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1 hr ago | Sun-Star

Longer airport runway pushed

BACOLOD City Representative Evelio Leonardia and Negros Occidental Occidental Representative Alfredo Benitez , along with their colleagues in the House of Representatives, vowed to strongly endorse the proposed extension of the Bacolod-Silay Airport runway from two kilometers to 2.5 kilometers with an estimated cost of P100 million.

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5 hrs ago | Sun-Star

Duterte: I don't accept awards

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he wants his name out from the list of nominees to the 2014 World Mayor Award, insisting he is not used to receiving awards.

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9 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Security tops agenda for Obama's Philippines visit

Protesters display placards during a rally at the US Embassy against a visit of US President Barack Obama Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Manila, Philippines.

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11 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

No sorry to Hong Kong from PNoy, just regrets

There was no sorry, just sorrowful regrets. There was no compensation, just "tokens of solidarity" and a form of quit claims.

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15 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Calgarians grieve at funerals for stabbing victims

Family and friends gathered this week to mourn the victims of last Tuesday's stabbing attack at a Calgary house party.

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19 hrs ago | Sun-Star

Customs destroys boxes of fake shoes from...

TOP officials of the Bureau of Customs destroyed Wednesday more than 200 boxes of shoes imported from China after they were found to be fake.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Sun-Star

Northern Mindanao top prosecutor accused of carnapping

JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima has been urged to investigate and penalize her top prosecutor in Northern Mindanao for alleged carnapping of a sports utility vehicle and harassment of a man in Zamboanga del Sur.

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ABS-CBN News

Top DOJ prosecutor accused of car theft, harassment

MANILA The top public prosecutor of the Department of Justice in Northern Mindanao, who also happens to be the president of the Prosecutors' League of the Philippines , has been accused of stealing a sports utility vehicle and harassing a private citizen in Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur.

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Asia News Network

MANILA: Philippines finalising $2.37-B 'Yolanda' rehab masterplan

Philippine rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson intends to finish by end-June this year a 106- billion-peso US$2.37 billion) comprehensive masterplan to rebuild the Visayan cities and towns devastated by Supertyphoon "Yolanda" and to implement at least 85 per cent of the plan before President Aquino steps down in 2016.

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Examiner.com

Vhong Navarro case: Authorities want to arrest Cedric Lee, Deniece Cornejo

Contrary to their lawyer's claim that they are ready to face the charges filed by actor-TV host Vhong Navarro, the controversial businessman Cedric Lee and his co-accused in the mauling incident that happened in a condominium unit last Jan. 22, are now being considered as fugitives.

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Sun-Star

Communist rebels free soldier

The New People's Army released Wednesday a soldier, who was held captive for 20 days, to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and peace advocates in Southern Mindanao.

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Weekend Balita

PHL 3rd deadliest country for environmental activists - int'l group

London-based Global Witness, an organization probing corruption and environmental issues, released a report this week recording 67 killings of environmental activists in the Philippines over the past 12 years, making it the deadliest country for environmental defenders in Asia and the third in the world, next to Brazil and Honduras.

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Voice of America

President Obama's Trip to Asia

Protesters display placards during a rally at the U.S. Embassy against a visit of U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Manila, Philippines.

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How Stuff Works

BP Balks at Oil Spill Research Costs

Hadrian's Wall at Birdoswald was started in 122 A.D. on the orders of Emperor Hadrian to keep out the Picts from Scotland.

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The Peninsula

Philippines arrests extremist in Malaysia resort kidnap...

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines: Philippine forces on Wednesday arrested a Muslim extremist believed to have taken part in the kidnapping of 21 people from a Malaysian resort in 2000, a senior commander said.

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Newsday

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 search: Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

A school utility worker mops a mural depicting the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino High School campus at Makati city east of Manila, Philippines.

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South China Morning Post

Hong Kong and Philippines finally - resolve' Manila bus hostage crisis

Philippine police at the ready after Hongkongers were taken hostage on their tour bus in Manila in August 2010.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Washington Post

Anti-Obama protesters clash with police in Manila

Health workers display placards during a rally outside the US Embassy in Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 to protest next week's four-country visit of President Barack Obama that includes the Philippines.

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Sun-Star

Anti-Obama protesters clash with Manila police

PHILIPPINE police armed with truncheons, shields and water hose clashed Wednesday with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the US Embassy in Manila to oppose a visit by President Barack Obama and a looming pact that will increase the American military presence in the country.

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ABS-CBN News

Are flower shops in Metro Manila paying the right taxes?

MANILA, Philippines With Flores de Mayo only a week away, the Bureau of Internal Revenue looked into the income tax declarations of the top 10 flower shops in Metro Manila based on a list by lifestyle guide website Spot.ph.

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