Fair weather seen in most parts of PHL except Mindanao

July 2, 2013 10:36 am· Comments Off on Fair weather seen in most parts of PHL except Mindanao 

MANILA, July 2 — Most parts of the country will have fair weather except for Mindanao due intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) that will continue to induce rains, according to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Tuesday.

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New LGU execs urged to follow hiring, firing rules — CSC

July 2, 2013 10:36 am· Comments Off on New LGU execs urged to follow hiring, firing rules — CSC 

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, July 2 — An official from the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has reminded newly elected local officials to ease on terminating employees in their respective municipalities.

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PTT's ‘gas up for a tree’ project to reforest part of Bataan National Park

July 2, 2013 10:36 am· Comments Off on PTT's ‘gas up for a tree’ project to reforest part of Bataan National Park 

MORONG, Bataan, July 2 — The Petroleum of Thailand (PTT–Philippines) has started planting trees at their adopted mountain in the Bataan National Park here under their project “Gas Up for a Tree”.

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4 'summary execution' victims in N. Cotabato identified

July 2, 2013 10:36 am· Comments Off on 4 'summary execution' victims in N. Cotabato identified 

MAKILALA, North Cotabato, July 2 — Police today said the four persons believed to have been summarily executed in a remote village here Monday have been identified.

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Hataman names new ARMM cabinet officials

July 2, 2013 10:36 am· Comments Off on Hataman names new ARMM cabinet officials 

COTABATO CITY, July 2 — Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Monday took his oath of office workers and employees of the regional government and announced the composition of his new cabinet members.

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Britain-China ties offer 'tremendous business opportunities'

July 2, 2013 10:36 am· Comments Off on Britain-China ties offer 'tremendous business opportunities' 

LONDON, July 2 — There are "tremendous business opportunities" for Britain and China based on the developed country's abilities to provide high-quality services for China, Long Yongtu, China's former chief negotiator for WTO entry said here on Monday.

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Arizona governor updates Obama on wild fire

July 2, 2013 10:36 am· Comments Off on Arizona governor updates Obama on wild fire 

WASHINGTON, July 2 — U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday called Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to receive an update on the Yarnell Hill fire that's raging in the state, offering federal help, the White House said.

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6 family members of Egypt Brotherhood's No. 2 leader kidnapped

July 2, 2013 10:36 am· Comments Off on 6 family members of Egypt Brotherhood's No. 2 leader kidnapped 

CAIRO, July 2 — Six family members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood (MB)'s No.2 leader, Kirate El-Shater, were kidnapped by thugs, MB's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) said on its website.

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Interest rate on federal student loan in U.S. doubles

July 2, 2013 10:36 am· Comments Off on Interest rate on federal student loan in U.S. doubles 

WASHINGTON, July 2 — Interest rate on a key federal student loan doubled Monday in United States to 6.8 percent. It was doubled mainly due to Congressional inaction, but Congress could still reverse the increase before the new school year gets under way in the fall.

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Snowden slams Obama over interference in asylum bid

July 2, 2013 10:36 am· Comments Off on Snowden slams Obama over interference in asylum bid 

MOSCOW, July 2 — Edward Snowden has accused U.S. President Barack Obama of "pressuring the leaders" of countries where the fugitive former U.S. intelligence contractor sought political asylum.

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