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Chiz blames chaotic MRT corporate structure for project delays

Senator Chiz Escudero said the MRT corporate structure is a mess, causing delays in the implementation of long-overdue transportation projects aimed at improving the mass transport system. Speaking to reporters after a hearing by the Senate Committee on Finance to look into the...
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PHL to allow US forces back amid China row

MANILA  (AFP) – The Philippines said Friday a deal to allow a greater US military presence on its territory could be signed next month, in a timely defence boost amid a worsening territorial row with China. There was optimism the pact could be secured ahead of US President Barack...
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Pinoys bullish on jobs despite 12.1M unemployed at end-2013 – SWS

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Some 12.1 million Filipinos were jobless at the end of 2013, as unemployment rose to 27.5 percent in the last quarter of the year, according to a Social Weather Stations poll. The SWS’s fourth quarter unemployment figures were six points higher than the 21.7...
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Variety Magazine gives glowing review of “Ekstra”

After Toronto International Film Festival screening, Vilma Santos-starrer now drawing crowds in 47 theatres in U.S. and Canada REDWOOD CITY, CA, September 16, 2013 –ABS-CBN Star Cinema and Quantum Films’ acclaimed indie film, Ekstra (The Bit Player), starring Philippine Star for...
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NEW IMMIGRATION MINISTER MAY GIVE HOPE FOR MANY

By Atty. Henry Moyal For those who have followed the roller coaster ride of immigration changes in the last few years may feel a relief nowadays. In a surprise move by the Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. Harper has shuffled his cabinet and has removed Jason Kenney from his post as...
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Villar optimistic on the passage of OFW bill

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Outgoing Senator Manny Villar is pursuing the passage of his pet bill creating separate department for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) but it die a natural death due lack of support from the House of Representative. Villar, however, expressed optimism that...
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Philippine Embassy in DC Marks Independence Day by Sharing Good News about Economic Transformation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy marked the 115th year of Philippine Independence on Wednesdaywith a well-attended diplomatic reception that allowed it to share the good news about the economic transformation taking place in the country. “Truly, we have much to celebrate...
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DENR: PHL on track to achieve EITI status by 2015

With comprehensive mining reforms in place, Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Ramon J.P. Paje expressed optimism that the country was on the right track toward achieving compliant status with the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) by 2015. Paje made...
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“SMILES FOR THE WORLD”: A FILIPINO ESSAY CONTEST ON CALIDAD HUMANA

Los Angeles, 28 November 2012 – The national photography essay competition dubbed as “Smiles for the World”, has been jointly organized by the Embassies of Chile and Brazil in the Philippines, together with the Cultural Center of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas,...
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PH Ambassador Calls on Rizal Youth Awardees to Lead Purposeful Lives

WASHINGTON, DC. – Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. called on forty-three outstanding Filipino American students to use their talents and take part in activities that promote the interests of their communities and the Philippines.  This was among the challenges posed by the...
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