TESDA chief bats for stronger PPP to address skills mismatch

November 14, 2010 2:34 pm· Comments Off on TESDA chief bats for stronger PPP to address skills mismatch 

MANILA, Nov. 14 – Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Joel Villanueva has sought for stronger public-private partnership (PPP) to address the prevailing skills mismatch between industry requirements and academe graduates.

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Palace to bus operators: Give number coding scheme a chance

November 14, 2010 2:34 pm· Comments Off on Palace to bus operators: Give number coding scheme a chance 

MANILA, Nov. 14 — Malacanang on Sunday called on bus operators in the metropolis to give a chance for the re-implementation of the number coding scheme of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) before carrying out their planned strike on Monday.

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Palace to gov't employees: Keep Xmas parties simple

November 14, 2010 2:34 pm· Comments Off on Palace to gov't employees: Keep Xmas parties simple 

MANILA, Nov. 14 — Malacanang has appealed to all government employees to keep Christmas parties simple as part of the austerity measures of the Aquino administration.

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Munitions cache, subversive materials seized from militant leader’s house

November 14, 2010 2:34 pm· Comments Off on Munitions cache, subversive materials seized from militant leader’s house 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Nov. 13 -– Joint Army and police operatives seized on Friday night a cache of ammunition containing a rifle grenade and more than 2,500 live bullets of high-powered firearms as well as subversive materials in a raid on a house owned by a leader of a militant transport group based in the city.

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Sugarcane planters, truckers oppose law on axle overloading

November 14, 2010 2:34 pm· Comments Off on Sugarcane planters, truckers oppose law on axle overloading 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Nov. 13 -– A petition is now in the offing in Negros Oriental for a review, revision and possible repeal of Republic Act 8794 or the law against overloading of vehicles amid mounting protests coming from various sectors that it is causing confusion between enforcers and road users over its correct interpretation.

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Yang says China, Japan should appropriately resolve 'sensitive issues'

November 14, 2010 2:34 pm· Comments Off on Yang says China, Japan should appropriately resolve 'sensitive issues' 

YOKOHAMA, Nov. 14 — Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi told his Japanese counterpart Seiji Maehara on Sunday that the two countries should "appropriately deal with sensitive issues" in a meeting that followed bilateral summit talks a day earlier that raised hopes for a diplomatic thaw after their ties were strained by a territorial spat.

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Parties to lock horns over state budget, UAE troop dispatch

November 14, 2010 2:34 pm· Comments Off on Parties to lock horns over state budget, UAE troop dispatch 

SEOUL, Nov. 14 — Political parties begin their debate over the government-proposed 2011 budget this week, with a horde of domestic and diplomatic issues adding further uncertainty to the prospect of a necessary compromise.

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S. Korea, Japan sign treaty on return of historic artifacts

November 14, 2010 2:34 pm· Comments Off on S. Korea, Japan sign treaty on return of historic artifacts 

By Lee Chi-dong

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Nov. 14 — South Korea and Japan signed an accord Sunday on the return of Korean artifacts Japan took during its 1910-45 colonial rule, clearing one of the many obstacles to their decades-long efforts to settle historical disputes and improve diplomatic ties.

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Mt Merapi remains dangerous

November 14, 2010 2:34 pm· Comments Off on Mt Merapi remains dangerous 

YOGYAKARTA, Nov. 14 — Despite being calmer after its recurrent catastrophic eruptions over the last two weeks, Mount Merapi is still deemed dangerous and residents must remain on high alert as its eruptions have not decreased in intensity, a volcanologist has said.

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Medvedev, Obama start talks at APEC summit in Japan

November 14, 2010 2:34 pm· Comments Off on Medvedev, Obama start talks at APEC summit in Japan 

YOKOHAMA, Nov. 14 — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and U.S. President Barack Obama are holding an informal meeting on Sunday to discuss a wide range of bilateral and global issues.

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