Migrants need governmental protection vs. ethnic, xenophobic acts — Manila Declaration of SNAMMM

March 18, 2010 10:14 pm· 2 Comments 

MANILA, March 18 —- Responsible governmental protection of migrants and safeguarding them from illegal acts and behavior such as ethnic and religious discrimination and xenophobia were called on Thursday at the close of the three-day Special Non-Aligned Movement Ministerial Meeting (SNAMMM) here of high-level ministers and delegations representing more than 120 member-States, organizations and guests of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

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Malacanang mulls on renting power generators for Mindanao

March 18, 2010 10:14 pm· Comments Off on Malacanang mulls on renting power generators for Mindanao 

DAVAO CITY, March 18 — Mindanao Development Authority Secretary Jesus Dureza revealed that Malacanang mulls on renting power generators for Mindanao in partnership with the private sector to add more megawatts on a quick basis.

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DPWH says Iloilo flood control project nearing completion

March 18, 2010 10:14 pm· Comments Off on DPWH says Iloilo flood control project nearing completion 

By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, March 18 — Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Victor Domingo on Thursday expressed satisfaction over the progress of work on the soon-to-be completed Iloilo Flood Control Project in Panay Island.

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Cargo vessel that tilted in Guimaras waters now almost back to normal position

March 18, 2010 10:14 pm· Comments Off on Cargo vessel that tilted in Guimaras waters now almost back to normal position 

ILOILO CITY, March 18 – The M/V Wing Star of the Matsaya Shipping based in Cebu is now back to its almost normal position after the ingress of water has been put under control by technical drivers.

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Farmers in Sta. Catalina appeal to local gov't to take concrete steps to mitigate El Nino effectsBy Judy Flores-Partlow

March 18, 2010 10:14 pm· Comments Off on Farmers in Sta. Catalina appeal to local gov't to take concrete steps to mitigate El Nino effectsBy Judy Flores-Partlow 

DUMAGUETE CITY, March 18 – Farmers in Sta. Catalina in southern Negros Oriental are urging the local government unit to take concrete steps to cushion the impact of the extreme dry spell that has affected hundreds of hectares of agricultural land in that town.

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Police file murder charge vs gunman of beauty queen in Dumaguete

March 18, 2010 10:14 pm· Comments Off on Police file murder charge vs gunman of beauty queen in Dumaguete 

DUMAGUETE CITY, March 18 — The Dumaguete City Police has filed a complaint for murder against the suspect in the fatal shooting of Miss Dumaguete 2007, Ann Rose Neri, after positive identification by witnesses.

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19 areas in Central Visayas may join poll watch list

March 18, 2010 10:14 pm· Comments Off on 19 areas in Central Visayas may join poll watch list 

CEBU CITY, March 18 – At least 19 areas in Central Visayas are being considered to be in the watch list for the May polls.

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Garcia orders assessment, aid for Cebu towns affected by El Nino

March 18, 2010 10:14 pm· Comments Off on Garcia orders assessment, aid for Cebu towns affected by El Nino 

CEBU CITY, March 18 – Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has tasked the provincial Agriculturist’s Office to assess the damage brought about by El Nino in three northern towns.

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Cebu City Hall to skip record try for longest barbecue line

March 18, 2010 10:14 pm· 1 Comment 

CEBU CITY, March 18 – The Cebu City Government will no longer attempt to break the Guinness world record for the longest barbecue line during the launching of the South Road Properties (SRP) a week before the May 10 elections.

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Cebu election offices, police plan security for PCOS machines

March 18, 2010 10:14 pm· Comments Off on Cebu election offices, police plan security for PCOS machines 

CEBU CITY, March 18 – Poll offices in Cebu City have started working on a security plan to protect the machines that will be used in the May 10 elections, which will entail policemen guarding them when they arrive and when they are sent to the polling places.

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