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President Duterte signs law expanding benefits of scientists, engineers

PRRD signs law expanding benefits of scientists, engineers By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — Scientists, engineers, researchers, and other science and technology (S&T) personnel in government are expected to get more benefits under a new law signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Duterte signed Republic Act 11312 on April 17, 2019 but a … Continue reading

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Australia announces P140-M add’l aid for Marawi

Australia announces P140-M add’l aid for Marawi By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Australian Embassy in Manila on Tuesday announced an additional PHP140 million humanitarian assistance to support the people affected by the 2017 Marawi conflict. “My announcement reflects Australia’s commitment to the recovery and reconstruction of Marawi City,” Australian Ambassador … Continue reading

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Los Angeles county Filipino-American exec vows to share Indigenous Peoples leaders’ stories

LA county Fil-Am exec vows to share IP leaders’ stories By Gigie Arcilla   LOS ANGELES, California (Philippines News Agency) – A Filipino American (Fil-Am) Cerritos City official admitted he was moved by the stories of indigenous peoples’ (IPs) leaders and vowed to share them after meeting with him at the City Hall here on July … Continue reading

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Housing project to benefit regular, contractual Cagayan Economic Zone Authority workers

Housing project to benefit regular, contractual Cagayan Economic Zone Authority workers SANTA ANA, CAGAYAN (Philippines News Agency) – The more than 300 regular and contractual employees of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) will soon benefit from the CEZA-Pag-IBIG Fund Housing Project in this town. In an interview on Saturday, Secretary Raul Lambino, CEZA Administrator … Continue reading

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Central Luzon declares Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army ‘persona non grata’

Central Luzon declares Reds ‘persona non grata’ CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) 3 has declared the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) as ‘persona non grata’ in Central Luzon. This was among the several resolutions issued by the RTF-ELCAC III at … Continue reading

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President Duterte wants Department of Overseas Filipino Workers by yearend

PRRD wants Department of OFWs by yearend MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte thinks there should be a separate Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) established by year end to prevent abusive recruiters from harming more Filipinos. During the Araw ng Pasasalamat for OFWs in Camp General Aguinaldo on Friday (July 12) night, … Continue reading