body backs Davao water firm over Tamugan River

September 15, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on Body backs Davao water firm over Tamugan River 

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 16 — The Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) has urged the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) to recall its controversial decision revoking the water rights of the Davao City Water District (DCWD) over the use of Tamugan River in Baguio District here.

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Official intensifies traffic operation in Davao Oriental

September 15, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on Official intensifies traffic operation in Davao Oriental 

MATI, Davao Oriental, Sept.16 – Mayor Michelle Rabat has ordered an intensified operation against colorum vehicles plying in and out in the area after a series of killings involving motorcycle-riding gunmen.

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Key WTO members agree on work plan to push forward Doha Round

September 15, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on Key WTO members agree on work plan to push forward Doha Round 

GENEVA, Sept. 16 — Senior officials from key WTO members agreed Tuesday on a work plan about how to push forward the long-stalled Doha Round of global trade negotiations, trade sources said.

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Ugandan president says gov't drafting new law barring kings from engaging in politics

September 15, 2009 10:27 pm· Comments Off on Ugandan president says gov't drafting new law barring kings from engaging in politics 

KAMPALA, Sept. 16 — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday said that the government is drafting a comprehensive law that will stop cultural leaders from engaging in politics.

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