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The Embassy of China, together with the Department of Health (DOH), held a groundbreaking ceremony for the grant-aid Dangerous Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center in Sarangani Province. Chinese Embassy’s Economic and Commercial Counsellor Jin Yuan was present during the event on 12 January. According to him, the project is…

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The US government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAid), has allocated an additional P330 million ($6.6 million) to support vulnerable populations affected by the conflict in Marawi City and surrounding areas. This assistance will provide opportunities for young women and men to enhance job skills and attain…

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The Embassy of Israel teamed up with the Wings of Hope Foundation to bring message of hope and empowerment to around 300 kids from orphan care centers in Angeles City, Pampanga. The Wings of Hope Foundation is composed of female pilots headed by Captain Irene Mora who herself holds a…

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Taiwan is now within reach of Filipinos, as visa-free travel is quite simple. Similar to Singapore and Hong Kong, hopeful travelers can just go to airports to check-in with their passport and return tickets. Started on November 1, 2017, Philippine nationals are eligible to travel to the Republic of China…

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Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd (right) welcomes Malta Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines, John Aquilina, during his courtesy call on January 11 at the Department of Labor office in Intramuros, Manila. PHOTO BY JOMAR LAGMAY

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The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) received from the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines a humanitarian aid amounting to $100,000 or P5.1 million that will benefit the families devastated by Tropical Storm Urduja in the Visayas. PRC Secretary General Oscar Palabyab personally received the donation from Chinese Embassy to the Philippines…

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAid) distributed more than 3,200 tablet computers to Philippine Department of Education public school leadership from Regions 1 and 7. The assistance is part of USAid ‘s continuing support of the Philippines’ goal to strengthen early grade reading skills. The tablets are loaded…

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Mayor Herbert Bautista joined Israel Ambassador Ephraim Ben Matityau for the groundbreaking ceremony of the planned Philippine-Israel Friendship Marker to be built inside the QC Memorial Circle (QMC). The event was attended by Lina Laigo, President of the Manuel A. Roxas Foundation, Cory Quirino, granddaughter of former President Elpidio Quirino…

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Comedy Kolya, the 1997 Academy-award winning movie for Best Foreign Language Film, will officially launch Czech Embassy Manila’s yearlong cinematic celebration, “Czech Movie Gems”. The event is open to the public and will take place at Cinematheque Centre Manila on January 10 at 6:30 in the evening. Expected guests to…

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The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines has once again opened various scholarship programs for qualified Filipino students. These scholarships are intended for Filipinos who wish to pursue further studies in Taiwan—whether Master’s and Doctoral Degrees—or for those who would like to learn the Mandarin Language in…

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