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Top religious leaders gather in Long Beach, declare commitment to work together for peace

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Over 100 religious leaders from across North America and hundreds of university students gathered at the Grand Event Center in Long Beach for the 2014 Religious Leaders Peace Conference, hosted by the international non-profit organization Heavenly Culture,...
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Philippine Airlines reports bigger net loss

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine Airlines’ parent firm said Wednesday it suffered a net loss of $205.15 million in the nine months to December, bigger than its loss for the whole of the previous fiscal year. PAL Holdings cited higher charges and maintenance costs and lower...
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Help Illima represent 67,000 heroes in DC

My name is Ilima. I need help to get to Washington DC to represent the state of Hawaii in the National History Day Competition. I have worked hard since November 2013 on my research and have successfully competed at the District and State level. I am one of the top two students...
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Lea Salonga, Lou Diamond Phillips, Apl.de.Ap, Christine Rocas, Rodell Rosel lead celebrities in Haiyan concert

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Award-winning Broadway artist Lea Salonga, Hollywood actor Lou Diamond Phillips, tenor Rodell Rosel, ballet dancer Christine Rocas, singer Apl.de.ap and a host of other celebrities will come together in the nation’s capital for a benefit concert for victims of...
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PHL hopes deal reached before Obama visit

New defense accord means more US troops MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines said Friday it hopes to complete a new defense accord with the United States ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama this month, as a territorial dispute with China simmers. The chief Philippine negotiator,...
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When winning is worse than losing

In any sport, winning is not necessarily everything. In boxing, winning can be worse than losing. “After you win a fight that people think you didn’t deserve, instead of coming out to the public walking tall, you come out with your face down, hoping nobody reminds you of that...
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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 fight, which was...
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Palace: Gov’t to ensure aviation upgrade to be sustained

MANILA (Mabuhay) – After the country regained the much-coveted Category 1 status from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Malacañang on Saturday assured the public that the government will ensure that the Philippine aviation upgrade will be sustained. In an...
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Henares reminds Pacquiao: Settle P2.6-B tax deficiency

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A day after he regained his WBO welterweight title, boxing champ and congressman Manny Pacquiao still faces a tough fight against Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Henares. Henares once again reminded Pacquiao to settle his previous tax...
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Sen. Leland Yee denies gun-running plot after FBI sting

By Stephanie Rice SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Chinatown gangsters, gun-smuggling, Muslim rebels in the Philippines and a shady character called “Shrimp Boy.” Oh, and envelopes full of cash from mobsters. It may sound like the plot of a cable television mini-series, but FBI agents say...