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Exxon Mobil to seek oil in Philippines

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 »

US marine gets 40 years for Philippines rape

By Mynardo Macaraig / MANILA (AFP) – Lance Corporal Daniel Smith showed no emotion as police led him away to his fate, while the victim burst into tears as her supporters cheered and shouted: “Jail the Americans!” Three other US marines were acquitted in the case.

Philippines buries dead; typhoon’s toll at 406

By Carlos H. Conde / MANILA: Rescue workers began Sunday to bury hundreds of victims of a landslide set off by a typhoon that loosened the slopes of a volcano in Albay Province in the northern Philippines, sending mud and debris down the mountain.

Filipino Workers in Hong Kong: Fending for Themselves

Photo: Members of the United Filipinos in Hong Kong (Unifil-HK) during their congress, Nov. 26 By Bobby Tuazon – Filipinos comprise Hong Kong’s biggest migrant community. Migrant workers among them stay on for years to work hard for their children’s future; others come home after a short stay as Read more »

Philippines struggles with 4th big storm

By OLIVER TEVES, (AP) PADANG, Philippines – Doomed by geography and hobbled by poverty, the Philippines has long struggled to minimize damage from the onslaught of typhoons it faces each year. But the high death tolls and destruction persist, with the latest storm killing more than 300 people and Read more »

Grim search for bodies in Philippines

DARAGA, Philippines (Reuters) — Distraught survivors searched piles of bodies for the faces of their loved ones in the central Philippines on Saturday after landslides triggered by Typhoon Durian left hundreds dead.