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Labor Day Weekend Getaways – last hurrah for summer

There was a time when our family would go on long weekend getaways a week before Labor Day weekend in order to avoid the rush in flying or driving to our “destinations of choice.” Flying an hour to nearby Sacramento, San […]
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PHL celebrates comeback of boxing hero Pacquiao

MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines united in celebration on Sunday as its boxing hero Manny Pacquiao cemented his comeback by avenging his 2012 loss to American Timothy Bradley to regain the World Boxing Organization welterweight world title. Crowds watching the […]
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Aquino to attend ‘Araw ng Parangal sa Kapulisan’; meet Singaporean President this week

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III is scheduled to attend two more important engagements this week, aside from Monday’s Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) graduation rites in Silang, Cavite. Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda, in a statement, said the...
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Washington Monument to reopen May 12 after quake repair

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The Washington Monument will reopen to the public on May 12, nearly three years after it was shut due to damage from a rare earthquake centered near the US capital. The 170-meter (555-foot) obelisk, a major tourist draw, […]
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Sen. Bam: substandard steel products killed hundreds in Bohol, Cebu

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A senator blamed substandard steel products for the death of hundreds of people in the Magnitude 7.2 earthquake that devastated Bohol and Cebu last year. “Hundreds of lives were lost because of substandard and inferior steel products […]
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Bohol still looking for resettlement sites for quake victims

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Five months after a magnitude-7.2 quake devastated Bohol, officials in the province are still looking for sites where they can relocate residents affected by the calamity. In Clarin town, state-run Philippine Information Agency reported Mayor Allen Piezas...
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Ochoa praises Filipino women in calamity-hit areas as nation celebrates women’s month

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. on Saturday lauded all the women in areas affected by super typhoons and earthquake for their contribution to help the country rise above the challenges brought about by a series of […]
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Aquino inspects construction of bunkhouses in Loon, Bohol

LOON, Bohol  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday afternoon visited anew this province, which was hardest hit by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake in October last year, as part of the 28th anniversary celebration of the EDSA People Power […]
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San Diego Red Cross recognizes PALA’s support of worldwide disaster relief

PALA, CA – The San Diego-Imperial Counties chapter of the American Red Cross recently expressed its gratitude and appreciation to the management and all the team members of Pala Casino Spa & Resort for the casino’s ongoing financial support of its worldwide disaster...
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‘Remarkable’ growth for PHL economy despite disasters

By Mynardo Macaraig MANILA  (AFP) – The Philippine economy was one of the fastest-growing in Asia last year after shrugging off devastating natural disasters and expanding at a “remarkable” pace in the final quarter, the government said Thursday. The economy […]