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Minorities overtake whites in U.S. births

By Robert MacPherson WASHINGTON, May 17, 2012 (AFP) – For the first time ever, white births in the United States are no longer in the majority, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates Thursday that underscored the growth of the Hispanic population. Hispanics, blacks, Asians,...
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Boxing champion becomes Bible champion

Baguio City, Philippines – He runs early morning; takes a break to rest in late morning until past noon. In mid-afternoon, he goes to the gym to train. This is typical training schedule for any boxer. But when evening comes, this particular boxer becomes preacher. “Dati,...
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PHL to continue documenting Panatag shoal ‘destruction’

MANILA, May 5 (Mabuhay) – Philippine authorities will continue to document the alleged destruction of Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal by the activities of Chinese fishermen, but will not do anything to escalate the tension there, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential...
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Asia’s architectural treasures ‘vanishing’ among them Fort Santiago: specialists

By Sebastian Smith NEW YORK, May 3, 2012 (AFP) – Asia’s architectural treasures, from a Buddhist monastery in Afghanistan to an ancient city in China, are in danger of vanishing under a tide of economic expansion, war and tourism, experts said Thursday. The Global...
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Growing population a boon for PHL economy

MANILA, May 2 (Mabuhay) – The Aquino government sees the country’s rising population as more of a boon, rather than a bane it was to the economy in the past. They are investing more to feed the young population, educate them and keep them healthy. The government says the...
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PHL stays on US intellectual property watch list

MANILA, May 2 (Mabuhay) – The Philippines remains on the United States’ intellectual property rights (IPR) watch list because of various law enforcement issues, changes to the Patent Law and pending amendments to the copyright law, according to the US government. In a Special...
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Erap begins campaign attack: ‘Police mentality’ no longer working in Manila

MANILA, May 3 (Mabuhay) – Former President Joseph Estrada on Thursday said a “police mentality” is no longer solving problems in Manila, anticipating an electoral showdown with retired police general and incumbent Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim for the city’s top elective post...
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Pacquiao wwept up in Linsanity

Boxing champ to meet with Jeremy Lin in New York  tomorrow By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 – Like much of America, Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao has been swept up in Linsanity. “I’m so proud of Jeremy Lin,” Pacquiao told Balita Media after a press...
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Joel Bander faces more legal problems as more victims surface

By Rhony Laigo JOEL BANDER, the lawyer who now claims to have been set up probably by his own victims or by those who have an axe to grind against him in what is turning out to be a celebrated sex scandal that he allegedly committed in the Philippines, may yet face more legal...
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Dr. Manny Calayan: We were never shut down

Dr. Manny Calayan speaks to the media and says operations at the Calayan clinic in Los Angeles never stopped despite a sting conducted by the Medical Board last year.