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MANILA - United States Ambassador to The Philippines Philip Goldberg on Thursday expressed concern for the lack of convictions regarding extrajudicial and media killings in the country as he met with civil society organizations to address these issues.

MANILA, Philippines - The Defense department on Thursday urged those who are peddling rumors about destabilization plots to stop and focus on "positive things" happening in the country.
I, for one, was listening carefully for him to raise one particular issue that needs urgent attention, but that did not come up - that of torture, which is one of the most abhorrent forms of abuse of power.
The Trade Union Congress of The Philippines (TUCP) has expressed dismay over President Benigno Aquino III's declarations during his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) last Monday, particularly on matters pertaining to contractualization and low ...

To impact on the grassroots, that miracle better be about the economy, because rightly or wrongly all social problems in a developing country like The Philippines are eventually gut issues. The administration should do something miraculous to upgrade ...
For nearly 400 years, Filipinos have looked to Our Lady of Antipolo - her proper name is Our Lady of peace and Good Voyage - for safety during a long trip.
MANILA,Philippines - Philippine President Benigno Aquino sought Wednesday to quash rumors that a coup is being plotted against him, with his spokesman insisting he had the military's full support.
"The Philippines just happens to be one of the most geologically rich places on earth, and responsible mining represents a significant opportunity for this country to drive economic growth," the Canadian minister said.
MANILA, Philippines - The Aquino administration is bent on restoring the public's faith in the government amid the controversy over the Supreme Court (SC) ruling on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said ...
PHLPost said the artworks featured in the project were lent by businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan, Philippine Economic Zone Authority Director General Lilia De Lima, Philippine Star president and Chief Executive Officer Miguel Belmonte, and Metrobank ...
In any advocacy for socio-economic enterprises, these "life-and-death" issues need to be confronted and resolved. In trying to do so, advocates immediately realize that no single formula works, because the problems and challenges for start-up ...
MANILA, Philippines - The release of four police officers abducted by Filipino communist guerrillas has sparked hopes that stalled peace talks will resume, a government official said Wednesday, although major obstacle remains.
Secretary Teresita Deles, President Benigno Aquino's adviser on the government's peace process, on Wednesday called for the rebels to come to the negotiating table "to find common solutions to our problems in peaceful dialogue as Filipinos first and ...
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Manila's decision to welcome Tokyo's new defense policy took Beijing aback. "The Philippines, which suffered Japanese atrocities during World War II, has surprisingly supported the revival of militarism in Japan, which has the tacit backing of the ...

