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2009-11-24 06:50:00

LINCOLNWOOD, Ill., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Physically, it is built of adobe and stone. Looking deeper, however, one can see that it is made of much more, crafted of droughts, epidemics and vicious typhoons, composed of violent fighting, painful occupations and the glories of freedom.

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2009-11-02 13:58:46

Mirinae (Santi) caused 12 hours of flooding rains in the Philippines when it crossed the northern Luzon region over the weekend.

2009-07-02 08:51:00

MANILA, Philippines, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In his speech during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Pilot Biosphere Gasification Facility in the City of San Fernando in Pampanga, Mayor Oscar Rodriguez declared that the Biosphere Gasification Facility to be established in this City would eventually set the trend for a better world. With about a hundred people in attendance, composed of officials both from the local and national government, Spectrum Blue Steel Corporation and True...

2008-07-14 09:00:43

Magnitude 5 quake hits northernmost Philippine island MANILA, July 13 (Xinhua) -- A magnitude 5 quake rocked Batanes in the northernmost Philippines early Sunday morning, without causing damage or casualties, said the local TV network GMA News.

2006-08-08 03:00:00

Philippine soldiers appealed to reluctant villagers to leave their homes and farms near a shuddering volcano on Tuesday, as more intense seismic activity raised the risk of a violent eruption.

2006-08-07 22:35:00

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippines pushed for the faster evacuation of thousands of people near a shuddering volcano on Tuesday, but some were reluctant to leave their homes and farms despite the risk of an imminent eruption.

2006-07-29 03:37:24

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine police officers killed nine suspected members of a kidnap syndicate in a gunbattle on Saturday after a brief car chase in a province north of the capital Manila, officials said. None of the gang survived.

2005-12-08 02:21:43

MANILA (Reuters) - Floods triggered by heavy rains in the Philippines have killed two and affected more than 100,000 people, relief officials said on Thursday as they appealed for food, water and blankets.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.