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Philippines: The perfect storm

(GlobalVoices) More than twenty typhoons enter the Philippines every year. But super typhoon Milenyo (international name: Xangsane) which recently hit the northern part of the country shocked everyone with its ferociousness and the degree of destruction it left along its way. Metro Manila was severely damaged. Power blackouts gripped Read more »

Philippines charges Muslim leader with murder

MANILA, Oct 17 – Philippine police charged the leader of the country’s largest Muslim rebel group with murder on Tuesday for his alleged role in a fatal bombing, straining already precarious government peace talks with his followers.

DOLE notes steady growth in global OFW deployment, dollar remittances

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) today said that the total global deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) increased by 5.2 percent (+41,556) from 802,478 in the same period last year, to 844,034 between January 1 and October 9, 2006.

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Philippines hunts militants planning to bomb Manila

MANILA, Oct 16 – Philippine security forces are hunting two Islamic militants suspected of plotting attacks in the capital after a series of bomb blasts in the south, the commander of military forces in Manila said on Monday.

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The Filipino experience

Tim Llena commemmorates his community’s centennial in the isles with photographic portraits. (StarBulletin Hawaii) “ONE HUNDRED years is a long time,” begins photographer Tim Llena in his artist’s statement for “FACES: Portraits of Filipinos in Hawaii.” The collection of images, a few of which are featured on this page, Read more »

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Stand Up – UN Millennium Campaign

Youths with the words ‘Stand up against debt’ painted on their faces join a human chain to commemorate the fight against poverty, in Manila October 16, 2006. The Philippines remains one of the most impoverished nation in Southeast Asia. A report on Monday showed that the Philippines was falling Read more »