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    It’s been 22 years ago, when I finally took the risk of a big CHANGE in my life.  From being an executive secretary in a German company, I didn’t know what will happen to my career when I decided to immigrate to Canada.  No one knows our future except our maker up above, but it [...]

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Filipinos remain optimistic about quality of life, economy — SWS

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MANILA, Philippines — More Filipinos are positive that their quality of life and the Philippine economy will get better this year, the latest Social Weathers Station survey showed.
Nearly five of 10 Filipinos (49 percent) expect their personal quality of life to improve in the next 12 months, with only three percent saying it will get [...]


Number of children injected with Dengvaxia is actually more than 800,000 – DOH

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has revealed that over 800,000 children aged nine and above were given Dengvaxia vaccine when the government’s anti-dengue immunization program was launched in March 2016.
Health Undersecretary Gerardo Bayugo believes the number will still increase while they are consolidating the reports coming from regional health offices.
“We are regularly [...]


Filipina medical physicist is new Miss Earth 2017

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MANILA, Philippines — Filipina earth warrior Karen Ibasco was hailed as this year’s Miss Earth after outshining 84 other candidates.
Miss Earth 2016 Katherine Espin of Ecuador passed on the crown to the 26-year-old beauty from Manila during the coronation night held at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday night.
Ibasco showed that she is a combination of [...]


Proposed national ID system passes the lower house of Congress

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MANILA, Philippines — The proposed law seeking to implement a national identification or ID system in the country has passed the third and final reading in the Lower House of Congress.
Proponents of the bill said it will make public transactions with government agencies more efficient.
It is a relief for employees like Gil Colobong. He has six [...]


PhilHealth seeks to increase premium contributions to P3,600

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MANILA, Philippines — Senators have begun discussion on Wednesday regarding the Universal Health Care Bill, one of the priority bills of the Duterte administration.
The legislation primarily aims to expand the coverage of the benefits offered by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).
The bill also covers the increasing of budget for the benefit package of PhilHealth, [...]


Philippines’ Duterte orders free state college education

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President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law making education at all state universities free, a palace official said Friday, despite warnings from his economic advisors that the Philippines cannot afford it.
Duterte, who is known for his populist leanings, believes the long-term benefits of the measure outweigh the short-term budgetary challenges, said deputy presidential executive secretary [...]


In fight for Marawi City, a painful window on war

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MARAWI, Philippines — From the third-story window of a barren government office building he now squats in as a refugee, Nasir Abdul is watching his city being destroyed.
Nearly every day for the past three weeks, the Philippine military has pounded the lakeside town of Marawi with rockets and bombs as it tries to wipe out [...]


More Pinoys enjoys Kapamilya Shows via ABS-CBN TV Plus

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ABS-CBN TVplus has changed the way viewers watch television as they now enjoy crystal clear picture, additional premium channels with no monthly fees, and Super KBO service that features the latest blockbuster movies.
With 2.6 million TVplus units sold since its launch in 2015, ABS-CBN has seen a significant boost in its TV ratings and viewership. According to data from Kantar Media, ABS-CBN’s [...]


1,000 aftershocks pummel Batangas

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MANILA, Philippines – An “earthquake swarm” continued to hit Batangas yesterday as the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) advised people to stay calm but remain vigilant for the “Big One.”
Phivolcs director Renato Solidum said an earthquake swarm has been going on since Tuesday last week, and seismologists have recorded over 1,000 aftershocks, including [...]


DICT assures fast and affordable internet in 6 months

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MANILA, Philippines — During the first Philippine Telco Summit, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) assured that in six months’ time a faster internet connection will be provided for the Filipinos.
This is in accordance to last Monday’s approval by President Duterte on the implementation of a national broadband plan during the cabinet meeting [...]


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