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  1. 'Give BBL a chance. Give peace a chance'Read the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Sun-Star

    WHATEVER benefits will make the Bangsamoro Basic Law in Mindanao will resonate in the entire Philippines, the country's peace panel chief negotiator said yesterday. Prof.

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  2. Send-off rites for Singapore SEAG: Pinoys to dish out their bestRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

    MANILA, Philippines - From veterans like two-time world 10-ball champion Rubilen Amit to neophytes such as 15-year-old cuemaster Cheska Centeno, the 466-member strong Team Philippines looked all pumped up to fight for the mints in the coming Southeast Asian Games in Singapore "We prepared well for this and we'll be giving it our best," Amit, owner of six golds since 2005, said as she joined Manila-based athletes in the Philippine delegation send-off ceremonies last night at the PhilSports Arena. The athletes and coaches got an added boost even before flying to Singapore as the Philippine Sports Commission announced an increase in the allowances each will be receiving.

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  3. Conversion of coconut gene farms threatens diversityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 25 | SciDev.Net

    A coconut gene bank in Indonesia was recently converted into a racetrack while another in Samoa was turned into a prison, SciDev.Net has learned. Scientists in Southeast Asia are worried that without legal protection the number of coconut gene banks in the region could dwindle further.

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  4. Gov't urged to stop large-scale mining, junk destructive mining policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | The Philipine Reporter

    WORLD EARTH DAY Number of operating metallic mines increased significantly from 28 to 41 from 2010 to 2013, increasing even further to 46 within the first 9 months of 2014 On World Earth Day, research group IBON called on government to stop large-scale mining and junk its export-oriented mining policy to ensure the welfare of communities, the country's economy, and the environment. Based on IBON's research, the country's experience has seen dwindling food and livelihood resources in communities with large-scale mining operations nationwide, such as in the Cordilleras, Cagayan, Bicol, Negros, Samar and Leyte, Zamboanga, Agusan, and Surigao.

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  5. 'Did Pacquiao understand BBL's opt-in provision?'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | ABS-CBN News

    Speaking to radio dzMM on Thursday, Zamora pointed out that the opt-in provision allows at least 10 more provinces outside the core territory of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to join the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region through a plebiscite. Zamora noted that the provision refers to the 1976 Tripoli Agreement, signed between the government and the Moro National Liberation Front , which identifies the five provinces mentioned above and the following as the areas of autonomy for the Muslims in the southern Philippines: Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Lanao del Norte, Davao del Sur, South Cotabato and Palawan.

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  6. Four die as Philippine troops raid Al Qaeda-linked bomb factoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | The Daily Star

    ZAMBOANGA, Philippines: Three Muslim militants and a soldier were killed in the southern Philippines Thursday when government troops raided a bomb factory of an Al-Qaeda-linked group, a military official said. The troops encountered about 30 armed members of the Abu Sayyaf Muslim extremist group in the southern island of Basilan, resulting in a four-hour gun battle, said Navy Captain Roy Vincent Trinidad, chief of a special security task force.

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  7. Two cities reject inclusion in BangsamoroRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | ABS-CBN News

    Officials of two cities in Mindanao rejected being part of the proposed Bangsamoro region's territory, and opposed a provision in the Bangsamoro bill that allows areas outside the region's core to be part of it. At a hearing of the Senate committees on local government and peace on the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law , Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco said Zamboanga City has in the past thumbed down being part of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao , which the Bangsamoro seeks to replace.

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  8. 9-hour brownout sets in ZamboangaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Sun-Star

    AN OFFICIAL of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines said there will be a nine-hour brownout Wednesday, May 13, in Zamboanga City. Elizabeth Ladaga, NGCP regional public affairs officer, said the brownout was scheduled to facilitate the annual preventive maintenance of NGCP's 100 MVA power transformer and its associated high voltage equipment at Pitogo substation, thus it requires the shutdown of the Pitogo-Tulungatung and Pitogo-San Jose 69 kilovolt lines.

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  9. 20 provinces to conduct free cervical cancer screeningRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Sun-Star

    ILOILO City was among the 20 priority provinces to conduct free cervical cancer screening throughout the month of May in the observance of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. In the Philippines, approximately 12 Filipino women die daily due to cervical cancer and nearly all cases are caused by Human Papilloma Virus .

