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GM Wesley So of PH wins Quebec Open

Youthful Wesley So of the Philippines, 17,  took clear first place kin the Quebec Open Chess Championship organized by the Quebec Chess Federation 21st to 28th July, 2012, at the beautiful venue College Brebeuf in Montreal, Canada. Wesley clinched the victory with a win in the final round against GM Bator Sambuev, Canada’s top board in 

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Philippines finishes Olympic run, still no medals

By Natashya Gutierrez MANILA, Philippines – Team Philippines is officially out of the Olympics after its final bet, BMX cyclist Daniel Caluag failed to advance Thursday, August 9. Caluag was eliminated from the quarterfinals of the BMX men’s event after he finished last in his heat with 29 points. Only the top four of each 

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Health not priority under Aquino’s 2013 budget

“Once charity patients from indigent families without PhilHealth coverage are turned away from public hospitals, many will be forced to simply wait for death even if they are suffering from what originally were treatable diseases.” By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Emmi de Jesus is fuming mad. According to 

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‘2013 budget for electioneering, PPPs’

“The budget continues to prop up defective policies imposed by foreign creditors such as privatization while allocating huge resources for CCT dole-outs to conceal the harsh social impact of such programs and automatically setting aside a significant portion for debt servicing.” – Bayan By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – As the House of Representatives 

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WHO on RH bill: No politics, just facts

MANILA, Philippines – It’s not about political pressure. It’s about the facts. An official of the World Health Organization (WHO) belied statements of critics of the Reproductive Health (RH) bill that the measure should not be passed just because of pressure from international bodies. WHO Country Representative to the Philippines Dr Soe Nyunt-U reiterated the 

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10 most outstanding students of PH chosen

By Voltaire Tupaz Rappler.com MANILA, Philippines — Ten most outstanding students of the Philippines were awarded by President Benigno Aquino III in the Heroes Hall in Malacañang on Thursday, August 2. (Read story…)

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Conflict displaces 24,000 in Maguindanao

By Karlos Manlupig DAVAO CITY, Philippines – A total of 5,130 families or 24,755 residents of Maguindanao province in southern Philippines were displaced by the ongoing conflict between government troops and members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). The residents fled their homes fearing they would get caught in the middle of the gunfire, 

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Peace talks resume after deadly attacks

By Rappler.com MANILA, Philippines – Government negotiators and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) resumed peace talks in the aftermath of attacks by a breakaway faction of the rebel group. The two panels met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday, August 7, for the start of the 30th formal exploratory talks. Government Peace Panel Chairman 

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‘End killings of activists’ – international group

“The rate at which human rights defenders are being killed in the Philippines is shocking.” – CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – A global civil society network has joined the local human rights group Karapatan in urging the Aquino administration to end extrajudicial killings. (Read story…)

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60 dead, 2.4 million affected

HEAVY RAINS CAUSED BY STORM-ENHANCED MONSOON MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – At least 60 people died after Metro Manila and parts of Luzon were battered by heavy rains brought by the southwest monsoon, latest data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) showed. In a report released Friday morning, NDRRMC reported 11 more 

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