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  • JOY FOREVER IN THE GLADNESS OF GOD'S LIGHT[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/10/2016 7:16:57 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Juggling things is not what I would have you do so inquire of me and recognize the sound of my voice through others with great humility for as David waited for the sound of my heavenly army through the trees truly I will sound out through the mighty oaks I have placed in the forest of your life. So listen to the rustling of my spirit's breath moving through this garden of your life and be drawn to my fruit for truly there is no other fruit that bears my eternal fragrance and life and you can eat the leaves...
  • A BEATIFUL REFRESHING IS HERE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2016 10:11:08 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    I saw a huge waterfall pouring over a beautiful rock formation and the water looked like liquid glass so pure and transparent you could see all the rocks behind it . All around the base of the waterfall were people and they were enjoying the refreshing spray and droplets covering them as a beautiful misty spray and the droplets just seemed to hang in the air effortlessly and the sound of the waterfalls was the roar of His Voice. As I looked over where the water goes over the falls I saw Jesus with his bare feet standing in the...
  • Ocean Search for Malaysian Airliner Finds 2nd Shipwreck [MH370]

    01/14/2016 4:13:34 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Voice of America ^ | January 13, 2016 | Associated Press
    story from AP, so, not risking an excerpt.
  • Hong Kong pilot spots debris in Vietnamese waters

    03/11/2014 3:51:38 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 243 replies
    CCTV English ^ | 03-11-2014 0617 bjt | James
    The Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong has received a pilot’s report that a large amount of debris was spotted in Vietnamese waters. The pilot, flying a Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur plane, says the debris is located about 60 kilometres southeast of Vietnamese city Vung Tau, some 500 kilometers from where the Malaysian jetliner lost contact with air traffic controllers. The department has submitted the message to the relevant authorities.
  • Oil rig worker says he saw missing plane go down: report

    03/12/2014 12:33:06 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 167 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/12/14 | By Jessica Chasmar
    <p>ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff has obtained a letter that an oil rig worker in Vietnam wrote to his employer claiming he saw Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 go down in flames.</p> <p>Mr. Woodruff tweeted an image of the letter saying, “Oil rig worker claims in employer confirmed letter-he saw the plane go down. Vietnamese say they found nothing.”</p>
  • My Theory on the Malaysian Airliner

    03/14/2014 5:24:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, the Malaysian airline. I've got a theory. Let me try this theory on you. Of all the search teams, which do you think is the best, has the highest available tech? Well, you got a ChiCom search team; you got the Malaysian airline search team; you got a US search team. Which team do you think probably -- (interruption) It is us. If you want to find out where the plane is, my theory is look at where the US is searching. How about this? How about this theory? How about the jet is flying along...
  • Philippines to offer US military use of eight bases

    01/14/2016 1:10:20 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 14 January 2016 | Agence-France Presse
    The Philippines is set to offer the US military use of eight bases, a military spokesman has said, after the country’s supreme court upheld a security agreement with Washington forged in the face of rising tensions with China. The facilities include the former US Clark airbase and air and naval facilities on the southwestern island of Palawan which faces the South China Sea, the focus of territorial disputes with China.
  • No Longer divided but One Body In Christ Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/09/2016 3:42:51 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible, Holy Spirit ^ | 1-9-16 | Holy Spirit , Bible
    Solomon"s seal is coming into play, This is not just another day, For I have woven my body into one, And this is something that must be done, So stay within the fabric of my Word, Dismiss the lies that you have heard, For the eye of the needle waits for you, But only in true unity may you pass through, So let the child within begin,for a pure heart is free of sin, Allow my virtue to take you through, That is my spirit inside of you! Galatians 3:28 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor...
  • Vietnam, Philippines protest Chinese test flight on disputed reef

    01/03/2016 4:35:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | 01/03/2016 | te-ping chen
    [Red] China said it landed a test flight on a newly completed airfield in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, a sign of its growing military capabilities in the region. The flight drew a quick protest from Vietnam, which said China had “seriously violated” its sovereignty. A Philippines foreign ministry spokesman said Manila, another claimant in the Spratlys, also planned to lodge a protest with the Chinese.
  • Fire tears through impoverished Manila neighborhood

