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Govt asked to act on war vets’ unpaid benefits

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government should act on over P20 billion in unpaid benefits for Filipino war veterans and their dependents, a senator said Wednesday. On Araw ng Kagitingan, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, a former Navy officer, said government funding in the last three...
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Delfin Lee: Globe Asiatique didn’t get special treatment from Pag-IBIG

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Detained businessman Delfin Lee on Wednesday said his company, Globe Asiatique, never got preferential treatment from the government. In a statement sent to the media by his lawyer Willy Rivera, Lee said Pag-IBIG Fund treated his firm “just like the others”...
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RH law advocates: We’re the bigger winner

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Both the advocates and opponents of the Reproductive Health Law are claiming victory following the decision of the Supreme Court (SC), but the measure’s supporters believe they are the bigger winner. Former Health Secretary Esperanza Cabral, one of the...
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Filipinos don’t need arrogant solons, says Lacson

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The fate of three senators who are facing plunder and graft charges in connection with the “pork barrel” scam should remind everyone in government that a “new normal in public service has finally dawned on us,” former Senator and now rehabilitation czar...
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Ban collection of fees from OFWs as travel precondition

MANILA (Mabuhay) – “Why demand unnecessary fees and make travel more difficult for our financially hard-pressed workers seeking employment abroad?” a party-list lawmaker bewailed. OFW Family Party-list Rep. Roy Señeres is pushing for the passage of the proposed “OFW Travel...
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PHL Consulate General Hosts Lecture on Dr. Jose P. Rizal for Pepperdine University Students

Los Angeles– The Philippine Consulate General lectures on Dr. Jose P. Rizal for Pepperdine University students at the Conference Room of the Philippine Consulate General on 28 March 2014. Acting Head of Post Imelda Panolong presented a lecture to twenty-six (26) students of...
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Palace says government focused on achieving inclusive growth

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Aquino administration remains focused in attaining inclusive growth in accordance with the development priorities of the government, a Malacanang official said Wednesday. Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. issued the...
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GMA Kapuso Foundation turns over 60 houses to Sendong victims in Iligan

GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF), in collaboration with the city government of Iligan, completed the second phase of its Kapuso Village in Purok Tubaran, Barangay Mandulog, Iligan City as it turned over 60 composite type row houses to displaced victims of typhoon Sendong...
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Key points on peace pact

MANILA  (AFP) – The Moro Islamic Liberation Front ended four decades of armed struggle in the Philippines on Thursday when it signed a peace pact with the government. Here are key facts on the MILF and the peace deal: MILF: The MILF has about 10,000 armed followers, according to...
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PHL, MILF rebels seal historic peace deal

By Karl Malakunas MANILA, March 27, 2014 (AFP) – The biggest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines signed an historic pact Thursday to end one of Asia’s longest and deadliest conflicts, promising to give up their arms for an autonomous homeland. Following four decades of fighting...