Dam Status: Three dams near spilling level -– PAGASA

June 29, 2011 12:31 am· Comments Off on Dam Status: Three dams near spilling level -– PAGASA 

MANILA, June 28 – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that three dams in Luzon are nearing their spilling level.

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Phl off US trafficking watchlist

June 29, 2011 12:31 am· Comments Off on Phl off US trafficking watchlist 

By Faye P. Velasco

MANILA, June 28 — The United States on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) removed the Philippines from its human trafficking watchlist.

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Japan calls on Spratlys-claimant countries to settle dispute amicably

June 29, 2011 12:31 am· Comments Off on Japan calls on Spratlys-claimant countries to settle dispute amicably 

MANILA, June 28 — The Japanese government echoed the proposal of the Philippines that a rule-based regime must prevail in the resolution of the Spratlys conflict.

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Bishop urges P-Noy to identify officials in PCSO scam

June 29, 2011 12:31 am· Comments Off on Bishop urges P-Noy to identify officials in PCSO scam 

MANILA, June 28 — A Catholic prelate has urged President Benigno S. Aquino III to reveal the identities of officials allegedly involved in a scam at the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office that left the agency in debt.

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1,388 from Pamplona, Negros Occidental to benefit from short-term rice subsidy program

June 29, 2011 12:31 am· Comments Off on 1,388 from Pamplona, Negros Occidental to benefit from short-term rice subsidy program 

MANILA, June 28 — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Soliman said 1,388 farmers from Pamplona, Negros Occidental will benefit from its short-term rice subsidy program.

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‘State Department TIP Report is a clear-cut recognition of PHL’s gains vs human trafficking’ — DFA

June 29, 2011 12:31 am· Comments Off on ‘State Department TIP Report is a clear-cut recognition of PHL’s gains vs human trafficking’ — DFA 

MANILA, June 28 — Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario on Tuesday said that the 2011 State Department Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is a clear-cut recognition of the significant gains made by the Aquino Administration in the campaign against human trafficking.

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US trafficking watchlist cites PHL achievements vs human trafficking; gives recommendations for improvement

June 29, 2011 12:31 am· Comments Off on US trafficking watchlist cites PHL achievements vs human trafficking; gives recommendations for improvement 

MANILA, June 28 — The US State Department, in removing the Philippines from its "Tier 2 Watchlist and elevated it to Tier 2 category, on Monday (Tuesday morning in Manila) cited the Philippines' several achievements in combatting human trafficking.

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Talking Point: Gov't boosts anti-poverty program

June 29, 2011 12:31 am· Comments Off on Talking Point: Gov't boosts anti-poverty program 

MANILA, June 28 – The anti-poverty program of the government is strengthened to greater heights, National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Assistant Secretary for Communications and Resource Mobilization Service Lila Ramos-Shahani said Tuesday.

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VP Binay lauds PHL upgrade in U.S. trafficking report

June 29, 2011 12:31 am· Comments Off on VP Binay lauds PHL upgrade in U.S. trafficking report 

MANILA, June 28 — Vice President Emeritus Jejomar Binay on Tuesday lauded the improvement of the Philippines’ standing in the 2011 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report of the U.S. State Department.

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DSWD hails volunteers during Cotabato flashflood crisis

June 29, 2011 12:31 am· Comments Off on DSWD hails volunteers during Cotabato flashflood crisis 

MANILA, June 28 — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman on Tuesday praised and thanked the volunteers who gave much of their time repacking, hauling, and distributing relief goods for Cotabato City flashflood victims.

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