    01/01/2016 8:06:32 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    cbs ^ | January 1, 2016, 4:05 AM | ap
    New Year's firecrackers left at least one man dead and 380 others injured, and caused a fire that gutted 1,000 shanties in the Philippines despite rain and a government warning campaign, officials said Friday. A drunken man lit a dynamite-like firecracker called "Goodbye Philippines" and embraced it in Manila as it exploded, ripping his jaw and killing him, Health Secretary Janet Garin announced. Fire officials said a rocket lit by revelers set an abandoned hut ablaze, sparking a fire that razed about 1,000 shanties in Manila's Tondo slum district and displacing several thousand families. Many superstitious Filipinos usher in the...
  • IN 1844, THE PHILIPPINES SKIPPED A DAY; IT TOOK DECADES BEFORE THE WORLD NOTICED

    12/31/2015 1:34:23 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | December 30, 2015 | SARAH LASKOW
    ORIGINAL TITLE: IN 1844, THE PHILIPPINES SKIPPED A DAY, AND IT TOOK DECADES FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD TO NOTICE The southern Philippines, in an 1852 map (Image: Geographicus Rare Antique Maps/Wikimedia)One of the marvels of modern civilization is that, for the most part, humans all around the globe have agreed on one system for counting days and hours. This is a recent development. While people have generally relied on the cycles of the moon, Earth and sun to measure time, at least 80 different calendars have been used, some more closely aligned than others.And no system is perfect....
  • HIS Eye is on the sparrow His eyes are on your soul[charismatic Caucus]

    12/18/2015 7:08:38 AM PST · by Jedediah
    My eye is on the sparrow but do you not see? The coming catastrophe, For your sustainment does not come from man, But from My very hand, And so it is with your soul, That I created so only I know, What it takes for you to be sustained, It is found in My Blood, My Spirit, My very name, JESUS IS LORD must be your call, For Truly I AM your all, so come to your Creator for it is Me, I AM your Tree and River of Life come eat and drink and be set free, Free from...
  • AN IMMEDIATE HARVEST AND BREAKTHROUGH

    12/16/2015 4:47:27 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Supernatural responses have been enacted in my children now against the enemies of my heart and the table is about to be turned in their favor bringing my children the breakthrough to not only overcome but to take back the land from the enemy for an immediate Harvest ! He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame. Revelation 14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle, and reap, for the...
  • In Philippines' Presidential Race, A Chaotic Cast Of Characters

    12/03/2015 4:56:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | November 7, 2015 | Michael Sullivan
    If you think the Republican presidential field is crowded, spare a moment for the Philippines. A record 130 candidates have filed to become president in 2016. A colorful cast turned out to register for the race late last month at the election commission headquarters in Manila. There were dragon dancers, and a man dressed as the hero of a recent blockbuster — Heneral Luna, a chest-thumping, jingoistic war movie that's landed right in the public's wheelhouse, given the hysteria over China's reclamation projects in the South China Sea. One of the 130 candidates who filed, a newspaper vendor, promises to...
  • US Marine Found Guilty of Killing Transgender Filipino

    12/01/2015 12:13:45 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 108 replies
    Military.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Teresa Cerojano and Jim Gomez
    A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted a U.S. Marine of killing a Filipino last year after he discovered she was a transgender woman in a hotel in the Philippines while he was on a break after participating in joint military exercises in the country. Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton was convicted of homicide by first strangling Jennifer Laude and then dunking her head into a toilet bowl in the hotel they had checked into after meeting in a disco bar in Olongapo city, northwest of Manila. He was sentenced to 6-12 years in jail, with time already spent in detention...
  • JESUS THE WORD[Charismatic Caucus]

    11/30/2015 9:37:44 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I AM the Author of My WORD there is no other and though others place man in this place by names, occasions or people "I AM THE WORD" and it MY SPIRIT speaking directly to you as these verses are read and spoken , yeah even meditated on. So Truly as My Word "It is written" it was only as these men journaled out My Heart that today it is given to you! So be my Scribe and sit at my feet for I have fresh Manna for each of you daily and it is I that desire you to...
  • Air Force returns to supersonic jet age (Philippines)

