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Storm Coming!

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MANILA, Philippines – A tropical depression was expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) last night or this morning, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said yesterday. PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said it will be named “Pedring” once it enters the PAR. The Japan Meteorological Administration (JMA) in its […]

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‘Hello, Japan!’

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MANILA, Philippines – By JC BELLO RUIZ • MADEL R. SABATER MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno S. Aquino III leaves this morning for a three-day working visit to Japan that is expected to bring in at least $1 billion in fresh investments and more than 9 billion yen in Official Development Assistance (ODA). It is […]

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MANILA, Philippines (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared Sept. 27, 2011 as a special non-working day in the municipality of Malvar, Batangas in celebration of the 146th birth anniversary of General Miguel Malvar. Proclamation No.240 was signed by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. on Aug. 18, 2011 to give the people […]

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MANILA, Philippines – A party-list congressman has asked the government to act swiftly in pushing the refund for water consumers allegedly overbilled by the two private concessionaires of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS). Bagong Henerasyon party-list Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy dared Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to prosecute past and incumbent MWSS officials for […]

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MANILA, Philippines – Win over climate change by engaging in organic agriculture. Dr. Victoria Espaldon, professor and dean of the School of Environmental Management of the University of the Philippines at Los Banos (UPLB-SEM), gave this advice recently to farmers in the hope of winning them over from conventional farming. Espaldon made the pitch in […]

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MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang is not inclined to give the proposed P6,000 increase in the minimum salary of government workers due to limited resources. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte acknowledged that they would like to extend a reasonable wage hike for the state workforce but cannot afford it for now. “As much as we would […]

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