DSWD has P1.2-B for pension of poor seniors for 2012

February 28, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on DSWD has P1.2-B for pension of poor seniors for 2012 

MANILA, Feb. 28 — More than P1.2 billion has been allocated for this year by the government through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for the social pension of 185,914 indigent senior citizens nationwide.

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(Metro News) 1 killed, 3 injured in Malabon blast

February 28, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) 1 killed, 3 injured in Malabon blast 

MANILA, Feb. 28 — A man was killed while three other persons were severely injured after an unidentified man hurled an improvised explosive device at them for still unknown reasons in Barangay Catmon, Malabon City Monday night, the police reported.

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US Pacific Angel humanitarian mission set in Albay

February 28, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on US Pacific Angel humanitarian mission set in Albay 

LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 28 — Albay Governor Joey Salceda said that his province was chosen as a venue for PHL-US Pacific Angel 12-1, a joint humanitarian program by the US Pacific Command in the Pacific area, on March 5 to 10.

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Roundup: Syria announces constitutional referendum results

February 28, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Syria announces constitutional referendum results 

DAMASCUS, Feb. 28 — Syria announced on Monday the result of a referendum on the new draft constitution held a day earlier, saying that more than 89 percent of eligible voters supported the new charter.

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U.S. vows commitment to Afghan strategy

February 28, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on U.S. vows commitment to Afghan strategy 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 — U.S. officials on Monday vowed its commitment to the Afghan strategy of President Barack Obama despite recent protests and attacks in that country prompted by the burning of a religious material by U.S. soldiers.

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Nigeria collaborates with 10 other countries to fight piracy in Gulf of Guinea

February 28, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on Nigeria collaborates with 10 other countries to fight piracy in Gulf of Guinea 

CALABAR, Nigeria, Feb. 28 — Nigeria and 10 other countries, including the United States, Belgium and Spain on Monday began a naval exercise against piracy, oil theft, smuggling and other maritime security challenges plaguing the West and Central African waters, especially the Gulf of Guinea.

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Piracy "gaining ground" in Gulf of Guinea: UN official

February 28, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on Piracy "gaining ground" in Gulf of Guinea: UN official 

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 28 — UN undersecretary-general for political affairs B. Lynn Pascoe said here on Monday that despite the best efforts of governments and organizations, piracy in the Gulf of Guinea is becoming an even greater threat and that further international support is necessary to combat it.

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Roundup: One dead, four injured in U.S. high school shooting

February 28, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on Roundup: One dead, four injured in U.S. high school shooting 

By Xinhua Writer Wang Fengfeng

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 — A teen gunman on Monday opened fire at the cafeteria of Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio, U.S. , killing one student while injuring four others.

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Senior U.S. official to tour Gulf states for closer economic ties

February 28, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on Senior U.S. official to tour Gulf states for closer economic ties 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 — A senior U.S. official from the State Department will visit Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia for closer economic ties, the department announced in a statement on Monday.

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News analysis: Israeli arms sale to Azerbaijan likely to anger Iran

February 28, 2012 11:30 am· Comments Off on News analysis: Israeli arms sale to Azerbaijan likely to anger Iran 

By Adam Gonn

JERUSALEM, Feb. 28 — Israel has plans to sell advanced military equipment to Azerbaijan in a deal worth 1.6 billion U.S. dollars, according to Israeli media.

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