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  10. ON-Baciba/Condura Ladies places 2nd in nat'l tourneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Sun-Star

    THE Occidental Negros-Bacolod City Bowlers Association /Condura ladies took the second runner-up honors in the 38th Federation of Duckpin Bowlers Organization of the Philippines National Championship Bowling Tournament held in Davao City recently. ON-Baciba finished an eight-game total score of 4,179 pinfalls behind champion Zamboanga Bowlers Association -D'LCJ and first runner-up Iligan City Bowlers Association, with third runner-up Zamba-RN Ladies.

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  11. Zamboanga City: Kidnappings in southern Philippines linked to 2016 pollsRead the original story

    Monday May 11 | Asia News Network

    Zamboanga City's highest ranking police officer is linking the spike in kidnappings in parts of Mindanao, particularly Western Mindanao, to an underworld campaign by politicians to raise funds for next year's elections. Senior Supt.

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  12. Crisis centers for Filipino street kids pushedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | CNN

    EXPRESSING serious concern about the growing number of pitiful street children in Philippine cities, especially in Manila, two lawmakers are urging the establishment of crisis centers for street children nationwide. "National and local government agencies, along with non-government organizations, work hand in hand to uplift the situation of Filipino street children.

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  13. .com | Kidnapped businesswoman rescued in Philippines, 5 gunmen killedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | News24

    Philippine police rescued a businesswoman abducted by terrorists in the south of the country early on Thursday, killing five of the kidnappers, the military said. The victim was seized by at least seven members of the Abu Sayyaf group from her home in Siasi, a village in the island province of Sulu late Wednesday, said Colonel Allan Arrojado, commander of the military's Joint Task Group Sulu.

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  14. Abducted Sulu businesswoman rescuedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | ABS-CBN News

    The victim, identified as Guan Kim Maujon, was rescued near an island off Parang town at 5 a.m. today. Maujon was forcibly taken by armed men from her house in Barangay Tampakan Laminusa in Siasi town on Wednesday afternoon.

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  15. Davao cagers posts 2nd winRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | Sun-Star

    Davao Region's secondary boys basketball team posted its second straight win while the elementary booters bounced back after a first game loss in Day 4 of the 2015 Palarong Pambansa here on Tuesday. R11 dribblers buried four crucial free throws in the final 40 seconds to escape with a 71-68 victory over Bicol Region at the University of Southeastern Philippines Tagum Gym.

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  16. Senate hearings on BBL to finish in two weeksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | ABS-CBN News

    Senate committee deliberations on a proposed law creating a new Muslim-led autonomous region in Mindanao will be finished in two weeks, the chamber's leader said. Senate President Franklin Drilon made the statement on Tuesday as a citizens' peace council formed by the Aquino administration formally submitted to the Senate its report on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law .

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  17. Pacquiao's defeat disappoints millions of FilipinosRead the original story

    Sunday May 3 | Big News Network.com

    Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.

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  18. Manny Pacquiao 'hampered by shoulder injury' against Floyd MayweatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 3 | The Age

    Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao revealed he was battling a right shoulder injury on Saturday in his unanimous decision defeat to Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao hurt his right shoulder in training camp some three weeks before the bout, an injury severe enough to have him considering postponing the "Fight of the Century."

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  19. Pacquiao Says Right Shoulder Tear Affected PerformanceRead the original story

    Sunday May 3 | Boxing Scene

    Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao revealed he was battling a right shoulder injury on Saturday in his unanimous decision defeat to Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao hurt his right shoulder in training camp some three weeks before the bout, an injury severe enough to have him considering postponing the "Fight of the Century."

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  20. Tanods, guards undergo security briefingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 2 | Sun-Star

    VILLAGE watchmen, locally known as tanods, and resort security personnel have undergone on Saturday a security awareness briefing in Malamawi Island, Isabela City, the capital of Basilan province. The security awareness briefing is a joint outreach project of the Zamboanga Press Club, Inc., DXNO-Radyo Komunidad, Western Mindanao Command's Public Affairs Office, 4th Special Forces Battalion, Navy Special Operations Unit , and the Isaela City Coastguard Station.

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