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THE Federation Associations of Private Schools and Administrators (Fapsa) on Tuesday said the implementation of Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-to-12) program will pose problem to private schools in the hiring of new teachers that will teach technical vocational education for senior high school (Grade 11 and 12) students. Citing the…

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The Commission on Audit (COA) asked the National Bureau of Investigation to stop its online application for clearance as it is allegedly “grossly defective.” State auditors uncovered the defects of the National Biometric Clearance System (NBCS), a real-time, online clearance processing system with biometric capture capability, and the payment for…

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The Philippine coast guard in Brookes point, Palawan is continuing its search for the two fishermen who were reported missing since Friday. According to eyewitness accounts, Estilito and Ernie Pacquaio, ages 47 and 26 years old, went fishing around 4 a.m. on September 26 near barangay Mamboy, Brookes point but…

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ILOILO CITY: In a last ditch effort to save the organization of young leaders in the barangays, the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) here is pushing for the holdover of SK officials until there is an election in 2016 so that they can still do their projects which already have a budget…

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THE Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday mulls for the postponement of barangay election in Zamboanga City that lay in ruins following three weeks of fighting between government troops and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). PNP chief, Director General Alan Purisima said there is a need to move for the…

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ANGELES CITY: Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said the city will construct its first ever plaza—a space that would make tourists and residents this city’s cultural heritage. The Angeles City Engineering Office said the zone that they will working on would form a hub which would shape the street into a park.…

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BUTUAN CITY: The Department of Health (DOH) exceeded its target in the number of “Botika ng Barangay” (BnBs) or village drug stores established in Caraga region to provide safe, effective and affordable medicines to the people in the region, especially the poor. Hayde Senaca, BnB coordinator, said that as of…

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VATICAN CITY: The Vatican bank published its accounts for the first time on Tuesday in a new drive for transparency aimed at overcoming a series of scandals as Pope Francis plans a major overhaul. The Institute for Works of Religion, also known as IOR under its Italian acronym, said its…

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JAKARTA: Australia’s new Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday said he remained committed to crushing the “evil scourge” of people-smuggling but appeared to waver on some of the key elements of his hardline boatpeople policy. On a trip to Jakarta, where officials have complained his plans to tackle asylum-seekers arriving…

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DHAKA: A Bangladesh court on Tuesday convicted a leading opposition politician of war crimes, the first lawmaker found guilty of atrocities committed during the 1971 war of independence. Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, an influential lawmaker from the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, as convicted of genocide by the International Crimes Tribunal,…