By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — An agriculturist from the environmental political party Kalikasan Partylist is calling on the Benigno Aquino III government to address what she said was the problem of massive coconut scale infestation in Southern Tagalog, specifically in the province of Batangas. The group said it is urgent for the
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Team Anna asks Pranab to come clean on rice scam allegations before contesting presidential election
Team Anna’s UP tour to make people aware of charges against 14 ministers and demand of SIT probe ended on Wednesday.
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — It’s a sure sign that national elections are just around the corner: the Benigno Aquino III government is calling for a P6 billion ($ 139.5 million).increase in the budget for the controversial conditional cash transfer program (CCT). Gabriela Women’s Party Rep.
IB has issued a general alert that Harvinder Singh, who had slapped Sukhram and Sharad Pawar within a span of 5 days in Nov 2011, might slap Sibal at a public function.
David E. Sanger and Daniel Klaidman discuss their respective books and assess the Obama administration’s national security policies and practices.
Sri Lanka committed to implement LLRC recommendations despite ‘ill-conceived’ UN resolution hampering domestic efforts
Jun 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka remains committed to implement the recommendations of its domestic reconciliation commission despite the “ill-conceived” UN resolution causing mistrust about international processes among the Sri Lankan people and hampering the domestic efforts, Sri Lanka told the 20th session of the UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva.
While Egyptians were busy voting for a new president, a glitch in Google Translate’s system accidentally revived the presidency of Hosni Mubarak. When one types “I will respect Egypt’s future president” in English, the Arabic translation is, “I will respect President Hosni Mubarak.” Mubarak, who is reportedly clinging to life on a respirator, will not be Egypt’s future president.
Jun 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka government announced today that the import taxes on a number of food items have been increased with effect from June 21.
A U.S. cyber security expert says it is “pretty likely” the United States and Israel are behind a sophisticated computer virus that appears to have been used to gather intelligence about Iran’s nuclear program.
The new Greek government is moving quickly to win Europe’s approval for easing the terms of its financial bailout. Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos, a partner in the fledgling coalition government, said the meeting of the continent’s finance ministers on Thursday in Luxembourg “will be the first big battle” on revising the $168 billion bailout Greece secured earlier this year
A gunman who took four hostages in a bank in Toulouse, France, has been arrested and his captives freed, after a six-hour standoff with police.
Security services draw criticism for failing to properly inform public of firearms collection programme. After a firearms amnesty in northern Uganda failed to recover any weapons at all, experts criticised the ongoing disarmament programme for failing to engage effectively with the local population. The scheme is the latest to be launched in northern Uganda since a 20-year conflict with the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army, LRA ended in 2006
Government’s decision to delete clause granting reprieve to former combatants could be a backward step in combating the rebel force. Last month, the Ugandan government dropped its 12-year-old amnesty for rebel combatants who decide to lay down their arms and renounce violence
GOP RINO Heather Wilson of NM set to vote for abortion if she wins primary
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Netanyahu: "What we have seen is such a huge transformation in our region that we know we will have to spend a lot more to defend ourselves"
While Obama and the American media continue to hail the coming of “democracy” to the Middle East and North Africa, as if the “Arab Spring” really represented a flowering of Western-style democracy and pluralism, Benjamin Netanyahu is more realistic. “Netanyahu: Islamic ‘Wave’ Pressuring…
The facts beyond this widely publicized nonsense. “Muslim Moroccan on Way to Capitol Building for Suicide Mission Arrested,” from the American Freedom Law Center, February 20: Now, here’s an interesting story that developed over the weekend. A homegrown Muslim Moroccan, who thought he had been armed by Al Qaeda
Reza Aslan blames Spencer and Geller for rise in "anti-Muslim sentiment," says radical Christians far greater threat than jihadis
Selling the Big Lie to unwitting students Islamic supremacist Boy Reza Aslan preaches hate in Love Auditorium at Colgate University, blaming none other than Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller for the rise in “anti-Muslim sentiment” in the U.S. since 9/11. His claims are worth examining, …
Charles Kupchan maps out the twenty-first-century world, providing a detailed strategy for reconciling the West with the “rise of the rest.”
AUSTRALIA’S richest person, the mining magnate Gina Rinehart, has been ridiculed for penning an anti-government poem that rhymes “rampant tax” with “political hacks” and pleads for “special economic zones”.
FIFTEEN miners died and another three were injured after a tramcar derailed in a coal mine in central China, authorities have said, in the latest accident to hit the nation’s mining sector.
Stars who knock back whisky, wine or beer in a movie are an invisible but potent force in prompting youngsters to experiment with alcohol or binge-drink, a large US study published on Tuesday suggests. Major exposure to scenes of alcohol consumption in movies is a …
Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas and Inter Milan coach Claudio Ranieri, himself a former Stamford Bridge manager, will be looking to the Champions League this week to boost their chances of keeping their jobs. Villas-Boas has been described as a ‘dead man walking’ by Ranieri and …
Umar Patek, an alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombing, says he never met Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan although they were in the same town.
Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party warns that by-elections may not be fair because of restrictions on campaigning.
Experts say there is a high likelihood of a big earthquake hitting the huge metropolis of Tokyo in the next few years. Authorities are trying to ensure the city…
NAHA, Japan — On a dark street behind the T-shirt shops and crowds of the touristy Kokusai Dori strip, in a tiny club filled with a smattering of grey-haired customers, Sumiko Yoseyama lifted her microphone to conjure up a bygone era …
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen in Afghan police uniforms opened fire on NATO troops on Monday in southern Afghanistan, killing an Albanian soldier, officials said. …
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping gave these remarks on February 14, 2012 in Washington, DC.