    11/30/2015 5:00:25 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Philippine Daily Inquirer ^ | November 27th, 2015 | Julie M. Aurelio
    The military is planning to utilize its newly acquired FA-50 fighter jets in several air bases in the country in a bid to bring back the “supersonic jet age” of the Philippine Air Force (PAF). Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said they are eyeing air bases in Pampanga, Zambales and Palawan where the new FA-50 lead-in fighter trainer jets from South Korea will be making their home. These are the Basa Air Base in Floridablanca, Pampanga, in Subic Bay, Zambales, and the Antonio Bautista Air Base in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. Two FA-50 lead-in fighter trainer jets bought from the Korea...
  • Greatest of All Sea Battles

    11/19/2015 6:43:05 AM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies
    US Naval Institue ^ | October, 1994 | Lieutenant Commander Thomas J Cutler(Retired)
    The Battle of Leyte Gulf was the biggest and most multifaceted naval battle in history. It involved hundreds of ships, nearly 200,000 participants, and spanned more than 100,000 square miles. Some of the largest and most powerful ships ever built were sunk, and thousands of men went to the bottom of the sea with them. Every facet of naval warfare—air, surface, subsurface, and amphibious—was involved in this great struggle, and the weapons used included bombs of every type, guns of every caliber, torpedoes, mines, rockets, and even a forerunner of the modern guided missile. But more than mere size...
  • DUTERTE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT !

    11/22/2015 5:34:38 AM PST · by knarf · 12 replies
    Inqirer.net (Philippine) ^ | November 22, 2015
    A man who. not too long ago was happy to remain Mayor, has decided to run for the presidency and I have a theory about that ...
  • US Navy edges back to Subic Bay in Philippines – under new rules

    11/13/2015 11:19:55 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 51 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 12, 2015 | Ralph Jennings
    When this Philippine coastal town rid itself two decades ago of a giant US naval base, it wanted to shake off a colonial past and reject the “ugly Americans.” Yet today the town is once again welcoming American military personnel and viewing the US as a vanguard against an increasingly pushy China. The US Navy began using the base in Subic Bay last year to deliver materiel and personnel for annual joint military exercises. Some 6,000 US personnel came to Subic in April, and are set to return for exercises in 2016 in agreement with Philippine authorities, according to a...
  • South China Sea disputes increasing demand for U.S. security presence: Pentagon chief

    11/01/2015 2:06:10 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Nov 1, 2015 12:58am EDT | Yeganeh Torbati
    Disputes over territory in the South China Sea are causing countries in the region to increase their demand for an American security presence, the U.S. defense chief said on Sunday.
  • Philippines Does Not Want to Take Muslim "Refugee" Migrants

    10/29/2015 9:50:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/29/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
      The Philippines already has a major problem with Muslim terror. It isn't looking to expand the scope of that problem. And who can blame it? Philippine President Benigno Aquino said his country cannot afford to take in Australian-processed refugees permanently. Aquino said the Philippines is “seriously considering” and “studying” a proposal by the Australian government for his country to take in refugees. But he told reporters there were a few factors to consider. Earlier this month, Australia’s immigration minister said the foreign ministers of the two countries were in talks about a potential deal wherein Australia would provide...
  • JESUS Love for us is Endless . . .[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/26/2015 8:27:32 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Isaiah, ^ | Holy Spirit
    My love for you is endless as a waterfall, There is nothing that can stop it, nothing all, Soft as a rose pedal and sweet as a pea, Truly there is nothing that loves like me, For I AM the substance of this living oil, I fill the lampstands of gladness with it and it never spoils, For My love for you is pure, eternal, and true, I burn perpetually for you, A love so strong there is no weapon made, That can tear its canopy your eternal shade, A love eternally blossoming as Aaron's Rod for you, My Bride,...
  • October 25 anniversary of 3 major battles: Agincourt, charge of the Light Brigade and Leyte Gulf

