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The advocacy group Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance Philippines (FCAP) said the provision mandating the Inter-Agency Committee on Tobacco (IACT) to monitor implementation of the law posed a problem. FCAP executive director Dr.
MANILA, Philippines - Newly installed armed forces chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang on Tuesday called on soldiers to remain focused on their mission despite the political controversies hounding the country.

Critics of the government's approach, including some Conservative loyalists, warn that the growing Filipino Canadian vote could also be at stake in next year's federal election if the government removes access to immigration from the live-in caregiver ...
A Qatar-based director has recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund his latest film Remembering Ada, a love story that spans two continents and half a century.
"Although more Filipino consumers are joining the ranks of the middle class, these consumers have a strong focus on saving for household emergencies, health issues, and the future in general. They are more aware of how they manage their day-to-day and ...
It's a combination of many problems. Some power plants ... But being paralysed by natural disasters such as typhoons isn't the only problem facing the Philippine power sector: there is also a lack of long-term planning to secure energy security. The ...

"Although more Filipino consumers are joining the ranks of the middle class, these consumers have a strong focus on saving for household emergencies, health issues and the future in general. They are more aware of how they manage their day-to-day and ...
QUEZON CITY, July 21 (PIA) - Spearheaded by the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Geneva, Switzerland, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through the Export marketing Bureau (EMB), in cooperation with the International Trade ...
Ronnievinn Pagtakhan, TLY president, said that with the opening of the Mandaluyong Anglo hub, his group "aims to upscale the HIV screening services in The Philippines, specifically in Metro Manila." "We would like Anglo to be more than a clinic. This ...
MANILA, Philippines - The Catholic bishops' Conference of The Philippines (CBCP) stayed neutral on the impeachment complaint filed against President Benigno Aquino III on Monday, July 21, even as a Catholic archbishop signed it along with 27 others ...
MANILA, Philippines - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is issuing special permits to around 12,500 buses nationwide to transport an estimated one million members of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) who would be attending the ...
When Cynthia Villar was elected to the Philippine Senate in May 2010, she wished she would be appointed chair of the agriculture and food committee.
It should also be clear, however, that the position that any bishop takes on any particular issue is not necessarily that of the Catholic bishops' Conference of The Philippines," said Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan and president of the Catholic Bishops ...
FILE - In this July 14, 2014 file photo, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III walks to interact with his guests following his address to the nation in a live broadcast from the Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines. ... Barack Obama, who told ...
The Philippine Stock Exchange index rebounded 0.32 percent or 21.81 points to finish at 6,874.88, while the broader all shares index rose 0.33 percent or 13.62 points to 4,119.99.
"Writing about his love life is not something on Russell's agenda right now," a source told UK newspaper The Mirror.
Last March, businessmen already called the attention of government over the power supply problem in The Philippines which they described as already at a critical stage.

