Domingo vows to rid DPWH of corruption

October 26, 2009 10:38 pm· Comments Off on Domingo vows to rid DPWH of corruption 

By Lynda B. Valencia

MANILA, Oct. 27 — Acting Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Victor Domingo has vowed to cut down the incidents of corruption and graft which he admitted seems to be perpetually plaguing the department.

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P134.5M worth of KALAHI-CIDSS projects implemented in Davao Region

October 26, 2009 10:38 pm· Comments Off on P134.5M worth of KALAHI-CIDSS projects implemented in Davao Region 

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 27 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has poured a total of P134.5 million to six municipalities and three provinces in Region 11 in line with its Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan- Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) and Makamasang Tugon (MT) projects.

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Obama vows to "never rush" Afghan troops decision despite growing pressure

October 26, 2009 10:38 pm· Comments Off on Obama vows to "never rush" Afghan troops decision despite growing pressure 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 — Increasingly pressed to make a quick decision on whether to send more U.S. troop to Afghanistan, U.S. President Barack Obama pledged on Monday that he "will never rush" on such a decision.

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U.S. releases disputed annual international religious report

October 26, 2009 10:38 pm· Comments Off on U.S. releases disputed annual international religious report 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 — The United States on Monday released its annual international religious report, reiterating its accusation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Iran for their so-called continuing religious repression.

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World must help fund, train African Union peacekeeping missions: UN

October 26, 2009 10:38 pm· Comments Off on World must help fund, train African Union peacekeeping missions: UN 

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 27 — The international community must more actively and systematically support the African Union's (AU) peacekeeping role with enhanced funding and training to bring stability and development to the continent, the United Nations peacekeeping chief said here Monday.

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UN inspectors finish inspecting Iran's 2nd nuclear plant: official

October 26, 2009 10:38 pm· Comments Off on UN inspectors finish inspecting Iran's 2nd nuclear plant: official 

TEHRAN, Oct. 27 — A top Iranian lawmaker said Monday that the team of inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have finished their inspection of Iran's newly- disclosed uranium enrichment plant, local ISNA news agency reported.

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Swiss government warns citizens against layovers in Libya

October 26, 2009 10:38 pm· Comments Off on Swiss government warns citizens against layovers in Libya 

GENEVA, Oct. 27 — Switzerland's Federal Department of Foreign Affairs updated its travel advisory on Monday, warning Swiss citizens to avoid layovers in Libya.

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French police breaks network of counterfeit currency

October 26, 2009 10:38 pm· Comments Off on French police breaks network of counterfeit currency 

PARIS, Oct. 27 — A network making counterfeit Algerian Dinar banknotes has been eradicated after 12 people were arrested, the French police announced on Monday.

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To live next to the Obamas to cost 1.85 million U.S. dollars

October 26, 2009 10:38 pm· Comments Off on To live next to the Obamas to cost 1.85 million U.S. dollars 

CHICAGO, Oct. 27 — The price tag listed for a house next to U.S. President Barack Obama's home in the southern part of Chicago will be 1.85 million U.S. dollars, a real estate agent said Monday.

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Davao Norte farmers urged to produce more rice to help stabilize supply and prices

October 26, 2009 10:38 pm· Comments Off on Davao Norte farmers urged to produce more rice to help stabilize supply and prices 

DAVAO DEL NORTE, Oct. 27 – Farmers in the province are urged to produce more rice to help stabilize supply and prices and prevent food shortage in the country resulting from typhoons Pepeng and Ondoy.

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