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DOLE notes steady growth in global OFW deployment, dollar remittances

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) today said that the total global deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) increased by 5.2 percent (+41,556) from 802,478 in the same period last year, to 844,034 between January 1 and October 9, 2006.

Philippines hunts militants planning to bomb Manila

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MANILA, Oct 16 – Philippine security forces are hunting two Islamic militants suspected of plotting attacks in the capital after a series of bomb blasts in the south, the commander of military forces in Manila said on Monday.

Professional Regulation Commission Swears in New Nurses

MANLA, OCTOBER 16, 2006 (STAR) By Sheila Crisostomo – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) pushes through today with the oath-taking of examinees who passed the leakage-tainted nursing board examinations last June following the favorable decision by the Court of Appeals (CA) before the weekend.

Philippines congratulates incoming UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon

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The Philippine government on Saturday congratulated South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki Moon for being named the United Nations’ new secretary general.

Philippine House approves US$22.5 billion budget for 2007; Senate to vote soon

(AP) MANILA, Philippines The Philippine House of Representatives on Friday approved a 1.13 trillion peso (US$22.5 billion; €18 billion) budget for 2007, with the largest share slated to go to education and public works. House Speaker Jose de Venecia expressed hope the measure would soon be approved by the Senate, Read more »

Philippines Charges 45 in Alleged February Coup Plot

Authorities in the Philippines have filed rebellion charges against 45 people, including two former military generals, in connection with an alleged plot in February to take power and drive President Gloria Arroyo from office. Justice Secretary Raul Gonzales says many military and police personnel are charged, including General Danilo Lim, Read more »