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Typhoon Ruby on track to hit Samar provinces

via rappler.com – The Samar provinces are still in the crosshairs of Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit), which has maintained its strength overnight Saturday, December 6. Ruby, located 240 km east northeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar as of 4 am Saturday, currently has maximum sustained winds of 195 km/h near the Read more »

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Historic Berlin Wall section to arrive in the Philippines early 2015

By Patricia Lourdes Viray/philstar.com – A portion of the Berlin Wall reserved for the Philippines is expected to arrive in the country early next year. According to a statement from the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Berlin city government turned over a deed of donation for the citizens of Read more »

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Philippines on Alert for Strengthening Typhoon Hagupit

By Kristina Pydynowski, Senior Meteorologist/accuweather.com – The scenario of strengthening Hagupit bringing life-threatening dangers to the Philippines remains a serious concern. Hagupit strengthened into a typhoon early Tuesday night PHT (Tuesday morning EST) with maximum sustained winds of 130 kph (80 mph). Conditions are prime for Hagupit to strengthen further, Read more »

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Four-day holiday in Manila for pope

By Jose Rodel Clapano/The Philippine Star – Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada will declare a four-day holiday in the city during the visit of Pope Francis from Jan. 15 to 19 next year, and plans to ask the pontiff to “save” the city government from bankruptcy. Estrada explained that the city Read more »

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Our fascination with Manny

By Bill Velasco/The Philippine Star – Once again, Manny Pacquiao made a sincere effort to restore his credibility as a fearsome world champion. His domination of an over-hyped and under-inflated Chris Algieri showed long glimpses of the brilliant boxer that he has been, and Filipinos continue to rally around him Read more »

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Sandiganbayan convicts 9 over Ozone disco tragedy

By Marc Jayson Cayabyab.Inquirer.net – The Sandiganbayan convicted seven former Quezon City officials and two businessmen of graft for failing to detect the structural deficiencies of the Ozone Dance Club, which was razed in a fire that claimed 162 lives almost two decades ago. Dubbed the country’s “worst fire” incident Read more »