Irish priest snatched

October 11, 2009 10:08 pm· Comments Off on Irish priest snatched 

MANILA, Oct. 12 – An Irish priest was snatched by still unidentified suspects in Pagadian City on Sunday night and military intelligence personnel are hot on trail of the victim and his captors, a military spokesman reported Monday.

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Australia provides $ 17 million of recovery

October 11, 2009 10:08 pm· Comments Off on Australia provides $ 17 million of recovery 

JAKARTA, Oct. 12 – Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith has announced that Australia will support Indonesia with $ 17 million of recovery and reconstruction assistance following the recent deadly earthquakes in West Sumatra and West Java.

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Singapore revises up economic growth forecast

October 11, 2009 10:08 pm· Comments Off on Singapore revises up economic growth forecast 

SINGAPORE, Oct. 12 — The Singapore government on Monday upgraded the country's economic growth forecast for 2009 to minus 2.5 to minus 2.0 percent, up from its previous forecast of minus 6.0 to minus 4.0 percent.

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DSWD says foreign donations boosting up its calamity fund

October 11, 2009 9:49 pm· Comments Off on DSWD says foreign donations boosting up its calamity fund 

MANILA, Oct. 12 — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Esperanza I. Cabral said that cash donations coming from the Philippines' overseas allies have boosted the agency's calamity funds.

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Legarda cites need for adoption of agro-forestry initiatives

October 11, 2009 9:49 pm· Comments Off on Legarda cites need for adoption of agro-forestry initiatives 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 12 — Sen. Loren Legarda Monday called for the adoption of agro-forestry initiatives as a means to prevent destructive floods and mitigate natural disasters aggravated by climate change.

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Task Force Davao has five sea crafts to secure Davao Gulf areas

October 11, 2009 9:49 pm· Comments Off on Task Force Davao has five sea crafts to secure Davao Gulf areas 

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 11 — The Task Force Davao (TFD) is equipped with five sea crafts to secure Davao Gulf areas from terror attacks.

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Watershed advocates laud Duterte’s move in protecting Davao watershed areas

October 11, 2009 9:49 pm· Comments Off on Watershed advocates laud Duterte’s move in protecting Davao watershed areas 

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 12 — Watershed advocates lauded Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte’s Executive Order (EO) 22, which seeks protection of the city’s watershed areas.

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Panay Island hopes to receive portion of P10-billion supplemental calamity fund for rehab of typhoon 'Frank' devastated areas

October 11, 2009 9:49 pm· Comments Off on Panay Island hopes to receive portion of P10-billion supplemental calamity fund for rehab of typhoon 'Frank' devastated areas 

ILOLO CITY, Oct. 12 – Presidential Assistant for Western Visayas and Bangon Panay executive director Raul Banias expressed hope to get a share of the P10-billion supplemental calamity fund for the rehabilitation of Panay Island.

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Life returning to normal in Pangasinan as flood is now subsiding

October 11, 2009 9:49 pm· Comments Off on Life returning to normal in Pangasinan as flood is now subsiding 

By Leonardo V. Micua

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Oct. 12 — Relief operations continue to be on high gear even if the flood has already subsided in many areas in the province and the many impassable roads during the height of the flooding have been reopened.

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S. Korean infant dies after Influenza A infection

October 11, 2009 9:49 pm· Comments Off on S. Korean infant dies after Influenza A infection 

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Yonhap) — A two-month-old South Korean baby infected with Influenza A (H1N1) died, health officials said on Sunday, in what could be the first case here of the contagious disease claiming the life of someone under 30.

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