Filipino working holiday scheme in New Zealand in the works

November 25, 2010 11:51 am· Comments Off on Filipino working holiday scheme in New Zealand in the works 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, Nov. 25 — Younger Filipino holidaymakers would have a shot at short-term jobs in New Zealand if a proposal for what is known as a 'working holiday scheme' will be hammered out between Wellington and Manila, it was learned.

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PNoy abolishes PAGC

November 25, 2010 11:51 am· Comments Off on PNoy abolishes PAGC 

MANILA, Nov. 24 — President Benigno Simeon Aquino III on Wednesday issued Executive Order 13 that abolishes the Presidential Anti-Graft Commission (PAGC), the agency tasked to look into alleged corruption of presidential appointees.

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Group backs stringent BOC inspection of Christmas holiday imports

November 25, 2010 11:51 am· Comments Off on Group backs stringent BOC inspection of Christmas holiday imports 

MANILA, Nov. 25 — A non-government environmental organization backed a recent action by the customs authorities to foil probable smuggling of toxic and hazardous goods into the country as Christmas comes closer.

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Establishing access ramps for physically-challenged individuals urged

November 25, 2010 11:51 am· Comments Off on Establishing access ramps for physically-challenged individuals urged 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Nov. 25 – Commercial and government establishments in Dumaguete are urged to comply with the law that requires them to put in place an access ramp for persons-with-disabilities (PWDs).

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News Analysis: Israel's new referendum law stirs controversy

November 25, 2010 11:51 am· Comments Off on News Analysis: Israel's new referendum law stirs controversy 

by Adam Gonn

JERUSALEM, Nov. 25 — By 63 votes in favor and 35 against, the 120 members of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, voted in favor of a new pullout referendum law earlier this week.

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IMF set to approve $ 500M for Kenya's credit facility program

November 25, 2010 11:51 am· Comments Off on IMF set to approve $ 500M for Kenya's credit facility program 

NAIROBI, Nov. 25 — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Wednesday it has agreed with Kenya on an economic program running up to December 2013 which will be supported by the 500 million U.S. dollars extended credit facility (ECF).

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Ugandan President promises to punish corrupted top officials if evidence sufficient

November 25, 2010 11:51 am· Comments Off on Ugandan President promises to punish corrupted top officials if evidence sufficient 

MOROTO, Uganda, Nov. 25 — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni promised voters on Wednesday to take action on high- ranking officials implicated in funds misuse scandals, claiming there are no 'untouchables' in his administration.

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Strong winds to hit east China province, temperature drops: forecast

November 25, 2010 11:51 am· Comments Off on Strong winds to hit east China province, temperature drops: forecast 

JINAN, Nov. 25 — Strong winds will hit eastern China's Shandong Province over the next two days with a temperature drop of up to seven degrees Celsius, said the provincial meteorological bureau Wednesday.

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U.S. urges China to influence N. Korea to reduce tensions: State Dept.

November 25, 2010 11:51 am· Comments Off on U.S. urges China to influence N. Korea to reduce tensions: State Dept. 

By Hwang Doo-hyong

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 — The United States Wednesday urged China to persuade North Korea to refrain from provoking South Korea and abide by its denuclearization commitment.

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News Analysis: Are new airport screening procedures making U.S. travelers safer?

November 25, 2010 11:51 am· Comments Off on News Analysis: Are new airport screening procedures making U.S. travelers safer? 

by Matthew Rusling

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 — As all U.S. airports are sure to be swelling with travelers during this week's Thanksgiving holidays, passengers will have to go through a new set of safety screenings before boarding their flights.

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