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With slump in demand for nurses, more Pinoys opt to become doctors

With slump in demand for nurses, more Pinoys opt to become doctors

More young Filipinos now opt to become doctors apparently due to the slump in the demand for nurses abroad. The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) reported Sunday (August 22) an increase in the number of

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President Aquino to adopt freeze hiring in agencies next year

President Aquino to adopt freeze hiring in agencies next year

The government will adopt a freeze hiring policy next year in line with its austerity measures, President Aquino said. Mr. Aquino made this clear at the All Leaders’ Forum with volunteer groups who helped

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Paje to jumpstart $1-billion food security program

Paje to jumpstart $1-billion food security program

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje will try to jumpstart the stalled $1-billion food security program of San Miguel Corp. and the Kuok Group. In an interview over the weekend, Paje said he

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Nigerian syndicate tricks Pinoys to smuggle drugs

Nigerian syndicate tricks Pinoys to smuggle drugs

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III has revealed that a Nigerian drug syndicate convinces Filipinos to smuggle drugs in exchange for a round-trip ticket, pocket money, and help in renewing their visas. “That’s why

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Manila mulls taking over ‘illegal’ reclamation site

Manila mulls taking over ‘illegal’ reclamation site

The city government of Manila is looking into the possibility of repossessing a 12-hectare lot at Isla Puting Bato in Tondo, believed to be “illegally” reclaimed by the International Container Port Services, Inc. (ICTSI),

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Government to set up $10-billion infrastructure fund

Government to set up $10-billion infrastructure fund

The Aquino administration plans to start a $10-billion infrastructure fund in October to finance rail and port projects, finance officials said. Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares said the government is currently discussing the project with

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Families of Benguet bus crash victims to get P60K

Families of Benguet bus crash victims to get P60K

Families and relatives of all the victims of Wednesday’s (August 18) Benguet highway tragedy can now collect P60,000 for those who died and P12,500 for those who were injured in the mishap as compulsory

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Venus Raj 4th runner-up in Miss Universe 2010

Venus Raj 4th runner-up in Miss Universe 2010

Jimena Navarrete, 22, of Mexico was crowned Miss Universe during the Miss Universe 2010 held earlier today, August 24 (Philippine time), at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. First runner-up was

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Robin Padilla, Mariel Rodriguez back home together from abroad

Robin Padilla, Mariel Rodriguez back home together from abroad

Hot showbiz couple Mariel Rodriguez and Robin Padilla touched down together in NAIA from their recent travel in India. Rodriguez, one of the hosts of “Pilipinas Win na Win,” declined to comment when asked

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GMA launches theoretical version of ‘Lupang Hinirang’

GMA launches theoretical version of ‘Lupang Hinirang’

The GMA Network has come-up with a two-and-a-half-minute cinematic version of the Philippine National Anthem after almost 10 months of meticulous research and preparation. Conceptualized by the creative team of GMA’s Program Support Department,

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