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Manila, Philippines – An Australian study has become a source of pride for the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) since it claimed Asian farmers harvested an extra $1.46 billion through the use of rice varities the institute had developed. The Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) assessed the impact of IRRI’s research on improving […]

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Manila, Philippines -Former Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) chief weather forecaster Prisco Nilo has been gone in the bureau for almost a year but President Benigno S. Aquino III still cannot stop thinking about him. The President continued to criticize the former head of PAGASA for his wrong forecast of the path […]

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Manila, Philippines – Malacañang appealed yesterday to disgruntled employees of Philippine Airlines (PAL) to hold their protest actions “in the proper places,” stressing that the government is duty-bound to ensure the security of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and the safety of passengers. Presidential spokesman Edwin F. Lacierda said the government respects the right […]

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Manila, Philippines – Twenty-four Filipino crew members of the Cyprus-flagged and -owned MV Pacific Express that successfully repelled a pirate attack last September 20 arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) last Thursday aboard an Emirates flight from Mombasa, Kenya. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), a Filipino seaman stayed behind in […]

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Manila, Philippines – Catholics traditionally observe the month of October as the month of the Holy Rosary, celebrated in many parts of the country with fiestas, Marian processions, and special acts of devotion like the holding of prayer vigils and living rosaries in parish communities and Catholic schools. Every day, particularly during the month of […]

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HONG KONG – A Hong Kong court ruled yesterday a law banning foreign maids from settling permanently in the city was unconstitutional, in a landmark case for domestic helpers. The High Court said immigration laws barring maids – mostly from the Philippines and Indonesia – from applying for permanent residency violated Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, known […]

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