Filipinos begin race for presidency, 18,000 other offices

MANILA, Philippines - The race for the Philippine presidency next year began on...democracies.Vice President Jejomar Binay filed his certificate of candidacy before Manila's Commission on Elections with Sen. Gregorio Honasan as his vice presidential...
Nation and World
Rights group: Filipino child miners risk lives in gold mines

MANILA, Philippines - Thousands of Filipino children, some as young as 9 years old, risk their lives by working in illegal, small-scale...
Nation and World
Court: Turn signals aren't required at roundabouts

...which Alaska's traffic laws are based, was last updated in 2000, a year before the state's first roundabout was built at Manila Square in Juneau. Today, there are fewer than two dozen across the state."Because the signaling provisions of the Uniform...
China's devaluing of currency could reverberate globally

...China's exchange rate policy" but would help to support flagging economic growth.___Rugaber contributed from Washington. AP Economics Writer Paul Wiseman in Washington and AP Writer Teresa Cerojano in Manila contributed to this report.
Not For Web
Strongest typhoon of the year slams Philippines

MANILA, Philippines - One of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded slammed into...area.The storm was not expected to directly hit the flood-prone capital, Manila, further north.The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council...
One of world's strongest storms hits Philippines

MANILA, Philippines - One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central...was north of Palawan province, 320 kilometers (200 miles) southwest of Manila, and had weakened a bit with sustained winds of 215 kph (134 mph).Forecasters...
Regional News
Filcom, Inc. commemorates a national hero

The Filipino Community, Inc. together with its members gathered in Manila Square downtown to pay tribute to a national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. June 19 of this year marks the 153rd anniversary of the Philippines...
Photo: A moment of zen

Buck Evans, a piano player at the Red Dog Saloon, takes a break to sit out in the rain in Manila Square on Tuesday. Evans said the rain was both refreshing and good for business as tourists seeked shelter.
Kodiak man, SKorean among 7 dead in Philippine fire

MANILA, Philippines - A fire swept through a hotel...U.S. naval base west of the capital, Manila, said police Senior Inspector Gil Arizo...about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Manila, is a popular beach destination, especially...
Philippine volcano spews rocks, killing 5 climbers

MANILA, Philippines - One of the Philippines' most active volcanoes rumbled to...8,070-foot) mountain about 340 kilometers (212 miles) southeast of Manila has erupted about 40 times during the last 400 years.In 2010, thousands...


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