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VP Binay hopes CAB will bring progress in Mindanao

MANILA, Mar 27 (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday said he is hopeful the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) will bring progress in Mindanao. “I am hopeful that with this act of unity and goodwill, we will finally usher in a new era of...
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Olongapo students help shape positive picture of PHL in US

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nine public school students from Olongapo City are helping shape a positive picture of the Philippines and strengthen people-to-people ties with the United States through an educational exchange program with the city of Virginia Beach in Virginia. The nine...
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Full subsidy of farmers’ SSS contributions

  The Social Security System (SSS) signed an agreement with the Department of Agriculture (DA) for the full subsidy of monthly SSS contributions for an initial batch of 100 selected farmers all over the country during ceremonies held at the DA Main Office along the...
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Aquino: Sabah claim not part of agenda in Malaysia visit

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said the Philippines’ claim to Sabah will not be among the topics during his state visit to Malaysia later this month. “Sabah [is] not part of the agenda. Maraming topics [sa gaganaping] bilateral meetings,”...
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DOLE chief: Govt not ‘renting out’ OFWs

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz clarified on Monday that the government does not plan on signing any agreement that will in effect “rent out” overseas Filipino workers (OFW). “I think the word rent is not the appropriate term. We will never negotiate anything...
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Filipino-Chinese reaffirm commitment to help in rehabilitation of Yolanda-hit areas

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Filipino-Chinese community on Wednesday reaffirmed its commitment to help the Philippine government in its rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in areas hit by super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan). Filipino-Chinese business groups signed an agreement with...
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Israel grants Filipina X-Factor winner license to sing

JERUSALEM (AFP) – A 47-year-old Filipina caregiver who won Israel’s X-Factor talent show has been granted permission to earn a living as a singer in the Jewish state, officials said on Monday. Rose Fostanes, the only foreign contestant on the show, moved to Israel six years ago,...
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President Aquino welcomes Myanmar President Thein Sein in Malacanang Palace

MANILA, Dec 5 (Mabuhay) –President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed President Thein Sein of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar during arrival honors in Malacañang Palace on Thursday. A 21-gun salute was rendered in honor of the visiting head of state during the playing of...
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BIR demands Pacquiao pay $50-M

By J.R. Alibutud MANILA, November 27, 2013 (AFP) – Philippines authorities demanded Wednesday that boxing great Manny Pacquiao pay a $50 million tax bill or risk having assets seized, but the national hero vowed to take the fight to court. The battle between one of the best...
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Macau fight may be Pacquiao’s last: Roach

By Talek HARRIS SINGAPORE  (AFP) – Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach said he would order the Filipino boxing great to retire if he suffers a bad loss in next week’s comeback fight against Brandon Rios. The flamboyant Roach backed Pacquiao for a fifth or sixth-round...
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