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By Osias T. Osorio MANILA, Philippines (PNA) — Philippine Airlines (PAL) will reduce the number of selected domestic and international flights for a limited period as the flag carrier prepares for the transfer of its catering, ground handling and call center reservations units to third party service providers on Oct. 1, 2011. In a statement, […]

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Suspected Muslim militants attacked government troops guarding a school construction site in a rebel stronghold in the southern Philippines on Sunday, igniting a clash that killed 13 gunmen and two marines, a marine commander said. About 50 gunmen attacked two marine detachments in hilly Talipao town in Sulu province at dawn, […]

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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has agreed to settle more than P3.5 billion in tax debts with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). BIR Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares said yesterday that the amicable settlement was reached after PCSO Chairwoman Margarita P. Juico went to the BIR in Quezon City last Monday […]

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Storm Coming!

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MANILA, Philippines – A tropical depression was expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) last night or this morning, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said yesterday. PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said it will be named “Pedring” once it enters the PAR. The Japan Meteorological Administration (JMA) in its […]

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‘Hello, Japan!’

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MANILA, Philippines – By JC BELLO RUIZ • MADEL R. SABATER MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno S. Aquino III leaves this morning for a three-day working visit to Japan that is expected to bring in at least $1 billion in fresh investments and more than 9 billion yen in Official Development Assistance (ODA). It is […]

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MANILA, Philippines (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared Sept. 27, 2011 as a special non-working day in the municipality of Malvar, Batangas in celebration of the 146th birth anniversary of General Miguel Malvar. Proclamation No.240 was signed by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. on Aug. 18, 2011 to give the people […]

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