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“Proud Harvest” veggie-enriched canton noodles to hit TN outlets

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Vegetable-enriched pancit canton noodles with product label “Proud Harvest” will soon be made available at “Tindahan Natin” outlets, initially in CAR, Regions I, II, and NCR after its launching on July 30, 2008.

75% of Pinoys say they are worse off than in 07

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GMANews.TV – MANILA, Philippines – Seventy-five percent of Filipinos believe they are living a more difficult life now than a year ago while two in three (64 percent) Filipinos are pessimistic that their lives would improve in the next 12 months.

Desperately poor Filipinos sell kidneys

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The men living in the tough Baseco dockside shantytown on Manila Bay carry one of two badges to prove they belong – tattoos for the gang members and surgical scars for the kidney sellers. Built on muck dredged from the bay on the orders of former first lady Imelda Marcos Read more »

The burden of kidney disease in the Philippines

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By Romina Angangco Danguilan – The cost of treatment is not limited to the cost of dialysis. Rather, the cost is multiplied a hundredfold, and becomes the burden of an entire family. Each year an estimated 120 Filipinos per million population (PMP) develop kidney failure. This means that about 10,000 Read more »

FVR calls for landmark reforms

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Corrective measures for nation’s problems urged FVR lists 8 problems needing landmark reforms By ROY C. SINFUEGO – Former President Fidel V. Ramos yesterday said that the problems of the nation, if they remain unattended or are poorly managed, constitute ticking time-bombs that could explode and damage the country. Read more »

SONA 2008 Photos, Videos & Transcript

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Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo delivers her State of the Nation Address on Monday, 28 July 2008 before the joint chambers of Congress as Senate President Manuel Villar (left) and House Speaker Prospero Nograles listens intently. (Photograph: Julius Reyes/PCPO HO-NPPA)