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Manila, Philippines – St. Vincent de Paul was born in 1580 in the village of Pouy in Gascony, France, the son of Jean de Paul and Bertrande de Moras. His first schooling was under the tutelage of the Francisan Fathers at Acqs. He studied at the Spanish University of Saragosa and in 1596, he returned […]

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Manila, Philippines – The Philippine College of Addiction Medicine (PCAM) will hold its seventh annual convention and election of officials at the Bethel Guest House in Dumaguete City from September 28-30 with the theme “Integrated and Multi-sectoral Approach to Addiction.” PCAM president Dr. Antonio M. Gauzon, a noted psychiatrist and addictionist, said Dr. Bernardo L. […]

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A September 26, 2011 advisory from the Department of Education As of 11:30 p.m., September 26, 2011 NCR – Per Regional Director Elena Ruiz, all classes in preschool, elementary, and high school (public and private) will remain suspended. Reg 2 – All classes in preschool, elementary, and high school (public and private) in Isabela, Cagayan, […]

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Manila, Philippines – Employees of the Supreme Court (SC), Court of Appeals (CA), Sandiganbayan, Court of Tax Appeals (CTA), and various trial courts all over the country staged yesterday simultaneous protests against the proposed cut in the Judiciary’s 2012 budget from P20 billion to P15.6 billion. Also protested by wearing black T-shirts and polo shirts […]

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Manila, Philippines – Where did the P1.8-billion fund allocated for the rehabilitation of farms hit by typhoons “Ondoy” and “Pepeng” go? This question was raised yesterday by Randall Echanis, deputy secretary general of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), upon learning that P5.8 billion from the Malampaya Fund was coursed through the Department of Agriculture […]

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BIR pays P266M to PCSO

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Manila, Philippines – The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has remitted P266 million to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), representing the first tranche of payment it made to settle its more than P3.5-billion tax debts to the BIR. BIR officials said yesterday that the first remittance covered part of the P1.2-billion deficiency Documentary Stamp […]

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