MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A monthlong Philippine offensive against hard-line Muslim rebels ended Monday after 139 insurgents were killed, 12 others were captured and bomb-making strongholds were seized by troops, the military chief said. …
Elections 2013: The nation votes
Polling precincts open early Monday to welcome the first of the expected 52 million Filipinos casting their votes for the 2013 national and local elections.
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The Philippines on Saturday shot back at Beijing's criticism of its activities in the South China Sea, saying they were "in no way comparable to China's massive reclamation activities" in the waters. It also said accusations that Manila was being "hypocritical" would not distract people from Beijing's own actions which were raising regional tensions. "The Philippines' possible undertaking of necessary maintenance and repairs on its existing facilities in the West Philippine Sea... is in no …
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Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, who faces his biggest fight against unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather, already holds top spot as the number one taxpayer in the Philippines, government records showed Saturday. A list of top individual tax-payers for 2013, posted on the Bureau of Internal Revenue website, put the boxer-turned-congressman at number one with 163.84 million pesos ($3.72 million) in taxes paid. Internal revenue chief Kim Henares confirmed that Pacquiao topped the list but stressed …
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That half-century-old rock classic from The Troggs might serve as the theme song of Animal Planet. In a deft brand-freshening a few years ago, the channel broadened its focus from such critters as lions ... …
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Encouraging economic data on housing and consumer spending helped drive U.S. stocks sharply higher in midday trading Monday. Energy stocks were among the biggest gainers, bucking a slide in the price of crude oil. Expectations that any increase in the Federal Reserve's key interest rate this year will be gradual also helped lift the market. …
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- President Aquino’s Lenten message: ‘Be truthful not only in words but in works’
President AquinoAs followers of Jesus Christ, President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Monday the Filipino people should be truthful not only with their words but with their works.In his Lenten message, President Aquino said through sharing, unity and guidance and love of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Filipinos will be blessed with valuable future. ... …