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Newsday Philippines October 20, 2012

Newsday coverage

Benefits outweigh risks in Philippines peace deal
-- A tentative roadmap to peace in the southern Philippines announced this week is the first major step in the latest attempt to end a long and bloody insurgency waged by minority Muslims in the predominantly Christian nation. It carries the risk of failure Read more »

Philippines, Muslim rebels forge peace pact
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III announced Sunday that his government has reached a preliminary peace deal with the nation's largest Muslim rebel group in a major breakthrough toward ending a decades-long insurgency.Aquino said the "framework agreem Read more »

Philippines: Marcos clothes have no historic value
presidential seal on top of a box of 100 shirts which had reddish stains and a sleeve that was nearly torn off.The Marcoses fled the Philippines at the climax of an army-backed "people power" revolt which became a harbinger of change in authoritarian regimes Read more »

Asian casino boom aims to lure region's new rich
foreign gamblers but church leaders say it would promote "a culture of gambling" in the conservative, majority Roman Catholic Philippines.Gambling "foments addiction, foments indolence, foments a mentality of chance and it destroys families," said Retired Read more »

Quake off Philippines spurs small tsunami; 1 dead
still jittery from the temblor remained in evacuation centers Saturday, officials said.The magnitude-7.6 quake struck off the Philippines' east coast late Friday, killing one person in a house collapse, knocking out power in several towns and spurring panic Read more »

Philippines eyeing joint sea patrol with neighbors
-- The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia are considering joint patrols of their sea borders to combat piracy, smuggling and the movement of al-Qaida -linked militants, a top defense official said Thursday.The proposal was discussed when Philippine Defense Read more »

Philippine Airlines to buy 54 Airbus jets
after Philippine food and beer conglomerate San Miguel Corp. acquired major stakes in PAL and its affiliate budget carrier Air Philippines Corp. earlier this year.PAL, which currently has 39 aircraft, also plans to buy another 46 aircraft from Airbus and other Read more »

'Survivor' casts Jeff Kent, 'Facts of Life's' Lisa Whelchel
roster for "Survivor: Philippines," bowing Sept. 25, most notably Jeff Kent, the standout second baseman for the Dodgers and Giants - and a few OK seasons with the early '90s Mets; and Lisa Whelchel, best known as Blair Warner from "The Facts of Life.' Her Read more »

Workers at Philippine weather agency stage protest
-- Hundreds of workers at the Philippines ' weather agency have staged a protest over unpaid cash benefits, but promised not to walk out as the country grapples with recent massive flooding and a passing storm.Protest leader Ramos Agustin says weathermen, Read more »

Filipino miner rescued after 1 week underground
who pleaded for help from tribal deity say they have saved a miner trapped for a week in a collapsed tunnel in the northern Philippines .Police Supt. Mario Mayam-es, a member of the Igorot indigenous group in Benguet province, said their efforts to pull out Read more »

Philippine troops rescue hijacked crewmen
ore to deliver to Davao City in the Philippines .The commander says the pirates sailed to Celebes Sea between Borneo and the Philippines and abandoned the crewmen Monday.He says government-armed militiamen manning an outpost overlooking the sea rescued the Read more »

China dubs tiny island new city in sea claim bid
has rattled other claimants, Beijing is "not stoking tensions on its own.""South East Asian claimants, with Vietnam and the Philippines in the forefront, are now more forcefully defending their claims -- and enlisting outside allies -- with considerable energy," Read more »

Manila OKs pact allowing drills with Aussie troops
its military amid new tension and alarm over renewed territorial conflicts in the South China Sea involving China, the Philippines and four other claimants.A standoff that erupted between Chinese and Filipino government ships in April at the Scarborough Shoal Read more »

US lawmakers blame China over maritime disputes
vital sea lanes that could be used to choke off commerce and oil shipments. She said the U .S. would stand by its allies, the Philippines and Japan."Other global crises must not distract from our vital national interests in the South China Sea and the western Read more »

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