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3 hrs ago | Reuters

DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to Aug 14

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde gives a speech to unveil a study on the economic impact of underpriced energy - 1430 GMT.

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7 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

'Coup report all hot air, kwentong barbero'

MANILA, Philippines - Lawmakers yesterday downplayed the claims of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV of a coup plot against President Aquino, saying it was nothing but "a barber's tale."

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14 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

TransCo to seek power rate hike

MANILA, Philippines The National Transmission Corporation will ask the Energy Regulatory Commission to charge consumers P0.04 per kilowatt hour more for the payment of electricity coming from renewable sources of energy.

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18 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

Cebu Pacific posts higher passenger volume in H1

MANILA, Philippines Gokongwei-owned Cebu Pacific posted higher passenger volume in the first half of the year amid its aggressive marketing efforts and route expansion.

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22 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

MPIC sees no further delays in awarding of LRT-1 Cavite project

MANILA, Philippines Metro Pacific Investments Corp. is expecting the awarding of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 Cavite extension project to go smoothly despite a pending case filed by the SM Group in relation to a proposed common station linking the LRT and the Metro Rail Transit .

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

ABS-CBN News

Court overturns decision in Century Properties-Okada case

MANILA, Philippines Century Properties Group , a property company owned by the Antonio family, won a court injunction against Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada, after the latter rescinded its partnership with CPG early this year.

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ABS-CBN News

Labor groups seek roadmap to avert power crisis

MANILA, Philippines Labor group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines is calling on Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla to conduct a transparent and clear consultation with consumers on how to avert a power crisis in the near future.

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ABS-CBN News

Cirtek unit buys tech manufacturer

MANILA, Philippines A unit of semiconductor manufacturer Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp. is acquiring tech products manufacturer REMEC Broadband Wireless International, Inc. .

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ABS-CBN News

'PH economy likely grew at faster pace in Q2'

MANILA, Philippines The Philippine economy is seen to have grown at a faster pace in the second quarter, on the back of robust public spending, an official from the Department of Finance said.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

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Philippine leader: Not even a bomb can stop reform

MANILA, Philippines - An emotional Philippine President Benigno Aquino III called his opponents desperate Monday and expressed confidence that many people will carry on his reforms even if he was stopped by a bomb.

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Bangkok Post

Aquino forsees assassination attempt

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III vowed not to betray the public's trust amid rising doubts about an anti-corruption campaign he said could not be stopped by a bomb.

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ABS-CBN News

Ex-Pancake House owner goes into sugar milling

MANILA, Philippines The group of former Pancake House Inc. owner Martin Lorenzo and businessman Fernando Cojuangco is buying shares of sugar milling firm Central Azucarera de Tarlac Inc. .

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USA Today

Filipino extremists kill at least 18 villagers

Abu Sayyaf gunmen killed at least 18 villagers, including women and children, in a road attack Monday as the civilians traveled in two vans to visit relatives and celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in the southern Philippines, military officials said.

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ABS-CBN News

Meralco H1 income flat at P9.6-B

MANILA, Philippines Manila Electric Co. posted flat net income for the first half of 2014 of P9.6 billion, only 2 percent higher compared to the net income reported in the same period last year.

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ABS-CBN News

SSS offers calamity package to Glenda-hit members

MANILA, Philippines The Social Security System is offering a calamity relief package to all its qualified members living in specified areas hit by Typhoon Glenda.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

ABS-CBN News

San Miguel, Lucio Tan in talks over PAL stakes

MANILA, Philippines San Miguel Corp. on Monday confirmed that it is in talks with the Lucio Tan group in relation to ownership of flag carrier Philippine Airlines .

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The Honolulu Advertiser

Philippines welcomes its 100 millionth citizen

MANILA, Philippines >> Philippine officials welcomed the birth Sunday of their country's 100 millionth citizen with a cake, hope and concerns about how their poor Southeast Asian nation can help ensure a decent life for its swelling population.

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ABS-CBN News

Traffic builds up in NLEX amid INC celebration

MANILA, Philippines Traffic is building up at the North Luzon Expressway anew as members of Iglesia ni Cristo begin their trip home following their 100th anniversary celebrations in Ciudad de Victoria in Bocaue, Bulacan.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

ABS-CBN News

PH population hits 100 million

MANILA, Philippines The Philippines celebrated the birth of the country's "symbolic" 100 millionth baby when, at around 12:35 a.m. Sunday morning, baby girl Kessmet was born at the Doctor Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Metro Manila.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

ABS-CBN News

How Pinay who didn't go to school became a millionaire

MANILA, Philippines Life's hardships pushed a Filipina entrepreneur beyond her limits, and challenged her to pursue the dreams she had as a child.

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