The Manila Times

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In contrast to the previous rotational brown-out, power outages in Mindanao has worsen with a daily duration of eight to nine hours brown-out, particularly in Kidapawan City and North Cotabato province alone, due to reported on-going maintenance on two power generators in the provinces of Lanao del Norte and Misamis…

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AMID growing fears about online surveillance and data theft, Americans are increasingly taking steps to remove or mask their digital footprints on the Internet, a study showed on Thursday. The Pew Research Center report said 86 percent of US Internet users have taken some steps to avoid online surveillance by…

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A Chinese official who became known as “Brother Watch” because of his taste for luxury timepieces was convicted of corruption and sentenced to 14 years in prison on Thursday, reports said. Yang Dacai first came under scrutiny from Chinese Internet users after he was pictured grinning broadly as he assessed…

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On top of filing a diplomatic protest against China, the Philippines is gearing up for an intensified defense training against external threats in light of fresh Chinese incursions in Manila’s exclusive economic zones in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), diplomatic officials said on Thursday. Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert…

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World leaders meet on Thursday at a G20 summit in Russia where US President Barack Obama will strive to bridge deep divisions over his push for military action against the Syrian regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Obama cleared the first hurdle on Wednesday in his race to win domestic…

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The Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives goes to the polls this weekend for a presidential election that will test its young democracy 18 months after a violent change in leadership. Political unrest in February 2012 briefly threatened the country’s vital tourism sector, which draws a million well-heeled visitors a…

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Officials of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) working under Task Force Basulta (or the island provinces of Basilan, Sulum and Tawi-Tawi) are set to meet with Malacañang counterparts in Zamboanga City next week on the impending deportation of some 600,000 undocumented Filipinos in Sabah. Task Force Basulta works…

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The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Thursday that Palawan and Visayas will experience cloudy and rainy weather due to an active Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). Pagasa said that except for most parts of the country, the ITCZ is expected to affect Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon…