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Philippine investigators have admitted that police may have shot some of the tourists in a bungled operation that left eight Hong Kong residents dead on a bus in Manila. President Benigno Aquino said he expected to get the investigators’ final report into the hostage incident on September 15, and pledged to fire officials found to…

STATEMENT of His Excellency BENIGNO S. AQUINO III President of the Philippines On the hostage-taking incident at the Quirino Grandstand [August 23, 2010] With the rest of the Filipino people, I wish to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims whose lives were lost in the hostage situation at the Quirino Grandstand.…

Klassical Music Foundation presents Viva Bel Canto in Manila

Klassical Music Foundation, in partnership with Bosendorfer, ROS Music Center, Vibal Publishing, and Philippine Artistic Ventures Organization, presents Viva Bel Canto, a bel canto style performance of different arias by tenor Arthur Espiritu with soprano Rachelle Gerodias accompanied by pianist Najib Ismail. The performance opens on Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. at the Philam Life…

Manila Electric Co. named corporate whiz Manuel V. Pangilinan as its new president and chief executive officer on Tuesday. Representing First Pacific Co. Ltd. of Hong Kong, which now owns at least 41.3 percent of Meralco, Pangilinan told reporters the group would be “always open,” when asked if the group would buy more shares in…

Fourteen passengers of a Manila-bound passenger bus cheated death after their drunken driver crashed the giant six-wheeler into the mountain slope in Barangay Poypoy, here, late Sunday afternoon, police said Monday. Chief Superintendent Villamor Bumanglag, Police Regional Office (PRO) director for Cordillera, ordered the full force of the law applied on bus driver Mahemias Dela…

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