    10/25/2015 6:51:24 PM PDT · by harpygoddess · 40 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 10/25/2015 | HarpyGoddess
    Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt (wiki) in 1415, when the English under King Henry V defeated the French on St. Crispin's Day (25 October) of that year. Henry (1387-1422) followed his father King Henry IV to the throne in 1413 and two years later announced his claim to the French throne and rekindled the Hundred Years War by invading Normandy. This is also the anniversary of the "the charge of the Light Brigade" (wiki) at the Battle of Balaclava on 25 October 1854. Although of relatively little importance in the larger context of the Crimean War,...
  • WE CARRY THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/21/2015 4:46:48 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    bible,Holy Spirit ^ | 10-21-15 | bible
    "This ring shall not be shaken , These keys shall never fall , I've given you my fullness , I've given you my all", Here are The Keys To The Kingdom ,seek me first in all you do , NOT just the big things BUT IN EVERY MATTER OF YOUR HEART , if you do this the Other KEYS will reveal themselves to you !
  • Philippine Bureau of Immigration orders US Marine Pemberton deported

    10/20/2015 2:28:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Philippine Star ^ | 10/20/2015 | By Evelyn Macairan
    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) has issued a deportation order against US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton even as he is still on trial for the killing of a Filipino transgender last year. But the BI clarified the deportation order could not be immediately enforced pending clearance from the Olongapo City Regional Trial Court Branch 74, which is hearing Pemberton’s case. The Marine is being tried for the murder of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude in October last year inside a motel room in Olongapo. BI spokesperson Elaine Tan said yesterday the bureau wanted Pemberton deported...
  • Philippines braced as Typhoon Koppu makes landfall

    10/17/2015 6:38:21 PM PDT · by moose07 · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 oct 2015 | BBC
    Authorities in the Philippines have cancelled flights and ordered thousands of people in coastal areas to evacuate as Typhoon Koppu hits the country. The slow-moving storm made landfall near the town of Casiguran on the main island of Luzon on Sunday morning. Koppu is predicted to bring three days of torrential rain, triggering floods, storm surges and possibly landslides. Disaster officials said a few thousand people living in vulnerable coastal areas had already sought shelter. Earlier, President Benigno Aquino made a televised warning, the first time he had done so since Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, which killed more than...
  • US naval chief asserts navigation rights in contested South China Sea

    10/15/2015 11:47:35 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 15, 2015 | By Robert Marquand
    A newly contentious phase appears to be under way in the South China Sea, where China has made expansive territorial claims, after the head of US naval operations said today in Tokyo that US vessels are free to travel “wherever international law allows." Echoing earlier remarks by US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, John Richardson, the US chief of naval operations, stated that, "It should not come as a surprise to anybody that we will exercise freedom of navigation wherever international law allows.” He added that "I don't see how this can be interpreted as provocative." A Chinese spokesman responded by...
  • Sailing in South China Sea not provocative, U.S. says

    10/15/2015 4:12:06 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:28am EDT | Tim Kelly and Megha Rajagopalan
    U.S. naval vessels sailing through international waters in the South China Sea, including areas claimed by China, cannot be considered provocative, the U.S. Navy's most senior uniformed officer said on Thursday, while a Chinese newspaper called for a firm response to any "unscrupulous" U.S. behavior. China has overlapping claims with Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei in the South China Sea, through which $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year. Beijing has warned it will not stand for violations of its territorial waters in the name of freedom of navigation. The United States says international law prohibits claiming...
  • India, U.S., Japan kick off naval drills likely to annoy China

    10/15/2015 4:05:22 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:24am EDT | Sanjeev Miglani
    India, Japan and the United States will hold joint naval exercises each year, Indian government sources said on Monday, as the three countries kicked off the first such drills in the Bay of Bengal in eight years, a move likely to concern China.
  • MH370: Man reports 'plane wreckage containing human remains and Malaysian flag found on Philippines'

