Cebu South Bus Terminal earned P700K in 3 days

December 31, 2011 5:56 am· Comments Off on Cebu South Bus Terminal earned P700K in 3 days 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 30 –- The Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) earned P700,000 in just three days during the Christmas break.

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Party-list solon says poverty level downgrade to hamper growth

December 31, 2011 5:54 am· Comments Off on Party-list solon says poverty level downgrade to hamper growth 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 30 -– Rep. Raymundo Democrito Mendoza (TUCP Partylist) has said he is worried the government’s decision to downgrade the poverty threshold line from P52 to P46 in order to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) of the United Nations will instead hamper growth.

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144 Cebu City Hall casual workers join ranks of jobless in 2012

December 31, 2011 5:54 am· Comments Off on 144 Cebu City Hall casual workers join ranks of jobless in 2012 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 30 – At least 144 casual employees of the Cebu City government will join the ranks of the jobless in 2012 after the Human Resources Development Office (HRDO) excluded them from those whose contracts have been renewed and will continue to report for work in 2012.

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Cebu Customs exceeds collection goal for 2011

December 31, 2011 5:53 am· Comments Off on Cebu Customs exceeds collection goal for 2011 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 30 – Thirty Cebu importers paid P3.738 billion in duties and taxes this year, which helped the Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Cebu to surpass its P8 billion collection target by P50 million, officials said.

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Russian Court backs refusal of CEC to register Limonov as presidential candidate

December 31, 2011 5:53 am· Comments Off on Russian Court backs refusal of CEC to register Limonov as presidential candidate 

MOSCOW, Dec. 30 — The Russian Supreme Court once again refused to register a group of voters that support Russian radical opposition leader and controversial writer Eduard Limonov's election campaign on Friday, the Russian Legal Information agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com) reported.

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S. Korea to resume visits to DPRK

December 31, 2011 5:53 am· Comments Off on S. Korea to resume visits to DPRK 

SEOUL, Dec. 30 — South Korea will "actively" seek to resume visits by its citizens to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), a move that would lift a temporary ban on cross-border travel it has imposed after the death of the DPRK's former leader Kim Jong Il, the government said on Friday.

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Moderate quake strike off Sumatra, Indonesia

December 31, 2011 5:51 am· Comments Off on Moderate quake strike off Sumatra, Indonesia 

JAKARTA, Dec. 30 — A moderate earthquake measuring 5. 3 on the Richter scale jolted Sumatra island of Indonesia on Friday, the country's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency reported.

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34 die in road accidents in first day in Thailand's New Year

December 31, 2011 5:50 am· Comments Off on 34 die in road accidents in first day in Thailand's New Year 

BANGKOK, Dec. 30 — A total of 34 people were killed and 501 others were injured in road accidents on Thursday, the first day of the government's campaign "Seven Dangerous Days" of the New Year celebration, Bangkok Post online reported on Friday.

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Kenyan troops kill 5 Al-Shabaab militants in S. Somalia

December 31, 2011 5:49 am· Comments Off on Kenyan troops kill 5 Al-Shabaab militants in S. Somalia 

NAIROBI, Dec. 30 — Kenyan troops on Thursday night killed five Somali militants and injured dozens of others when they conducted a military raid in the militant's patrol base in southern Somalia.

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Military plane crashes in western Sudan, 6 dead

December 31, 2011 5:47 am· Comments Off on Military plane crashes in western Sudan, 6 dead 

KHARTOUM, Dec. 30 — Six crew members were killed when a military helicopter crashed Friday in Sudan's western region of Darfur, the official news agency SUNA reported.

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