Cebu City sets aside P483.3M for social welfare projects

January 28, 2010 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Cebu City sets aside P483.3M for social welfare projects 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 28 – The Cebu City Council has approved the P483.8-million second supplementary budget (SB) that includes funding for senior citizens and other social welfare programs.

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Militiamen turn over 83 firearms to AFP in Maguindanao

January 28, 2010 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Militiamen turn over 83 firearms to AFP in Maguindanao 

CAMP SIONGCO, Awang, Maguindanao, Jan. 28 – A total of 83 assorted firearms were turned over to the military Thursday at the North Upi municipal gym by members of the local civilian volunteer organization, the military here said.

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Haiti's president urges better aid coordination as people wait in hunger

January 28, 2010 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Haiti's president urges better aid coordination as people wait in hunger 

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan. 28 — Haitian President Rene Preval Wednesday called for better coordination of relief efforts, as many in the country are still suffering from hunger more than two weeks after the Jan. 12 devastating quake.

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Fomca wants government to improve economy fast

January 28, 2010 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Fomca wants government to improve economy fast 

PETALING JAYA, Jan. 28 — The federation of Malaysian Consumer Associations (Fomca) on Thursday called on the government to intensify efforts to improve the economy because the majority of Malaysians were concerned with the escalating cost of living and the fear of losing their jobs.

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Political parties slam N. Korea's latest provocation

January 28, 2010 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Political parties slam N. Korea's latest provocation 

By Tony Chang

SEOUL, Jan. 28 — South Korea's political parties condemned North Korea Thursday for heightening tension on the peninsula by firing artillery shells along the western sea border, yet advised the government to remain calm when engaging with the North.

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Second Mexican aid ship arrives in Haiti

January 28, 2010 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Second Mexican aid ship arrives in Haiti 

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan. 28 — The second Mexican military cargo ship carrying 200 tons of food and medicine has arrived in quake-stricken Haiti, said a senior official on Wednesday.

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Interview: UNICEF urges caution on Haitian adoptions

January 28, 2010 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Interview: UNICEF urges caution on Haitian adoptions 

By Alexander Manda

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan. 28 — The swift adoptions of large numbers of Haitian children seen since the deadly Jan. 12 earthquake are not appropriate for fixing the nation's long-term problems, a UNICEF official told Xinhua on Wednesday.

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Chinese doctors start medical services to Haitians

January 28, 2010 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Chinese doctors start medical services to Haitians 

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan. 28 — A Chinese medical team started providing their services to local people less than 40 hours after arriving in the quake-battered Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.

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Peru to evacuate 1,400 tourists stranded in southern Peru

January 28, 2010 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Peru to evacuate 1,400 tourists stranded in southern Peru 

LIMA, Jan. 28 — Peru will evacuate 1,400 tourists by helicopter, who were trapped by landslides and floods in a town in southern Peru, Tourism Minister Martin Perez said Tuesday.

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Vietnamese government provides nearly 17,000 tons of rice to poor people

January 28, 2010 10:47 pm· Comments Off on Vietnamese government provides nearly 17,000 tons of rice to poor people 

HANOI, Jan. 28 — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has decided to provide 16,720 tons of rice for people in Vietnam's six provinces during the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival, the Vietnam news agency (VNA) reported Thursday.

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