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Local leaders say 1,000 dead from Sierra Leone mudslides

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — More than 1,000 people have died from the mudslide and flood that hit Sierra Leone's capital nearly two weeks ago, a local leader an.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 28th, 2017

312 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides, floods

312 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides, floods.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 15th, 2017

312 dead as mudslides, flooding sweep through Sierra Leone capital

312 dead as mudslides, flooding sweep through Sierra Leone capital.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 15th, 2017

Patti Smith to lead new climate benefit show

Rock icon Patti Smith will lead a fresh benefit concert to combat climate change on the sideline of talks in San Francisco, organizers said Wednesday. The September 14 concert will close a three-day "summit" of local leaders on climate change from around the world, and called by California's outgoing Governor Jerry Brown. He has vowed to bring together sub-national players to mobilize action against rising temperatures while US President Donald Trump displays hostility to global efforts. Smith is the 71-year-old so-called godmother of punk who has frequently played benefits in recent years. She will be joined by Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir and Red Hot Chili Peppers bass...Keep on reading: Patti Smith to lead new climate benefit show.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

With ISIS ’emir’ in Southeast Asia dead, terrorists’ projection of ‘growing presence’ seen disrupted

The deaths of local terrorist leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omarkhayam Maute will seriously set back efforts to project the Islamic State as succeeding in efforts to expand in Southeast Asia after being driven out of strongholds in Iraq and Syria, the military chief said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 16th, 2017

Sierra Leone churches hold services for mudslide victims

FREETOWN — Churches across Sierra Leone held special services yesterday in memory of the more than 450 people who were killed in mudslides and flooding earli.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2017

Sierra Leone mourns 100 children among dead in massive flooding

Sierra Leone mourns 100 children among dead in massive flooding.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2017

No Filipino victims in Sierra Leone mudslides, says foreign affairs

No Filipino victims in Sierra Leone mudslides, says foreign affairs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 17th, 2017

Historic church bells finally back home in Balangiga

BALANGIGA, Eastern Samar --- After 117 long years, the historic church bells of Balangiga in Eastern Samar were brought home to end one of the darkest chapters of history between the United States and the Philippines. US soldiers took three of church bells from Balangiga as war trophies in 1901 after razing the town and killing thousands of Filipinos, avenging a surprise attack that left 48 of their comrades dead. The Philippines has argued for decades that it was historically wrong and needed to be corrected. On Saturday, the bells were finally handed over to Balangiga officials and church leaders after delivery to the Philippines early this week. President Rodrigo Duter...Keep on reading: Historic church bells finally back home in Balangiga.....»»

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13 young miners feared dead in India’s remote northeast

GAUHATI, India --- Thirteen young miners were missing and feared dead following the collapse of a shaft and flooding of a coal mine they were digging illegally in India's remote northeast, police said Friday.   Efforts were being made to pump water out of the mine, which flooded Wednesday, police said. National Disaster Response Force workers joined local authorities in the rescue effort.   Police said digging in the mine was banned four years ago, but illegal and unsafe activity by private landowners and the local community is rife. The area in Meghalaya state is about 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Shillong, the state capital.   Police said rescuers...Keep on reading: 13 young miners feared dead in India’s remote northeast.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

MILF questions efforts to block residents from Bangsamoro event

MANILA, Philippines – Leaders from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Tuesday, December 11, questioned the "efforts" of some local officials from Cotabato City who supposedly prevented residents from participating in a campaign event held in support of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). MILF Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Youth leaders trade brickbats over duties

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE rift between the two youth leaders in Iloilo City continues as Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation president and City Councilor Leila Luntao slammed the statements of the chairman of the Local Youth and Development Office (LYDO). According to Luntao, LYDO chair Jason Gregorio does not communicate with her and fails to attend […] The post Youth leaders trade brickbats over duties appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

DILG set to sue mayors, village chiefs for defying waste management law

  The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will start to sue mayors and barangay captains who are not implementing proper waste management in their localities.   This while DILG Undersecretary Martin Dio said Friday he is just awaiting the report his month before the agency begins to file cases against erring local officials.   Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 mandates mayors and village leaders to establish a materials recovery facility in every barangay or locality.   "Dapat kasuhan na natin ang mga barangay captain at mga mayor na hindi nagpapatupad ng R.A. 9003," Dio said in an in...Keep on reading: DILG set to sue mayors, village chiefs for defying waste management law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

Kin say 4 slain persons not terrorists but gov’t employees

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/ 20 Nov.) – Relatives of four persons who were found dead on Monday in separate areas in Region 12 refuted claims by the police that they were terrorists and demanded a thorough investigation on their death. Anwar Emblawa, administrative officer of the local government of Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao  identified the slain individuals as […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Duterte: I know nothing of Mayor Halili’s murder

      President Rodrigo Duterte claimed innocence over the assassination of Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili, saying it is "unfair" for his part to be linked to the killing of the local chief executive. Halili was shot dead by what appeared to be a sniper while singing the national anthem during the city hall's flag ceremony back in July. READ: Tanauan mayor gunned down while singing national anthem-- witnesses "Kagaya nung si Mayor Halili ng Tanauan, nag-ano siya 'Bayang magiliw...' Bog! Patay siya, tapos ako ang pagbintangan. Unfair sila sa akin," Duterte said in a speech on Friday in Papua New Guinea. (Like the case of Mayor Halili of Tanauan, ...Keep on reading: Duterte: I know nothing of Mayor Halili’s murder.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

Albayalde: Arrest of leftist leaders will strenghten local peace talks - Sun.Star

Albayalde: Arrest of leftist leaders will strenghten local peace talks - Sun.Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

What vote impacts lives of seniors like us

"We shall never change our leaders until we change the people who elect them."---Mark Skousen, economist/author "The circus in town!" So observed the media during the last-minute rush of filing of COCs (Certificates of Candidacy) by the motley group of political aspirants for next year's midterm elections. This also reflects the attitude of many Filipinos who have come to view our elections with skepticism. Based on experience, many voters are wary that our periodic electoral exercises are fraught with systemic and external flaws, with mixed results in terms of credibility or validity, specially on the local level. The terms "vote buying," "tampered returns," "flying voters" and...Keep on reading: What vote impacts lives of seniors like us.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Mayor Duterte says Davao to continue working for rights of women, children

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 07 Oct.) – The local government will continue advocating for the rights and welfare of women and children through the implementation of the Women Development Code, City Mayor Sara Duterte told women leaders during the 16th General Assembly of the Philippine Federation of Local Councils of Women Inc. at the SMX Convention […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Two dead, several wounded in yoga studio shooting

MIAMI, United States — A gunman killed two people and wounded several others at a yoga studio in Florida’s state capital Tallahassee Friday before apparently taking his own life, the local police chief said. At approximately 5:37 pm the Tallahassee Police Department responded to reports of a shooting at an area yoga studio, where police […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

2 dead, many others hurt in US yoga studio shooting –police

A gunman killed two people and injured several others at a yoga studio in Florida’s state capital Tallahassee Friday before apparently taking his own life, the local police chief said. Source link link: 2 dead, many others hurt in US yoga studio shooting –police.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

Two dead, multiple wounded in U.S. yoga studio shooting – police

MIAMI, USA – A gunman killed two people and injured several others at a yoga studio in Florida's state capital Tallahassee Friday, November 2 before apparently taking his own life, the local police chief said. "About 5:47 pm the Tallahassee Police Department responded...in reference to a shooting," police chief Michael DeLeo ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018