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1 hr ago | ABS-CBN News

Gazmin: Military, police planning Misuari arrest

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said Moro National Liberation Front founding chairman Nur Misuari is now "constricted" in an area in Jolo, Sulu.

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4 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

Trans-Asia to open Batangas coal plant in Q4

MANILA, Philippines Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp. said it expects to start operations of the first unit of its coal-fired power plant in Batangas by the end of the year in time for the expected power shortage in the summer of 2015.

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8 hrs ago | Sun-Star

Rainy Thursday due to LPA east of Mindanao

A cloud cluster in east of Mindanao has intensified into a low pressure area , bringing moderate rains in most parts of the country, the state weather bureau reported Thursday.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

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IPs want to be co-owner of JRMP II

MORE than 1,000 indigenous people in three villages of Calinog, Iloilo have said they want to be co-owner of the Jalaur River Multi-purpose Project .

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DBM OKs funding for Cebu bus transit

MANILA, Philippines The Department of Budget and Management has approved the funding strategy for the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit project.

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Water utility worker accused of rape now free

THE rape case filed against an employee of the Cagayan de Oro Water District , known for exposing alleged anomalies committed by officials of the said utility, was finally dismissed by the court.

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PSALM assets seizure seen to worsen power woes

MANILA, Philippines The power crisis could come earlier if the sheriff's office succeeds in garnishing the properties, collectibles and assets of the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. after retrenched employees of Napocor won a P60 billion lawsuit at the Supreme Court.

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Weekend Balita

3 Aquino impeach raps sufficient in form, according to House body

SAN ANTONIO, Philippines U.S. Marines assigned 1st Battalion 8th Marine Regiment, Bravo Company, conduct a joint amphibious landing exercises with Philippine marines during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Philippines 2014.

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LPA exits Philippines

The low pressure area lingering inside the Philippines for less than a week exited on Wednesday morning, the state weather bureau reported.

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The Peninsula

Philippines arrests suspect in deadly Malaysian raid

MANILA: Philippine police said Wednesday they had arrested a Filipino Islamic militant suspected of taking part in at least one deadly kidnapping raid on a Malaysian diving resort island.

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PMFTC questions anew Mighty's tax payments

MANILA, Philippines Lucio Tan-owned Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Inc. again raised questions on the tax declarations of its rival Mighty Corporation, a Bulacan-based cigarette manufacturer.

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Nacionalista's Remulla becomes VP Binay's spox

MANILA Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla of the Nacionalista Party is now the spokesperson for political affairs of Vice President Jejomar Binay.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

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Murad: "what's happening here is different from the Middle East"

CAMP DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao - Mindanao and the Middle East should not be compared because the situations in these areas are different, Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front said amid claims by a former Philippine president that 100 Filipino Muslims are undergoing training in Iraq with the extremist Islamic ... (more)

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Finance Secretary Purisima does ice bucket challenge

MANILA, Philippines - Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima gamely accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge, which he says is for a "good cause."

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The Asian Pacific Post

Crackdown on foreign affairs

For non-Filipino men, marrying a Filipina may be about to get tougher. If you're a foreigner planning on tying the knot with a Filipina sweetheart, you will soon need to prove your capacity to support your bride - if Philippine Congress gets its way.

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Sparks in the Sky

Hundreds of people watch the annual Pyro Festival as part of the Higalaay Kagay-an Festival events outside the SM City Mall in Cagayan de Oro City, Sunday evening .

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Finding hope in these modern day Filipino heroes

August is traditionally known in some circles as the "ghost month" where people are advised against starting businesses, buying property and doing things that involve high risks.

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Asia's most overlooked paradise

With 7107 islands and a feast of screensaver-perfect backdrops - from dreamy tropical beaches and smouldering volcanoes to mesmerising rice terraces and crumbling Spanish relics - the Philippines is one of south-east Asia's most exotic getaways.

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Tour with ambassadors scores well with Fil-Am vistors

Fil-Ams partake of lechon served during lunch for the 9th ACGTDT participants. Lunch was hosted by the Municipal Governor of Nasugbu, Batangas and the Department of Tourism -Southern Tagalog Regional Office last month.

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PH checks claims Pinoys joining jihadists

"CSAFP Gen Gregoria Pio Catapang Jr has already directed the troops on the ground in Mindanao and Davao City to include our intelligence committee to look into this," he said.

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