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PH listed as 3rd most dangerous place for journalists

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 19, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines was listed as the third most dangerous place for journalist in the world following Syria and Iraq, a report from the International News Safety Institute’s said.

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PHL 3rd most dangerous country for journalists —INSI report

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GENEVA – One hundred and thirty-four journalists and media support staff were killed while on reporting assignments last year, most of them targeted deliberately, the London-based International News Safety Institute (INSI) said on Tuesday.

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World press freedom: Phl slips to 149th

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 13, 2014

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – The Philippines slid to 149 in the 179-country World Press Freedom Index of the France-based Reporters Sans Frontiéres (RSF or Reporters Without Borders).

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Filipinos 3rd among world’s heaviest drinkers—study

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 5, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — Bottoms up! After ranking 15th in the world’s top porn-watchers according to an adult website, Filipinos are now involved in another kind of bottom, shot glass bottoms.

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$400-B illicit money flowed through Phl

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MANILA, Philippines – An anti-graft watchdog yesterday said the Philippine government was cheated of $3.85 billion in tax revenues in 2011, part of massive illicit money flows that totaled more than $400 billion in the past five decades.

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Filipinos as money ‘experts’: Clueless on bonds, stocks, loans

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 28, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—One out of every five Filipinos from the middle to upper income groups claims to be an “expert” in money matters. But a global insurance giant recently found that members of these classes perform poorly in a basic financial literacy quiz.

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Filipinos are world’s biggest gin drinkers

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 18, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos rule the global gin market and among the top drinkers of rum products, according to market research firm International Wine & Spirit Research (IWSR).

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PHL still among ‘least peaceful countries’ in world, Asia Pacific – survey

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 13, 2013

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — The country remains among the “least peaceful” in the world and the Asia Pacific, improving only slightly in its global ranking, a survey by a non-profit research organization showed.

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G20 promises growth, but how?

Published by reposted only Date posted on May 3, 2013

(Financial Times) — The world’s heading economies set an design on Saturday to boost expansion and jobs during a finish of a weekend of high-level meetings, yet undermined their ambitions with neatly incompatible views of a required policies.

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PH has SE Asia’s lowest forest cover

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 23, 2013

There’s more sobering news on the state of the country’s environment, according to an environment official during Monday’s celebration of Earth Day: The Philippines has the second-lowest forest cover in Southeast Asia and its biodiversity is among the most threatened in the world; despite the country having one of the most extensive coral reef areas…

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100K Pinoys expected to flee Sabah

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 2, 2013

ZAMBOANGA CITY—An estimated 100,000 Filipinos in Sabah are expected to flee to the Philippines by May, according to a government “worse case scenario” following an incursion by supporters of the sultan of Sulu in February and a subsequent crackdown by Malaysian forces in the area.

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Further big drop in new HIV infections among children

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 20, 2012

The UN’s latest assessment of global cases of HIV/Aids shows there has been a further drop in new infections among children. There were 330,000 new infections in children last year – the figure is 24% lower than in 2009.

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No fun in RP’s NAIA; voted ‘worst airport in Asia

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 17, 2012

It isn’t as easy as Chicken Joy to sell the Philippines, as claimed by Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, and not even his “It’s more fun in the Philippnes” slogan will work, because it is no fun for tourists coming to Manila with its airport being named as the worst airport in Asia.

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Being happy

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 30, 2012

You and I are living in a culture of performance. Comparing ourselves with the next person has become a norm. Advertising has convinced us that we should always look better, feel better and make others eat our dust.

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Mining ban expanded

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 10, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Mining will be banned in protected areas and in tourism sites – including Palawan and Boracay – while no new permits for mining operations will be issued until Congress passes a new revenue sharing scheme that is more advantageous to the government.

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American Solidarity Center/TUCP Project on Social Dialogue for Freedom of Association starts!

Published by reposted only Date posted on May 11, 2012

TUCP President Ernesto F. Herrera and delegates to the TUCP Special Convention on March 16, 2012 welcomed a new project on social dialogue with the US Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) through the American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center).

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Teenage pregnancy in PHL highest among 6 major ASEAN economies—UNFPA

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 27, 2012

With a 70-percent rise noted in a span of 10 years from 1999 to 2009, the Philippines has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) official said.

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Filipino children fare badly in academic performance

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 24, 2012

SENSING hesitation from the Department of Education (DepEd) on using the child’s first language or the child’s mother tongue in teaching, a lawmaker championing the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTBMLE) system has called on Sec. Armin Luistro to get rid of the old language of instruction and implement mother tongue-based teaching in the first 6…

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NAIA 1 2nd worst airport in the world

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 18, 2012

THE Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 (NAIA 1) again made headlines in the international arena, but in a bad way. NAIA 1 was adjudged by travel guide Frommer’s as the second worst airport in the world.

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NAIA-1 slips, now world’s worst airport

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 19, 2011

TERMINAL 1 of the Ninoy Aquino International has been voted the world’s worst airport this year—down from fifth worst in April—by the online guide to sleeping in airports (http://sleepinginairports.net).

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PHL neighbors get more foreign investments – UN report

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 23, 2011

(Updated 6:09 pm.) While President Benigno Aquino III declared that foreign capitalists are “lining up” to invest in the Philippines, the United Nations’ World Investment Report (WIR) 2011 shows that the lines are much longer leading to Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

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Manila ranked worst property investment site in Asia

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 14, 2011

Foreign investors looking to invest in real estate-related businesses have ranked Manila as their last choice among various key cities in the Asia-Pacific.

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Phl ranks 3rd on US disaster risk index

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 8, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines ranked third among 173 countries in terms of vulnerability to disaster risks and natural hazards, a study showed.

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Filipinos are leading shoppers in Southeast Asia – Nielsen survey

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 13, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos are the leading shoppers in Southeast Asia, a survey by Nielsen released yesterday showed, as 80 percent of those surveyed said they enjoy shopping.

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Domestic Workers Convention agreed despite UK government

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 10, 2011

Millions of domestic workers around the world are employed in private homes, often unregulated by public authorities, making them vulnerable to exploitation. This week the ILO has been meeting in Geneva to design a convention to protect them.

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HIV cases soar among call-centre workers in the Philippines

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MANILA: The rate of new HIV infections has seen a 25 per cent drop in the last decade. However, in the Philippines, the number of people infected has risen – particularly among call-centre workers.

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Tablet demand, low Netbook sales hurting PC market

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 9, 2011

Higher tablet demand and lower Netbook sales are likely to take a greater bite out of the PC market this year than expected, according to data released today by Gartner.

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AFP completes draft bill on pension reforms

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 6, 2011

MANILA, Philippines –  The military’s Retirement and Separation Benefits System (RSBS) has completed a draft bill that aims to reform the armed forces’ retirement scheme and to address the government’s growing pension arrears.

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Divorce bill to spark another heated debate — Speaker

Published by reposted only Date posted on May 31, 2011

The House of Representatives is in for another con-tentious debate on the issue of the divorce bill before it takes on another long recess.

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Church running out of argument on birth control issue, says solon

Published by reposted only Date posted on May 13, 2011

MANILA, Philippines, May 13, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Benigno Aquino told reporters today that groups threatening or calling for a tax boycott or other forms of civil disobedience if the controversial Reproductive Health bill is passed are courting sedition charges.

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