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The Philippines will host the opening leg of the 2015 Paragliding Accuracy World Cup in March next year.Pic by Edwin Espejo

Sarangani to host Paragliding Accuracy World Cup opening leg in March 2015

By Tue, Dec 02, 2014 7:04AM UTC Comments Off The Philippines will host the opening leg of the 2015 Paragliding Accuracy World Cup in March next year.Pic by Edwin Espejo

Next year the Philippines will host one of the six international legs of the Paragliding Accuracy World Cup (PGAWC), with Sarangani serving as site of the growing international aerial sports. Sarangani earlier hosted the first Philippine International Paragliding Accuracy Competition in October in which Taiwan’s Luis Liu came from behind to narrowly edge Yoshiki Oka...

9 killed as Filipino troops battle Abu Sayyaf militants

By Sat, Nov 15, 2014 11:55AM UTC Comments Off 9 killed as Filipino troops battle Abu Sayyaf militants

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine military commander says five soldiers and four Abu Sayyaf militants have died in a firefight in a southern province where government forces have been hunting down rebels behind the kidnappings of several foreigners and Filipinos....

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...

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