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Ronnie Alcano World Pool Champion

New World Pool Champion Philippines’ Ronato Alcano kisses his trophy after winning against Germany’s Ralf Souquet during the World Pool Championship finals in Manila, Philippines, on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006. Alcano beat Souquet 17-10. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Typhoon Chebi hits northern Philippines

Villagers haul a fallen branch to clear a road in the town of Rosales in Pangasinan province as strong winds by typhoon Chebi hit the northern part of the country. Homes in the northern Philippines have been evacuated as residents brace themselves for a fresh battering just two weeks Read more »

Taiwan rejects RP’s plea to resume processing of Pinoy workers’ visas

MANILA — Philippine Government officials failed to convince the Taiwan Council on Labor Affairs (CLA) to lift the suspension it imposed on the processing of working visas of Filipino laborers.

Charlie ‘Atong’ Ang back in RP

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A close friend of deposed president Joseph Estrada was extradited to the country on Friday signalling the possible reopening of the graft case against the fallen leader. Charlie “Atong” Ang arrived in the Philippines at 5:30 a.m. on board Philippine Airlines flight PR 103 under heavy police escort from the Read more »

Philippines Attracts Koreans With English Programs

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Korea is a good market for the Philippines, as its people visit not only for tourism but also to learn English, said Joseph Ace H. Durano, secretary of the Philippines Department of Tourism. Durano was in Korea to lead the fifth Philippine Hotels, Resort Road Show, which opened Sunday Read more »

New tropical depression threatens Philippines

A week after typhoon Cimaron hit the Philippines killing at least 19 people, a new tropical low pressure is closing in on northern Philippines and could strengthen into a typhoon threatening the East Sea. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Thursday tropical depression ‘Queenie’ was estimated Read more »