Remarks by U.S. President Barack Obama at Fort Bonifacio, April 29, 2014

April 30, 2014 6:06 am· Comments Off on Remarks by U.S. President Barack Obama at Fort Bonifacio, April 29, 2014 

MANILA, April 29 — "Kumusta kayo. It is great to be here at Fort Bonifacio. Vice President Binay, distinguished guests: It’s an honor to be here with our outstanding allies — the leaders and members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. And we’re joined by men and women who stand tall and proud to wear the uniform of the United States of America. And let me also welcome all our Filipino friends.

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Pimentel sees EDCA to boost PHL campaign versus illegal drugs

April 30, 2014 6:06 am· Comments Off on Pimentel sees EDCA to boost PHL campaign versus illegal drugs 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, April 29 (PNA) – Senator Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III on Tuesday said the recently-signed Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) betweeen the Philippines and the United States will strengthen the country’s fight against illegal drugs.

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President Aquino holds 2-hour dialogue with labor leaders

April 30, 2014 6:06 am· Comments Off on President Aquino holds 2-hour dialogue with labor leaders 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, April 29 (PNA) — President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday held an impromptu dialogue with labor leaders for almost two hours in Malacanang, ending the Pre-Labor Day Dialogue organized by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

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DOH: PhilHealth benefit package for MERS-CoV in the works

April 30, 2014 6:06 am· Comments Off on DOH: PhilHealth benefit package for MERS-CoV in the works 

MANILA, April 29 — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will soon be providing a benefit package for passengers coming from the Arabian Peninsula who wish to be tested for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

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CCT grantees, 'Yolanda' survivors in Mahaplag, Leyte receive cash grants –DSWD

April 30, 2014 6:06 am· Comments Off on CCT grantees, 'Yolanda' survivors in Mahaplag, Leyte receive cash grants –DSWD 

MANILA, April 29 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) announced on Tuesday that 2,064 beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) or Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) received their pay-out cash grants in the municipal hall of Mahaplag, Leyte last April 23.

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PHL still MERS-CoV free; 97% of Etihad Airways flight 0424 tested negative — DOH

April 30, 2014 6:06 am· Comments Off on PHL still MERS-CoV free; 97% of Etihad Airways flight 0424 tested negative — DOH 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, April 29 (PNA) — Out of the 414 passengers who arrived the Philippines in Etihad Airways flight EY0424 last April 15, some 400 have been contract traced while 394 (97 percent) of which have tested negative of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus (MERS-CoV) as of Tuesday.

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Success of securing OFWs’ contact info relies on public compliance — OWWA exec

April 30, 2014 6:06 am· Comments Off on Success of securing OFWs’ contact info relies on public compliance — OWWA exec 

By Azer N. Parrocha & Jenina R. Avance

‘Allies do not stand alone,’ Obama assures PHL

April 30, 2014 6:06 am· Comments Off on ‘Allies do not stand alone,’ Obama assures PHL 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, April 29 (PNA) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday reassured the Philippines that the U.S. will honor a treaty obliging American military to come to Manila’s aid against external attack amid tense territorial disputes over the South China Sea.

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Two killed, one hurt in Sorsogon ambush

April 30, 2014 6:06 am· Comments Off on Two killed, one hurt in Sorsogon ambush 

MANILA, April 29 — Two persons were killed, one of them a soldier and another a civilian after an ambush by New People's Army (NPA) rebels in Barangay San Juan, Casiguran town, Sorsogon Tuesday morning.

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Pres. Aquino to stop ‘job order’ in government agencies

April 30, 2014 6:06 am· Comments Off on Pres. Aquino to stop ‘job order’ in government agencies 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, April 29 (PNA) – President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday directed Executive Secretary Paquito Jr. to look into the ‘job order’ practice in the government agencies particularly in the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH).

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