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MALAYA: Chinese embassy slams Jamby

THE Chinese embassy yesterday assailed Sen. Ma. Ana Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal for what it said were her “extremely irresponsible” claims of a “collusion” between First Gentleman Mike Arroyo and Chinese Ambassador Li Jinjun in connection with the NBN-ZTE broadband contract. “What Senator Madrigal said doesn’t tally with the facts,” embassy spokesman Peng Xiubin said. At […]

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MALAYA: CBCP call prompts rally against ‘evil’; Feb. 29 protest likely to lead to ‘resign’ call

By GERARD NAVAL Malaya February 21, 2008 CIVIL society groups are organizing an inter-faith rally in response to the call of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines for what has been designated as “communal action for truth, justice and accountability.” The prayer rally, scheduled Friday next week at the Luneta Park, could lead to […]

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MALAYA: GMA orders exemption to MC No. 4 for white collars

By JOCELYN D. MONTEMAYOR and ANTHONY IAN CRUZ Malaya February 13, 2008 PRESIDENT Arroyo ordered the “relaxing” of requirements for the direct hiring of white-collar workers for overseas jobs to ensure the faster processing of their papers, employment and eventual departure. Arroyo, during the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)-Cabinet Group meeting in Malacañang, ordered […]

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MALAYA: HK OFWs band to protest bond

By ANTHONY IAN CRUZ Malaya February 7, 2008 SIXTY-five OFW groups representing more than 130,000 Filipinos toiling in Hong Kong as domestics and professionals have formed a coalition calling on the government to rescind a memorandum requiring foreign employers to pay $8,000 in fees to directly hire Filipino workers. The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration requires […]

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MALAYA: Bill Gates gives $19.9M to IRRI

By ANTHONY IAN CRUZ Malaya February 6, 2008 MICROSOFT founder Bill Gates announced yesterday a grant of $19.9 million to the International Rice Research Institute in Los Baños, Laguna to help place improved rice varieties and related technology in the hands of 400,000 small farmers in Asia and Africa. With the grant, farmer-beneficiaries are expected […]

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