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New typhoon slams Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The second typhoon to hit the Philippines in two weeks made landfall Saturday, forcing the evacuation of thousands in an eastern province where hundreds died in the last storm.

Philippines cites weather, not terror, for summit delay

by Cecil Morella – CEBU, Philippines (AFP) – The Philippines has postponed key regional summits on the resort island of Cebu next week, blaming a brewing storm in the Pacific and not warnings of a planned terror attack. The gathering of leaders from ASEAN and the wider East Asia Read more »

Tropical Storm Utor headed for typhoon-battered Philippines

MANILA (AP) — A new tropical storm approaching the Philippines is on track to become the second typhoon in 10 days to batter the archipelago, as the country struggles to recover from mudslides that left more than 1,000 people dead or missing, forecasters said Thursday. Tropical Storm Utor was about Read more »

New Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno

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“I thank her Excellency, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for extending to me this appointment to be the 22nd Chief Justice of our country. Above all else, I thank the Almighty for this extraordinary gift, more accurately, this trust which is heavily laden with responsibility.

Death toll up as aid arrives

LEGASPI, Philippines (AFP) – The first foreign aid flights of food and medicines have arrived in the eastern Philippines, where officials said devastating mudslides had left at least 1,266 people dead or missing.

Exxon Mobil to seek oil in Philippines

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IRVING, Texas – Exxon Mobil Corp., the world’s largest publicly held oil company, on Tuesday said it has agreed with Mitra Energy Ltd. to explore for oil in the Sandakan Basin offshore the Philippines. It is the company’s first exploration and production venture in the Philippines. Financial terms were not Read more »