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Pedring’s Peril

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Typhoon nears, shuts schools, flights MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Schools in Metro Manila and several parts of Luzon suspended classes and many local flights were canceled yesterday as the country’s main island braced for heavy rains and winds brought by fast-moving Typhoon “Pedring” (international name: Nesat). Forecasters said Pedring would make landfall in Aurora province […]

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Manila, Philippines – Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso J. Alcala has pledged to support the culture of bees or apiculture for honey and as an adjunct enterprise to orchard fruit production. Alcala made the commitment during a meeting early this month of apiculture industry stakeholders at the National Apiculture Research, Training, and Development Institute […]

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OFW found dead in Qatar

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Manila, Philippines – An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) was found dead in her rented apartment in Doha, Qatar with a rope tied around her neck, a Filipino migrant rights watchdog said in a belated report yesterday. Noel Tolentino, secretary general of the Samahan ng mga Migranteng Mangagagawa sa Qatar (SAMMAQA), a Migrante International chapter in […]

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MANILA, Philippines – A progressive Philippines run by a clean government will be highlighted by President Aquino III during his visit in Japan this week. Fresh from his visit to the United States, the President flew to Tokyo for a four-day official visit to bolster bilateral relations and attract more investors with promises of transparent […]

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Why Papa?

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Catholics cannot accept gay marriage Pope Benedict XVI said on Saturday the Catholic Church could not accept gay marriage and urged young people to root out evil in society and shun a “lukewarm” faith that damages their Church. The 84-year-old pope ended the third day in his homeland with a rally for more about 30,000 […]

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MANILA, Philippines (PNA) — As of 10:30a.m. Monday, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) announced that 20 domestic flights were cancelled due to bad weather spawned by tropical storm Pedring. The MIAA said AirPhil Express and Zest Air had provided flight advisories regarding its flight cancellations because of the storm. AirPhil’s flight cancellations are 2P-021 […]

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