(Metro News) Mayor vows more livelihood programs for Malabon folks

January 8, 2012 12:32 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Mayor vows more livelihood programs for Malabon folks 

MANILA, Jan. 8 – In a bid to further reduce poverty incidence in his locality, Malabon Mayor Canuto Oreta has pledged to provide more livelihood programs and financial assistance to the city's marginalized sector.

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(Feature) Review of Reference Book: 2012 Gov’t Directory visually appealing, but who’s minding the calls?

January 8, 2012 12:31 pm· Comments Off on (Feature) Review of Reference Book: 2012 Gov’t Directory visually appealing, but who’s minding the calls? 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Jan. 8 — The 2012 edition of the “Philippine Government Directory of Agencies and Officials” has been mailed to intended recipients both private and public, including diplomats.

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Luzon's longest zip line inaugurated in Bataan

January 8, 2012 12:31 pm· Comments Off on Luzon's longest zip line inaugurated in Bataan 

By Ernie B. Esconde

PILAR, Bataan, Jan. 8 — The longest zip line in Luzon known as the Mt. Samat Zipline was inaugurated on Saturday, simultaneously with the blessing of the P37-million Flaming Sword marker and municipal hall here.

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Gov't committed to providing new homes to typhoon Sendong victims

January 8, 2012 12:22 pm· Comments Off on Gov't committed to providing new homes to typhoon Sendong victims 

MANILA, Jan. 8 — The government is committed to providing new homes to the families severely affected by the flashfloods spawned by typhoon "Sendong" in Cagayan De Oro and Iligan.

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U.S. Supreme Court ruling for Pinoy could slow down massive deportation

January 8, 2012 12:21 pm· Comments Off on U.S. Supreme Court ruling for Pinoy could slow down massive deportation 

By Joseph G. Lariosa

CHICAGO, Jan. 8 -– A decision by the United States Supreme Court last month, staying the deportation of a Filipino immigrant convicted of voluntary manslaughter, could slow down the deportation of nearly 393,000 people in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, half of whom were considered criminals.

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Cotabato gov orders arrest of illegal loggers, miners

January 8, 2012 12:20 pm· Comments Off on Cotabato gov orders arrest of illegal loggers, miners 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Jan 8 -– Amidst the tragedies that hit Mindanao since last year as a result of environmental degradation, Cotabato Governor Lala Taliño-Mendoza has given ‘marching orders’ to the local police, Army, and concerned agencies to arrest all illegal loggers and those individuals and groups doing illegal mining operations in the province.

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Comval landslide death toll reaches 28, missing victims rise to 35

January 8, 2012 12:20 pm· Comments Off on Comval landslide death toll reaches 28, missing victims rise to 35 

By Jessie L. Casalda

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 8 -– The death toll in the mining site landslide tragedy in Purok Diat 1 and Diat 2, Sitio Palo Uno, Barangay Napnapan, Pantukan, Compostela Valley rose to 28 as rescue teams continue with their search and retrieval operations on Sunday morning.

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Curfew imposed in Nigeria's Adamawa State after deadly attacks

January 8, 2012 12:17 pm· Comments Off on Curfew imposed in Nigeria's Adamawa State after deadly attacks 

YOLA, Nigeria, Jan. 8 — Adamawa State in northeastern Nigeria declared a dusk to dawn curfew in major towns across the state on Saturday, a day after the militant sect Boko Haram shot dead 12 people during a church service, state authorities announced.

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Pakistan religious parties oppose NATO supply restoration

January 8, 2012 12:15 pm· Comments Off on Pakistan religious parties oppose NATO supply restoration 

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 8 — Alliance of religious parties in Pakistan on Saturday announced to oppose any possible decision by the government to restore supplies for the NATO forces in Afghanistan.

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Nigerian president defends petrol price hike amid nationwide protests

January 8, 2012 12:14 pm· Comments Off on Nigerian president defends petrol price hike amid nationwide protests 

LAGOS, Jan. 8 — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Saturday night defended the government's decision to raise the petrol price, saying the money freed from subsidization is badly needed for alleviating the country's poor.

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