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On target

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Manila, Philippines – The Philippines is on track to meet its goal of providing 2.3 million poor households with conditional cash through the government’s flagship poverty reduction program called the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), based on a joint review by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), and World Bank […]

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Manila, Philippines – Ambassador Laura Q. del Rosario is the new Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Undersecretary for International Economic Relations, replacing Ambassador Antonio V. Rodriguez, who retired from the foreign service last month. According to the DFA, Del Rosario, who is also serving as Foreign Service Institute Director in a concurrent capacity, recently took […]

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No crackdown

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Manila, Philippines – The Philippine Embassy in Amman, Jordan has belied reports that a crackdown is being waged by Jordanian authorities against illegal aliens, particularly Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). In a statement, Philippine Ambassador to Jordan Julius D. Torres belied published reports that 28 Filipinos were arrested starting last September 26 in the capital city […]

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67 deported

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Manila, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has deported 67 foreigners suspected of being members of an international syndicate engaged in telecommunications, Internet, and credit card fraud. Immigration Commissioner Ricardo A. David Jr. disclosed that they were deported to Beijing, China last Friday aboard a special flight chartered by the Chinese embassy in Manila. […]

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WASHINGTON (AFP) – India, Bangladesh and the Philippines lead the world in the number of products made by child workers, a US government stock-taking of the global scale of under-aged labor revealed Monday. Some 130 types of goods – from building bricks and soccer balls to pornography and rare ores used in cellphones – involve […]

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Manila, Philippines – The country is now on the road to carve a niche in the $3 trillion halal market after Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala approved the national halal standards for farm and fisheries on September 7, 2011. Alcala’s imprimatur completes a process that started several ago and involved not only Islamic clerics but […]

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