IN A rare opportunity, employers and employees find common ground in finding the urgency to address the emerging power crisis in the country.
Filipinos shelter under umbrellas during a downpour a day after strong winds from Typhoon Glenda (international name Rammasun) toppled several electric posts and infrastructures in it's path in suburban Quezon city on Thursday, July 17, 2014.
"We found many problems in this team, and we still have much to improve, especially in regard to the players basic skills and techniques.
"For this week, we'll see current issues unfold and should the situations worsen, they may create a drag on positive market performance," said Gab Aguila of DA Market Securities.
A school utility worker mops a mural depicting the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino high school campus at Makati city east of Manila, Philippines. After the ... "When an airline has the kind of issues that Malaysia has ...
The principle of the separation of powers has been adopted in The Philippines in order to avoid arbitrary rule and abuse of authority.
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them" - Albert Einstein. After the destructive hissy fit of Typhoon Glenda, I had to drive out to Tagaytay City to conduct my regular lecture at the Development Academy of the ...
The fight against prejudice and censorship knows no national boundaries, which is why I'm writing up this issue for Filipino readers who couldn't care less about Singapore and gay penguins. In truth, I'm a fairly frequent visitor to Singapore and have ...
The Philippines and Vietnam have expressed their disappointment with Myanmar over this issue. Myanmar must solve internal issues like civil wars, communal violence, and high levels of corruption. If not, questions may be raised about its ability to ...
FILE - In this July 14, 2014 file photo, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III walks to interact with his guests following his address to the nation in a live broadcast from the Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines. The Philippine ... "Mr ...
Latest figures released by Malaysia Airlines show the plane was carrying 192 Dutch nationals, 44 Malaysians (including 15 crew), 27 Australians, 12 Indonesians and 10 Britons, four Germans, four Belgians, three from The Philippines, and one each from ...
"In January 2016 or sometime between January and March 2016," The Philippines is expecting for the final judgment of the arbitral tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration said Washington-based Paul Reichler, Philippines' lead counsel in a forum ...
It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse.
As for reports that there would be more protests during President Aquino's July 28 State of the Nation Address (Sona), Valte said the public was free to express its opinion on the DAP issue. "That's what the government wants to make clear," she said in ...
The constitutionality issue about the DAP and the call to wear yellow ribbons is irrelevant as far as one reader is concerned.
Leading the event at the Mega Fashion Hall in SM Megamall was Jasmin Vinculado, marketing director of Coca-Cola Philippines, who also headed the first ever Share a Coke campaign in Australia. ... For mothers who cook our breakfasts every day, for the ...
MANILA, Philippines - Some P10 billion released through the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) was spent for relocating informal settlers away from danger zones, clearing of clogged waterways and establishing new homes at relocation sites ...
With the earlier approval, the DTI expects the EU Parliament approval by end of the year paving the way for Philippine exports to start enjoy duty-free entry of their products to EU by early 2015.
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FILE - In this April 8, 2014, file photo a school utility worker mops a mural depicting the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino high school campus at Makati city east of Manila, Philippines. After the shooting down of ...
I think we have a responsibility to make sure that unpopular issues - like a small typo in the recent bidding for the CALAX expressway, or even less popular, farming - have the best chance to be read by more people," he said.
A super typhoon has killed eight people in China since making landfall on Friday afternoon, state media said on Saturday, after hitting parts of The Philippines and leaving 77 dead. Typhoon Rammasun reached the southern Chinese island province of ...
The only problem is your eyes are above it." Doesn't this old saw fit the turmoil for democratic space in ... The Philippines is on track to be the "next Asian miracle," says World Bank president Jim Yong Kim. These viewpoints smudge the fact that "the ...
Like Vietnam, The Philippines also have maritime disputes with China over territorial claims on the South China Sea. The basis of China's territorial claims has been covered in the first part of this two-part article and need not be repeated here.
MANILA, Philippines - tax collections of the Bureau of Internal Revenue rose 6.04 percent to P94.12 billion in June as the agency sustained its fierce campaign against tax cheats.
When the government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro on October 15, 2012, many rejoiced.
'WINNING STREAK.' With a silver medal, 3 bronze medals, and 2 honorable mentions, the Philippine team comes home from their best performance yet at the 2014 International Mathematical Olympiad.
I have been receiving a number of very agitated e-mails from business people complaining about the problems they are now having with getting their cargo out of the Port of Manila.
Without mentioning The Philippines' problems with China, Catapang said another 21st century challenge concerns maritime security concerns and territorial disputes.
What you and your child need to know about bedwetting is that it's absolutely normal! Especially for children under the age of six.
When asked about the possibility of calling for more security, DFA spokesman Charles Jose said in an interview on ANC's Headstart, "We may be reviewing that, and will issue the appropriate advisory depending on the outcome of our assessment.".
Haiyan killed up to 7,300 people in one of The Philippines' worst natural disasters, but this week's typhoon followed a different track.
At this rate, the country stands to lose up to P6bn a day by 2030, according to the Japanese International corporation Agency (Jica), which has been trying to reduce this mammoth infrastructure problem. It is not only time and money that are the issue ...


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