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PH AUTHORITIES TO ASSIST PINOYS IN 7-11 EXPLOITATION CASE

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. and the Consulate General in New York are in touch with concerned United States authorities in connection with the investigation of the reported exploitation of undocumented Filipinos working in various 7-11 convenience stores in New York and Virginia.

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Inside the Ring: Summit shortcomings

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Last weekend’s summit between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping fell short on three key outcomes, according to U.S. officials familiar with organizational efforts behind the meeting.

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Cuban embassy in Philippines closes down due to financial difficulties

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MANILA -- The Cuban embassy here in the Philippines is shutting down due to financial difficulties brought about by the global economic crisis and the United States’ blockade.

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Relocation areas for 8,000 settlers ready

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MANILA -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas announced Thursday relocation areas are available for the first 8,000 informal settlers along waterways.

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Malacanang calls on victims of alleged ‘sex-for-repatriation’ scandal to file complaints

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MANILA -- Malacanang is calling on overseas Filipino workers who have been victims of an alleged “sex-for-repatriation” scam in the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait to come forward to file appropriate complaints in order for authorities to get to the bottom of this scandal.

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Aquino acts on flood woes

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Manila --- President Benigno S. Aquino III has directed the national government to impose sanctions on local government units (LGUs) that allow informal settlers to return to their former settlement areas that are among the major waterways in Metro Manila.

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DOLE forms team to investigate alleged “sex-for-fly” modus operandi in Kuwait

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MANILA -- Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz has ordered the creation of an investigation team that will look into the alleged “sex-for-fly” activities at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Kuwait.

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Aquino reaffirms vow to become partners of growth with international community

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MANILA -- President Benigno S. Aquino III vowed to the international community of the Philippines’ continued support towards strengthening cooperation and promoting dialogue.

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Nationwide doppler radar coverage to enhance government's nowcasting

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MANILA -- Government is optimistic plans to have the entire country covered by doppler radars will enhance its nowcasting -- area-specific forecast for the period up to 12 hours ahead that is based on very detailed observational data.

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Demilitarize West Philippine Sea, analyst says

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MANILA -- Countries contesting ownership of parts of the West Philippine Sea should demilitarize disputed areas to avoid a shooting war, an analyst said Monday.

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