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MANILA, Philippines - What sets Ramon Magsaysay Awardees apart from other people is that they chose to act on issues that plague society unlike those who choose only to complain, President Benigno Aquino III said Sunday. ... individuals has confronted ...
... for problem words. Editing in journalism inevitably involves matters of policy - the publication's policy in respect of the treatment of, say, political and social issues. ... The people of The Philippines have a great liking for festive occasions ...

In relocation sites such as Southville 7, unemployment is one of the biggest issues. The land houses 6,400 families including victims of Typhoon Haiyan which hit The Philippines in November killing more than 6,000 people. The unemployment rate at the ...
The new Eraserheads songs are available for streaming within Esquire's September issue for the whole month of September only when purchased via the Buqo app (for iOS and Android devices) or the Esquire Newsstand App (for iOS only).
Although long-term structural problems ultimately caused the catastrophic collapse of North Korea's agricultural system in the 1990s, drought and flooding have been cited as the immediate catalysts for the famine.
The Philippines is watching with heightened concern China's moves at reclamation work on four reefs in the Spratly Islands that Manila says fall in its exclusive territorial waters.

In The Philippines on Monday, retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz led a group of nuns, priests, and laity in joining a "Stand Up Against Pork" rally in Manila's Rizal Park.
MANILA, Philippines - The World Bank is extending a $508.25-million loan and grant package to The Philippines for rural infrastructure aimed at improving the productivity of small farmers and fisherfolk, raising rural incomes and reducing poverty in ...
The coconut industry faces perhaps the worst problem it has encountered in many decades. The coconut scale insect (CSI) infestation has affected more than 1.2 million coconut trees in the CALABARZON.
Dubai // A Filipino boy born with rare heart condition that left him barely able to walk can now run, play and even play basketball after a life-changing operation.
The gunbattle began early Saturday at the Rwihana base some 1.5 miles from Quneitra, where 40 Filipino peacekeepers were surrounded by Nusra fighters who were ordering them to surrender, said Abdurrahman.
Bureaucratic red tape is a huge problem in Indonesia and The Philippines, which feature among the most corrupt countries in Asia.
The Philippine Association of Nutrition (PAN), Inc. has urged Filipinos to make nutrition a priority. This, following results of the 8th National Nutrition Survey by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), which showed that one in every 10 ...
... encompassing the assets of nations - such as India, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea and The Philippines - that have no agenda beyond maintaining the maritime order on which world commerce depends.
"The territorial issues and the sovereignty issues have not gone away," said Sujit Dutta, a China scholar at New Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University.
Bishop also said she assured them that Australia will use its position on the U.N. Security Council to maintain focus on this issue. In Manila ... But the Philippine government last week said it would bring home its 331 peacekeeping forces from the ...
His job is to execute a one-year $250,000 contract from the Kansas Department of commerce to help Kansas companies increase exports and promote the importance of exports to the state.