    10/12/2015 5:11:51 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 22 replies
    Mirror ^ | 12 OCT 2015 | SAM ADAMS , SAM RKAINA
    MH370 speculation has been sparked again after reports of plane wreckage containing human remains and a Malaysian flag - on the Philippines. Audio and visual technician Jamil Omar went into a police station on Saturday to lodge the report after a relative spotted wreckage on the Tawi Tawi island in the south of the country, it has been reported. The Philippines is thousands of miles east of the last known radar location of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight, which vanished in March last year. And Tawi Tawi is 4,700 miles from Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, where confirmed MH370...
  • Teen’s Discovery of Skeleton-Filled Fuselage in Jungle Could Be MH370

    10/12/2015 6:02:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 12, 2015 | Emily Saul
    A teenager hunting for birds in the jungle of a Philippine island claims to have stumbled upon a fuselage “full of skeletons” and a Malaysian flag, and authorities believe it could be from missing Flight MH370. The coastal wreckage in Tawi Tawi was under investigation by local authorities in Malaysia’s Sabah region Monday. The finding was reported by Jamil Omar of Borneo, 46, who says his nephew made the grim discovery in September, but didn’t realize what it was as he has no access to television or newspapers.
  • Sabah police gets report claiming plane wreck with Malaysian flag found on Philippine island

    10/11/2015 8:38:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | October 11, 2015
    KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The police in the Malaysian state of Sabah have received a report claiming that an aircraft wreckage with the Malaysian flag painted on it was found on a southern Philippines island. The report was made by a man who said the wreckage with human remains inside was spotted by his nephew, from the southern Philippine island of Tawi Tawi, at Ubian Island in southern Phillippines several days ago. State Commissioner Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman said the man made the report at the Sandakan police station on Saturday (Oct 10). "This matter is being investigated,"...
  • ON CLINTON'S WATCH: Feds Nixed Deal for Plane Plot Tipoff

    09/25/2001 2:57:50 AM PDT · by Liz · 47 replies · 1,854+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/25/01 | GREG B. SMITH
    Terrorist told of plan to crash into CIA's HQ Two years ago, federal prosecutors turned down a cooperation offer from a terrorist who claimed he was part of a well-financed 1995 plot to crash an airplane into the CIA headquarters. Abdul Hakim Murad said he got his pilot's license after training at several American flight schools, including one that is now under scrutiny in the terror investigation. Murad was convicted in 1996 for his role in a highly choreographed scheme to blow up 12 U.S.-bound jetliners flying out of Southeast Asia. The Pakistani-born man said that in addition to the ...
  • MAKE GOD ALMIGHTY YOUR GOLD AND THE LORD YOUR PRECIOUS SILVER TREASURE[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/07/2015 9:40:43 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    bible ^ | 10-7-15 | bible
    My gold and silver represent Me, It really is not hard to see, Just lock your attention into my mind(Mind of Christ), For it is only here that you shall find, The Gold of The Father is His Glory , And the Silver My Righteousness when you believe in Me! For truly it is purchased when you spend your time, With The Father and The Son that you enter into the Divine! Then Holy Virtue is yours for you have been set free, By The Blood of The Lamb and the WORD of My Testimony, So come to The Father...
  • Philippines seen among least at risk

    09/30/2015 8:34:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Business World ^ | September 30, 2015 | Mikhail Franz E. Flores, Senior Reporter
    THE PHILIPPINES appears least vulnerable to major risks that could darken the economic growth outlook and affect the sovereign credit scores of emerging markets, debt watcher Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services said in a new report. In a Sept. 29 report, titled: “Who’s at Risk? Emerging Market Sovereigns are Facing Adverse Global Trends,” S&P cited three risks on the growth prospects of 22 emerging economies: capital outflows from developing to advanced markets once the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates, unwinding of domestic credit built up in recent years and China’s economic growth slowdown. Among 22 markets it assessed, the Philippines...
  • Why doesn’t America have a treaty pledging collective defense of Israel?

