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August 19 2013 – Quezon City Day holiday

The Philippines will be the marking this August 19 the 135th birth anniversary of Manuel L. Quezon, the country’s second president. The day, which falls on a Monday, is a special non-working holiday in Quezon City, as well as in Aurora and Quezon provinces. This

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Wally and Jose – World Thyroid Day Philippines 2013

Wally Bayola and Jose Manalo, two of the country’s well-loved television comedians, will headline a fundraising show for indigent thyroid disease patients on July 6, Saturday. The show, titled “Juan Night with Jose and Wally,” is spearheaded by the Philippine Society of Nuclear Medicine (PSNM).

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‘Magic sugar’ now legal in the Philippines

The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reversed its 13-year ban against the use of ‘magic sugar.’ In a statement released April 15, FDA acting director Kenneth Hartigan-Go pointed out that over a hundred countries including Australia, Canada, and European nations have found “no safety concerns”

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US Supreme Court upholds ObamaCare

ObamaCare is constitutional – US Supreme Court Download the US Supreme Court decision upholding ObamaCare here. This was originally uploaded in the US High Court’s website. Robert Barnes of Washington Post filed this report: The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual health-insurance mandate that is

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Saudization means fewer overseas work opportunities for Filipinos

by Mark Pere Madrona (This blog has been published in DefinitelyFilipino.com last August 11:  http://definitelyfilipino.com/blog/2011/08/11/saudization-means-fewer-overseas-work-opportunities-for-filipinos/) Through the years, much has been written about the misfortunes that plagued overseas Filipino workers. Countless OFWs have been abused physically and sexually. Many were forced to work in extremely

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Totoo nga bang may kalabisan ng nurses sa Pilipinas?

Isang Sabado nitong Hunyo, tinawagan ko si Chris (hindi tunay na pangalan), isang kaibigan mula pa noong high school, para siya ay kumustahin. Bagaman mahigit limang taon na kami hindi nagkikita, hindi naman nawala ang aming contact sa isa’t isa. Nabati ko pa nga siya