Russia stays away from Paris meeting on Syria

April 19, 2012 10:41 pm· Comments Off on Russia stays away from Paris meeting on Syria 

MOSCOW, April 19 — Russia will not take part in an international ministerial meeting on Syria to be held in Paris on Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said.

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Iraq to launch 4th energy auction in late May

April 19, 2012 10:41 pm· Comments Off on Iraq to launch 4th energy auction in late May 

BAGHDAD, April 19 — The Iraqi Oil Ministry announced Thursday it will launch its fourth round of energy auction for 12 oil and gas exploration concessions on May 30-31.

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President Aquino grants Domingo Lee's request that his nomination as ambassador to China be withdrawn

April 19, 2012 10:17 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino grants Domingo Lee's request that his nomination as ambassador to China be withdrawn 

MANILA, April 19 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has granted the request of Domingo Lee that his nomination as ambassador to the People's Republic of China (PROC) be withdrawn, considering the government's efforts to pursue a peaceful settlement of the Scarborough Shoal issue.

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Aquino cites Filipino caregivers in Japan

April 19, 2012 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Aquino cites Filipino caregivers in Japan 

MANILA, April 19 — President Benigno S. Aquino III cited four Filipinos for their compassion and dedication to their work as caregivers for choosing to remain and take care of their patients at the height of the nuclear disaster scare following the 9.1 magnitude earthquake that devastated Japan in March 2011.

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Aquino to attend Global Electronics Forum in Lapu-Lapu City

April 19, 2012 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Aquino to attend Global Electronics Forum in Lapu-Lapu City 

MANILA, April 19 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will attend the Semiconductors and Electronics Industries of the Philippines Inc. (SEIPI) 108th General Membership Meeting and the 17th World Electronics Forum (WEF) at the Mactan Shangri-La Island Spa and Resort on Friday in Lapu-Lapu City.

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Aquino declares April 21 as special non-working day in Malabon in observance of its 11th cityhood anniversary

April 19, 2012 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Aquino declares April 21 as special non-working day in Malabon in observance of its 11th cityhood anniversary 

MANILA, April 19 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared April 21, which falls on a Saturday, as a special (non-working) day in the city of Malabon in celebration of its 11th cityhood anniversary.

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Aquino lauds Abu Dhabi Dialogue II as opportunity to improve plight of overseas workers

April 19, 2012 10:17 pm· Comments Off on Aquino lauds Abu Dhabi Dialogue II as opportunity to improve plight of overseas workers 

MANILA, April 19 — President Benigno S. Aquino III lauded the holding of the 2nd Ministerial Meeting of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD II) in Manila which, he said, provided an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss ways of improving the plight of overseas workers.

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15 Filipinos arriving from Syria in next 2 days

April 19, 2012 10:17 pm· Comments Off on 15 Filipinos arriving from Syria in next 2 days 

MANILA, April 19 — Judging a United Nations-brokered ceasefire in Syria as unreliable, the Philippine embassy in Damascus continues with its near-daily repatriation to bring more Filipinos there out of harm’s way.

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(Metro News) 3 suspects in killing of Aguirre

April 19, 2012 10:17 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) 3 suspects in killing of Aguirre 

MANILA, April 19 — The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) announced on Thursday the arrest of three of the suspects in the killing of three security escorts of Banco Filipino owner Bobby Aguirre last April 7 in Las Pinas City.

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PPUR officially joins the world's New 7 Wonders of Nature on Saturday

April 19, 2012 10:17 pm· Comments Off on PPUR officially joins the world's New 7 Wonders of Nature on Saturday 

By Modesto Antonio G. Ibarra

MANILA, April 19 – The Puerto Princesa Undergroud River (PPUR) in Palawan will officially join the world's New 7 Wonders of Nature during its inauguration on Saturday, April 21.

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