(Metro News) Binay wants residents to welcome the New Year with hope

January 1, 2010 2:03 pm· Comments Off on (Metro News) Binay wants residents to welcome the New Year with hope 

MANILA, Jan. 1 — Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay on Friday said he wanted the residents to welcome the New Year with hope in their hearts and a solemn prayer to overcome the challenges that lie ahead.

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Vigan holds mass wedding for 125 couples

January 1, 2010 2:03 pm· Comments Off on Vigan holds mass wedding for 125 couples 

VIGAN CITY, Jan. 1 — The Vigan City government headed by Mayor Eva Marie Singson–Medina sponsored the mass wedding of 125 pairs of couples in a ceremony held at St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral on Wednesday.

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Bishop, green advocates applaud Pope’s call to 'Protect Creation' for authentic peace

January 1, 2010 2:03 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Jan. 1 – Environmentalists expressed support to Pope Benedict XVI’s plea for humanity to “protect creation” as a local prelate urged the faithful to heed the papal call for ecological awareness, responsibility and conversion.

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(Yearender) 313 rebels surrender in Southern Mindanao in 2009

January 1, 2010 2:03 pm· Comments Off on (Yearender) 313 rebels surrender in Southern Mindanao in 2009 

CAMP APOLINARIO, Davao City, Jan. 1 — A total of 313 rebels surrendered to government authorities in Southern Mindanao region in 2009.

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3 persons killed in Gingoog City firecracker store explosion

January 1, 2010 2:03 pm· 1 Comment 

SURIGAO CITY, Jan. 1 — A store owner, her five- year-old son and a helper were killed in a New Year's Eve fire caused by a firecracker explosion in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental, the police reported on Friday.

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Flashfloods hit Surigao City; power shuts off

January 1, 2010 2:03 pm· Comments Off on Flashfloods hit Surigao City; power shuts off 

SURIGAO CITY, Jan. 1 – Continuous heavy rains Friday night caused flooding in low-lying areas of this city causing some residents of the five urban barangays to evacuate.

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Obama writes to CIA, marking death of 7 staffers in Afghanistan

January 1, 2010 2:03 pm· Comments Off on Obama writes to CIA, marking death of 7 staffers in Afghanistan 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 — U.S. President Barack Obama wrote to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on Thursday, marking the death of seven agency workers in a suicide blast Wednesday in Afghanistan, one of the deadliest known attacks on the spy agency, the White House said.

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Russian president pledges smart economy at New Year

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MOSCOW, Jan. 1 — President Dmitry Medvedev said Russia will move forward on the path to a "smart economy" as the country emerges from the worst recession in a decade, in his New Year's message on Thursday.

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2010 New Year celebrated in full color

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 1 — Colorful fireworks, music and dance rocked the city as thousands partied to welcome the arrival of 2010.

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Penangites celebrate 2010's arrival in peace amid tight security

January 1, 2010 2:03 pm· Comments Off on Penangites celebrate 2010's arrival in peace amid tight security 

PENANG, Jan. 1 — Thousands of locals and tourists welcomed 2010 in Penang, ushered the new year in a joyous atmosphere filled with exuberance amid mesmerizing firework displays tonight.

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