Coloma to face CA confirmation soon

September 7, 2010 10:09 am· Comments Off on Coloma to face CA confirmation soon 

By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Sept. 7 — Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) head Secretary Herminio "Sonny" Coloma expects being subjected soon to the Commission on Appointments (CA) process for confirming appointments of Cabinet members.

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Mandaue mulls penalties on parents of kids who skip school

September 7, 2010 10:09 am· Comments Off on Mandaue mulls penalties on parents of kids who skip school 

MANDAUE CITY, Sept. 7 –- Mandaue City legislators are studying a proposed ordinance that will penalize parents or guardians in the city once their children skip school, as well as punish business establishments where these children are caught during school hours.

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Mandaue City wants to make composting mandatory

September 7, 2010 10:09 am· Comments Off on Mandaue City wants to make composting mandatory 

MANDAUE CITY, Sept. 7 – The highly-urbanized city of Mandaue may soon require commercial, institutional and industrial establishments to maintain their own compost pit, with penalties for those who fail.

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EMB 7 says open dumps still used in 31 of Cebu’s 52 towns and cities

September 7, 2010 10:09 am· Comments Off on EMB 7 says open dumps still used in 31 of Cebu’s 52 towns and cities 

CEBU CITY, Sept. 7 – The Environmental Management Bureau’s Solid Waste Management Division has reported that out of 52 towns and cities in Cebu Province, 31 continue to operate open dumpsites, while 16 maintain controlled dumpsites.

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Lapu-Lapu to spend P1.5 M on waste facility for Olango Island

September 7, 2010 10:09 am· Comments Off on Lapu-Lapu to spend P1.5 M on waste facility for Olango Island 

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Sept. 7 – The Lapu-Lapu City Government will build a P1.5-million material recovery facility (MRF) in Olango Island, not only to comply with the Solid Waste Management Act, but to protect the island’s eco system.

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Zambo NFA to receive last imported rice shipment for 2010

September 7, 2010 10:09 am· Comments Off on Zambo NFA to receive last imported rice shipment for 2010 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Sept. 7 — The National Food Authority (NFA)–IX expects to receive its final shipment of 150,000 bags of rice this month to complete the 2.24 million bags quota for the year 2010.

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Chinese, U.S. discuss bilateral ties, global economy

September 7, 2010 10:09 am· Comments Off on Chinese, U.S. discuss bilateral ties, global economy 

BEIJING, Sept. 7 — China will unswervingly promote the policy of reform and opening up, while creating sound environment for foreign companies operating in China, Vice Premier Wang Qishan told senior U.S. officials Monday.

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Putin: Russia needs steady development

September 7, 2010 10:09 am· Comments Off on Putin: Russia needs steady development 

MOSCOW, Sept. 7 — Russia should lead a steady development with stable conditions "without leaps," said Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Monday while meeting with members of the Valdai international discussion club.

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News Analysis: Greek PM reshuffles cabinet to speed up efforts to lead Greece out of economic crisis

September 7, 2010 10:09 am· Comments Off on News Analysis: Greek PM reshuffles cabinet to speed up efforts to lead Greece out of economic crisis 

ATHENS, Sept. 7 — A sweeping reshuffle of the Greek government was announced after midnight Monday, less than a year after the ruling socialist PASOK party came into power, in an effort to bring the deficit-ridden country out of the economic crisis.

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Hamas: Achieving inter-reconciliation still an American decision

September 7, 2010 10:09 am· Comments Off on Hamas: Achieving inter-reconciliation still an American decision 

GAZA, Sept. 7 — Gaza Strip-ruling Islamic Hamas movement on Monday said that achieving the inter-Palestinian reconciliation and ending the internal rift is still an American decision.

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