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MANILA, Philippines - government has approved a study conducted by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) aimed at reducing traffic congestion in Metro Manila and neighboring provinces. JICA's study, which was done with the help of the ...
The team picked Cebu as the pilot area of the project on the back of the province's growing economy and a young demographic, whose age profile is lower than the country's average age of 24 years old.

Originally, the voyages began in Haikou, the provincial capital of Hainan Province, and took about 20 hours to reach the Paracels.
MARAWI CITY, Philippines - There is a public university in the historic city of Marawi that produced more than 100,000 professionals in the past five decades and continues to help foster unity among culturally diverse groups through innovative social ...
Framed through the China Western Development Project, Beijing's go west strategy aggressively promotes economic development in those provinces. Foreign direct investment shot up more than eight times between 2005-2012, from US$50m to $408m.

In June, three volunteers from the organization, as well as two additional volunteers in The Philippines, traveled to the affected areas of Leyte and San Remigio, in the Cebu province. They then took part in a service trip to aid typhoon victims and to ...
U.N. soldiers observe Syria's Quneitra province at an observation point on Mount Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria, Monday, Sept.
NORTH COTABATO, Philippines - Calls for continuing interfaith solidarity among residents in the province echoed through the capitol Monday, where thousands celebrated North Cotabato's 100th founding anniversary.
Since 1991, the Abu Sayyaf -- armed with mostly improvised explosive devices, mortars and automatic rifles -- has carried out bombings, kidnappings, assassinations and extortions in a self-determined fight for an independent province in The Philippines.
MANILA, Philippines - The Malolos City Regional Trial Court-Branch 14 in Bulacan province dismissed retired Philippine army general Jovito Palparan's motion to quash the criminal charges filed against him. The court also thumbed down Palpalaran's ...
For many of them, leaving Libya was a difficult decision to make due to uncertainty of finding a job back in The Philippines. Constant ... Again, this seems to be a reasonable request considering that not all workers plan to immediately return to their ...
The decision to stop flying at the Daniel Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City in Leyte province was reached in a meeting with representatives from the Philippine airlines, Cebu Pacific, Air Asia and Tiger Air, according to the Civil aviation Authority ...
MANILA, Philippines - Albay Governor Joey Salceda asked the Supreme Court on Monday, September 1, for a temporary restraining order (TRO) against two national government orders that affect provincial buses, including those from his province.
The fighting was focused around the town of Hamidiyeh in Quneitra province near the disputed frontier with Israel, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for human rights.
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Energy (DOE) has called for the creation of regional energy plans to secure the country's energy supply.
Manila, Sept. 1 (CNA) Three Taiwanese judicial officials attended a preliminary conference Monday in The Philippines to assist Filipino prosecutors in a court case on the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by Philippine Coast Guard officers last year.

