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General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera. Pic: Edwin Espejo.

GenSan named Philippines’ friendliest city for business

By Tue, Sep 16, 2014 8:34AM UTC Comments Off General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera. Pic: Edwin Espejo.

General Santos City has been named the country’s easiest city to start a business by the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. The ranking was based on the number of procedures, processing days and costs of processing in starting a business. The list is the latest released by the World Bank...

About 100 rescued from sunken Philippine ferry

By Sun, Sep 14, 2014 4:05PM UTC Comments Off About 100 rescued from sunken Philippine ferry

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Coast guard officials say about 100 people have been rescued and two bodies recovered from a ferry that sank in rough seas after encountering steering trouble in the central Philippines....

Chinese teenager kidnapped in southern Philippines

By Fri, Sep 12, 2014 12:59PM UTC Comments Off Chinese teenager kidnapped in southern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police say a Chinese teenager who managed a family-run store has been kidnapped by four gunmen from the shop in a southern province where al-Qaida-linked militants kidnapped an Australian three years ago. ...

12 killed in clash in southern Philippines

By Fri, Sep 12, 2014 10:12AM UTC Comments Off 12 killed in clash in southern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine army commander says two soldiers and 10 members of a Muslim rebel group opposed to a peace accord with the government have been killed in fighting a day after the president submitted legislation to Congress that would create a new Muslim autonomous region. Maj. Gen. Edmundo Pangilinan said pursuing...

‘Papal fever’ hits Philippines ahead of January visit

By Wed, Sep 10, 2014 6:22PM UTC Comments Off Filipinos have their photos taken with a cutout of Pope Francis near Manila, Friday. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In Asia's bastion of Roman Catholic faith, images of Pope Francis are getting the K-pop treatment. ...

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