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Filipino artists aim for longest painting record

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MANILA, Oct. 15 — Artists from various parts of the Philippines will try to beat Iran’s longest painting on a continuous canvas when they simultaneously pick up their brushes on Monday, local media reported on Sunday.

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Students flunk key tests

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The country’s public school students do not quite make the grade in five key subjects, the latest National Achievement Tests showed. Results of the tests for school year 2005-06, administered last March and obtained by The Manila Times, showed sixth graders and fourth-year students fared poorly in Math, Science, Read more »

Philippines Sees Job Opportunities in Call Center Business

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When people have problems understanding their computers, they often pick up a phone and call the computer maker’s help desk. Increasingly, that help desk may be in the Philippines, a growing player in the outsourcing market. More companies from high cost labor markets are shifting call center jobs to Read more »

Philippine troops defuse second bomb after blast kills 6; police blame militants

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MANILA, Philippines Authorities dismantled a second bomb Wednesday in the insurgency-wrecked southern Philippines, a day after suspected al-Qaida-linked militants detonated an explosive, killing six people. The explosion late Tuesday blasted a stall selling alcohol during a festival in the town of Makilala, 950 kilometers (590 miles) southeast of Manila, Read more »

My Personal Ordeal with the Arrogant Managers of McDonald’s

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My name is Gary Granada, I am a Kaalagad volunteer, and I need 5 seconds of your time to help reduce the use of styrofoam in fast food chains. What was meant to be a nice and simple Saint Francis Day motorcade-march to McDonald’s yesterday turned out to be a Read more »