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Rising Soon: Arca South, A ‘City in Sync’

http://youtu.be/0-Qx-xiLvYA MANILA, Philippines — It might be difficult to picture now how the country’s former “bagsakan,” otherwise known as the Food Terminal Inc. (FTI) complex, will transform into a business district similar to that of Makati’s Central Business District (CBD) and Taguig’s Bonifacio Global City (BGC). But in the next five years when Ayala Land’s […]

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Unbeaten Walters KOs Donaire for title

LOS ANGELES, United States – Undefeated Jamaican Nicholas Walters knocked out Filipino star Nonito Donaire with one second remaining in the sixth round Saturday to win the World Boxing Association featherweight title. Walters landed a powerful overhand right to the left temple that sent the champion crumpling to the canvas and referee Raul Caiz counted […]

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Tasmanian devil death investigated at US zoo

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — Authorities are looking into the death of a Tasmanian devil found in a pool of blood at a New Mexico zoo with its skull fractured. Investigators suspect it was killed.   The animal was one of four provided to the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo last year by the Healesville Sanctuary as part […]

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Power out, trees fall as hurricane crosses Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda — Hurricane Gonzalo crushed trees, flattened power lines and damaged Bermuda’s main hospital during an hours-long battering, but the tiny, wealthy British territory suffered no deaths.   The storm’s center crossed over Bermuda Friday night and its winds and heavy surf continued to whip at the island Saturday morning as Gonzalo quickly moved […]

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Bohol mayor to Mar Roxas: Scold yourself

TAGBILARAN CITY—A day after scolding mayors in Bohol for being unprepared to implement rehabilitation projects despite the availability of funds, Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II got an earful from one mayor who blamed the presumptive Liberal Party presidential candidate instead.   Roxas, said Maribojoc Mayor Leoncio Evasco Jr., “should not blame the mayors.” […]

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After freed Germans, at least 11 hostages still in Abu Sayyaf hands

          ZAMBOANGA CITY—The release of the two German hostages, Stefan Viktor Okonek and Henrike Dielen, has brought into focus the fate of other Abu Sayyaf kidnap victims, some of whom have been held since 2010.   Lt. Gen. Rustico Guerrero, head of the military’s Western Mindanao Command, admitted that authorities had […]

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DOH sets special medical worker training amid Ebola threat

THE Department of Health (DOH) is set to conduct specialized training programs for health workers on how to detect and treat cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and prevent its spread in the country. According to the DOH, the government and the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Philippines will be holding weekly training sessions […]

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Richard Poon, Maricar Reyes plan to have kids in 2015

SHOWBIZ couple Richard Poon and Maricar Reyes are keen to start a family next year. In a recent interview with the singer, Richard shared that after their June 9 wedding last year, they both decided to enjoy their married life first before having kids. They also made a deal that after Maricar’s stint in primetime […]

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Katrina Halili confirms split with Kris Lawrence

SEXY actress Katrina Halili confirmed Saturday that she is no longer in a romantic relationship with R&B singer Kris Lawrence. Interviewed by “StarTalk”, the GMA-7 talent said they need to fix themselves first before moving forward with the romance. “Nag decide lang ako na wait lang, may kailangan pa tayong gawin sa sarili natin. Siya […]

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Cops rescue boy, arrest kidnappers in Bataan

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Philippines—Police rescued Saturday a 12-year-old boy who was kidnapped the previous day in Tarlac, with the abductors demanding a ransom of P15 million.   The boy was recovered around 2:30 a.m. in Barangay Gugo in the town of Samal, Bataan.   The police arrested suspected kidnappers Alvin Samar, 33, the alleged leader […]

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3 killed, 7 wounded in raids against criminal groups in Cebu

DALAGUETE town, Cebu –At least three men were killed while seven others were arrested in simultaneous operations against alleged criminal groups operating in three southern towns in Cebu earlySaturdaymorning. One of the fatalities was identified as Jojo Ganolon who was killed during a raid in his house in Barangay Nalhub, a mountain village located about […]

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US to produce Marine sought over murder of transgender Filipino

MANILA, Philippines— The United States said Saturday it would comply with a Philippine prosecutor’s order to produce a murder suspect and four other US Marines in the investigation into the killing of a transgender Filipino sex worker. The prosecutor ordered the five US Marines to give depositions at a formal hearing on Tuesday after police […]

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Local oil prices cut anew

MANILA, Philippines—Oil firms are implementing price rollbacks again as a supply glut combined with weak demand continues to hound the international market.   In separate advisories, oil firms said they would implement price adjustments after midnight. By 12:01 a.m. Saturday, local pump prices of gasoline, diesel, and kerosene will be reduced for the fourth straight […]

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CPA topnotcher grad of St. Louis in Tuguegarao

        BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya— After his high school graduation in 2009, Mark Anthony Tacuboy set his sights on a civil engineering course at the University of the Philippines in Quezon City, having hurdled the entrance examination there.   But his parents, worried about costs, balked at sending him to study in Metro […]

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Alsons seeks financing for Mindanao power plant

The Alsons Power Group has taken a step closer to implementing its latest proposed power plant in Mindanao as it works on getting financing for the project. The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has approved the Power Sales Agreement (PSA) between the Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Zamcelco) and the Alsons group’s San Ramon Power Inc. […]

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