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  • Philippines tuna catch up sharply in 2014; highest in 12 years

    By Jan 13, 2015

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    Philippines tuna catch up sharply in 2014; highest in 12 years

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Despite widespread anxieties over rapidly declining tuna stocks 2014 was a banner year for General Santos City as total fish landings at the fishing port complex reached 193,867.55 metric tons (MT), the highest in 12 years. The 2014 figure was a hefty 14 percent increase over the 167,578.75 MT total catch

  • Philippines faithful get ready for Papal visit

    By Jan 12, 2015

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    Filipinos have their photos taken with a cutout of Pope Francis near Manila. Pic: AP.

    Millions of Filipino Catholics are expected to greet Pope Francis who begins his visit to the Philippines on Thursday, January 15, an event that will be highlighted by an open air mass at the country’s biggest park, the Luneta Grandstand.

  • Philippines: Alsons takeover of Indophil okayed

    By Jan 06, 2015

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    SMI marker at its defunct base camp in Tablu, Tampakan, South Cotabato.File pic by Edwin Espejo

    Exploration firm Indophil Resources NL of Australia becomes a wholly Filipino-owned company effective January 13 when it begins de-listing from the Australian Stock Exchange following the approval of its sale to the Alsons Group in a stockholders meeting in December.

  • Peace talks to begin again in the Philippines

    By Dec 27, 2014

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    NPA guerrillas in Far South Mindanao in formation during the 46th Founding Anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines.PHOTO  BY EDWIN ESPEJO

    Both the Philippine government and the communist rebel movement said the stalled peace process could resume as early as January next year following a series of backdoor talks that culminated in the visit of special government envoy Hernani Braganza to the Mindanao rebel camp of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Surigao del Sur.

  • Tuna industry gets boost as EU parliament grants PH GSP+

    By Dec 20, 2014

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    Tuna industry gets boost as EU parliament grants PH GSP+

    The decision of the European parliament to grant the Philippines GSP+ status will help boost the country’s tuna industry, sources said.

  • Philippines: NUJP calls for random inspections of Ampatuan jail

    By Dec 19, 2014

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    Roman Catholic priest Fr. Robert Reyes blesses the site of the massacre of 57 people including 32 journalists and staff at Maguindanao. Pic: AP.

    The National Union of Journalists in the Philippines (NUJP) wants random and unscheduled inspection of the detention facilities where the suspects in the Ampatuan Massacre are now being held.

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