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Animal welfare advocates petitions to stop transfer of addt’l animals to Manila Zoo

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By Ellalyn B. De Vera – Animal welfare advocates have signed a petition calling on Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim to stop the transfer of more animals to Manila Zoo.

Google launches Filipino-made Google Maps

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By Kristine Servando – If you’ve found yourself frequently lost in a web of streets and locations, on Philippine Google Maps at least, then fret no more.

Gay men can enter the Army

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Gay men can go to war with brave Filipino soldiers, a military spokesman said as he announced Wednesday that members of the third sex can apply for enlistment in the Philippine Army.

Vets benefits processing begins

By Genalyn Kabiling, Rio Rose Ribaya, and Charissa M. Luci – Filipino World War II veterans can start applying today for the benefits awarded by the United States government, as provided for in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, US Ambassador Kristie Kenney said yesterday.

Swiss court OKs return of Marcos’ final $8M

(AP) – The Swiss supreme court has cleared the way for the last of hundreds of millions of dollars linked to the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his entourage to be returned to the Philippines.

Top Philippine court halts deal with Muslim rebels

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MANILA (AFP) — The Philippine Supreme Court on Monday stopped the government from signing a land deal with Muslim separatist rebels, in yet another setback to efforts to end more than 30 years of deadly insurgency.