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Malacañang commissions Paquiao as lieutenant colonel

GMANews – Fri, Oct 14, 2011For earning the recognition as one of the world’s finest boxers, Malacañang has commissioned Sarangani congressman Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao as a

lieutenant colonel in the military’s reserve force. More »

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Palace to military reservists: Respect PNoy decision on Marcos burial

GMANews – 15 hours agoMalacañang on Saturday urged reserve officers offering military burial honors for the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani to respect President Benigno Aquino III’s decision against it. More »

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New perfume can be swallowed, emanates from skin

AFP Relax – Thu, Oct 13, 2011A research project by Amsterdam-based artist Lucy McRae and synthetic biologist Sheref Mansy could soon render the skin application of fragrances unnecessary. More »

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UPLB community mourns slay victim

Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom – Fri, Oct 14, 2011Students and alumni from the University of the Philippines Los Banos are changing their profile pictures to black ribbons, a move aimed to seek justice for a slain student. More »

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SC to Palace, De Lima: Don’t comment on issues you don’t comprehend

GMANews – 19 hours agoA Supreme Court official on Friday lashed back at Justice Sec. Leila de Lima and a Palace spokesman for issuing statements on an issue they do not entirely “comprehend.” More »

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AFP News – Fri, Oct 14, 2011Filipino sailors from the ship responsible for New Zealand’s worst sea pollution disaster are being kept at a secret location amid fears for their safety, the ship’s agent said Friday. More » 

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World’s rarest language on verge of extinction

ANN – 20 hours agoSeoul (The Korea Herald/ANN) – Linguists from the University of Oxford are striving to preserve the Dusner, an endangered Indonesian tribal language, as its only three speakers were reportedly injured in natural disasters. More »

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Manila has new Catholic Archbishop

Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom – Fri, Oct 14, 2011Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Imus Bishop Luis Antonio Tagle for the post, which was held by outoing official Archbishop Gaudencio Rosales for eight years. More »

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Rodman to NBA players: ‘Bow down’

AP – Fri, Oct 14, 2011Dennis Rodman says the owners are at fault in the NBA lockout, but the players should ease their demands to help end the dispute that has already cost the league the first two weeks of the season. More »

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Chocolate bars down 19 teens

Sun Star – Thu, Oct 13, 2011MABALACAT – Nineteen students from the Camachiles National High School were hospitalized after eating expired chocolate candies they bought from an ambulant vendor outside their school.The students were admitted Wednesday at the Mabalacat District Hospital after they suffered vomiting, abdominal pain, nausea, and other symptoms.Superintendent Rodney Raymond Louie Baloyo IV, town police chief, said the students ate expired chocolate bars with markings Delfi Natural Nut Xtreme Bars, Apricot, which were made in New Zealand. … More »

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Palace: No final stand yet from PNoy on juvenile justice law

GMANews – 17 hours agoWhile some of his Cabinet members have spoken on the issue, President Benigno Aquino III has not yet made a stand on calls to amend the Juvenile Justice Law amid the recent involvement of young children in criminal activities. More »

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In US, innovation blazes new paths to the afterlife

AFP News – Wed, Oct 12, 2011Want to go into the afterlife with a bang? Or just make it technologically easy for visitors to your gravestone to learn more about you? Some innovative US entrepreneurs can help. More »

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‘Tiger mom’ Chua urges Asian parents to relax

AFP News – Thu, Oct 13, 2011US “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua Thursday urged strict Asian parents to relax and give their children more freedom but also to avoid the “romanticised” Western focus on creativity over hard work. More »

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Buffalo rampages after Vietnam restaurant escape

AFP News – Fri, Oct 14, 2011A buffalo about to be slaughtered at a restaurant escaped and rampaged through the streets of Vietnam’s capital, injuring one man and throwing traffic into chaos, police said Friday. More »

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Ombudsman Morales ‘apologizes’ to reporters for being ‘intimidating’

