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Tsunami alert triggers panic in the Philippines

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.

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Lim, Rosebud to join Manila mayoral race

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.

Wowowee Boom Tarat Tarat

When I first moved to San Francisco, I tried my best to learn more about my Philippine culture. Even though I was born in the Philippines, we left when I was a baby since my dad was in the air force.

Photo Gallery: Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, works out at the IBA gym in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006. Pacquiao will fight Erik Morales, of Mexico, in a non-title super featherweight boxing match at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, Nov. 18. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

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Why retire in the Philippines?

By Jose G. Caedo – Considering retirement? For many Americans, retirement time is just around the corner. The prospect of trying to live on a pension, in old age is a daunting one. For some, moving to retire in another country such as Mexico (for North Americans) , or Portugal Read more »