DSWD-ARMM distribute relief goods to families displaced by floods

February 23, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on DSWD-ARMM distribute relief goods to families displaced by floods 

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao, Feb. 23 – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DSWD-ARMM) has sent relief items to hundreds of families displaced by flash floods in Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao.

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Quezon town offers scholarships for college students

February 23, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on Quezon town offers scholarships for college students 

LUCENA CITY, Feb. 23 – The Sangguniang Bayan (SP) of Pagbilao town has passed an ordinance establishing the municipal college education assistance program to help poor but deserving students in the locality.

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DOJ to conduct preliminary investigation on ambush of Cotabato vice mayor

February 23, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on DOJ to conduct preliminary investigation on ambush of Cotabato vice mayor 

COTABATO CITY, Feb. 23 – The three-man panel of state prosecutors will start next week the preliminary investigation on the charges of frustrated murder against the suspects in the January 10 ambush of Cotabato City Vice Mayor Muslimin Sema.

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DSWD starts release of P37.9 M to senior citizens in CAR

February 23, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on DSWD starts release of P37.9 M to senior citizens in CAR 

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 23 – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has started to release part of the P37.9 million intended for senior citizens pension plan in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

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Lee calls for greater government role in shared growth

February 23, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on Lee calls for greater government role in shared growth 

SEOUL, Feb. 23 — President Lee Myung-bak on Thursday said the government should play greater roles in reining in "jungle-like competition" in the market economy and narrowing social inequalities, stressing that capitalism faces a crisis and the market economy has limitations.

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Interview: Chile has overcome high unemployment from 2010 quake

February 23, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on Interview: Chile has overcome high unemployment from 2010 quake 

SANTIAGO, Feb. 23 — Chile has managed to bring under control its high unemployment following the devastating 2010 earthquake that left 45,000 people without jobs in the six regions worst affected, Labor Minister Evelyn Matthei said Wednesday.

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U.S. urges Senegal to show restraint to protesters

February 23, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on U.S. urges Senegal to show restraint to protesters 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 — The U.S. State Department on Wednesday urged the government of Senegal and its security forces to show restraint to the country's protesters.

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S. Korean officials in high gear for nuclear security summit in March

February 23, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on S. Korean officials in high gear for nuclear security summit in March 

SEOUL, Feb. 23 — With the Nuclear Security Summit about a month away, South Korean officials have entered an "all-out preparation mode" to successfully host the global summit aimed at bolstering international safeguards and preventing nuclear terrorism, organizers said on Thursday.

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Government claims OECD report endorses New Zealand education policy

February 23, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on Government claims OECD report endorses New Zealand education policy 

WELLINGTON, Feb. 23 — New Zealand's government has welcomed an international report that ranks the nation's schools among the best in the developed world in terms of assessing student achievement.

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Roundup: Food standards high on Gulf countries' agenda

February 23, 2012 11:41 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Food standards high on Gulf countries' agenda 

DUBAI, Feb. 23 — With their food imports to hit 51 million tons in 2020 (currently 40.6 million tons), Gulf countries are pushing up the hygienic standards of their food and beverage (F&B) industry and are opening more doors to exporters across the globe, according to the trends shown at the ongoing Gulfood held in Dubai.

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