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3 gov’t agencies join forces to help children get ready for school

L-R: Daphne Oseña-Paez (UNICEF Special Advocate for Children); UNICEF Philippines Representative Tomoo Hozumi; ECCD Council Governing Board Chair Teresita Inciong; Australian Ambassador Bill Twedell; DSWD Sec. Dinky Soliman; OIC-Director Marilette Almayda of the Bureau of Elementary Education-DepED; and Teresa Mariano, Head of the Social Services Dept. of QC LGU.

The Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Council, the Department of Education (DepED), and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) launched this February an innovative project called Early Learning for Life which aims to help children ages 3-5 years old get ready for school.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Australia vows more aid for South

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More aid will pour into Mindanao as soon as the details of the recently signed peace agreement between the government and the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are worked out, an Australian aid executive said.

Posted: November 11th, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Australian scholarships for Filipino leaders, achievers

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At least 120 scholarships for masteral and doctoral degrees in leading Australian universities starting 2013 are now open to high-achieving Filipinos, Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell has announced.

Posted: March 9th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Australia aids Philippine disaster plan

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Australia has committed over A$20.7 million (about P800 million) to support the Philippine government’s disaster risk management and climate change adaptation program. The development aid will cover, among others, what Canberra calls the “Brace” project. Brace is short for “Building the Resilience and Awareness of Metro Manila Communities to Natural Disasters and Climate Change Impacts.” [...]

Posted: October 11th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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