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Luneta hostage-taking issue ends with 'win-win' solution, says Malacanang
MANILA, April 25 -- The Luneta hostage-taking issue that strained Philippine and Hong Kong relations for almost four years has ended with a win-win solution, Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras said Thursday. In a press briefing in Malacanang, Secretary Almendras said that both the Philippine and Hong Kong governments have satisfied the demands of the victims and their families. “We all came out winners,” he said. In August 2013, 21 tourists from Hong Kong were held hostage by a dismissed policeman inside a bus at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta. Eight tourists died and several other...

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Security preparations in place for Obama visit

MANILA, April 25 -- The government said enough security preparations are being made for the visit of US President Barack Obama on Monday as militant organizations threaten more protest action.“We are preparing, as we will prepare (for) any visiting head of state. They are here as our guests, and as host, we will provide them the necessary security,” Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierd... Read Full Story - Security pre...

Foreign portfolio investments rise in March

MANILA, April 25 -- Registered foreign portfolio investments for March 2014 reached US$2.1 billion, 42.7 percent higher than the previous month’s US$1.5 billion, a statement from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) stated.  Year-on-year, however, registered investments were lowerby 8.8 percent asa result of the tapering of the quantitative easing (QE) program in the United States (US) in Janua... Read Full Story - Foreign port...

Economic Development

RDC OKs Small Reservoir Irrigation Project in Nueva Ecija

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, April 25 (PIA) -- Regional Development Council (RDC) passed a resolution favorably endorsing the P759.095 million Uppe...

Security, Justice and Peace

Security preparations in place for Obama visit

MANILA, April 25 -- The government said enough security preparations are being made for the visit of US President Barack Obama on Monday as milit...

Events

Central Luzon reclaims National Pop Quiz crown

OLONGAPO CITY, April 25 (PIA) -- Central Luzon reclaimed the National Population Quiz (POPQUIZ) crown after its bet, Janela Marie Dayrit won the 2014 ...

World

DFA recruits Foreign Service Officers

ILOILO CITY, April 23 (PIA6) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Board of Foreign Service Examinations will conduct the 2014 Foreign Servi...

ASEAN

PH furniture industry taps ASEAN market 

MANILA, April 25 -- Through persistent trade promotion efforts, the Philippine furniture industry continues to strengthen its position as a stead...

Civil Society

GK Village in Valencia town soon to rise

VALENCIA, Negros Oriental, April 24 (PIA) -- A new settlement for the victims of Typhoon Sendong will soon rise in Valencia, Negros Oriental. Val...

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