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2 hrs ago | Sun-Star

The Best of the Philippines book launch

LAUNCHED last April 10 at the Tapas Bar of the Makati Shangri-La Manila hotel, the first travel coffee table book of its kind with a quirky and confident title of The Best of the Best of the Philippines was eagerly awaited by guests when it was finally unveiled to the public.

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6 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

SSS members urged to use mobile text service

MANILA, Philippines The Social Security System is urging its members to use the Text-SSS service, which allows users to check the status of their contributions, loan payments and benefit claims.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Sun-Star

Magnitude 5.4 quake jolts typhoon-hit Leyte

A week after Typhoon Glenda barreled through Southern Leyte, a magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck the province at 7:57 a.m. Friday.

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Washington Times

Cindy Ha advances in US Girls' Junior

Cindy Ha beat qualifying medalist Angel Yin 2 and 1 on Thursday at Forest Highlands to reach the U.S. Girls' Junior quarterfinals.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Cindy Ha advances in US Girls' Junior

After a delay for lightning at the Meadow Course, the 17-year-old Ha won the par-4 15th with a 25-foot birdie putt and the par-4 16th with a par to take a 2-up lead and finished off the long-hitting Yin with a par for a halve on the par-3 17th.

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ABS-CBN News

BCDA to bid out lot in Villamor Air Base

MANILA, Philippines The Bases Conversion and Development Authority is set to bid out a 5,000-square meter lot in the Villamor Air Base area.

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ABS-CBN News

'Empties' to be moved out of Manila port - PEZA chief

The government says it's planning to move empty container vans congesting the Port of Manila to speed up imports and exports and help companies suffering from delayed shipments.

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ABS-CBN News

Thousands of brokers, importers risk losing BOC accreditation

MANILA, Philippines With only a week left before the deadline, thousands of importers and brokers have yet to apply for a clearance certificate from the Bureau of Internal Revenue .

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Wall Street Journal

Retirement Law Outflanks Philippines Military Chief

Newly installed Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr., left, next to Philippine President Benigno Aquino during Lt.

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ABS-CBN News

Gov't open to converting BNPP into gas-fired facility

The government is open to proposals to convert the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant into a natural gas-powered facility to meet the country's growing energy needs.

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Weekend Balita

DPWH won't stop flood projects over DAP row

Residents wade through floodwaters to return to their submerged houses in Marikina City Metro Manila August 8, 2012.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

UN aid chief says Gaza ceasefire is vital

Valerie Amos, the undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs, said people are running out of food and more than 100,000 are sheltering in U.N. schools.

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ABS-CBN News

Meralco customers warned vs bogus 'bayad centers'

MANILA, Philippines Manila Electric Co. has issued a warning against bogus payment centers after receiving several complaints from customers whose payments were not remitted or paid to the power utility.

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Sun-Star

No party for the poor

DAVAO. Members of Kilusang Mayo Uno-Southern Mindanao rally outside the labor office clamoring for decades-old demand for higher wages.

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ABS-CBN News

DPWH waiting for Palace decision on CALAX bid controversy

MANILA, Philippines The Department of Public Works and Highways is now waiting for a decision from Malacanang on the controversy surrounding the bidding of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway project.

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ABS-CBN News

Long Beach in San Vicente, Palawan. -- Photo from sanvicentepalawan.com.ph

MANILA Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez believes that there is more to the Philippines than Boracay, Palawan and Manila, noting how the country is home to many "underrated" destinations.

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Yahoo!

Alleged Australian jihadist supporter deported, not charged

An Australian convert to Islam arrested in the Philippines for allegedly urging people to join "jihad" in Iraq and Syria was deported to his homeland Wednesday, but police said he would not be charged.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Typhoon Matmo Hits the Philippines, Taiwan

Taiwan's financial markets and schools are closed Wednesday as the island braces for increasingly strong winds and rainfall from Typhoon Matmo.

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ABS-CBN News

NLEX-SLEX connector road faces further delays

MANILA, Philippines The toll road project connecting the North and South Luzon expressways faces further delays due to legal issues raised by the Department of Justice .

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ABS-CBN News

Why private sector should invest in disaster preparedness

MANILA, Philippines The private sector is being urged to take on a bigger role in helping government prepare for disasters.

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