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Korean firm to invest $300M for Central Luzon ethanol plant

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By Jennifer A. Ng – A Korean company is set to invest $300 million to construct an ethanol plant capable of producing 150 million liters of ethanol in Clark, Pampanga, an official of the Philippine Agricultural Development and Commercial Corp. (PADCC).

Murder cases filed vs Lacson

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By Lynda Jumilla, Timi Nubla and Nelson Lubao – The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday filed two murder cases against Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson for his alleged involvement in the killings of publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and his driver, Emmanuel Corbito, in November 2000.

Mayon spews ash; nearby residents told to prepare

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Four months after state volcanologists raised the alert level for it, Mayon Volcano in Bicol exploded before dawn Wednesday, spewing ash reaching over 1000 meters up in the air.

Chiz leaves NPC, defers anew announcement of 2010 plans

Opposition Senator Francis Escudero, one of those reported to be eyeing the presidency in the 2010 elections, on Wednesday announced that he has resigned from the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC).

Dozens dead in Philippine floods

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Nearly a month’s worth of rain fell in just six hours in the capital At least 40 people have been killed and thousands more evacuated as floods caused by heavy rain brought chaos to the Philippines, officials say.

‘People Power’ icon Cory Aquino dies

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MANILA – Former President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino passed away Saturday morning after battling colon cancer for more than a year. She was 76.