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Philippines implementing reforms to improve air safety rating

September 14th, 2012 - 3:52 am ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- The government of the Philippines is implementing further aviation reforms in the hopes of restoring the country's air safety rating in the United States, officials said on ... Read more...

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90 die in Philippines floods

August 13th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bali, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 90 people were killed and four went missing in the Philippines as a result of floods caused by heavy torrential rains that affected more ... Read more...

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ADB urges Asian countries to undertake more reforms

May 4th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 4 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Friday urged Asian countries to undertake more reforms to support the region's long-term growth.In his speech at the formal opening of ... Read more...

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World leaders on Twitter

January 24th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh latest off the block, some 70 world leaders are now on Twitter for better engaging with their citizens.According to Digital Policy Council, a US-based think ... Read more...

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170 dead in typhoon in Philippines (Lead)

December 17th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 17 (IANS) At least 170 people have died and hundreds of others are missing after tropical storm Washin Saturday struck southern Philippines, officials said.The storm caused massive ... Read more...

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US Says Inverted Philippine Flag Was Honest Mistake

September 27th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Sunday, the United States Government said that they made an “honest mistake” when the Philippine flag was accidentally displayed upside down during a meeting which ... Read more...

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Some Philippines bus hostages may have been shot dead by “friendly fire”

September 10th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 10 (ANI): Investigators have admitted that some of the eight tourist hostages shot dead during a botched mission to save them from a bus hijacker in the Philippines, might have ... Read more...

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Victims of the Manila bus hijack incident still grapple with the tragedy that killed 8 people

August 26th, 2010 - 1:51 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manila, Aug 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The hostage drama that ended in a bloodbath in Manila has left the survivors traumatized as they returned to their home country of Hong Kong on Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Philippine police admit shortcomings in bloody hostage-taking

August 24th, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 24 (DPA) The chief of police in the Philippine capital Tuesday admitted shortcomings in the handling of a hostage-taking incident that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead. Director Leocadio Santiago said ... Read more...

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16 dead as typhoon batters Philippines (Lead)

July 14th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, July 14 (DPA) At least 16 people were killed and 22 were missing as a powerful typhoon battered the northern and eastern Philippines, officials said Wednesday. Typhoon Conson made landfall late Tuesday ... Read more...

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Benigno Aquino III sworn in as Philippines’ president

June 30th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Manila, June 30 (DPA) Benigno Aquino III was sworn in Wednesday as the Philippines' 15th president before hundreds of thousands of cheering supporters. Aquino, 50, took his oath of office shortly before noon ... Read more...

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Philippine Congress begins vote tally

May 27th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 27 (DPA) The Philippine Congress Thursday started the official tally of votes for the country's next president and vice president over two weeks after elections were held. More than 35 million ... Read more...

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Philippines declares victory of nine senators

May 15th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 15 (DPA) The Philippines' election commission Saturday declared the victory of nine senators five days after national polls that used a new automated system. Three other senatorial seats are to be ... Read more...

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Aquino headed for landslide victory in the Philippines

May 12th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 12 (DPA) Philippine Senator Benigno Aquino III Wednesday headed for a landslide victory in the presidential race as the incumbent prepared to turn over the government to him. The 50-year-old bachelor ... Read more...

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Noynoy Aquino Leads Philippines Election

May 11th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Manila, Philippines, May 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Senator Benigno Aquino III is all set to become the next president of Philippines after the initial results of the vote counting on Tuesday ... Read more...

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