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1 hr ago | 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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5 hrs ago | 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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9 hrs ago | 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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13 hrs ago | 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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18 hrs ago | 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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18 hrs ago | 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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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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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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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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Sun-Star

P2-million lost in Oro mall jewelry heist

Robbers held up a jewelry store inside the SM City mall here Tuesday evening carting an estimated P2 million worth of jewelry.

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CebuPac, Tigerair create biggest network of flights from PH to Asia

Cebu Pacific and Tiger Airways Singapore have now created the biggest network of flights from the Philippines to the Asian region, as the two budget airlines implemented an interline agreement.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Philippines' Population Expected To Hit 100th Million On July 27

KALIBO, the Philippines, July 22 -- The Philippines' population is expected to reach 100 million on July 27, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Sun-Star

Undie leads to identification of charred body

AN UNDERWEAR led to the identification of one of the unnamed bodies that were burned and dumped recently in a barangay bordering Libona town, Bukidnon and Cagayan de Oro.

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BOC misses revenue collection target in June

MANILA, Philippines The Bureau of Customs missed its revenue collection target for June, despite seeing a growth of 17.5 percent compared to the same month last year.

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