GMANews – Fri, Oct 14, 2011Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Friday apologized if she appeared a bit “intimidating” when she faced the media in her first-ever press conference as ombudsman.More »

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Iranian, Filipino take top Asian film awards

AFP News – Fri, Oct 14, 2011An Iranian film that reveals the “heart and soul” of its director has shared the top award with a production from the Philippines at Asia’s largest cinematic event. More »

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Ombudsman Morales vows to trace officials causing case backlog

GMANews – Fri, Oct 14, 2011In a bid to significantly reduce case backlog in her office, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Friday vowed to find the officials responsible for the delay in some cases, especially high-profile ones. More »

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Taiwan plans missile deployment in disputed islands

AFP News – Fri, Oct 14, 2011Taiwan’s defence minister has backed a plan to deploy advanced missiles in the South China Sea over concerns that rival claimants to disputed islands are building up their arms, a legislator said Thursday. More »

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100 cases vs waste segregation violators to be filed

Sun Star – Thu, Oct 13, 2011MORE than 100 cases against those who violated the city’s waste segregation policy, which took effect last July 1, are set to be filed in court.Records from the City Prosecution Office (CPO) showed a total of 119 cases filed before their office and are set to be recommended to the Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC).Of the 119 cases, 101 are in violation of Section 44 of Ordinance No. 361-10 Series of 2010 or “Ordinance Providing for an Ecological Solid Waste Management, Prohibiting Certain Acts and Providing Penalties for Violations and for other Purposes”. … More »

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Sen. Bongbong Marcos ‘disappointed’ by Palace decision on his father’s burial

Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom – Wed, Oct 12, 2011Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is disappointed by President Benigno Aquino III’s decision to deny his father, the late former president Marcos a state burial. More »

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World prone to food-borne disease outbreaks: WHO

AFP News – Thu, Oct 13, 2011The world has become more vulnerable to outbreaks of disease caused by contaminated food because of growing global trade, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday. More »

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PNP official: License of Llamas’ AK-47 rifle revoked

GMA News Online – Thu, Oct 13, 2011The license of the controversial AK-47 assault rifle issued to presidential political adviser Ronald Llamas has been revoked, a police official said Thursday. More »

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Police to improve capabilities amid ‘crime wave’

GMA News Online – Fri, Oct 14, 2011Even as it sought to downplay perceptions of a crime wave due to recent high-profile crimes, the Philippine National Police assured the public Friday it is taking steps to improve its anti-crime capability. More »

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October 31 declared a holiday

Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom – Tue, Oct 11, 2011Malacanang has declared October 31 a special non-working day to allow Filipinos more travel time during the traditional commemoration of the dead. More »

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Police seize weapons from Brad Pitt film

Reuters – Wed, Oct 12, 2011BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungarian police have seized a stockpile of weapons that was shipped to the Hungarian capital for the production of a film about zombies starring Brad Pitt, a film crew member said on Tuesday. More »

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Stricter helmet laws imposed

Sun Star – Thu, Oct 13, 2011THE Philippine National Police (PNP) in Northern Mindanao will strictly implement the Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009 starting November 1 in close coordination with the Land Transportation Office (LTO).The Motorcycle Helmet Act penalizes motorcycle riders who fail to wear standard protective motorcycle helmets. It is designed to protect the life of the motorcycle drivers, as well as back riders.Statistics have shown that most fatalities from motorcycle accidents were attributed to non-use of the headgear. … More »

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Japan to give away 10,000 tourist flights

AFP Relax – Wed, Oct 12, 2011Japan is planning to give away 10,000 return flights in an unprecedented campaign to bring tourists back to the country. More »

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Honduras on path to break murder world record

AFP News – Fri, Oct 14, 2011Honduras stands to break world records with its murder rate — estimated at 86 per 100,000 inhabitants — putting it ahead of war-torn countries like Iraq and Afghanistan, a study said Thursday. More »

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Lenovo in your pocket

The Inbox – Wed, Oct 12, 2011That is why many people may be surprised to know that the tech company is venturing in this crowded market with a new line of phones targeted for the “young, hip and chic” users. Continue reading → More »

