Palace ally defends President's work habit

July 15, 2010 10:01 am· Comments Off on Palace ally defends President's work habit 

MANILA, July 15 — A Cabinet member belied speculations President Benigno Aquino III is less hardworking than his predecessor former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo who's known to work even on Saturdays.

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PNP recommends stay of state of emergency in Maguindanao

July 15, 2010 10:01 am· Comments Off on PNP recommends stay of state of emergency in Maguindanao 

COTABATO CITY, July 15 — The state of emergency should stay in Maguindanao province because it has helped maintain law and order in the province.

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PCARRD turns over crop science lab in Comval

July 15, 2010 10:01 am· Comments Off on PCARRD turns over crop science lab in Comval 

MABINI, Compostela Valley, July 15 – The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) recently turned over a crop science laboratory to the University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) in Barangay Mampising, Mabini town here.

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NPA leader slain in Compostela Valley clash

July 15, 2010 10:01 am· Comments Off on NPA leader slain in Compostela Valley clash 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 15 — A New People’s Army (NPA) rebel leader was killed in a clash with government forces in the hinterlands of Compostela Valley Province on Wednesday, military officials said Thursday.

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Davao Sur town Day Care enrollees doubles

July 15, 2010 10:01 am· Comments Off on Davao Sur town Day Care enrollees doubles 

STA. MARIA, Davao del Sur, July 15 — An apparent increase in enrolment has been observed in Sta. Maria, Davao del Sur since the anti-poverty program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) was implemented in the municipality.

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Gaza-bound Libyan aid ship arrives in Egypt's port

July 15, 2010 10:01 am· Comments Off on Gaza-bound Libyan aid ship arrives in Egypt's port 

by Islam Yehia, Li laifang, Feng Kang

EL-ARISH, Egypt, July 15 (PNA/Xinhua) — A Libyan-commissioned aid ship bound for the Gaza Strip arrived in the Egyptian port of El- Arish late Wednesday.

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Russia to enhance energy cooperation with China: minister

July 15, 2010 10:01 am· Comments Off on Russia to enhance energy cooperation with China: minister 

MOSCOW, July 15 — Russia wants to further develop cooperation with China in oil, gas, nuclear power and coal sectors, said Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko on Wednesday.

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UN reports some 5 bln USD short in mid-year humanitarian action

July 15, 2010 10:01 am· Comments Off on UN reports some 5 bln USD short in mid-year humanitarian action 

UNITED NATIONS, July 15 — The United Nations on Wednesday reported that only 48 percent of the appeals are in place to help 53 million people in 34 countries, leaving 4.9 billion U.S. dollars still needed.

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Syria raises concern to Security Council over latest UN report

July 15, 2010 10:01 am· Comments Off on Syria raises concern to Security Council over latest UN report 

UNITED NATIONS, July 15 — Syria on Wednesday circulated a letter to the UN Security Council, raising concerns over the UN's role with Syrian-Lebanese relations, citing their continued attempt to "interfere" in the heels of the newest report on the region.

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Fourth earthquake of the day hits south of Chile

July 15, 2010 10:01 am· Comments Off on Fourth earthquake of the day hits south of Chile 

CONCEPCION, Chile, July 15 — A strong earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale struck Chile's southern region of Bio Bio on Wednesday, which was the fourth quake of the day. Yet there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

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