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Philippines hopes pineapple peace plan will bear fruit

Source: Qatar Peninsula, Wed May 09, 2007
Manila, Philippines - The Philippine army plans to transform an insurgency-wracked island into the country's second largest pineapple producing region in an effort to end decades of bloodshed.

Workers Inn For $0.52 A Night Launched In Manila

Source: WayOdd, Fri May 04, 2007
Manila, Philippines - Tired or don't have enough fare to go home in Manila, Philippines?

Philippines attempts world record for breastfeeding

Story contains video Source: Union Tribune, Wed May 02, 2007
Manila, Philippines - About 10,000 mothers gathered on Wednesday in nearly 300 state and private hospitals, day-care centres and parks across the Philippines to raise awareness of breastfeeding and try to set a Guinness record for the event.

Pit Bull saves 2 women from deadly cobra, dies wagging his tail

Source: Canine Nation, Fri April 06, 2007
BARANGAY LAPASAN (Philippines) - On Monday, Feb. 12 at around 2 p.m., "Chief", an American Pit Bull Terrier, rescued Liberata la Victoria, 87, and her granddaughter Maria Victoria Fronteras from a deadly cobra which had entered their house through an opening in the kitchen.

Vietnamese boat rescues 9 Filipino fishermen adrift at sea for 4 days

Source: San Diego Union-Tribune, Tue February 06, 2007
Manila, Philippines - A Vietnamese fishing boat rescued nine Filipino fishermen who spent four days adrift in the South China Sea, officials said Friday.

East Asian leaders shelve differences to pressure NKorea

Source: AFP, Sun January 14, 2007
CEBU, Philippines - East Asian leaders have shelved differences to put pressure on North Korea as countries around the region prepared to wrap up days of diplomatic summits with their biggest meeting of all.

Guard returns P500,000 left by condo resident

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat December 23, 2006
Quezon City, Philippines - Were he a weaker man, George Bacod, a security guard at a Quezon City condominium, will be preparing a generous Christmas feast for his family by now.

Philippines Volcano Eruption May Have Run Its Course

Source: Terra Daily, Thu September 07, 2006
Manila, Philippines - The Mayon volcano's eight-week eruption is nearing its end, giving fresh hope to tens of thousands of people displaced by its lava flows, Philippine authorities said Thursday.

Philippines Hopes to Break World Record with Mass Tree-Planting

Source: Canada.com, Sat August 26, 2006
Manila, Philippines - President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo took part Friday in a massive tree-planting campaign aimed at improving air quality in the Philippines while breaking a world record.

Waterproof rice can outlast the floods

Source: New Scientist, Thu August 10, 2006
Philippines - Rice grows best in flooded paddy fields. Too much water, however, and modern high-yield varieties drown within a few days.

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