Solons seek postponement of 2013 barangay poll

January 22, 2012 11:00 am· Comments Off on Solons seek postponement of 2013 barangay poll 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, Jan. 22 — Mindanao lawmakers are strongly pushing for the resetting of the October 2013 barangay election to the last Monday of October 2015 not only to reduce electoral expense but also to give barangay officials ample time to complete their projects.

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Frosting starts in Benguet; steady vegetable supplies assured

January 22, 2012 11:00 am· Comments Off on Frosting starts in Benguet; steady vegetable supplies assured 

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 22 – Frosting has started to be noted by farmers in high lying towns in Benguet Provinces as the minimum temperature of 10 degrees celsius has been felt in the area some two days ago.

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150 killed in attacks in Northern Nigeria state: official

January 22, 2012 11:00 am· Comments Off on 150 killed in attacks in Northern Nigeria state: official 

KANO, Nigeria Jan. 22 — Officials of northern Nigeria's Kano State government said on Saturday that about 150 persons lost their lives in Friday's terrorist attacks which rocked the state capital of Kano.

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Egypt ruling military pardons 1,959 detainees

January 22, 2012 11:00 am· Comments Off on Egypt ruling military pardons 1,959 detainees 

CAIRO, Jan. 22 — Egypt's ruling military council chief Hussein Tantawi has approved the release of 1,959 people detained in military prisons, state media reported on Saturday.

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Gov’t employees of Aklan to have houses of their own

January 22, 2012 9:24 am· Comments Off on Gov’t employees of Aklan to have houses of their own 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 21 – Government employees in the province of Aklan may have houses to call their own soon following the recent signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the local government units of Aklan and Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-ibig Fund) for the establishment of an LGU Housing Program in the said province.

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Jordan calls for serious Palestinian-Israeli peace talks

January 22, 2012 9:24 am· Comments Off on Jordan calls for serious Palestinian-Israeli peace talks 

AMMAN, Jan. 22 — Jordan on Saturday stressed the importance of resuming serious and effective Palestinian-Israelis talks that are governed by a specific time frame, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

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5.6-magnitude quake hits Flores region, Indonesia — USGS

January 22, 2012 9:24 am· Comments Off on 5.6-magnitude quake hits Flores region, Indonesia — USGS 

HONG KONG, Jan. 21 — An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted Flores region, Indonesia at 20:32:55 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 140.60 km, was initially determined to be at 8.4210 degrees south latitude and 119.6905 degrees east longitude. (PNA/Xinhua) rsv /rsm

Egypt ruling military pardons 1,959 detainees

January 22, 2012 9:24 am· Comments Off on Egypt ruling military pardons 1,959 detainees 

CAIRO, Jan. 22 — Egypt's ruling military council chief Hussein Tantawi has approved the release of 1,959 people detained in military prisons, state media reported on Saturday.

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6.2-magnitude quake hits far off Mexican coast

January 22, 2012 9:24 am· Comments Off on 6.2-magnitude quake hits far off Mexican coast 

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 22 — An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale on Saturday jolted far off Mexico Pacific coast at 11: 47 a.m. (18:47 GMT), according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

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Hungary pro-gov't march draws some 100,000 people

January 22, 2012 9:24 am· Comments Off on Hungary pro-gov't march draws some 100,000 people 

BUDAPEST, Jan. 22 — A pro-government march initiated by prominent right-wing professionals to counter anti-government demonstrations earlier this year drew some 100,000 people on Saturday.

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