Stiffer penalty against drug syndicates pushed

November 2, 2012 10:36 am· Comments Off on Stiffer penalty against drug syndicates pushed 

MANILA, Nov. 2 — The country’s drug enforcement agencies are supporting the enactment of law that would impose harsher penalty for the top leaders of international and local drug syndicates who are behind the recruitment of Filipino drug mules, according to Rep. Romero Quimbo (2nd District, Marikina City).

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All Saints’ Day in Cebu, Central Visayas orderly, peaceful

November 2, 2012 10:36 am· Comments Off on All Saints’ Day in Cebu, Central Visayas orderly, peaceful 

CEBU CITY, Nov. 2 — Police said the observance of All Saints’ Day in Cebu and the rest of Central Visayas Thursday was peaceful and orderly.

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Gunmen torch 2 houses, strafe others in Maguindanao town

November 2, 2012 10:36 am· Comments Off on Gunmen torch 2 houses, strafe others in Maguindanao town 

CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao, Nov. 2 — An armed conflict involving warring families in Datu Montawal, Maugindanao erupted Thursday with two houses torched by the protagonists and a series of gun-bursts sent civilians fleeing.

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Ampatuan massacre victims’ kin mark ‘Undas’ with calls for speedy justice

November 2, 2012 10:36 am· Comments Off on Ampatuan massacre victims’ kin mark ‘Undas’ with calls for speedy justice 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Nov. 2 — Family members of media workers killed in the infamous Ampatuan massacre in Maguindanao province marked All Saint’s Day with visits to cemeteries and calls for a speedy trial as the gory manslaughter approaches its third anniversary on Nov. 23.

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'Undas' observance in Pangasinan generally peaceful

November 2, 2012 10:36 am· Comments Off on 'Undas' observance in Pangasinan generally peaceful 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Nov. 2 — The observance of "Undas" or All Saints' Day all over Pangasinan was described as generally peaceful and orderly but the police said it will remain on heightened alert as people are still visiting the cemeteries Friday (All Souls Day).

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South Cotabato calls off EIS review on Tampakan copper-gold project

November 2, 2012 10:36 am· Comments Off on South Cotabato calls off EIS review on Tampakan copper-gold project 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Nov. 2 — The provincial government of South Cotabato is no longer pursuing a review of the environmental impact study (EIS) of foreign-backed Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI) after the German team it earlier tapped for its expertise has reportedly backed out.

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RDC-12 creates regional competitiveness body

November 2, 2012 10:36 am· Comments Off on RDC-12 creates regional competitiveness body 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Nov. 2 — In a bid improve Region 12 or the Soccsksargen Region’s competitiveness, the Regional Development Council (RDC) has created a special body that will oversee various trade and economic-related programs and policy reforms in the region.

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S. Korea's next leader faces 'urgent consultations' with U.S. on N. Korea: source

November 2, 2012 10:36 am· Comments Off on S. Korea's next leader faces 'urgent consultations' with U.S. on N. Korea: source 

By Lee Chi-dong

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 — The winner of South Korea's presidential elections in December is expected to push for "early consultations" with the U.S. administration, either Democratic or Republican, on ways to deal with North Korea, an informed source here said Thursday.

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New York mayor endorses Obama for second term

November 2, 2012 10:36 am· Comments Off on New York mayor endorses Obama for second term 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 — United States President Barack Obama earned another high profile endorsement Thursday, this time from New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who cited climate change as the primary reason for choosing the incumbent president for a second term.

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Some 20 Korean-Americans running for office

November 2, 2012 10:36 am· Comments Off on Some 20 Korean-Americans running for office 

ATLANTA, Nov. 2, — Around 20 Korean-American candidates are running in federal and local elections to be held along with the presidential polls next week, according to the Korean-American community here on Thursday.

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