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.

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Filipino artists aim for longest painting record

MANILA, Oct. 15 — Artists from various parts of the Philippines will try to beat Iran’s longest painting on a continuous canvas when they simultaneously pick up their brushes on Monday, local media reported on Sunday.

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One Nation, Overseas

Need (hired) help? Try the Philippines, the forerunner of tomorrow’s distributed economy, supplying nurses, teachers, techies, and sailors to the global village. They’re known as bagong bayani, a Tagalog expression meaning “new heroes.” That may sound a bit inflated, but at a succession of December celebrations in Manila, Filipinos Read more »

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Philippines congratulates incoming UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon

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 »