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10 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

Lava flows from Philippine volcano; thousands flee

The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.

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14 hrs ago | The Windsor Star

LaSalle siblings keeping success in the family

The last week of August produced an unforgettable six days for the Loewen family of LaSalle when 19-year-old Garrick placed second in the 16-to-19-year-old division at the International Triathlon Union's world championships and his 20-year-old older sister Cynthia was crowned Miss Earth Canada. "We'd each been working hard trying to achieve these things for years, but it was pretty special for us to achieve them in the same week," said Cynthia Loewen, who will compete in the Miss Earth 2014 pageant Nov. 29 in Manila, Philippines.

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19 hrs ago | Hotel News Resource

Asia Pacific Hotel Development Pipeline For August 2014 Increases to 2,352 Hotels

Among the markets in the region, Jakarta, Indonesia, reported the most rooms Under Contract with 15,896 rooms. Four other markets reported more than 10,000 rooms Under Contract: Chengdu, China ; Shanghai, China ; Bali, Indonesia ; and Manila, Philippines .

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Yesterday | WDRB-TV Louisville

Lava flows from Philippine volcano, thousands flee

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to... The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local... The World Health Organization says China is sending a laboratory team to Sierra Leone to help fight the Ebola outbreak, as international efforts to stop the dreaded disease ramp up. The World Health Organization is warning that the number of Ebola cases in West Africa could double every three weeks.

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Yesterday | ABS-CBN News

Emperador gets P32-B funding to buy UK whisky maker

MANILA, Philippines Emperador Inc. on Tuesday said it has secured funding for the P32 billion acquisition of whisky-maker Whyte & Mackay Group Limited. According to Alliance Global president Kingson Sian, about P21.5 billion will be funded through borrowings while the remaining P10.5 billion will be funded through equity.

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Yesterday | ABS-CBN News

Alliance Global to open second casino by 2018

MANILA, Philippines Tycoon Andrew Tan's Alliance Global Group Inc. is looking to complete the first phase of its second integrated casino and entertainment complex, Resorts World Bayshore, by 2018. The $1.1 billion project, which is located within Pagcor Entertainment City in Paraaque, is two years behind the original schedule because the property was only recently turned over to Alliance Global.

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Yesterday | ABS-CBN News

DMCI: Condo 'photobomb' was photoshopped

MANILA, Philippines DMCI Project Developers Inc. defended the development of the controversial Torre de Manila condominium project, saying it obtained all the required permits and approvals. "Our zoning permit, issued on June 19, 2012, specifically allows us to build 97,549 square meters.

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Yesterday | WTEN-TV Albany

Philippines warns of possible volcanic eruption

The criminal case stemming from a drunken boat ride on the Hudson River that took the lives of a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man is ending. But the case may persist in civil courtrooms for years.

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Yesterday | ABS-CBN News

BIR misses August revenue goal

MANILA, Philippines The Bureau of Internal Revenue missed its August collection target by over P15 billion or almost 11 percent due to lower income tax payments. The BIR attributed the lower-than-targeted tax collection to the port congestion in Manila, which has dramatically slowed transportation of goods and hurt profits of large corporations.

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Yesterday | ABS-CBN News

Abaya: MRT buyout plans still being finalized

MANILA, Philippines The Department of Transportation and Communications is still finalizing its plans to buy-out the Metro Rail Transit-3 , and is being done in parallel with the upgrading of the rail system. Transportation Secretary Jun Abaya said that as soon as details of the buyout are ironed out, it will be presented to the MRT Corp. , the private owner of the MRT.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Philippines' Mayon volcano showing signs of unrest

MANILA, Philippines One of the Philippines' most active volcanos is showing signs of heightened unrest and an eruption is possible within weeks, government scientists warned Tuesday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level to "critical" for Mt.

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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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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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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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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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