DFA appreciates HK's latest travel alert on Phl

December 15, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on DFA appreciates HK's latest travel alert on Phl 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Dec. 15 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday said it appreciates that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of China has placed its latest travel alert on the Philippines in “its proper context.”

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Ateneans join calls to engage academe, youth in security sector reform

December 15, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on Ateneans join calls to engage academe, youth in security sector reform 

MANILA, Dec. 15 — More and more university students have joined the call to raise the consciousness among the academe and the youth in reforming the security sector in the country aimed at resolving the long-drawn insurgency problem now on its 41st year.

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Australian silver perch on field trials in Dagupan

December 15, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on Australian silver perch on field trials in Dagupan 

By Leonardo V. Micua

DAGUPAN CITY, Dec. 15 — A freshwater fish endemic and native to the temperate water of Australia is now undergoing field trials in Dagupan City under the watchful eyes of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

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Free internet access at the Pangasinan Capitol

December 15, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on Free internet access at the Pangasinan Capitol 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Dec. 15 — Students and visitors both local and foreign have now added reasons to enjoy their visit to the Capitol Complex including the beachfront with the recent installation there of Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) Internet.

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DOE to conduct energy audit in Boracay

December 15, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on DOE to conduct energy audit in Boracay 

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan, Dec. 15 – The Department of Energy (DOE) is set to conduct an energy audit among resorts and hotels in this resort island in order to encourage stakeholders to take part in their conservation program.

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Vendors allowed to sell pyrotechnics only this Dec. 26 -31

December 15, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on Vendors allowed to sell pyrotechnics only this Dec. 26 -31 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 14 — Pyrotechnic vendors are only allowed to sell their products starting December 26 to 31 at the designated areas identified by the city government.

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New Analysis: Berlusconi dramatically wins confidence vote

December 15, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on New Analysis: Berlusconi dramatically wins confidence vote 

by Eric J. Lyman

ROME, Dec. 15 — Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will hang onto power for at least a few more months after surviving a razor-thin confidence vote that could have forced his resignation.

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U.S. mayor found dead in his home

December 15, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on U.S. mayor found dead in his home 

CHICAGO, Dec. 15 — Tim Davlin, mayor of Springfield, capital city of the U.S. state of Illinois, was found dead in his home on Tuesday morning, and the cause of his death is still under investigation, local media reported.

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British military spending branded as wasteful and out of control by lawmakers

December 15, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on British military spending branded as wasteful and out of control by lawmakers 

LONDON, Dec. 15 — British lawmakers on Tuesday branded the country's military spending as wasteful, out of control, and "entirely unacceptable."

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Crude prices fall as Fed says recovery "too slow"

December 15, 2010 10:55 am· Comments Off on Crude prices fall as Fed says recovery "too slow" 

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 — Crude prices fell on Tuesday as the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy recovery was too slow to bring down unemployment.

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