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Hunger stalks 2.9 million Pinoys: SWS survey

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MANILA — Some 2.9 million households are experiencing hunger in the country and 51 percent of Filipinos consider themselves poor, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. According to SWS, the 2.9 million out of 17.4 million households in the country amounts to 16.9 percent, matching a “record Read more »

Pinoy kidney is worth more — DoH official

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(We’re a little bit uneasy about this piece of news. Kidneys and tourism in one sentence just doesn’t feel right.Maybe it’s us. Read on.) (Inquirer) HOW MUCH would you be willing to give up your kidney for? The official in charge of the country’s medical tourism program wants to increase Read more »

North Korea agrees to return to talks

BEIJING (Reuters) – North Korea agreed on Tuesday to return to stalled six-party talks on ending its nuclear programs some three weeks after staging its first nuclear test and a US envoy said he expected “substantial progress.” In an informal meeting in Beijing, North Korea, the United States and Read more »

CGFNS Statement on 2006 Philippine Nurses

Below is the statement of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS International) Statement Regarding VisaScreen® Eligibility of Philippine Nurses Taking the Professional Regulation Commission’s (PRC’s) June 2006 Nursing Licensing Exam:

Strong typhoon rips northern Philippines

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MANILA, Philippines – One of the strongest typhoons to hit the storm-prone Philippines in years battered the mountainous north late Sunday as the country braced for a possible disaster. “Let us all pray,” President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said in a message on nationwide radio as she ordered schools and Read more »

China – ASEAN Meet

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo inspects the Chinese guard of honor as she arrives to attend the Commemorative Summit marking the 15th Anniversary of the China-ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Nanning, southern China Sunday Oct. 29, 2006.