DSWD to provide cash-for-work assistance to 'Sendong' victims

December 21, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on DSWD to provide cash-for-work assistance to 'Sendong' victims 

MANILA, Dec. 21 – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman announced that the agency will provide cash-work-assistance to individuals or families severely displaced by flashfloods brought about by tropical storm "Sendong" in Cagayan De Oro last Dec. 17.

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DSWD, LGUs, NGOs distribute P7.8-M worth of relief assistance to northern Mindanao

December 21, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on DSWD, LGUs, NGOs distribute P7.8-M worth of relief assistance to northern Mindanao 

MANILA, Dec. 21 — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon "Dinky" Juliano-Soliman said the agency and its local government partners, other allies have so far distributed a over P7.83 million worth of relief assistance to families displaced by the flashfloods caused by tropical storm "Sendong" last Dec. 17.

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Dagupan fish processing plant set to reopen in January 2012

December 21, 2011 11:13 am· Comments Off on Dagupan fish processing plant set to reopen in January 2012 

DAGUPAN CITY, Dec. 21 — The P100 million Seafood Processing Plant in Barangay Bonuan Binloc here, bankrolled by the Korean government, has remained close but officials are optimistic it could reopen on or before early January next year after completing all the requirements sought by the Dagupan City government.

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Small plane crashes onto New Jersey highway, five confirmed dead

December 21, 2011 11:11 am· Comments Off on Small plane crashes onto New Jersey highway, five confirmed dead 

NEW YORK, Dec. 21 — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has confirmed that five people were killed in a small plane crash Tuesday morning after it plummeted onto a highway in New Jersey State.

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Small plane crashes onto New Jersey highway, five confirmed dead

December 21, 2011 11:05 am· Comments Off on Small plane crashes onto New Jersey highway, five confirmed dead 

NEW YORK, Dec. 21 — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has confirmed that five people were killed in a small plane crash Tuesday morning after it plummeted onto a highway in New Jersey State.

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Oil soars on falling dollar, supply concerns

December 21, 2011 11:05 am· Comments Off on Oil soars on falling dollar, supply concerns 

NEW YORK, Dec. 21 — Crude prices soared on Tuesday as the dollar declined on rising euro and concerns over supplies in Iran and Kazakhstan continued.

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Obama's approval rating surges

December 21, 2011 11:04 am· Comments Off on Obama's approval rating surges 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 — U.S. President Barack Obama is seeing a surge in support among voters, with poll numbers released Tuesday suggesting his approval rating is nearing the 50 percent mark.

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UN rights probe commission wraps up visit to Libya

December 21, 2011 11:04 am· Comments Off on UN rights probe commission wraps up visit to Libya 

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 21 — A three-member panel tasked by the United Nations with probing human rights violations committed during the Libyan conflict has concluded the first part of its investigations at the end of a visit to Triopli, the Libyan capital, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky told reporters here Tuesday.

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Caretaker leadership likely to lead N. Korea before son fully takes over — NIS

December 21, 2011 11:04 am· Comments Off on Caretaker leadership likely to lead N. Korea before son fully takes over — NIS 

SEOUL, Dec. 21 — A caretaker leadership led by a Workers' Party commission under the control of the chosen son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is expected to handle pressing issues in the communist nation until the successor takes full control, South Korea's main spy agency has forecast.

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Pro-gun movement gains momentum in U.S. despite increased gun violence

December 21, 2011 11:04 am· Comments Off on Pro-gun movement gains momentum in U.S. despite increased gun violence 

By Mark Weisenmiller

TAMPA, Dec. 21 — The pro-gun movement continues to gain momentum in the United States despite increased gun violence around the country, which has a long tradition of protecting the citizens' rights to carry guns.

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