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DSWD assures that 4Ps has not been scrapped

Monday, 29 August 2016 12:05 Written by
QUEZON CITY, Aug. 29 - Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo put a stop to false reports circulating that the Pantawid ng Pamilyang Pilipino (4Ps) program of the department will no longer be implemented and…

Philippine government, communist rebels sign ceasefire deal

Saturday, 27 August 2016 21:49 Written by
Oslo (Reuters) — The Philippines government and Maoist-led rebels agreed indefinite ceasefires on Friday as part of an accord to accelerate efforts to end a conflict that has lasted almost five decades and killed at least 40,000 people.The government expressed…

DepEd integrates RH education in K-12 program

Friday, 26 August 2016 11:29 Written by
Reproductive health education has been integrated in the basic education curriculum under the K-12 program, the Department of Education (DepEd) said yesterday.Students as young as seven years old – or those in Grade 1 – will now have “age-appropriate, developmental…

DAR orders distribution to farmers of 358-hectare land in Hacienda Luisita

Friday, 26 August 2016 11:23 Written by
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) yesterday ordered the distribution of 358.22-hectare Tarlac Development Corporation (Tadeco) landholding, part of the vast sugar estate Hacienda Luisita in Barangays Balete and Cut-Cut in Tarlac City.

Corruption, unemployment biggest concerns of millennials – WEF study

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 12:51 Written by
MANILA, Philippines – Corruption, unemployment and lack of education emerged as the top concerns of millennials from around the globe in their respective economies, while the national government and the media were cited as the most distrusted institutions, a report…

NEDA is on the right track, moving at fast pace to attain PRRD's economic development goals

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 11:59 Written by
MANILA, Aug. 24 -- Economic adviser and Director General of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia said the agency is on the right track and moving at a fast pace to attain its goals,

Duterte gov't begins formal quest for peace with NDF

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 11:38 Written by
OSLO, Norway, Aug. 23 —The Philippine government (GPH) on August 22, resumed its formal negotiations to seek peace with the National Democratic Front (NDF), seeking to forge a political settlement anchored on sweeping social, economic, and political reforms that were…

Philippines, rebels declare ceasefire ahead of talks

Sunday, 21 August 2016 18:07 Written by
  The Philippine government and communist guerrillas have agreed to ceasefires from Sunday, both sides said, ahead of crucial peace talks next week to end one of Asia's longest insurgencies.Both sides said a break from the fighting will create a…
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