    09/25/2015 11:49:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | September 25, 2015 | James Stavridis
    It’s Time for a Formal U.S. Alliance With Israel Here’s a quick pop quiz: Which of the following nations do not enjoy the protection of a mutual military defense treaty — a formal alliance, if you will — with the United States. (You know this type of treaty, right? It is one that requires our nation, by force of treaty, to come to the defense of another nation if it is attacked.) So which nation are we not sworn to defend: 1. Philippines 2. Israel 3. Albania 4. Slovenia Very few U.S. citizens would get this one right. We are...
  • This Is The First 3D-Printed Hotel Suite In The World: Yes, It Has A 3D-Printed Jacuzzi

    09/22/2015 10:49:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Tech Times ^ | September 10, 2015 | Nicole Arce
    Forget 3D-printed food and 3D-printed cars. A hotel owner in the Philippines is 3D-printing an entire hotel suite, and unlike other 3D-printed buildings done before, this one will be completely and entirely operational, which means, if you're thinking of vacationing in the country soon, you'll be able to book a night at the 3D-printed suite. The Lewis Grand Hotel in Angeles City, Pampanga in the Philippines will soon have the very first 3D-printed hotel suite in the world. The idea to 3D print an entire room was proposed to hotel owner Lewis Yakich, materials science engineer and home builder from...
  • Tourists kidnapped in the Philippines

    09/22/2015 9:50:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | Sep 22, 2015
    State media report gunmen have kidnapped four people, including two Canadians and a Norwegian, from a resort in the southern Philippines. The official Philippines news agency reports the abductions took place Monday evening at the Oceanview Resort on Samal Island. ... The three foreigners are male, and the Norwegian is the manager of the resort. The southern Philippines has been plagued by unrest involving Islamist militants in recent years, including the taking of foreign hostages.
  • Philippines to complete 100 Go Negosyo centers in September (Business incubators)

    09/18/2015 8:24:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Rappler ^ | September 18, 2015 | Chrisee Dela Paz
    The centers are seen to help micro-, small-, and medium-scale entrepreneurs with business registration, financing, and market promotion.MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines expects to complete construction of 100 Go Negosyo centers by the end of September – 3 months ahead of target – providing micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) extra push to expand operations. "For Negosyo centers, we have 92 up already. We continue to monitor the progress of the centers. Anecdotally, we’ve seen that they’ve been able to help micro and small entrepreneurs," Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV told reporters on the sidelines of P&G Leadership College 2015...
  • Philippines Woos Arms Manufacturers

    09/09/2015 3:23:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Voice of America ^ | September 9, 2015 | Jason Strother and Malte Kollenburg
    BATAAN, PHILIPPINES—The Philippines ongoing territorial tensions with China have led it to try to modernize its military, which for years had one of the smallest budgets in Asia. The country is spending more on more advanced ships and planes, but it is also trying to entice arms manufacturers to set up shop locally. Each day 200,000 bullets are produced at the Government Arsenal. But it is not enough to supply the Philippine Armed Forces with the ammunition it requires. The facility’s director, Jonathan Martir, explained a plan to open a defense economic zone, a tax-free place for foreign arms manufacturers...
  • Golden State Warriors Star Stephen Curry Spices Up Filipino NBA Treat

    Curry led the Golden State Warriors to the NBA title overGolden State Warriors star Stephen Curry vowed to win a second straight National Basketball Association title during a visit to the Philippines on Saturday. Curry's visit to Manila was a godsend for the tens of millions of Filipinos who play or follow the game. "We feel like we're still the team to beat," the NBA's most valuable player (MVP) told reporters in the capital when asked about his team's odds of defending their title during the 2015-2016 season that starts on October 27.
  • How the Philippines Became Tech Startups’ New Source for Talent

    08/16/2015 5:59:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW ^ | 08/14/2015 | Oliver Segovia
    Fifteen years ago, Fort Bonifacio in the Philippines was a former military base still dotted with barracks built in World War II. Thanks to an aggressive privatization and conversion program, Bonifacio Global City — as the base is known today — is a modern, bustling financial district lined with blocks of skyscrapers, shopping malls, and luxury condos. The Southeast Asia city’s rapid growth echoes the story of the so-called “unicorns” — technology start-ups that rapidly grew to a billion-dollar valuation and beyond. So far, 2015 has produced 30 unicorns. But as start-ups mature, the grow-at-all-cost narrative will be replaced by...
  • Salt water for lamp designed to serve people without electricity

