DVO–Davao City allocates P20-M for agro-forestry program

January 7, 2011 10:44 am· Comments Off on DVO–Davao City allocates P20-M for agro-forestry program 

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 7 — The Davao City Agriculture Office beefs up its work on agro-forestry program with a fresh fund of P20 million.

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Provincial disaster body wants Davao Norte to declare state of calamity

January 7, 2011 10:44 am· Comments Off on Provincial disaster body wants Davao Norte to declare state of calamity 

DAVAO DEL NORTE, Jan. 7 — The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) here passed a resolution asking the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Davao del Norte to place the province under state of calamity due to flashfloods caused by intermittent rains.

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NCMF holds seminar training for future Shariah judges

January 7, 2011 10:44 am· Comments Off on NCMF holds seminar training for future Shariah judges 

COTABATO CITY, Jan. 7 — The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) here has started conducting Shariah training seminars in an effort to produce more Shariah lawyers in the country.

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ARMM-Malaysia barter trade starts this January

January 7, 2011 10:44 am· Comments Off on ARMM-Malaysia barter trade starts this January 

COTABATO CITY, Jan. 7 – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will officially start this month its barter enterprise with Malaysia as a result of the successful trading arrangement inked last week with the Sandakan-based group of entrepreneurs.

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AFP official orders all military units to heighten security awareness, strengthen forces in Davao Region

January 7, 2011 10:44 am· Comments Off on AFP official orders all military units to heighten security awareness, strengthen forces in Davao Region 

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 7 — The top commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Eastern Mindanao (EastMinCom) ordered on Friday all military units to heighten security awareness and strengthen their force protection measures in order to prevent similar incidents like the ambush of three soldiers in Tagum City, Thursday from happening again.

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Pentagon cuts weapons programs, troops to save money

January 7, 2011 10:44 am· Comments Off on Pentagon cuts weapons programs, troops to save money 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 — U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced on Thursday that he would cut weapons programs and troops in a bid to rein in military spending and stave off potentially deeper cuts to the defense budget.

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Canadian border services officers intercept 83 kg of cocaine

January 7, 2011 10:44 am· Comments Off on Canadian border services officers intercept 83 kg of cocaine 

OTTAWA, Jan. 7 — The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced Thursday that its officers at the Carson Port of Entry in British Columbia had intercepted 83 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of 3.5 million Canadian dollars (about 3.513 US dollars).

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U.S. imposes financial sanctions on Cote d'Ivoire's Gbagbo and supporters

January 7, 2011 10:44 am· Comments Off on U.S. imposes financial sanctions on Cote d'Ivoire's Gbagbo and supporters 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 — The U.S. Treasury Department announced on Thursday that the United States will impose financial sanctions on Cote d'Ivoire's Laurent Gbagbo, his wife and his supporters.

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Flurry of int'l diplomacy launched in bid to revive Mideast peace process

January 7, 2011 10:44 am· Comments Off on Flurry of int'l diplomacy launched in bid to revive Mideast peace process 

by Gur Salomon

JERUSALEM, Jan. 7 — Following a long hiatus in international involvement in the stalled Mideast peace process, intense diplomatic activity was launched this week in an effort to get Israelis and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table.

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Israeli warplanes strike Gaza

January 7, 2011 10:44 am· Comments Off on Israeli warplanes strike Gaza 

GAZA, Jan. 7 — Israeli warplanes attacked three targets in the Gaza Strip shortly before midnight Thursday after Palestinian militants fired a rocket into Israel, witnesses and security sources said.

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