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World Water Week to focus on achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Muntinlupa City residents fill up plastic containers with water from artesian wells due to a two-week water supply shortage in many parts of the city. (Jansen Romero) STOCKHOLM — The 2016 World Water Week kicked off here on Monday, focusing [...]

August 30, 2016 What The Papers Say

President Duterte honors wounded-in-action soldiers at Palace dinner

President Rodrigo Duterte hosted a dinner at Malacañang to honor modern-day heroes — the wounded-in-action soldiers – in line with the commemoration of the National Heroes Day. President Duterte during the dinner with V. Luna and Cotabato Wounded-in-Action Soldiers( The [...]

August 30, 2016 What The Papers Say

Aug 30, 2016 Advisory: #WalangPasok

“#WalangPasok” advisory released on August 30,2016 for it is expected to have a gloomy weather over the country as the southwest monsoon continues to affect most of the western section of Northern and Central Luzon, according to PAGASA. Weather forecast [...]

August 30, 2016 Headlines, News, What The Papers Say
government frontline services

Speeding Up Government Frontline Services

In order to speed up government frontline services, the newly-created Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Department of Finance (DOF) have started data sharing for automated business and citizen registries. To help in the speeding up of [...]

August 30, 2016 Headlines, News, Trending News, What The Papers Say
Zika Virus Infections

Alert For Zika Virus On Infected Passengers

The Department of Health (DOH) is now closely monitoring the country’s ports of entry after Singapore reported an increase in Zika Virus Infections. Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial announced to be alert on the said virus. “We are still doing [...]

August 30, 2016 Headlines, Health, News, Trending News, What The Papers Say

Peace Talks Will Resume In October

Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza said peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front (NDF) will resume on October 8 to 12 after the recent talks in Oslo, Norway was concluded with success during his arrival press conference at the Ninoy [...]

August 29, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics, Trending News, What The Papers Say
Wright Brothers

Wright Brothers Site negotiated by Aviation Group To Be Bought

A group that preserves historically significant aviation sites is trying to buy the Wright Brothers’ former factory buildings in Ohio. The Dayton Daily News reports the National Aviation Heritage Alliance is in negotiations with the Wright Brothers Company that owns [...]

August 29, 2016 Business, News, Technology, What The Papers Say, World

Supreme Court ‘case decongestion’ program now working in QC, other local courts

MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) has announced that one of its programs to hasten the resolution of cases has greatly helped courts in Quezon City, where it was tested in 2013, and in Metro Manila. Supreme Court (SC) Building [...]

August 29, 2016 What The Papers Say

Suicide bombing kills 11 at Yemen army camp: security official

A suicide car bomb attack on an army training camp in Yemen's second city of Aden killed 11 people on Monday, a security official said. Turkish police and firefighters are parked near a damaged police headquarters after a car bomb [...]

August 29, 2016 What The Papers Say

Permanent cease-fire taking effect in Colombia under accord

BOGOTA, Colombia — A permanent cease-fire is taking effect in Colombia on Monday, the latest step in bringing an end to 52 years of bloody combat between the government and the country's biggest rebel group. The commander of Colombia's biggest [...]

August 29, 2016 What The Papers Say