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26 September 2014

Launching of Migration and Development Initiative in Western Visayas (MDI-WV)

Western Visayas Gets Project to Boost Migration's Contribution to Inclusive Growth and Disaster Risk Reduction

Iloilo City, Philippines, 26 September –

The Embassy of Switzerland, representing the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and United Nations Development Programme signed an agreement with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) and Regional Development Council (RDC) VI for a migration and development initiative in Western Visayas.

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25 September 2014

Philippines Concerned About China, Leader Says

President Benigno S. Aquino III            Credit Seth Wenig/Associated Press        

The president of the Philippines expressed concern on Tuesday about what he called the “hot to cold” messages from China in the protracted territorial disputes with his country — and others in the region — over areas of the South China Sea.

In an interview, the president, Benigno S. Aquino III, who was visiting to attend a United Nations summit meeting on climate change, made it clear that the territorial disputes had created a tense backdrop to the relationship between the Philippines and China and a geopolitical point of contention that also has entangled the United States, an ally of the Philippines.

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15 September 2014

Launching of Migration and Development Project to Support Disaster Risk Reduction in Western Visayas



Friday, 26 September 2014 (Friday), 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    NEDA Regional Office VI, Iloilo City
        H.E. Ivo Sieber, Ambassador of Switzerland to the Philippines
        Hon. Maurice Dewulf, Country Director of UNDP
        Sec. Imelda Nicolas, Chairperson of Commission on Filipinos Overseas
        Regional Director Ro-Ann Bacal, National Economic and Development Authority


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23 September 2014

NYC Inks Pact with Commission on Filipinos Overseas for BaLinkBayan Project

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Young Filipinos who are based overseas may now virtually take part in youth engagements in the Philippines through the BaLinkBayan Project of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas. The BaLinkBayan is the overseas Filipinos’ one-stop online portal for diaspora engagement. (www.balinkbayan.gov.ph)

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