Philippine News

Noy will take full responsibility for DAP

MANILA – Following the Supreme Court’s (SC) unfavorable ruling on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), Malacañang yesterday announced that President Aquino will be taking full responsibility for the controversial DAP. Secretary Herminio Coloma of the Presidential Communications Operations Office said that the officials involved are only acting their role as the president’s alter ego. “In …

DepEd targets 1M donated school kits to feed 350k studes struck by Yolanda

MANILA — The Department of Education (DepEd) is targeting a donation of one million school kits and the feeding of about 350,000 students through its campaign launch of Dalawang Daan Tungo sa Paaralan. “One of the keys to recovery of post-Yolanda is ensuring that the kids in the affected areas continue their education,” says DepEd …

Protesters mark Philippine American Friendship Day with call to junk defence pact

MANILA, Philippines—Protesters clashed Friday with police near the U.S. Embassy in Manila, where about 100 of them marched to mark Philippine-American Friendship day with a call to junk a new defence pact allowing thousands of U.S. troops to be temporarily based in the country. A policeman and a protester were slightly hurt as demonstrators pushed their way …

Pinoy Fiesta and Trade Show sa Toronto, still the biggest annual fiesta!

CANADA —  Pinoy Fiesta and Trade Show sa Toronto proved once again as the biggest  annual community based Fiesta under one roof in Toronto or perhaps Canada as it culminated the 2014 festivities. Having Fun and Helping at the same time is the theme of the Fiesta. Thousands upon  thousands  of well wishers rose to their feet as they …

English language testing required for OFWs bound for Cayman Islands

MANILA — Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz reported yesterday that prospective foreign employees bound for Cayman Islands who are not native English speakers shall be required to take an overseas English language testing as a condition for the issuance of their temporary or full work permit. In a report to Secretary Baldoz, Labor Attaché …

President Aquino creates task force for Iglesia ni Cristo centennial celebration

MANILA — President Benigno S. Aquino III has formed an interagency task force to maintain peace and order for the centennial anniversary celebration of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) on July 27 at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. In a Memorandum Circular No. 66 issued on July 3, the President directed the creation of …

House Muslim bloc won’t support call for impeachment against President Aquino

MANILA — The Muslim bloc of the House of Representatives on Thursday said they won’t support calls by some sector to impeach President Benigno Aquino III in connection with the recent decision of the Supreme Court declaring unconstitutional the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). House Deputy Speaker Pangalian M. Balindong, speaking for the Muslim bloc in …

New ‘Phoenix’ heads for ‘Yolanda’ areas

MANILA — Climate Change Commission (CCC) spearheaded launching Thursday in Metro Manila a disaster risk reduction-oriented program for recovery, resilience and sustainable inclusive development in areas ravaged by typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) last year. Dubbed “Resilience and Preparedness for Inclusive Development” (RAPID), the program targets achieving such goals by helping strengthen capacity of local …

Rainy Friday in most parts of PHL — PAGASA

MANILA — Flash floods and landslides threaten most parts of Luzon including Metro Manila due to heavy rains brought by low pressure area affecting the area, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Friday. In an interview, PAGASA senior weather forecaster Rene Paciente said that as of 4 a.m. the LPA …

Policies on supply sufficiency, agri productivity needed to maintain manageable inflation growth –NEDA

MANILA — Inflation rate slowed to 4.4 percent in June 2014 from 4.5 percent in May, supporting a manageable and within-target outlook for the year, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “NEDA expects that the country’s headline inflation rate for full year 2014 will average around 4.4 percent, still within the Development …

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