    07/29/2015 1:49:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    phys.org ^ | 07-27-2015 | by Nancy Owano
    A startup team calls their work a product. They also call it a social movement. Many people in the over-7,000 islands in the Philippines lack access to electricity .The startup would like to make a difference. Their main ingredient is salt. Their product is a lamp that takes two tablespoons of salt and a glass of water in order to work. This is from the Sustainable Alternative Lighting, or SALt Corp. This is a startup focused on delivering a cost effective, environmentally safe lamp that runs on salt water. Their lamp could be an alternative to kerosene/battery powered lamps and...
  • Soldier of Fortune? The Pro’s and Con’s to Contracting Overseas

    07/17/2015 11:20:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/17/2015 | Robert Spunga
    Today, there are hundreds of thousands of men and women working overseas on various contracts and making good money, probably two to three times what they can make in the United States. On top of that, they may even be eligible for the foreign earned income exclusion, which in 2014 meant that the first $99,200 of their total income earned overseas was excluded from being taxed at the Federal level (it’s higher for 2015). However – and I can’t emphasize this enough – they are earning it! Naturally, the best-paying jobs are in high-threat environments such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria,...
  • Boy Studying Outside McDonald's Gets Scholarship

    07/12/2015 6:15:03 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 8 replies
    A homeless boy who was pictured doing his homework by the light from a McDonald's has been inundated with offers of help. People who saw the photos have now donated cash, school supplies and a college scholarship - which he hopes will enable him to fulfil his dream of becoming a police officer. Daniel's mother, Christina Espinosa, said: "We're overjoyed. I don't know what I will do with all of these blessings. "Now, Daniel will not have to suffer just to finish his studies." The ABS-CBN channel tracked down the Cabrera family and found they did not have a permanent...
  • Rediscovering the American Spirit in the Philippines

    07/11/2015 9:29:06 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 36 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | May 11, 2015 | Paul M Winters
    For the third time in less than a decade, I find myself back in my adopted hometown of Cebu City, Philippines. While the specific purpose of my visit is business related, the timing of this venture was well-received as I found myself in need of a break from the divisive nature of the current political climate back in the States. My respite has been a busy one, one of professional demands mixed in with a bit of sightseeing and pleasure-seeking,  but what has struck me most about being back in the Philippines is a visual and emotional rediscovery of the...
  • China's "Ancestral" Claim to South China Sea Islands (Video)

    07/01/2015 1:31:49 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 6 replies
    China Uncensored ^ | Jul 1, 2015
    China has vowed to never back down from its aggressive territorial expansion into the South China Sea because it would shame their ancestors. What their ancestors would say about angering all their neighbors by building fake islands in the middle of the ocean is still unknown. China is locked in territorial conflicts with the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, and Malaysia over what amounts to $5 trillion dollars a year in shipping lanes. And sharing does not seem to be an option.
  • Same-sex marriage impossible in Philippines – Belmonte

    06/29/2015 9:09:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Philippine Star ^ | June 30, 2015 | Jess Diaz and Christina Mendez
    MANILA, Philippines - Same-sex marriage is impossible to be legalized in the country, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said yesterday. “From the point of view of our culture, it’s an impossibility for quite some time,” he told reporters. He said he does not see Congress approving a bill allowing same sex marriage because it is against the Filipinos’ culture. “The law lives within the culture and not the other way around,” he said. In the same breath, Belmonte said he does not see efforts to have Congress pass a divorce bill succeeding. “I don’t think we are going into something like...
  • More than 100 New Marine Species Were Just Discovered in the Philippines

    06/21/2015 2:13:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Smithsonian's Smart News ^ | June 19, 2015 | Marissa Fessenden
    The creatures hail from a rarely before explored region of the ocean's water column.Shallow waters can be easily explored by divers and the deep sea is now starting to be scanned by robotic submersibles. But there’s an in between part of the ocean where its too dark for divers to see and too shallow for bots to bother with. The area 150 to 500 feet deep is called the Twilight Zone, at the California Academy of Sciences. And recent expedition to those mysterious waters just off the coast of the Philippines revealed more than 100 new species, reports Grace Singer...