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Government assisting Filipinos in MERS-affected areas in the Middle East
MANILA, April 16 -- The Philippine government is assisting Filipinos in the Middle East in areas with reported presence of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) to ensure their health and prevent the spread of the disease, the Palace said on Tuesday.In a press briefing in Malacanang, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr said the Department of Foreign Affairs, through the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi, dispatched a team on April 12 to determine the condition of the Filipinos who have reportedly contracted the virus.“The Embass...

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Personal remittances increase to US$4 billion in 1st two months of 2014

MANILA, April 16 -- Personal remittances from overseas Filipinos (OFs) amounted to US$2.0 billion in February 2014. This brought the cumulative remittances for the first two months of the year to US$4.0 billion for a year-on-year growth of 6.4 percent, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. announced yesterday.  Personal remittances continued to draw strength from the steady ... Read Full Story - Personal rem...

DILG gears up security, safety preparations for Holy Week

QUEZON CITY, April 16 -- With the expected exodus of people to the provinces and other places of interest during Holy Week, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has called on all local chief executives to convene their respective local peace and order councils to ensure the safety and security of the populace in churches, plazas, malls, and transport terminals. In a directive... Read Full Story - DILG gears u...

Economic Development

SG delegation visit: start of bigger biz relations

QUEZON CITY, April 16 -- The recent visit of the 19-member Singaporean business delegation to the Philippines is seen as the start of bigger trade and...

Security, Justice and Peace

Laoag PNP, disaster team on full alert for Holy Week

LAOAG CITY, Apr 16 (PIA) – The Laoag City police have started keeping watch of the city’s peace and order in line with the observance of t...

Climate Change

Selection team evaluates 10 Gawad Kalasag entries 

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, April 14 (PIA) - - The selection team from Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) region...


PBMA celebrates Master’s Week 

DINAGAT ISLANDS, Apr. 16 (PIA) – The Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association, Incorporated (PBMA) is celebrating the Master’s ...


Carmen section of TPLEX opens today

TARLAC CITY, April 16 (PIA) -- Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corporation (SMC), through its subsidiary Private Infra Dev Corporation, Inc. (PIDC...

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