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MANILA: Philippines revises dev''t plan, sets higher infra spending
With just two years to go before its term ends, Philippine President Aquino's administration plans to spend more on infrastructure and introduce other reforms to try to make economic growth inclusive and lift millions out of poverty.
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
What was that again about Al-Qaeda on the run?
From the US Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia comes an Emergency Message for US citizens which transmits a world wide caution on continuing threats from terrorist groups.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
DoubleDragon to build 2 CityMalls in Zamboanga
MANILA, Philippines CityMall Commercial Centers Inc. , the mall development arm of DoubleDragon Properties Corp., is set to build two community malls in Zamboanga City through a partnership with Galleria Zamboanga Inc. .
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Miriam and Miriam meet on Bangsamoro peace pact after Lent
Government peace panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer and Senator Miriam Santiago will meet to discuss the Bangsamoro peace pact "after Lent," Ferrer told a gathering of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines' Episcopal Commission on Interreligious Dialogue and the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines.
Twelve dead as Philippine rebel clashes end: military
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines: The death toll in fighting between Muslim rebels and soldiers in the southern Philippines has risen to 12, officials in the area said Saturday after the prolonged shootout had ended.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Twenty soldiers wounded in Philippine gunbattle with Ab...
ZAMBOANGA: Twenty soldiers were wounded Friday in an hours-long gunbattle between troops and Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf extremists blamed for beheadings and kidnappings in the southern Philippines, the military said.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Zambo prepares for installation of new archbishop
Preparations are underway for the installation of Bishop Romulo dela Cruz on May 14 as the new archbishop of this city.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
700 protest deaths of Zambo evacuees
Around 700 Muslims representing various organizations participated in an indignation rally for residents who have died while staying in evacuation centers in Zamboanga.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Misuari faction in Maguindanao: dream Bangsamoro Republik lives on
Followers of Moro National Liberation Front founding chair Nur Misuari on Saturday said their dream for a Bangsamoro Republik lives on even as government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front had signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro on March 27. The MNLF members, led by Suhod Ebrahim, commander of the MNLF's 6th Sudarah Brigade, met ... (more)
Nalzaro: Will peace reign in Mindanao?
I AM a full-blooded Mindanaoan. I was born and spent my boyhood in Dipolog City in Zamboanga del Norte.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
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MANILA: Mindanao's challenge: Keeping peace
Now that the celebrations are over, the long, hard march to keep the peace in the conflict-torn but resource-rich southern Philippine island of Mindanao begins.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
Evangelicals Back Peace Pact with Islamic Rebels in...
Among the dignitaries at the event was Bishop Efraim Tendero, head of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches, which came out in favor of the peace accords.
Philippines, MILF rebels sign peace agreement
After 17 years of negotiations, the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on Thursday signed a peace agreement that seeks to end more than 30 years of the secessionist movement in Mindanao.
DOT wants additional flights to/fro 4 Mindanao airports
The Department of Tourism is working for the opening of additional domestic and international flights to and from four major airports in Mindanao in preparation for the integration by next year of the economies of the 10 member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations .
Wed Mar 26, 2014
Should Zamboanga City join Bangsamoro?
However, she said Zamboanga City, its 98 component barangays and its municipal waters "should not, would not, and will never be included in the Bangsamoro."
Tue Mar 25, 2014
PDIC takes over Zamboanga del Norte rural bank
MANILA, Philippines A rural bank in Zamboanga del Norte has been placed under receivership of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation .
Nalzaro: Is JVR practicing nepotism?
ONE of the many issues faced by Talisay City Mayor Johnny V. de los Reyes is nepotism.
Mon Mar 24, 2014
Zamboanga's new Archbishop installed on May 14; vows to attend to "bakwits"
Kidapawan Bishop Romulo dela Cruz, the Archbishop-elect of Zamboanga, has vowed to attend to the needs of the 'bakwits' or residents displaced from their homes due to the 21-day standoff between government forces and the Moro National Liberation Front in Zamboanga City last September.
Fri Mar 21, 2014
Qun Faya Qun: Is it really a declaration of unity?
On March 18, 2014, in commemoration of the 1968 Jabidah Massacre, members of the Moro National Liberation Front who claim to be "the pioneer members" headed by Vice Chair Abul Khayr Alonto released a one-page "declaration of unity" in the Philippine Daily Inquirer which was signed earlier, on March 3. The signatories to this declaration are said to ... (more)
Thu Mar 20, 2014
Amid 'awful manager' tag, PNoy calls for culture of competence
President Aquino wants to reinforce a "culture of competence and quality" in the country amid criticism that he and his Cabinet are underperformers and awful managers.