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PHL keeps key rates untouched as inflation fears ease

Manila, Philippines | AFP | – The Philippines monetary authority on Thursday left its key interest rates untouched, following signs that inflation had become more manageable. Central bank governor Amando Tetangco said the monetary board was keeping overnight borrowing and […]
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Groups urge gov’t: Lead way in protecting human rights

MANILA (Mabuhay) – On the 67th year of the historic adoption by the UN General Assembly of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights in 1948, human rights groups called on the Philippine government to lead the way in protecting rights […]
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Gov’t rushes aid to displaced storm survivors

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – Philippine authorities and aid agencies rushed relief supplies Wednesday to hundreds of thousands of people displaced by a powerful typhoon, as survivors sifted through debris to rebuild their lives. Military cargo planes will make […]
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Aquino cancels South Korea visit due to storm

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – Philippine President Benigno Aquino has cancelled a trip to South Korea for an ASEAN summit this week to deal with the damage caused by Typhoon Hagupit, his spokeswoman said Monday. Aquino was scheduled to […]
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23 perish in typhoon Hagupit

By Joel Guinto Manila, Philippines | AFP | – Millions of people in the Philippine capital hunkered down on Monday as a major storm churned towards the megacity, after claiming at least 23 lives while ripping apart homes in remote […]
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Introducing: Shony Del Pilar, California’s 2014 ‘Nurse of the Year’

The California Association of Healthcare Facilities has recently awarded  Southland’s Director of Nursing, Shony Del Pilar with the prestigious “2014 Nurse of the Year” award, which was “designed to recognize an outstanding professional in the field of nursing, who has...
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Amnesty says police torture thriving in PHL

Manila, Philippines | AFP  – Torture of suspected criminals by police in the Philippines has thrived under the administration of President Benigno Aquino, human rights monitor Amnesty International said Thursday. Dozens of beatings, rapes and electrocutions are being recorded by...
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SC orders removal of oil depot in Manila

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the relocation of the Pandacan oil depot, which houses the oil storage facilities of the three major petroleum companies in the country. “The incumbent mayor of the City of Manila is hereby […]
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French president Hollande to visit PHL in 2015, climate change tops agenda

MANILA (Mabuhay) — French President François Hollande will visit the Philippines in 2015, in reciprocation for President Benigno Aquino III’s visit to France last September. The French Embassy in Manila said climate change will top the French leader’s agenda,...
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Typhoon aid to PHL hurt by poor coordination: charities

MANILA, November 11, 2014 (AFP) – The delivery of assistance to victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines was hampered by poor coordination between local authorities and the international community, British aid groups said Tuesday. A study of the […]