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Philippines braces for floods from tropical storm

Philippines braces for floods from tropical storm

By Mon, Jul 14, 2014 6:48PM UTC Comments Off Philippines braces for floods from tropical storm

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines is bracing for possible floods and landslides as Tropical Storm Rammasun intensified while moving closer to the eastern seaboard. Landfall is expected Tuesday morning in Catanduanes province. State weather forecaster Rene Paciente said Rammasun was 570 kilometers east of Catanduanes’ Virac township as of noon Monday, packing winds of...

Philippine radio journalist killed by gunmen

By Tue, Jun 10, 2014 10:36AM UTC Comments Off Philippine radio journalist killed by gunmen

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police say that a radio anchorman in western Philippines was killed by gunmen on a motorcycle. The 67-year-old journalist, Nilo Baculo Sr., had filed a petition in 2008 requesting court protection claiming that elected officials threatened his life after he had reported on their involvement in illegal drug deals, his lawyer,...

Child porn operation raided in Philippine school

By Tue, Feb 18, 2014 3:51PM UTC Comments Off Child porn operation raided in Philippine school

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine government agents have raided an alleged Internet child porn operation based in a school and arrested its president and eight other people. Cybercrime investigation head Ronald Aguto says the suspects used a room at the Mountaintop Christian Academy in Metropolitan Manila to post images and video on the Internet for...

Power back in Philippine province with $93m bill

By Thu, Aug 01, 2013 10:41AM UTC Comments Off

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Electricity was restored Wednesday to most of a Philippine province that was entirely cut off for more than 24 hours when the national power grid operator stopped its supply due to $93 million in unpaid bills, officials said. Shops had been closed and hospitals had been running on generators since Tuesday...

Philippines, Muslim rebels expect peace pact soon

By Wed, Apr 03, 2013 5:35PM UTC Comments Off

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials and the largest Muslim rebel group in the country said Wednesday that they expect to conclude a peace accord as early as next month despite unresolved issues, including the delicate task of disarming the 11,000-strong guerrilla force. Government negotiator Miriam Coronel Ferrer and rebel negotiator Mohagher Iqbal of the...

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