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Franch president heads to PHL for climate push

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – French President Francois Hollande will on Thursday arrive in the Philippines with actresses Marion Cotillard and Melanie Laurent to promote the fight against climate change. The two-day trip to the Philippines, the first by […]
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Pacquiao hints at retirement after Mayweather bout

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao hinted Monday his long-awaited fight against American Floyd Mayweather could be his last, saying he would head into the May bout with retirement on his mind. “It is coming close. […]
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French President taps Hollywood in visit to PHL

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – French President Francois Hollande will bring two Oscar-winning stars on a two-day visit to the Philippines next week aimed at building momentum for climate talks in Paris, his envoy said Wednesday. During the visit, […]
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Foreign birdwatchers nearly caught in gun battle in Mindanao

Manila, Philippines | AFP | – A group of birdwatchers from Britain, Denmark and Australia narrowly avoided getting caught in a gun battle between the Philippines military and insurgents that left their guide wounded, officials said Saturday. Three Britons, three […]
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Condoms vs chocolates in the PHL on Valentine’s Day

By Joel Guinto Manila, Philippines | AFP | Saturday 2/14/2015 – A condom maker in the Philippines capital Saturday found their Valentine’s Day giveaway challenged by a church group who tried to persuade people to swap the contraceptives for chastity […]
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Australian man held in PHL over teen girl’s murder

Manila, Philippines | AFP | – Philippine police have arrested an Australian man over the “brutal” murder of a Filipina teenager he met on the Internet after her body was found in a motel room, officials said Wednesday. The remains […]
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DNA shows ‘Marwan’ likely killed in Mamasapano raid: FBI

By Joel Guinto Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – The FBI has said that DNA analysis indicates one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, Bali bomber Zulkifli bin Hir, was likely killed in a Philippine police raid last month that […]
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Recriminations as PHL probes slaughter of SAF members

Manila, Philippines | AFP | – The Philippine military and police defended their actions Wednesday as an angry nation demanded answers following the slaughter of 44 police commandos in a chaotic anti-terror operation. The policemen were attacked by at least […]
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DOT in partnership with China Airlines and GTT International holds Fam Tour to acquaint travel agents on Taiwan, PHL destinations

Fam tour affords  travel agent-participants new resources and tools for promoting tourism products and services in both countries By Manny V. Ilagan, PDOT-Los Angeles MANILA – A guided Fam Tour recently conducted jointly by the Philippine Department of Tourism’s United […]
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Roxas says he wasn’t told in advance of raid

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  - The Philippine interior secretary said Sunday he did not know in advance of plans for an anti-terror raid that triggered a bloodbath in which 44 police commandos were killed. Manuel Roxas, who is in […]