And unlike the Ramos administration (1992-1998), widely seen as one of the more respectable Filipino governments in recent memory, the Aquino administration, which came to power in 2010 on a vigorous anti-corruption agenda, has largely shunned mindless ...
Roberto Ancan, armed forces Peacekeeping Operations Center chief, said the Filipino soldiers are armed with M4 assault rifles, M60 light machine guns, K3 squad automatic weapons and cal.
The answer is that the investors almost universally believed that all of the threatening geopolitical problems would somehow work themselves out favorably without significantly disturbing the United States economy or its financial markets.
A further 81 peacekeepers from The Philippines are trapped in their positions around Ar Ruwayhinah and Burayqah. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama ... The problem is a failure of will even in pursuit of their own interests. The House of Saud, which has ...
Philippine Military Spokesman Maj. Gen. Domingo Tutaan, left, points to a map to show the area of operations of Filipino peacekeepers at Golan Heights beside Col. Roberto Ancan, Commanding Officer of the armed forces of The Philippines PeaceKeeping ...
MANILA, Philippines - corruption in The Philippines and Pacific Rim economies is among the key issues the United States seeks to address under the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), a senior American diplomat said.
Briefing reporters at the White House shortly before convening a meeting of his national security advisers to consider options on the issue, the president urged a regional approach that includes support from other Mideast nations. It's time to "stop ...
MANILA, Philippines - Just as President Aquino is rightfully enjoying the respect of magistrates, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said she and her office deserve the same from the Chief Executive.
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Thursday that the Supreme Court meddles too much in political issues, reiterating he was open to amend the Constitution to clip the judiciary's power. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria ...
The Department of Health (DOH) in collaboration with international and other local health organizations, has been trying to address the problem of visual impairment in The Philippines through the implementation of different advocacy campaigns and ...
In fact the Iagoc has written the Philippine Olympic Committee on Tuesday to verify the eligibility of a total of three players in the Gilas roster counting Gabe Norwood and Jared Dillinger.
manILA, Philippines - Mall magnate Henry Sy is The Philippines' richest man for the 7th consecutive year, according to Forbes magazine.
According to the latest Forbes Philippines rich list, the country's 50 wealthiest are worth a combined $74 billion, up 12% from $65.8 billion in 2013.
The Philippine economy grew faster than expected in the three months to June, figures have shown, expanding by 6.4% from a year earlier.
But so far open data has had a limited impact in the developing world, where officials are wary of giving away too much information, and where there's the issue of just how useful it might be: for most people in emerging countries, property prices and ...
But it is no laughing matter to be a Filipino out of lawful immigration status in the US, constantly hiding from immigration authorities and always anxiously fearful of being picked up and deported back to The Philippines. It is no joke to work for the ...
Once and for all let President Benigno Aquino III and his Cabinet get their act together to resolve the complex issues in our country.
MANILA, Philippines - They're "all malicious, baseless and coated with politics," said Vice President Jejomar Binay yesterday of allegations raised against him by Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Alan Peter Cayetano, whom he accused of using the ...
The group said The Philippines may have a problem due to its inadequate infrastructure, corruption, inefficient government bureaucracy, tax regulation and restrictive labor laws, which are the same observations raised by a study conducted by the World ...
Who in The Philippines doesn't know about the devastation trail Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) left in many parts of the Visayas last year?
The Commission on Higher education (CHEd) on Wednesday blamed 'bureaucratic issues' for the non-implementation of the controversial Philippine-California Advanced Research Institutes (PCARI), a multi-million annual research project with leading ...
Asked if this meant the band was not playing The Philippines at all, Buendia replied, "No." ... speculation ran rife when Esquire Magazine ran a tease for its September 2014 travel issue, in which the name of the band was featured prominently in the tease.
MANILA, Philippines - Apparently bowing to pressure, the Senate Blue Ribbon committee has set the initial hearing on the alleged misuse of the Malampaya Fund on Sept.
To quantify the problem state by state, the financial advice and social website WalletHub looked at data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S.
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - A senior official of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) said the reported recruitment conducted by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS) in Mindanao is possible and not distant with the continuous existence of ...
The nationwide campaign for 10 million signatures to pass a bill that will abolish the pork barrel system kicked off here today with a rally in Luneta Park co-organized with the Association of Major religious Superiors of The Philippines (AMRSP). The ...
Oliver Segovia, who spoke at the Geeks on a Beach conference last week, said that even before the Spanish claimed The Philippines as a territory, it consisted of sultanates that traded with neighboring countries. He said the Banaue rice terraces would ...
Manny Pacquiao (L) from The Philippines and Chris Algieri of the U.S. give thumbs up during a news conference at Venetian Macao in Macau August 25, 2014.
"Your "Traffic Woes" article today should be put in the front page for Filipino drivers to read! "To put it mildly, it is ... Some simply walk away from the problem and wait for the unruly drivers to untangle the traffic mess they have created ...
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Metro Rail Transit Corp. (MRTC) allegedly ignored warnings about the critical parts shortage of the MRT's signaling and radio communications system.
Last Friday, the United States International Trade Commission issued a news release with the bland headline, "Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From India, Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam, But Not Philippines And Thailand, Injure U.S ...
MANILA, Philippines -Organizers of the "Stand up, Sign Up Against All Pork" rally in Rizal Park, Manila yesterday appealed to the public not to get tired of fighting corruption to prevent more abuses in government.
In this photo by Aaron Favila, a boy aims a coin at his opponents' coins during a game in suburban Malabon, Philippines. The game locally called pastra uses coins, but its rules are similar to marbles. Players try to knock out coins inside a square ...


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