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Talon Vision and Amphibious Landing Exercises

U.S. Marines disembark from the amphibious assault ship USS Essex upon docking at Subic Bay Freeport Zone Tuesday Oct. 17, 2006 west of Manila to take part in the joint military exercises between the Philippines and the United States dubbed the Talon Vision and Amphibious Landing Exercises (PHIBLEX) FY Read more »

Philippines: The perfect storm

(GlobalVoices) More than twenty typhoons enter the Philippines every year. But super typhoon Milenyo (international name: Xangsane) which recently hit the northern part of the country shocked everyone with its ferociousness and the degree of destruction it left along its way. Metro Manila was severely damaged. Power blackouts gripped Read more »

Stand Up – UN Millennium Campaign

Youths with the words ‘Stand up against debt’ painted on their faces join a human chain to commemorate the fight against poverty, in Manila October 16, 2006. The Philippines remains one of the most impoverished nation in Southeast Asia. A report on Monday showed that the Philippines was falling Read more »

Filipino artists aim for longest painting record

MANILA, Oct. 15 — Artists from various parts of the Philippines will try to beat Iran’s longest painting on a continuous canvas when they simultaneously pick up their brushes on Monday, local media reported on Sunday.

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Students flunk key tests

The country’s public school students do not quite make the grade in five key subjects, the latest National Achievement Tests showed. Results of the tests for school year 2005-06, administered last March and obtained by The Manila Times, showed sixth graders and fourth-year students fared poorly in Math, Science, Read more »