Laoag City, Ilocos Norte - A moderately strong tremor with a magnitude of 5.2 jolted parts of Cagayan province Monday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Phivolcs Researcher Porferio de Peralta said ...
On November 8, 2013, super Typhoon Haiyan struck the provinces of central Philippines, causing large-scale destruction in Visayas and Southern Luzon regions.
Since 1991, the Abu Sayyaf -- armed with mostly improvised explosive devices, mortars and automatic rifles -- has carried out bombings, kidnappings, assassinations and extortions in a self-determined fight for an independent province in The Philippines.
Some Indians have held weddings in Cebu, an island province in The Philippines comprising several islands. Boracay is a small island in the Philippines located approximately 315 km south of Manila. He said they would provide visa facilitation for ...
MANILA/EIN ZIVAN, Golan Heights: Heavy fighting erupted Monday between the Syrian Army and Islamist rebels on the Golan Heights, where 44 peacekeepers from Fiji are being held by militants and scores of their fellow blue helmets from The Philippines ...
MANILA -- A magnitude-5.2 earthquake jolted the province of Cagayan Monday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).
In fact, The Philippines is FamilyMart's fastest growing market in Asia, Philippine FamilyMart CVS Inc. president Anthony T. Huang says.
KOTA KINABALU: The death of a key Abu Sayyaf group (ASG) leader in southern Philippines should only be seen as a temporary setback to the militant group's cross border kidnap operations, says an academic.
Conference director Rey Billena said they expect more locators and big-ticket investors in Mindanao when The Philippines joins the ASEAN Economic Community next year.
1, 1901, it became the Philippine Normal College in 1949 and was elevated into a full-fledged state university in 1992. The main campus of PNU is on Taft Avenue, Manila, with branches in Agusan del Sur, Isabela, Negros Occidental and Quezon provinces.
Policemen killed a key Abu Sayyaf member arrested in Tawi-Tawi in connection with the spate of kidnappings and murder in Sabah, Malaysia, reports said.
MANILA, Philippines - Two low-pressure areas will cause rains to continue in some parts of the country in the next few days.
Manila: Worried over increasingly aggressive moves of China to stake claim on disputed reefs in the South China Sea, The Philippines is looking at establishing defense cooperation with allies, including India, a top official said here. ... China began ...
The motion, for filing Monday, September 1, asks the court to transfer Palparan either to the Philippine army Custodial Center (PACC) in Fort Bonifacio or at the detention center of the intelligence Agency of the armed forces of The Philippines (ISAFP ...
Many of the children died in the northern part of the country during attacks on Al Raqqa, the capital of the same-named province, as well as the towns of Binsh, Al Abit, Khan Shaykhun, Saraqib and the Jabala area, as well as the city of Abin, the Ard ...
Several youth volunteers have taken on the challenge of saving the dying Maningning Creek in Taytay, Rizal and in so doing have inspired other communities to emulate their initiative.
LUCENA CITY, Philippines - The police in Quezon Province would launch a special unit composed of trained motorcycle policemen to counter the threat posed by criminals riding on motorcycles.
These last few years, our province of Bataan has not been spared severe typhoons which leave behind a great deal of devastation, so the need to support those around us requires endless resources.
The Philippine Association of Nutrition (PAN), Inc. has urged Filipinos to make nutrition a priority. ... The study, conducted from June 2013 to April 2014, covered all 17 regions of the country, 79 provinces, 45,047 households, and 172,323 individuals ...
'SOVEREIGNTY PATROLS.' A Chinese Coast Guard ship (top) and a Philippine supply boat engage in a standoff as the Philippine boat attempts to reach Ayungin Shoal, a reef claimed by both countries, on March 29, 2014. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP ...
He proposed for model/show case/demonstration garden-farm with the Bahay Kubo theme/motif with the 18 veggies of the folksong Bahay Kubo in the province, in every town, barangay and household level.Also, the coordination of the proposal on Philippine ...
This is how Senator Pia Cayetano situates women empowerment in The Philippines, a country that ranks high in gender equality surveys but ironically lags behind development goals on women.
The 44-year-old was killed when he purportedly tried to escape while being escorted under heavy guard from a court appearance in Bongao, the administrative capital of Tawi Tawi islands in southern Philippines. Tawi Tawi police chief ... He said ...
U.N. peacekeepers from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, also known as UNDOF, observe Syria's Quneitra province at an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria, Friday, Aug ...
Worried over increasingly aggressive moves of China to stake claim on disputed reefs in the South China Sea, The Philippines is looking at establishing defence cooperation with allies, including India, a top official said here. ... China began its ...
Metal boards in the shape of gunmen sit on an old bunker at an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria near the Quneitra province, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. AP. MANILA, Philippines ...
UN peacekeepers from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force observe Syria's Quneitra province at an observation point on Mount Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria, Friday.
U.N. peacekeepers from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, also known as UNDOF, observe Syria's Quneitra province at an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria, Friday, Aug ...
You may try my grandpa's favorite, the Lu Rou Fan or braised pork rice, a Chinese-style donburi commonly seen throughout Taiwan and southern Fujian Province and my Dad's favorite, the steamed cold Bamboo shoot with mayo! Make sure you don't leave ...
And in Syria, clashes broke out between Philippine UN peacekeepers and al Qaeda-linked Al Nusra Front, which is also holding hostage dozens of Fijian UN peacekeepers.
The ARMM government had enlisted from between May to July this year more than a thousand teacher-applicants to permanent teaching positions in Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur, which are both in mainland Mindanao, and the island provinces of Basilan ...
Siocon - a municipality in the greater Zamboanga province - is part of the so-called "Triple S" complex - Siocon, Sirawai and Sirawai - where Muslim rebel group the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) holds a camp, particularly on the hinterland ...
Pacquiao is best known for his boxing career, but he is also a local congressman in The Philippines. He commented on the potential recruitment of world peace in an interview with The Philippine Star, via ESPN.com: "He's OK. He's my friend. We need a ...


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