President Aquino vows to tread 'straight path' with Filipino Muslims

October 16, 2014 4:59 am· Leave a Comment 

MANILA, Oct. 15 — President Benigno Aquino III pledged to follow the essence of Islam in a bid to nail the much awaited vision of a lasting peaceful and economically strong Mindanao.

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3 more officers relieved in AFP Medical Center in wake of Php80-M procurement fiasco

October 16, 2014 4:59 am· Leave a Comment 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Oct. 15 (PNA) — Three more ranking officers, assigned to the AFP Medical Center, were ordered relieved Wednesday in wake of the Php80-million procurement fiasco now plaguing the military facility.

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AFP calls 'unfair' clamors to scrap VFA

October 16, 2014 4:59 am· Leave a Comment 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Oct. 15 (PNA) — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc on Wednesday called as "unfair" clamors made by some groups to scrap the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) in wake of the alleged killing of a Filipino transgender by a US Marine soldier.

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Deles welcomes activation of MILF, MNLF coordination mechanism on Bangsamoro

October 16, 2014 4:59 am· Leave a Comment 

MANILA, Oct. 15 — The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) formally activated and operationalized the Bangsamoro Coordination Forum (BCF), Ambassador Sayyid Kassim El-Masri, Organization on Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Special Envoy relayed during a meeting Wednesday with government representatives headed by Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles.

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OPAPP-PCW intensifies efforts in addressing women concerns in conflict, post-conflict areas

October 16, 2014 4:59 am· Leave a Comment 

MANILA, Oct. 15 — Recognizing the plight of women in conflict-stricken areas in the country, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) have intensified efforts in addressing women concerns on peace and security especially those in conflict and post-conflict areas.

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Lacson presents 'Yolanda'-affected areas rehab progress report

October 16, 2014 4:59 am· Leave a Comment 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Oct. 15 (PNA) — Rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson presented to President Benigno Aquino III the progress report of the comprehensive rehabilitation program in areas affected by Typhoon "Yolanda" (international name: Haiyan).

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More flights cancelled

October 16, 2014 4:59 am· Leave a Comment 

MANILA, Oct. 15 — More flights were cancelled Wednesday due to sunset limitation, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said.

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DepEd thanks education partners, strengthens gov't-private sector relations

October 16, 2014 4:59 am· Leave a Comment 

MANILA, Oct 15 — The Department of Education (DepEd) expressed its gratitude to more than 130 education partners who continue to help in the delivery of basic education to more than 21 million Filipino learners in the country.

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Equal access to opportunities, crucial to poverty reduction in PH & East Asia – NEDA

October 16, 2014 4:59 am· Leave a Comment 

MANILA, Oct. 15 — Success in reducing inequality and poverty in the Philippines and other East Asian countries hinges on providing the poor and the vulnerable with equal access to economic opportunities and basic services such as health and education, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

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2014 1st CCP National Ballet Competition finalists announced

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MANILA, Oct.15 — The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) on Wednesday announced the finalists of the 1st CCP National Ballet Competition 2014 which will be held at 6:00 PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater) on Nov. 6 for the Junior Category Competition and on Nov. 8 for the Senior Category Competition.

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