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Special to the Filipino Reporter

(All photos by Wendell Gaa)

 

HONG KONG — There is so much about this international metropolis that excites, intimidates, bewilders and fascinates a first-time visitor all at the same time.

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The Philippines has urged the United Nations Security Council to take a “balanced” approach to addressing international terrorism and called on governments to “exercise due care and diligence” in issuing travel alerts, the Philippine Star reported.

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MANILA — The Philippines ranked 97th out of 169 countries in the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)’s annual Human Development Report, which measures quality of life.

The Philippines improved in ranking from 2009, when it placed 105th.

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President Benigno Aquino III, left, and New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key attend the APEC CEO Summit in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Friday, Nov. 12, 2010.  (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

YOKOHAMA — President Benigno Aquino III appeared in fighting form before other heads of state during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit here, lashing out at his counterparts for recent adverse travel advisories on the Philippines.

MANILA — The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) clarified reports that the agency failed to liquidate some P27 million in cash advances.
OWWA chief Carmelita Dimzon said the report on the unliquidated cash advances was based on a Commission on Audit (COA) report done in 2009, and that her office had already submitted an updated liquidation statement.

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