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Shelter livelihoods remain priorities in typhoon-hit Philippines - top UN relief official
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:39:54 +0100
27 February 2014 150 The United Nations and its humanitarian partners are prioritizing shelter and livelihoods projects in the typhoon-devastated parts of the Philippines, while continuing to provide ...
Millions without power in southern Philippines
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:13:47 +0100
: Millions of people were left without electricity in the southern Philippines on Thursday after a massive power breakdown, officials said, as repair crews worked to determine the cause of the ...
Philippines - Criminal libel is unconstitutional CMFR stresses in response to Philippines ruling
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:59:13 +0100
flawed legislation in so many ways . It reflects the lazy thinking and sloppy process that the Senate and the House of Representatives pass off as law-making. If their object was to prevent crimes ...
Philippines - Filipino journalist threatened over illegal mining report
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:59:11 +0100
A journalist in Gonzaga town on the coast of Cagayan province said the town's mayor threatened him over the phone on 20 February 2014 for reporting the persistence of illegal black sand mining ...
4 children rescued in anti-porn raid in Metro Manila
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:56:21 +0100
Four children were rescued by anti- human trafficking agents of the National Bureau of Investigation ( NBI) in a raid of a cybersex den in Metro Manila, the Philippines' capital region, on ...
US Troops Out Now Philippine Protesters Push Against Base Expansion
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:52:40 +0100
Riot police prepare to prevent protesters from marching closer to the U.S. Embassy Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 in Manila, Philippines, against the forthcoming visit of U.S. President Barack Obama. (Photo: ...
More authentic French pastries to delight Manila
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:32:47 +0100
ASSORTED tarts A Facebook contact said it best: These new French bakeries are bad for the diet. She was reacting to a photo I had uploaded of three cookies from Eric Kayser, the bakery that opened ...
Massive poverty joblessness lingers in Philippines
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:31:01 +0100
(02-26 19:31) Philippines should create more investment opportunities in agriculture, tourism, manufacturing and mining to escape the curse of jobless economic growth, experts and businessmen said. ...
Filipino doctor is a social media savvy beggar in comedy vid contest
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:30:58 +0100
Junjun: The Social Network Savvy Beggar. Photo from America Meet World website MANILA, Philippines - A Filipino doctor went beyond his medicinal degree when he qualified as a finalist for a comedy ...
Al Mansouri holds talks with Filipino Officials
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:03:22 +0100
Feb 26, 2014 - 09:50 - WAM MANILA, 26th February, 2014 (WAM) -- Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy and Gregory L. Domingo, Minister of Trade '&' Industry Department of ...
Philippines killings cloud US aid
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:00:06 +0100
By Vanessa Lucas and Azadeh Shahshahani The daunting task of providing aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has not been made any easier by the Aquino administration's ...
Aquino state visit to solidify Philippines Malaysia ties
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:10:07 +0100
KUALA LUMPUR — Advancing peace and development in Mindanao as well as promoting economic and academic cooperation will be high on the agenda of President Aquino when he travels to Malaysia this ...
Traffic rerouting for March 1 Manila Triathlon
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:10:06 +0100
Traffic officials warned the public against heavy traffic on March 1 for the first Manila Triathlon organized by the Manila Police District (MPD). Trimanila 2014 will cover Manila's iconic ...
Anti-Obama protests in Philippines
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:05:58 +0100
Philippines troops. Protesters say their presence violates Philippine sovereignty.Obama is scheduled to visit the Philippines in April as part of his four-nation Asian ...
FM rejects Manila fisherman protest
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:04:50 +0100
China does not accept the so-called "protest" by the Philippines over the alleged firing of water cannons at Filipino fishermen, the Chinese foreign ministry said Tuesday."Huangyan ...
Faster Philippine economic growth not possible sans new power investments official
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:03:06 +0100
Growing Philippine economy by 8 percent would be difficult without new investments in the power sector, a senior government official said Tuesday.Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan ...
Philippines should respect Chinas sovereignty spokeswoman
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:03:00 +0100
China on Tuesday rejected the Philippines' protest over the firing of a water cannon and demanded relevant countries to respect China's sovereignty.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua ...
Philippine bourse dips on lack of positive leads
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:02:57 +0100
The Philippine stock market failed to muster enough strength to counter profit takers, closing Tuesday's session slightly lower.The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index lost 0.01 percent, ...
China not accept Philippines protest Chinese Embassy
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:02:40 +0100
China does not accept the so-called "protest" by the Philippines on alleged firing of water cannon at Filipino fishermen, the Chinese embassy in Manila said Tuesday."China has ...
Anti-Obama protesters clash with police in Manila
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:01:50 +0100
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police clashed briefly in the Philippine capital with about 300 protesters opposed to a planned visit by President Barack Obama and continued U.S. military presence ...
Philippines to miss 2015 poverty-reduction goal
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:57:15 +0100
The government has conceded that the Philippines will miss its 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on poverty reduction. Under the updated medium-term Philippine Development Plan, the government ...
Manila protests against China coast guard action
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:55:59 +0100
The Philippines on Tuesday strongly protested against an incident last month when China's coast guard used water cannons to drive away Philippine fishing boats from a disputed rocky outcrop in ...
San Mig Coffee takes another shot at PBA Philippine Cup crown
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:51:10 +0100
RAFI Reavis (right) of San Mig Coffee challenges an attempt by Rain or Shine's Ryan Araa. AUGUST DELA CRUZ MANILA, Philippines -- San Mig Coffee is still haunted by its previous championship ...
Mitch Albom launches Philippine library-rebuilding effort
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:44:26 +0100
Author Mitch Albom, seen in the top corner second from right, poses with Filipino teachers and school children on Monday, during a visit to typhoon-ravaged Tacloban in central Philippines. (National ...
Palace firm on arbitration over West Philippine Sea row
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:36:31 +0100
Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal. AFP FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines - The government is pushing through with arbitration despite China's renewed call for bilateral talks, Malacaang said Wednesday. ...
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