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SoKor commits to assist Marawi rehab

MANILA, June 5, 2018 – The South Korean government is committed to assist the Philippines’ rehabilitation program for war-torn Marawi City, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said Tuesday. “The Korean government said that they are committed to assist us in the Marawi...
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PHL Embassy ‘Sisig’ wins both Judges’ and People’s Choice Awards at 2018 Embassy Chef Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chef Abie Sincioco-Mateo of the Philippine Embassy bagged 1stplace in both the Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice categories of the 2018 Embassy Chef Challenge held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center for the 2018 Embassy Chef Challenge...
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150 Fil-Am WWII vets receive US Congressional Gold Medal

HONOLULU, May 16, 2018 – Some 150 Filipino World War II veterans received the Congressional Gold Medal award during the World War II Filipino Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Presentation at the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii on 06 May 2018....
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Boracay buildings on agricultural lands face demolition

  MANILA, May 3, 2018 – The government might have to demolish structures illegally built on agricultural lands in Boracay to implement agrarian reform in the island resort, a top official said.  DAR Undersecretary David Erro said Boracay has over 400 hectares of agricultural...
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Hundreds of PHL, US troops join ‘Balikatan’ amphibious exercises

MANILA, May 9, 2018 – Around 340 American and Filipino troops participated in Wednesday’s amphibious landing phase of this year’s “Balikatan” exercises. The activity took place at the the Naval Education and Training Command in San Antonio, Zambales....
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Duterte urges public to use banknotes, coins responsibly

MANILA, May 9, 2018 – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday urged the public to use the country’s banknotes and coins “wisely and responsibly”.  The President made this appeal, as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) presented to him the New Generation Currency (NGC) enhanced...
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Boracay closure ‘top priority’ in Cabinet meeting

MANILA, April 4, 2018 – The proposal to close Boracay for six months will be the top agenda when the Cabinet meets on Wednesday, Malacañang said. “We expect an extensive discussion on the matters that concern Boracay this afternoon,” Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo...
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Noynoy: I would’ve suspended dengue vaccination program too

MANILA, Feb 26 (Mabuhay) — Former President Benigno Aquino III on Monday admitted that if he was still the chief executive, he would have also suspended the government’s dengue vaccination program. Aquino made the statement considering French pharmaceutical company...

Bangsamoro Basic Law: A cure to end violent extremism

ISABELA CITY, Basilan, February 26, 2018 – Muslim religious leaders, clerics, and scholars or Ulama are rallying behind the enactment of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which aims to provide genuine autonomy for the Moro people – a key solution, they said, that will...

2 MOUs signed at Turkey-PHL meet on economic, technical cooperation

MANILA, February 26, 2018 – Two bilateral agreements on agriculture and investment promotion were signed by the Philippines and Turkey during the recently concluded Philippine-Turkey Joint Committee for Economic and Technical Cooperation (PH-TR JCETC) meeting early this month,...