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11 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

Robinsons to bring UK's Costa Coffee to Philippines

MANILA, Philippines Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Robinsons Gourmet Food and Beverage, Inc., is bringing European coffee brand Costa Coffee to the Philippines. Robinsons Retail said it recently signed an international distribution agreement for the supply of Costa Coffee beans and operations of Costa Coffee shops in the country.

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14 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

NGCP completes restoration works in Luis-hit areas

MANILA, Philippines All transmission lines and power substations in Northern Luzon affected by Typhoon "Luis" have been repaired as of Monday afternoon, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines said. "As of 3:49 p.m. today, September 15, 2014, all transmission and sub-transmission lines and substations of NGCP in North Luzon affected by Typhoon Luis have been operating under normal conditions," NGCP said in a statement.

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17 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

Max's Group to open hotel in Quezon City

MANILA, Philippines The Max's Group of Companies will be venturing into the hotel business with its first project expected to open next year. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Monday, the Max's Group confirmed that is preparing to launch its first hotel, the Meranti, in Quezon City.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Another CA division stops NTC's P7-B tax refund order

MANILA, Philippines - The efforts of the government to refund over P7 billion excess charges to mobile subscribers suffered another setback after another division of the Court of Appeals issued a temporary retraining order against the National Telecommunications Commission . This time Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. got a favorable decision from the 16th Division of the appellate court that issued a 60-day TRO on Sept.

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Customer Interaction Solutions

Gov't to lay down migration plan for shift to digital TV

MANILA, Philippines - The government is set to lay down the migration plan to shift to the digital terrestrial television within a period of three years to five years, the National Telecommunications Commission said. NTC commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba said the migration plan would immediately be drafted after the adoption of a memorandum circular containing the implementing rules and regulations on the DTT transition.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Philippines braces for impact of powerful typhoon

Philippine communities on Sunday prepared for flashfloods, landslides and possible storm surges as Typhoon Kalmaegi rushed towards the country, bearing powerful winds and heavy rains, authorities said. A Filipino boy and his mother take shelter inside a plastic sheet as rain pours in Manila, Philippines on Sep. 14, 2014.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Yahoo!

About 100 rescued from sunken Philippine ferry

The MV Maharlika 2 is pictured while undergoing repairs near Lipata Port in Surigao city in southern Philippines in this December 17, 2013 file photo. The ferry, MV Maharlika 2, with at least 84 passengers and crew onboard sank on September 13, 2014 off the coast of central Philippines after a mechanical problem, and authorities said they were searching for at least 21 passengers who were still missing.

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Post and Courier

Runup to pope's visit: Manila taking papal selfies

A church-run radio station in the Philippines is distributing life-size cardboard cutouts of the pope to generate "papal fever" among selfie-loving Filipinos before the pope's visit in January. At the SM Mall of Asia, students, families and other shoppers on Wednesday snapped pictures of themselves beside the papal standee.

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ABS-CBN News

Why you should get health, accident insurance

MANILA, Philippines Getting health and accident insurance isn't very popular in the country because most Filipinos do not prioritize preparing for illnesses or accidents. But Jenny del Mundo, agency fundamental head at Sun Life Financial, said being insured is the most practical way to prepare for unforeseen incidents.

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Big News Network.com

Scores missing as ships scour ocean following Philippine ferry disaster

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The Charlotte Observer

Dozens rescued from distressed Philippine ferry

MANILA, Philippines Rescuers saved at least 34 of the 84 people on board an inter-island ferry that is believed to have sunk late Saturday after encountering engine problems in bad weather in the central Philippines, officials said. The skipper of the M/V Maharlika II ordered its 58 passengers and his 25 crewmen to abandon the ferry after it began to list in choppy waters and strong winds midway through its trip off Southern Leyte province, Office of Civil Defense director Blanche Gobenciong and coast guard personnel said.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

ABS-CBN News

Viber launches free video calling for mobile

MANILA, Philippines Free messaging app Viber is now allowing users to make video calls on both desktop and mobile in its latest version. New features and enhancements come with Viber 5.0 for Android and iOS, and new versions of its desktop application for Windows, Windows 8 and OS X. "Now that you can make video calls from your phone as well as on your PC and Mac, you can always talk in the way that's most convenient for you, wherever you happen to be," he added.

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ABS-CBN News

How 'bagoong' seller became a millionaire

MANILA, Philippines Amanda Battad started selling fish when she was in third grade, not knowing that someday, it will make her a millionaire. Battad grew up from a poor family in Balanga, Bataan, and was forced to help her mother sell smoked and dried fish when she isn't in school.

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PRLog US Entertainment

Matt Copko Stars in the Soon to be Released Feature Film Werewolf Rising

PRLog - Sep. 12, 2014 - NEW YORK -- Award winning actor, writer, director, and producer Matt Copko is receiving great reviews for his starring role in the soon to be released feature film Werewolf Rising . Copko is dangerously beguiling as Johnny Lee, an escaped con who returns to his old stomping grounds and angles his way into the life of Emma, a city girl seeking refuge in the country.

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ABC News

Image of Asia: Vaccinating 13 Million Filipinos

A local health worker administers a vaccine to a baby at a local health center at the financial district of Makati, east of Manila, Philippines, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

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ABS-CBN News

Customs collects P393-M from seized rice auction

MANILA, Philippines The Bureau of Customs generated P393 million in revenues from the sale of seized rice through a public auction at the Manila International Container Port . Sixteen bidders participated in the auction, including Jomarro Rice Mill, LOM Marketing, Leeward Enterprises, Nenita Biag, Purefeeds Corp., Sta.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

China issues travel warning for the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines China on Friday warned its citizens not to travel to the Philippines after a Chinese teenager who worked in a family-run store was kidnapped. The Chinese Foreign Ministry also said it was worried because of plots confirmed by the police in the Philippines that criminal groups planned to attack the Chinese embassy, Chinese companies and public venues such as malls.

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DFW Catholic

Filipino bishops declare day of prayer for peace in Iraq, Syria

Manila, Philippines, Sep 11, 2014 / 06:04 pm .- The bishops of the Philippines have appealed their faithful to join in a national day of prayer in solidarity with persecuted Christians, especially those suffering in Iraq and Syria under the Islamic State. During a Sept.

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ABS-CBN News

DTI sees price increase in goods as Christmas nears

MANILA, Philippines While the Department of Trade and Industry has yet to release a list of suggested retail prices in anticipation of the Christmas season, Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo said that prices of goods might go up. However, Domingo downplayed the possible effects of the port congestion problem on prices of goods, saying things are going back to normal.

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ABS-CBN News

PH, Indonesia seek to establish Asean RORO route

MANILA, Philippines The Philippines and Indonesia are set to sign a memorandum of understanding to develop the seaweeds industry in the two countries. Indonesian Trade Vice Minister Bayu Krisnamurthi is in Manila to witness the MOU signing between the Seaweed Industry Association of the Philippines and the Asosiasi Rumput Laut Indonesia .

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