(Metro News) Valenzuela to construct new city government center

October 18, 2009 10:17 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Valenzuela to construct new city government center 

MANILA, Oct. 19 — The Valenzuela local government announced it will be building a new city government center worth P90 million in the locality’s McArthur Highway.

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Squatter families priority of DSWD’s ‘Balik Probinsya’ program

October 18, 2009 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Squatter families priority of DSWD’s ‘Balik Probinsya’ program 

MANILA, Oct. 19 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) announced that informal dwellers living in Metro Manila’s creeks and riverbanks are the agency’s priority beneficiaries of its ongoing “Balik Probinsya”.

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Duterte to form task force to address garbage problem caused by scavengers

October 18, 2009 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Duterte to form task force to address garbage problem caused by scavengers 

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 19 — Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte has called for the formation of a task force composed of sanitary and environment officers to address the indiscriminate littering of garbage by scavengers within the city.

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DOLE Davao to deploy 205 nurse-trainees all over the region

October 18, 2009 10:17 pm· Comments Off on DOLE Davao to deploy 205 nurse-trainees all over the region 

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 19 – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) here will be deploying a total of 205 nurse-trainees to different areas of the Davao Region.

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5.3-magnitude quake rocks Honduras

October 18, 2009 10:17 pm· Comments Off on 5.3-magnitude quake rocks Honduras 

TEGUCIGALPA, Oct. 19 — Honduras' Caribbean coast was struck by an earthquake measuring 5.3 degrees on the Richter scale on Sunday, but there were no reports of injury or property damage.

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U.S. condemns suicide attack in Iran, denies involvement

October 18, 2009 10:17 pm· Comments Off on U.S. condemns suicide attack in Iran, denies involvement 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 — The United States on Sunday condemned a suicide attack in southeastern Iran and categorically rejected reports that it was involved in the attack.

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Iran summons Pakistani charge d'affairs over deadly bomb attack

October 18, 2009 10:17 pm· 1 Comment 

TEHRAN, Oct. 19 — Iran's Foreign Ministry summoned on Sunday Pakistani charge d'affairs to Tehran over the deadly suicide bomb attack in the country.

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Syria, Russia calls for a new push to resume Mideast peace process

October 18, 2009 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Syria, Russia calls for a new push to resume Mideast peace process 

DAMASCUS, Oct. 19 — The senior diplomats of Syria and Russia on Sunday called for a new push to resume the stalled Middle East peace process with the help of the international community, the official Syrian news agency SANA reported.

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Pentagon seeks more funds for Afghan projects

October 18, 2009 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Pentagon seeks more funds for Afghan projects 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 — The Pentagon is asking the Congress for more funds on infrastructure projects in Afghanistan to support U.S. troops and other personnel although the Obama administration hasn't decided on troop levels there.

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Egypt denies responsibility for Palestinian unity deal postponement

October 18, 2009 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Egypt denies responsibility for Palestinian unity deal postponement 

CAIRO, Oct. 19 — Egypt denied on Sunday its responsibility for the postponement of signing a Palestinian reconciliation deal, according to local internet reports.

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