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Philippines, Muslim rebels sign peace pact

Muslim rebels waging a four-decade insurgency in the Philippines signed a historic pact with the government on Monday to end the conflict, but both sides warned the road to peace had only just begun.

 

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Speech of President Aquino on the Framework Agreement with the MILF, October 7, 2012 (full English)

We have counted two generations since conflict began in Mindanao, a cycle of violence that has claimed the lives of more than a hundred thousand Filipinos —soldiers, warriors, and innocent civilians who all needlessly shed their blood.

 

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Legarda Hails House's Approval of Kasambahay Bill

Senator Loren Legarda today hailed the House of Representatives' approval of House Bill 6144, or their version of Senate Bill 78, otherwise known as the Kasambahay Bill, which was approved by the Senate last December 2010.

 

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Legarda Wants to Institutionalize Mandatory Universal Healthcare Coverage for Poor Families

Senator Loren Legarda called for the immediate passage of a bill institutionalizing mandatory universal healthcare coverage for poor families as she expressed full support for the P12.6-billion allocation in the proposed 2013 national government budget that will cover PhilHealth premiums of 5.2 million poorest households.

 

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Legarda Pushes for "World Interfaith Harmony Week"

Senator Loren Legarda has filed a bill that aims to establish the first week of February as "World Interfaith Harmony Week" in the Philippines, following a 2010 United Nations resolution declaring the same.

 

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PH is now Asia's strongest-performing economy, says expert

Amid a disaster, here comes some good news.

This, as an expert claims Philippines is now the strongest-performing economy in Asia, thanks to improved exports even in a weak global environment.

 

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Fear Factor-Worthy delicacies in the Philippines You Have To Try (Tue, 21 Nov 2017)
If you think that balut is the only Filipino delicacy worthy to be part of the Fear Factor Challenge, think again. There are a lot of exotic finds in the Philippines that may not be great to look at, but will definitely excite your palate. Chichaworm Yes, we love our chicharon but if you want […]
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QC bans firecrackers, praised by NGOs for health, environmental and safety measures (Tue, 21 Nov 2017)
Quezon City has enacted an ordinance imposing a total ban on the use of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices during festivity and other occasions in all public places of the city. The move was hailed by various non-government organizations in Quezon City as an essential health, environmental and safety measure worth replicating by other local government […]
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Ultimate Christmas Gift-Giving Guide to Safe Toys for Children (Mon, 20 Nov 2017)
With Christmas season coming around, parents and gift-givers will soon be picking toys off the shelves of stores in a whirl. Before the holiday rush overwhelms everyone, GoodNewsPilipinas reminds you to remember that gift-giving comes with the responsibility to give toys that will not harm children. Exposure to harmful chemicals and dangerous toys can harm […]
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DLSU-Dasmarinas teams up with UNESCO to champion journalist safety education (Mon, 20 Nov 2017)
De La Salle University – Dasmariñas (DLSUD) in Cavite is making history as it works with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to pioneer journalism safety education in the Philippines. The university, through its Communication Journalism Department (CJD), discussed with UNESCO the inclusion of journalism safety in the new curriculum to be […]
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8 Problems To Avoid Losing Your Hard Earned Money (Sun, 19 Nov 2017)
EVERYBODY makes money mistakes in this lifetime. I myself, makes a lot of money mistakes. Not just once. Not just twice. It can happen so many times before you fully learn how to best maximize and protect your money. Quite often, you make mistakes on very basic money principles that you may have heard of […]
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5 Tips for First-Time Divisoria Shoppers (Sun, 19 Nov 2017)
Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. Families get together for reunions, the weather is cooler and we receive our bonuses from work. Even then, we still have to budget properly as we have lots of people to give presents to. Have you done your Christmas shopping yet? If you haven’t, there’s […]
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