World leaders laud PH Gov’t-MILF peace deal

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MILFWorld leaders have expressed their support to the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) after the signing of a peace deal that hopefully would end decades-long violence in the southern part of the country. The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs describes the signing of normalization annex, the fourth and last of the Framework Agreement of the Bangsamoro, as a “momentous milestone towards a long-lasting peace.”

UN: Only 20% of funding given to ‘Yolanda’ victims

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YolandaMANILA, Philippines – The United Nations (UN) Friday has called for increased support for the victims of typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) citing that only 20 percent of funding has been provided so far to help people rebuild their homes. “I am particularly concerned that just 20 percent of funding has been secured to provide tools and materials so that people can rebuild their homes,” Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos said in a statement posted on the UN website.

Solons blame PNoy for rising power cost

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Energy DepartmentADMINISTRATION ally Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and opposition lawmakers on Sunday blamed President Benigno Aquino III, the Energy Department and the Energy Regulatory Commission for the growing power mess that threatens to punish consumers with the highest electricity rates in history. Reading high. A Meralco man reads the meters on an electric post in Tondo, Manila, from the raised shovel of a company truck. Lino Santos Trillanes challenged the President to apply political pressure on Meralco and others responsible for the problems besetting the power industry.