Sinnott being held by rogue Milf band – AFP

October 28, 2009 11:55 pm· Comments Off on Sinnott being held by rogue Milf band – AFP 

MANILA, Oct. 29 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Thursday said it has evidence to prove that rogue Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels are holding Michael Sinnott, a 79-year-old Irish priest who was kidnapped last Oct. 11.

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Construction of irrigation, farm-to-market road projects stepped up in Agusan del Sur

October 28, 2009 11:55 pm· Comments Off on Construction of irrigation, farm-to-market road projects stepped up in Agusan del Sur 

PATIN-AY, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, Oct. 29 – Construction of 12 irrigation projects and 22 farm-to-market road (FMR) projects went into high gear at various towns in this land-lock province of Northeastern Mindanao.

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Australia helps build education in Aceh

October 28, 2009 11:55 pm· Comments Off on Australia helps build education in Aceh 

Jakarta, Oct. 29 – The Australian government has launched a program of building school buildings and their facilities in Nangroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD) province at a total cost of 7 million Australian dollars.

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Indonesian police foil attempt to smuggle Afghans, Iranians to Australia

October 28, 2009 11:55 pm· Comments Off on Indonesian police foil attempt to smuggle Afghans, Iranians to Australia 

Surabaya, Oct. 29 – Indonesian police uncovered plans to smuggle 92 illegal immigrants from Afghanistan and Iran to Australia.

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Indonesia to minimize complexity in licensing

October 28, 2009 11:55 pm· Comments Off on Indonesia to minimize complexity in licensing 

Surabaya, E Java Oct. 29 – The National Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) has been trying to minimize the complexity in obtaining an investment license under the one-stop service program, a spokesman said.

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Nograles, Wu agree to cooperate on RP-China expanded relations

October 28, 2009 11:38 pm· Comments Off on Nograles, Wu agree to cooperate on RP-China expanded relations 

MANILA, Oct. 29 — Philippine House Speaker Prospero Nograles and his Chinese counterpart Wu Bangguo have pledged to work together to strengthen mutual understanding and expand comprehensive cooperation between the Philippines and China, this was reported by the Philippine embassy in Beijing.

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Japan grants P4.4-M assistance to Montalban typhoon victims

October 28, 2009 11:38 pm· Comments Off on Japan grants P4.4-M assistance to Montalban typhoon victims 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Oct. 29 — The Japanese embassy in Manila Thursday turns over relief assistance worth USD2,780 (about P4.4 million) for victims of typhoon "Ondoy" in three villages of Rodriguez (formerly Montalban) municipality in Rizal province and a barangay in Quezon City, according to Minister for Economic Affairs Tomochika Uyama.

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Pinay killed in Kabul attack

October 28, 2009 11:38 pm· Comments Off on Pinay killed in Kabul attack 

BONN, Germany, Oct. 29 – The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of two UNV volunteers, Ms. Jossie G. Esto, 40, from the Philippines, and Ms. Yah-Lydia Wonyene, 47, from Liberia, who were killed in an armed attack on a United Nations guest house in Kabul, Afghanistan Thursday.

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DSWD hires 1,140 typhoon displaced individuals in NCR

October 28, 2009 11:38 pm· Comments Off on DSWD hires 1,140 typhoon displaced individuals in NCR 

MANILA, Oct. 29 — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Esperanza I. Cabral said the agency’s “cash-for work” program (CFW) has already hired 1,140 persons displaced by typhoon “Ondoy” and “Pepeng” in the National Capital Region (NCR).

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DSWD readies 140 truckloads of relief goods as typhoon ‘Santi’ approaches

October 28, 2009 11:38 pm· Comments Off on DSWD readies 140 truckloads of relief goods as typhoon ‘Santi’ approaches 

MANILA, Oct. 29 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) disclosed that 140 trucks containing relief goods were deployed to areas that may be battered by typhoon “Santi” this coming weekend.

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