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79-year-old Fil-Am fulfills dream of traveling the world

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A 79-year-old Filipino-American woman has achieved her lifelong dream of traveling the world. Luisa Yu celebrated her recent visit to Serbia, which marked the completion of her 56-year quest to travel all 193 member-countries of the United Nations. ...

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$450 million ADB loan to boost Philippines’ universal healthcare

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $450 million policy-based loan to help the Philippines strengthen health policy reforms and further improve Filipinos’ access to medicines and health services, sustain universal health care (UHC) coverage, and increase financing for UHC. The Bui...

Public asked to prepare for quakes 

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The public must always be prepared for strong earthquakes up to magnitude 8.2, the head of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) warned in  a report by Philippine News Agency.. "The Manila Trench and the Philippine Trench are both capable of generating magnitud...

Meralco Foundation Lights Up Sta. Mesa, Benefiting 124 Households

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One Meralco Foundation's Community Electrification Program illuminated 124 beneficiary households in Brgy. 631 and 633 in Sta. Mesa on November 29. The initiative aimed to provide free access to electricity to underserved communities while ensuring safety and eliminating unauthorized connections...

Quezon City Hosts First-Ever Future of Work Summit

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Quezon City stood at the forefront of innovation as it hosted the Philippines' inaugural Future of Work Summit, attracting over 500 esteemed leaders from various industries. Spearheaded by the local government, the groundbreaking event aimed to tackle the evolving landscape of work, emphasizing ...

Rediscovering Las Piñas' Parol-Making Tradition

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Las Piñas, hailed as the Parol Capital of the National Capital Region (NCR), boasts a vibrant tradition deeply rooted in the artistry of crafting parols. This longstanding custom traces its origins back to the city's rich heritage, entwined with a culture of creativity nurtured by the nat...

Mandaluyong Vice Mayor Abalos Celebrates Youth Achievements

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In the latest Monday Morning Program, Mandaluyong City Vice Mayor Menchie Abalos highlighted the accomplishments of students who emerged victorious in the recently concluded Eco-Fashionista and Advocacy Video Making Contest organized by the Mandaluyong Council for the Protection of Children. Additio...

Congressman Tiangco Leads Navotas Aid Program Distribution

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In Navotas, Congressman Toby Tiangco assumed a pivotal role in steering the distribution efforts of the Cash Assistance and Rice Distribution (CARD) Program, aiming to provide essential aid to over 10,000 residents. This program, orchestrated under the guidance of Speaker Martin Romualdez, saw anot...

PEZA welcomes lifting of moratorium on NCR economic zones

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The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) expects to register more IT and business process management (IT-BPM) companies with the 10-day window given by the Office of the President (OP) after signing Administrative Order No. 11 which lifted the moratorium imposed on IT-BPM expansion in Metro Man...

Countries challenge WHO's prohibitionist policies to help smokers

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A number of countries are now defying the World Health Organization's (WHO) prohibitionist policies to help smokers transition to less harmful alternatives, according to public health policy experts. Prof. David Sweanor, chair of the advisory board of the Center for Health Law, Policy and Ethic...

Metro Pacific in merger talks with SMC on expressway business

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Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) cancelled its initial public offering (IPO) plan this year as it pursues negotiations with San Miguel Corp. on merging their expressway units. MPTC president and CEO Rogelio Singson said the planned IPO in the third quarter would be delayed until 2025 because of ...

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