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Pinoy workers pay price for Manila snub of Taiwan gov’t

By Michaela P. del Callar – Despite the Philippine govern-ment’s One-China policy, a Malacañang official yesterday admitted that Manila had issued a clearance to allow the aircraft carrying Taiwanese President Chen Shui-Bien to fly over Philippine airspace en route to Palau last September.

Tsunami alert triggers panic in the Philippines

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MANILA (Reuters) – Hundreds of residents of coastal towns in northern and central Philippines evacuated on Thursday despite official assurances that there was no threat of a tsunami following a major quake in the north Pacific.

Lim, Rosebud to join Manila mayoral race

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A former mayor and a former police asset announced Monday their plans to run for the Manila mayoralty post next year following Sen. Panfilo Lacson’s announcement that he is seeking the coveted post in 2007.

More Pinoys now studying in U.S.

By Jose Katigbak – Filipinos enrolled in US colleges and universities for the school year 2005-06 rose by 6.4 percent to 3,758 over the previous school year, the Institute of International Education (IIE) said in its annual report on global academic mobility published on Monday.

Commentary: Alcano win an inspiration to Pinoy Asian Games players

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Bacolod City (15 November) — Filipino athletes who will see action in the forthcoming Asian Games in Qatar may draw inspiration from Ronnie Alcano’s masterful victory over German foe Ralf Souquet to win the World Pool Championship. Malacañang hails the victory saying, “the win highlights the sense of unity Read more »

Philippines nabs accused coup plotter

(Reuters) – A fugitive former colonel and senator accused of masterminding a coup plot against Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was arrested on Wednesday, authorities said. Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan, implicated in nearly every coup bid hatched in the Philippines in the past 20 years, was caught a couple of hours Read more »