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Halving world hunger by 2015 ‘within reach’—UN

UN chief Ban Ki-moon. AFP FILE PHOTO

Despite economic crises and dwindling aid, the UN said Monday huge progress had been made towards meeting the so-called Millennium Development Goals, including its bid to slash world hunger in half between 1990 and 2015.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

PH still lagging behind in Millennium Development Goals

President Aquino: In campaign mode FILE PHOTO

The country is still lagging behind in achieving certain Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), specifically in attaining universal primary education, maternal health, but most of all in battling inequality, according to a civil society group.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Arroyo blamed anew for PH dismal performance in poverty reduction

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo AP FILE PHOTO

Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda blamed anew the Arroyo administration for the Philippine’s woeful performance in fulfiling the Millennium Development Goals pegged by the United Nations.

Posted: October 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Change CCT scheme, lawmakers urge gov’t

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Rep. Raymond Palatino. Photo taken from congress.gov.ph

After getting poor marks from the United Nations, lawmakers on Sunday said the administration should revamp its antipoverty program largely anchored on close to $1 billion-a-year dole under the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program that President Aquino adopted from the Arroyo administration.

Posted: October 29th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Qualified LGUs get P60M in incentives to achieve UN millennium goals

Interior Secretary Jesse M. Robredo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

For their efforts to further development, 41 towns, three cities and one province in Central Luzon received nearly P60 million in incentives from the government’s Performance Challenge Fund (PCF), Interior Secretary Jesse M. Robredo said Saturday.

Posted: June 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

P49.9B for health sector to help achieve Millennium Development Goals—Abad


The health sector’s budget in 2012, which increased by 30 percent to P49.9 billion from last year’s allocation, will be used to help achieve the country’s Millennium Development Goals, according to Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad.

Posted: February 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

4 LGUs pool together targets against poverty

Four local government units (LGUs) in  Pangasinan have expressed confidence they would achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 in a bid to address poverty and other issues and problems facing them. Mayors Hernani Braganza of Alaminos City, Marcelo Navarro of Bani, Alberto Guiang of Burgos and Noel Nacar of Dasol said they have [...]

Posted: October 28th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Government must take lead in education


AS THE government tries to strengthen public-private partnerships across sectors, an official of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) cautioned that such tie-ups should not be overshadowed by commercial interest, or overstep government’s role in education policy and implementation. In a recent Unesco forum on education, Anwar al-Said, head of the Unesco [...]

Posted: June 5th, 2011 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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  • Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  • 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  • Napoles surgery in Makati hospital successful
  • Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
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  • Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father
  • ’Bye Ginebra: No heavy heart this time
  • UAAP board tackles new rules
  • Baguio climb to decide Le Tour de Filipinas
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  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
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  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • In love … with acting
  • From prison to the peak of success
  • ‘Asedillo’ location thrives
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  • Philippine Airlines to stop shipment of shark fins
  • PH banks not ready for Asean integration
  • Stocks down on profit-taking
  • Banks allowed to use ‘cloud’
  • SMIC to issue P15-B bonds
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  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
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  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
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  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
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  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
  • Believe it or not: Filipinos love US more than Yanks
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