Cars from companies like Tesla tend to grab the limelight, but greening public transit - thereby tackling the country's twin problems of air pollution and a booming population - could make adopting EVs easier and faster. Compared to personal vehicles ...
San Francisco, California - Professional and Amateur chefs are invited to participate at the fifth "Annual Kulinarya: A Filipino Culinary Showdown!" Grand prizes include $1,000 for Top Professional Chef, $500 for Top Amateur Chef, culinary tour ...
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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma said the President "may have felt there's sufficient public awareness of the West Philippine Sea issue, as well as adequate level of public support, including endorsements from leading countries [of the] ...
Although the Goldman Sachs and the HSBC have predicted that the economy of the country will become one of the biggest by 2050, Philippines continues to face poverty problems. The Philippine Statistics Authority estimates that as of April this year, ...
Although the 66-year-old Juico did not elaborate, it was clear that he was referring to the previous Patafa leadership, which tangled with the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) on many issues. The POC later dealt the ... But the POC had assured Juico ...
MANILA, Philippines - Why did President Benigno Aquino III not mention some of the country's pressing issues during his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday?
The main Filipino Moslem separatist group (MILF) has been fighting the BIFF since 2011. A 2012 peace deal with BIFF which was supposed to see the dissidents rejoin MILF and stop causing problems with their attacks on Christians in the south. ... MILF ...
There have been problems in the educational system for years before K to 12 even became an issue. However, it's also important that we don't use these issues and problems as a crutch and not be able to move forward and make improvements. The K to 12 ...
When I came back to Ireland, I helped set up The Philippines Human Development Fund to support sustainable projects like the hugely successful micro-financing Grameen banks.
the Pentagon or U.S. intelligence agencies often issue contracts themselves for these weapons. But other times, American tax dollars go through a proxy, such as an Afghan government agency, which issues the contract but which is heavily funded and ...
Both could not help but accept the sad fact of the slow Internet in The Philippines, which has the slowest average speed in the Association of Southeast Asian nations (Asean), according to the crowd-sourced Net Index (www.
... most notably the tiny island chains know as the Spratlys and Paracels, which are claimed by The Philippines and Vietnam, respectively, along with many other countries in the region.
Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis Jr., president of the Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. (Philexport), noted that the Sona was well-prepared, very inspiring, and emotional, but did not tackle the pressing problems faced by the business community. "Certainly ...
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine banks are expected to issue more debt instruments to further increase their capital under the more stringent Basel III rules, Fitch Ratings said yesterday.
In 2006, the Chinese government submitted a declaration to the Secretariat of the United Nations under Article 298 of the UNCLOS excluding issues of territorial sovereignty, maritime delimitation and military activities from a compulsory third-party ...
Recently, the government acknowledged the severity of the problem when it declared a state of calamity in the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) zone and Basilan.
We to oust Aquino because he only worsens the problem of the people," he said. Some first-time protesters like ... "Our call for him this year is to address the issue of housing for informal settlers. The National Housing Authority ... Satur Ocampo ...
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III delivers his 5th State of the Nation Address during the joint session of the 16th Congress at the House of Representatives in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines Monday, July 28, 2014. ... As the ...
Protesters are dispersed with water cannon as they attempt to force their way closer to the House of Representatives to coincide with the State of the Nation Address by Philippine President Benigno Aquino III Monday, July 28, 2014 at suburban Quezon ...
The United Nations Population Fund shared that although it is easy to look at the 100-million number as a mere statistic, we must look at population as an issue which also concerns human rights and opportunities. Around 54 percent of the ... The lack ...
As President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III delivers his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA), he and his administration are facing these yet-unresolved issues. ... To date, The Philippines' territorial disputes versus China have not been resolved ...
MANILA, Philippines - Two lawmakers have sought the amendment of the electric power industry Reform Act (EPIRA) to allow the government to generate and sell power or electricity from renewable energy sources.
... The Philippines and the United States. Batocabe said that Congress should instead discuss issues and channel its resources and attention on the government's agenda, including the drafting of bills that would boost the country's economy. He ...
MANILA, Philippines - Inaccessibility of health care services and information, especially those in rural areas, is one of the perennial problems of the country's health sector. To address this, the Department of Health (DOH) partnered with the ...
MANILA - Philippine officials welcomed the birth Sunday of their country's 100 millionth citizen with a cake, hope, and concerns about how their poor Southeast Asian nation can help ensure a decent life for its swelling population.
"The DAP issue is relevant only in Metro Manila. In the countryside, the talk is how a President jailed three popular senators.
"There has been over P50 billion ($1.15 billion) of Basel 3 Tier 2 instruments issued to date in the Philippine banking system," Fitch said.
MANILA, Philippines - The 16th Congress will open its second regular session with lawmakers facing intense pressure to approve landmark legislation amid moves to amend the Constitution and impeach President Aquino who will deliver his State of the ...
Carlie Scott, of Santa Fe Wridgways, said the firm would hold the items until the administration issues were sorted out. "It's a bit of a shame really, because Mrs ... "We have it in the storage facility here while we wait to hear whether to send it ...
Petilla has to understand that people are allergic to granting emergency powers to a President to solve a power shortage problem. It happened before and that emergency power was ... If we create the right condition for small scale power generation to ...
The country reached a milestone yesterday with the symbolic birth of the 100 millionth Filipino at the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila at 12:35 a.m.
government officials monitoring the gathering estimated that 1.6 to two million people gathered for the INC centennial, packing out a massive new arena built to mark the occasion and the nearby 20,000-seat Philippine Stadium, as well as huge tents ...


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