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Fil-Am midwife Robin Lim among Top 10 CNN heroes

GMA News Online – Thu, Oct 13, 2011A Filipino-American midwife — Robin Lim — has made it to the Top 10 of this year’s “CNN Heroes” for providing free maternal healthcare to thousands of poor women in Indonesia. According to CNN, Lim, whose mother is a Filipino-Chinese, put up “birthing sanctuaries” for Indonesians in need of maternal and general health care. In her “Meet the Hero” interview, Lim said it is common in Indonesia to hold babies in the hospital until the bills have been paid. More »

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Berlusconi’s ‘Bunga Bunga’ inspires line of accessories

AFP News – 11 hours agoWhile his fellow businessmen moan about Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s constant sex scandals and the fallout for Italy’s image abroad, Carlo Pagani has decided to cash in. More »

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Hawaii man sues Burger King over needles in burger

AP – 21 hours agoA Hawaii-based soldier says he got something dangerous with his burger, fries and soda when he ordered a Burger King value meal. More »

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Rio’s open-armed Christ celebrates 80 years

AFP News – Thu, Oct 13, 2011Arms wide open above Rio de Janeiro, Christ the Redeemer marked its 80th anniversary Wednesday as the fifth largest statue of Jesus in the world and a symbol of the 2016 Olympic city. More »

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Manny Pacquiao leaps from Sgt. to ‘doctor’ to Lt. Colonel

Asia News Network – 15 hours agoManila (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – Master sergeant Emmanuel “Manny¿ Pacquiao, the Philippine Army’s most popular reservist, has been promoted to lieutenant colonel.The Army announced Friday that Pacquiao, a world boxing champion and a legislator representing Sarangani, now carries the rank of lieutenant colonel, effective last Sept. 21 when Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. approved Pacquiao’s promotion in the Armed Forces of the Philippines reserve force. More »

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‘Father of Unix’ Dennis Ritchie dies at 70

GMA News Online – Fri, Oct 14, 2011While the world mourned the death of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs earlier this month, few noticed the death of another computer visionary who had a much bigger impact on the computer industry: Dennis Ritchie. More »

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Women chocoholics ‘run smaller risk of strokes’

AFP News – Wed, Oct 12, 2011Have a sweet tooth? It could protect you from a stroke, according to a large Swedish study published Tuesday on women chocolate-lovers. More »

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470 families in Cagayan de Oro affected by floods

Sun Star – Wed, Oct 12, 2011SOME 470 families from Barangays Iponan and Canitoan in Cagayan de Oro City were forced to evacuate from their homes on Tuesday due to overflowing rivers and creeks caused by heavy rains since Monday evening brought about by Typhoon Ramon.In Barangay Iponan, at least 279 families have evacuated to safer grounds after the Iponan River started to ascend due to the continuous heavy rain.Iponan Barangay Councilor Edgar Reyes said of the 279 families, 215 are from Sitio Bulao and are now housed at the Bulao Elementary School and at the Catholic Church. … More »

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Philippine architects defend ‘green’ from skeptics

Asia News Network – 15 hours agoManila (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – The issues of “green,¿ “greenwashing¿ and “sustainable building initiatives¿ are turning out to be contentious, with their own fair share of skeptics and proponents. They are also issues that must be addressed and resolved, especially now that the property sector faces a future inevitably shaped by climate change and a growing human population. More »

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Showdown looms between Wall St protesters and cops

AP – Fri, Oct 14, 2011Officials moved to end Wall Street protesters’ month-long occupation of a park that spawned similar gatherings across America and is going global, setting up a potential confrontation Friday with police and an uncertain future for a movement that claims to speak for the disillusioned middle class. More »

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N. Korean leader’s grandson enrols at Bosnia college

AFP News – Sat, Oct 15, 2011The grandson of reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has enrolled to study at a college in Bosnia amid intense interest in the bespectacled 16-year-old whose father fell out of favour with Pyongyang in 2001. More »