PHILIPPINES NEWS AGENCY

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Filipina cyclist Ariana Thea Patrice Dormitorio displayed her awesome form to win the Cross Country Olympics (XCO) Women Elite category in the second leg of the 2017 Asia Mountain Bike (MTB) Series held recently in Tambunan, Sabah, Malaysia. The 21-year-old cyclist from Iloilo City finished the 21-kilometer (4.4km x 5…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police and military operatives have arrested a suspected Abu Sayyaf Group bandit, involved in the abduction of plantation workers in Basilan in 2001, a police official said on Saturday. Chief Insp. Elmer Solon, Police Station 4 chief, identified the arrested suspect as Hamad Ajijul Susulan alias “Hajer Sailani”…

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ILOILO CITY: Some parts of Iloilo province will experience 11-hour power interruption this Sunday, according to the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) 6. NGCP-6 said it scheduled a shutdown of some of its transmission facilities from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. under the Iloilo Electric Cooperative Inc. I…

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TACLOBAN CITY: Expedition cruise ships will drop anchor off the three picturesque and historical islands of Eastern Visayas in 2018, making the year the busiest for the region’s rising cruise tourism, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said on Thursday. The Tourism department said this is the first the region will…

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DAVAO CITY: City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has demanded an apology from Mega Harbour Port and Development Corporation for calling her “reckless, callous, and unethical individual” over the termination of the joint venture agreement of the P39-billion mixed-use coastline development project in Davao. In a letter obtained from reliable sources from…

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LOS BAÑOS, Laguna: Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) inaugurated here a building envisioned as a staging platform to further amplify the message of conserving biodiversity in one of the fastest-growing regions in the world. Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee, Deputy Secretary General of Asean Socio-Cultural Community, underscored the importance…

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Filipina mountain biker Ariana Dormitorio is ready for her participation in the second leg of the 2017 Asia Mountain Bike Series in Tambunan, Sabah, Malaysia. The 21-year-old cyclist from Iloilo City has been training extensively since winning the first leg of the Series in Yawatahama, Japan last April. Dormitorio is…

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Top seeds Francis Casey Alcantara of the Philippines and Yuichi Ito of Japan won their opening-round match on Tuesday in the men’s doubles of the $15,000 Thailand Futures tournament in Nonthaburi. Alcantara, who was born and raised in Cagayan de Oro City, and the Osaka-based Ito scored a 6-3, 6-3…

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Charmaine Skye Chua hopes to perform well in the 2017 Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy competition in Hong Kong. She and fellow skaters Skye Frances Patenia, Kate Orrock and Veronica Clare Eid will leave on Tuesday to compete in the August 2-5 tournament at the Megabox in Kwun Tong. Chua,…

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Philippines’ Carlo Biado won the gold in men’s pool finals, beating Great Britain Jayson Shaw, 11-7 in the World Games in Wroclaw, Poland. Biado’s sterling performance gave the Philippines its first ever gold in the World Games, a world competition of non-olympic games held every four years, according to Robert…

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