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1 hr ago | Sun-Star

New vessels eco-friendly: THICI

Shows the company's facility in Balamban, Cebu. THICI president Hitoshi Kono is confident the new ship models will increase ship orders and revenues.

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5 hrs ago | Weekend Balita

Adoption of orphans and abandoned children pushed

Children hold plates on top of their heads against rainfall as they queue for free meals during Christmas celebrations at the town of Bislig, Tanauan in Leyte province, central Philippines December 24, 2013, a month after Typhoon Haiyan battered central Philippines. Super typhoon Haiyan reduced almost everything in its path to rubble when it swept ashore in the central Philippines on November 8, killing at least 6,069 people, leaving 1,779 missing and 4 million either homeless or with damaged homes.

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10 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Thousands evacuated as Philippine volcano threatens to erupt

Thousands of people living near the Philippines' most active volcano began leaving their homes on Tuesday as lava trickled down its slopes and authorities warned of a dangerous eruption. Mayon volcano spews a small amount of white smoke as seen from Legaspi City, southeast of Manila on Sep 16, 2014.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

KWQC-TV Davenport

Philippines warns of possible volcanic eruption

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Voice of America

Philippines Warns Mount Mayon Could Erupt, Begins Evacuation

Smoke billows from the crater of Mayon volcano, one of the country's most active volcanoes, in Albay province about 550 kilometers southeast of Manila, Philippines, Feb. 26, 2014. The Philippines has begun a forced evacuation of residents near the country's most active volcano, which officials warn is glowing red and could soon erupt.

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International Business Times

Philippines Rejects Entry of Dangerous Canadian Imam Preacher

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby , Senior Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner , Imam Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra and Sayeeda Warsi react together at the close of a vigil outside Westminster Abbey in central London September 3, 2014. Religious leaders attended the vigil to unite against human rights violations in Iraq.

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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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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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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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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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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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