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Report: China building airstrip on reclaimed island

BEIJING — China is building an airstrip on an artificially created island in a disputed section of the South China Sea, according to independent analysts, a move the U.S. has warned could raise tensions in the area.

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Ombud to charge Pichay, other ex-LWUA execs for anomalous bank acquisition

FORMER officials of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA), including then chairman Prospero Pichay Jr., and 21 others will be charged before the Sandiganbayan for the anomalous acquisition of a thrift bank in 2009, the Office of the Ombu

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Ex-Cebu mayor faces raps over fertilizer fund scam

MANILA -- A former Cebu mayor and ex-municipal treasurer would be charged before the Sandiganbayan after the Office of the Ombudsman found probable cause for the anomalous implementation of P6-million worth of fertilizer.

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Vietnam searches for 2 missing fighter jet pilots

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnamese authorities were searching Friday for two pilots who went missing on a training exercise.

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Philippines waiting for 'concrete manifestation' for US role in Asia-Pacific

MALACAÑANG said Thursday that the Philippines is waiting for a "concrete manifestation" from the United States regarding its possible role to ensure peace and stability in the region amid China's aggressive reclamation works in the West Philippine

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Pimentel calls for probe into food poisoning incidents

SENATOR Aquilino Pimentel III has asked the Senate committees on health and local governments to conduct inquiry into the incidents of food poisoning in the country amid an investigation into a suspected milk tea poisoning in Manila.

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Aquino won't review DOJ report on Mamasapano clash

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III is not inclined to review the result of the investigation being conducted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the anti-terrorism operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao that left 44 police commandos dead.

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Cayetano: Iqbal's real name is Datucan Abas

SENATOR Alan Peter Cayetano has released documents concerning the identity of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal.

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