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2 hrs ago | Sun-Star

DavNorte clash kills 3, hurts 2

Three suspected members of the New People's Army were killed while two government soldiers were wounded in an encounter Sunday in Davao del Norte. Eastern Mindanao Command public information officer Captain Alberto Caber said the Philippine Army's 72nd Infantry Battalion has yet to identify the three rebels killed in the encounter.

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6 hrs ago | Sun-Star

Ferry sinking death toll climbs to 8

The death toll from the ferry that sank off Leyte on Saturday evening reached eight after the Philippine Navy recovered five more bodies on Monday. The roll-on-roll-off vessel M/V Maharlika II began to list in choppy water and strong winds off San Ricardo in Southern Leyte last Saturday.

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10 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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13 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

Toll in Philippines ferry capsize rises to six

The toll from the sinking of a ship off Panaoan island in the central Philippine province of Southern Leyte has climbed to six, the Philippine Navy said Monday. Marineth Domingo, spokesman of the Philippine Navy, said Navy personnel have retrieved three more bodies during their search and rescue operations, Xinhua reported.

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18 hrs ago | The Standard

Typhoon Kalmaegi blows out of Philippines

A fast-moving typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines Monday after causing flash floods and landslides. Three people died when big waves and strong winds sank a stalled ferry over the weekend.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

ABS-CBN News

Luis batters N. Luzon, to exit PH Monday

MANILA Typhoon ''Luis'' is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility before noon Monday, state weather bureau PAGASA said. PAGASA said Luis, which has left a trail of destruction in Northern Luzon, was already 100 kilometers west northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, over the West Philippine Sea, as of 4 a.m. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said 3,045 people fled their homes in Isabela, Cagayan, Aurora, Apayao, Mt.

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Sun-Star

Architects paint mural urging love for planet

A GROUP of architects set out to paint a 50-meter wall in Mandaue City with images of countryside life. Richard Abella, president of the United Architects of the Philippines -Datu Lapu-Lapu Chapter, said the mural they are working on aims to convey the need to protect the environment.

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Sun-Star

Illegal mining, logging eyed in tribal chief's slay

FIGHTING against illegal miners and loggers may have cost the life of a tribal leader who was killed in an upland village in Cagayan de Oro, authorities said Sunday. Senior Inspector Allan Curato, Lumbia police chief, said they are looking at the angle of illegal mining and logging activities as the primary motive in the killing of Fausto Orasan, who's also known as Datu Sandigan.

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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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Connecticut Post

110 rescued from ferry: 'Death was in our minds'

In this Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 photo released by the Philippine National Red Cross Surigao Del Norte Chapter, survivors from the ferry M/V Maharlika II that sank after encountering steering problems, keep themselves warm with blankets as they arrive at the Lipata Port Terminal in Surigao city, central Philippines.

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MindaNews

Sunken ferry update: 3 dead, 110 rescued; undetermined number still missing

Coast Guard authorities here cannot how many passengers were actually on board the ill-fated ship MV Maharlika which sank off Pintuyan town in Southern Leyte Saturday night, September 13. Capt. Joseph Coyme, Deputy District Commander for Nothern Mindanao of the Philippines Coast Guard, said that as of 11 a.m. Sunday, three persons had been confirmed dead while 110 were rescued.

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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

The New Zealand Herald

100 people rescued from sinking ferry in the Philippines

Rescuers saved about 100 people overnight and recovered two bodies from a ferry that sank in rough seas after encountering steering trouble in the central Philippines, officials said Sunday. Coast guard Capt.

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Sun-Star

Flood prone villages prepare for - Luis'

Rain and strong winds unleashed in Bantayan as side effects of Typhoon Luis prompted Mayor Ian Christopher Escario to warn fishermen Saturday not to go out to sea. "Sukad adtong Yolanda maminaw na man sila ," said the mayor's executive assistant Marlon Pacana.

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Dozens Rescued From Distressed Philippine Ferry

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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KION 46

Ferry sinks in Philippines; 29 people missing

At least 29 people are missing after a ferry sank in the waters off the central Philippines in bad weather Saturday, the government's civil defense office said. A rescue operation is ongoing off the southeast coast following the sinking of the MV Maharlika, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

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Weekend Balita

Abu Sayyaf releases abducted midwife in Sulu

Government troops take their positions as about 200 Muslim rebels, enraged by a broken peace deal with the Philippine government, held scores of hostages as human shields Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013 in a standoff with government forces for the second day with no solution in sight at the southern port city of Zamboanga, in southern Philippines.

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Sun-Star

Build restrooms for tourists, gov't urged

SENATOR Ralph Recto is urging the National Government to earmark part of its P3.6 billion annual travel tax collection for the building of roadside rest rooms for local and foreign tourists bound for the "sun, sea, sand, shopping" destinations in the country. Recto made the recommendation to Tourism officials Thursday during the Senate hearing on the proposed 2015 budget of the Department of Tourism .

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Reuters

Philippines awards $1.5 bln railway deal to Metro Pacific consortium

The Philippines said on Saturday it had awarded a 65 billion pesos contract to upgrade and extend Manila's oldest elevated railway line to a consortium comprised of Metro Pacific Investments Corp, Ayala Corp and Macquarie Group Ltd. The three firms submitted the lone bid in August last year for the Light Rail Transit Line 1 Cavite Extension Project, so far the country's biggest Public-Private Partnership infrastructure deal offered by the administration of President Benigno Aquino.

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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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