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The competing territorial and maritime disputes in Asia can lead to conflict  in a region largely considered to have the fastest growing economies in the world, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said. In his speech before the 19th Nikkei Future of Asia Conference in Tokyo, the Foreign Affairs official…

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THE recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing that more Filipinos are going hungry should not be equated with the success or failure of the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program of the government since it has not even covered 20 percent of the country’s poorest of the poor. Senator Franklin…

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), on Friday proclaimed the top 14 party-list groups that garnered the most number of votes in the May 13 national and local midterm elections. Comelec Resolution No.006-13, promulgated May 14, 2013, proclaimed the following winning party-list groups: 1.…

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THE Commission on Audit ordered the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to pay a janitorial agency nearly P5 million for its service that was left unpaid. In an eight-page decision, the Audit agency ordered the BI to pay Excellent Building Care and General Services Inc. after its money claim showed that…

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THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has said that the two Presidential Security Group (PSG) men apprehended for alleged robbery in Quezon City were members of good standing of the Philippine Army. Army spokesman Lt. Col. Randolph Cabanbang on Friday disclosed that the two were bemedalled soldiers with clean…

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BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya: The lady mayor in Pagudpud town in Ilocos Norte may have lost in the ballot count but the fight against her rival is not over yet. Reelectionist Mayor Matilde Sales lost the recently held May 2013 elections but wanted another fight against her rival, incumbent Vice Mayor…

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By Ritchie A. Horario Reporter ONLY two out of the 36,778 polling centers in the country were designated as pilot Accessible Polling Places for the elderly and persons with disabilities (PWDs). This was revealed by National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) executive director Carmen Zubiaga. She said the number only…

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THE Department of Education (DepEd) on Thursday defended their decision allowing 260 private kindergarten, elementary and secondary schools in the National Capital Region (NCR) to increase their tuition and other school fees next for this school year. Tonisito Umali, Education Assistant Secretary for Legal and Legislative Affairs, said they understood…

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By Bernice Camille V. Bauzon Reporter A group of Filipinos in Saudi Arabia is “agitating” distressed workers who are awaiting repatriation to “sow disorderly conduct” amid the Kingdom’s crackdown on illegal workers, an official of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Wednesday. He said this as reports of…

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TWENTY new cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) were recorded in Angeles City in Pampanga province, the local health department said on Wednesday and noted that HIV cases in the province are increasing dramatically. In a report, Dr. Verona Guevarra of Angeles City Reproductive and Health Wellness said that from…

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