The Manila Times

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A five-storey residential block collapsed in Mumbai at daybreak on Friday leaving up to 70 people feared trapped inside, in the latest building disaster to hit India’s financial capital. Crowds formed around the rubble of the completely flattened block, owned by the city’s civic administrative body, the Municipal Corporation of…

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President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Friday handed over boxes of goods to some soldiers who had figured in the fighting related to the Zamboanga City standoff. Palace deputy spokesman Abigail Valte said, the President brought with him: “4,000 bottles of Gatorade; 19 boxes or 4,000 strips of Enervon C; 5,000…

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ALARMED by the on-going armed confrontation and unfolding humanitarian crisis in the rebel-besieged Zamboanga City, the teachers’ group Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) on Friday asked the government and the Moro forces to end the violence in the southern part of the Philippines as thousands of families flee their homes. “Innocent…

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Moro rebels have freed a Catholic priest on Friday, but held on to over 100 others as government negotiations continue in an effort to free the remaining captives safely, officials said. But in the restive province of Basilan, fresh rebel attacks on Friday killed 2 people and wounded seven more…

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President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Friday dismissed fears that the ongoing standoff between the government forces and rebel groups could spread to other provinces. In a press conference in Zamboanga City, the President assured residents that the government has “overwhelming” number of forces and enough military equipment to end this…

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The World Bank said, in response to the growing concern of unemployment in the country, that the problem in the employment in the Philippines is not unemployment, but is underemployment. Karl Kendrick Chua, World Bank Philippines senior economist, told reporters on Friday that most of the labor force registered under…

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A House leader has opposed the planned 148-hectare, three-island Manila Bay reclamation project which would establish Manila Solar City, it was learned on Friday. Neophyte Rep. Douglas Hagedorn of Palawan province, Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Ecology, noted that the proposed Manila Solar City reclamation project of Manila…