Philippine Newsfeed — Top Stories 11/30/2011

A roundup of Philippine news taken from Philippine and international publications.  Click “Continue Reading” to access the full feed.  Stories include updates on GMA detention; an international analysis of Chinese/Philippine relations, and 30 other articles.
11/29/2011
The Coalition Against Chinese HegemonyWall Street JournalVietnam and the Philippines encouraged the US to make clear its own interest in freedom of navigation and settlement of territorial disputes ac more…

Court to issue GMA detention order in 2 weeks – Philippine Star – philstar.com

11/29/2011
Manila BulletinCourt to issue GMA detention order in 2 weeksPhilippine StarBy Perseus Echeminada (The Philippine Star) Updated November 30, 2011 12:00 AM 0 Col. Pedro Sumayo of the Armed Forces of the more…
11/29/2011
AFPNews Analysis: GDP growth slows to 3.2 percent in 3rd quarter, lowest in …Philippine StarMANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – The Philippines’ gross domestic product (GDP) grew by a dismal 3.2 perc more…

Witness: GMA ordered 12-0 win – Philippine Star – philstar.com

11/29/2011
Vox BikolWitness: GMA ordered 12-0 winPhilippine StarPedro Sumayo of the Armed Forces of the Philippines testifies during yesterday’s Senate hearing on the alleged electoral fraud in 2007. Looking more…

UFC fight card in Phl mulled for next year – Philippine Starphilstar.com

11/29/2011
UFC fight card in Phl mulled for next yearPhilippine StarMANILA, Philippines – With the emergence of Fil-Am Mark Muñoz, talks are now being held to hold a UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) fight c more…
11/29/2011
MalayaBoosters overcome Aces, grab solo leadPhilippine StarJUN MENDOZA MANILA, Philippines – Petron Blaze pounced on Alaska Milk’s lapses on both ends at the finish to carve out a 90-85 win and en more…
11/29/2011
ZTE tagged as shipper of undervalued cables worth P25.7 MPhilippine StarMANILA, Philippines – The Chinese company ZTE Corp. was dragged into yet another controversy yesterday after the Bureau of Custo more…
11/29/2011
Chevrolet celebrates 100 years in a grand Motorama eventPhilippine StarMANILA, Philippines – In celebration of Chevrolet’s 100th birthday, Chevrolet Philippines pulled out all the stops to offer t more…
11/29/2011
Congress ratifies P1.8-T national budget for 2012Philippine StarMANILA, Philippines – Congress ratified yesterday the final version of the proposed P1.8-trillion national budget for next year, raising more…
11/29/2011
Suarez eyes London slot thru WSBPhilippine StarJUN MENDOZA MANILA, Philippines – Lightfly Charly Suarez gets a second crack at a slot to the 2012 London Olympics when he competes in the World Series o more…
11/29/2011
USMEF: Regulatory logjam loosens in Philippines, concerns remainPork MagazineIn recent years the Philippines has blossomed into an excellent market for both US pork and beef. One reason behind this gr more…
11/29/2011
Philippine businesses urged to tap AustraliaInquirer.netAustralian Ambassador to the Philippines Rod Smith said local exporters should start looking at other markets, especially given the slowdown in more…
11/29/2011
Army rules dragon boat racesManila BulletinMANILA, Philippines — The world champion Philippine Army team stamped its class by topping two events in the men’s race while De La Salle dominated as more…
11/29/2011
ABAP all out for LondonManila BulletinMANILA, Philippines — The Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines (ABAP) is confident that the country will have more representatives to the 2012 London O more…
11/29/2011
UNICEF to provide over $85 M to PhlPhilippine StarMANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – The United Nations is providing more than $85 million to the Philippines to fast-track its efforts to improve the well- more…
11/29/2011
The GuardianHackers in Philippines steal $2M from AT&T to finance Saudi terror cellFierceCIOFour people with links to a terrorist cell were arrested in the Philippines for allegedly hacking into A more…
11/29/2011
LA Galaxy visit good exposure for Philippines – ex-Chelsea forward YounghusbandTribalfootball.comFormer Chelsea forward Phil Younghusband is excited about the LA Galaxy’s visit to the Philippine more…
11/29/2011
Dredging TodayPhilippines’ President to “Reload” Relations with EUDredging TodayAfter cancellation of a Laguna Lake dredging contract by his administration, Philippines’ President Aquino n more…
11/29/2011
AsiaOneSC nixes Arroyo doctors’ appearanceManila BulletinMANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court (SC) denied Tuesday the motion of government lawyers to present the physicians attending to the a more…
11/29/2011
Senate, House ratify 2012 budgetABS CBN NewsMANILA, Philippines – The Senate and the House of Representatives have ratified the country’s proposed budget of P1.816 trillion for 2012. Senators appr more…
11/29/2011
Dredging TodayPhilippines: Astra Resources PLC Inks Agreement with CRCDC on Iron Sands ProjectDredging TodayAstra Resources PLC has signed an agreement with Cagayan River Construction & Developmen more…
11/29/2011
Asia must address climate issues fast: ADBReutersUm said the ADB is working with the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia in preparing country risk assessments that would identify climate and disaster t more…
11/29/2011
Congress adopts bicam budget reportManila BulletinMANILA, Philippines — The Senate and the House Tuesday ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the proposed P1.816-trillion General Ap more…
11/29/2011
Colonel in ‘Garci’ tape gets P900,000 for unknown reasonManila BulletinMANILA, Philippines — An Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) officer who admitted burning a wire-tapped tape recordin more…
11/29/2011
Imaginet Attends the 58th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment ConferenceAddPR.com (press release)Makati, Philippines, November 29, 2011 – Blair Duncan, CEO of Imaginet – the leading systems more…
11/29/2011
MJCI, Pagcor sign agreementInquirer.netMANILA, Philippines—Manila Jockey Club Inc. (MJCI), owner of Asia’s oldest racing club, will be putting up off-track betting (OTB) stations in casinos and more…
11/29/2011
Government to get $85.5M from UnicefSun.StarTHE Philippines will receive about $85.5 million worth of assistance from the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) for the pe more…
11/29/2011
UFC to finally stage card in PHL?Philippine StarMANILA, Philippines – With the emergence of Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Munoz, the ambitious bid of holding an Ultimate Fighting Ch more…
11/29/2011
US nationals warned about poor conditions in Philippine prisonsInquirer.netBy Jerry E. Esplanada MANILA, Philippines—Americans in the Philippines have been advised to keep their noses clean because more…
11/29/2011
Measures to protect tourists urgedManila BulletinMANILA, Philippines — Manila Rep. Amado S. Bagatsing called on the Aquino administration to swiftly take definite steps to protect tourists from hara more…
11/29/2011
Philippine cuts access charges for text messagesMarketWatchMANILA -(MarketWatch)- Consumers in the Philippines will pay less for the text messages they send starting Wednesday when a new regulation ta more…
11/29/2011
Inquirer.netINQUIRER.net poll result says no to renaming Edsa to Cory Aquino AvenueInquirer.netMANILA, Philippines—Even as the late President Cory Aquino’s contribution to the restoration of Phi more…
11/29/2011
Mindanao ExaminerPhilippines condemns rebel landmine attackSin Chew Jit PohDAVAO, November 29, 2011 (AFP) – Philippine officials on Tuesday angrily condemned communist insurgents for using a landmine more…
11/29/2011
Argentinian transnational firm eyes making hefty investments in Philippine projectManila BulletinBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Philippines – An Argentinian multinational pharmaceutical company is eyeing more…
11/29/2011
Kids’ welfareManila BulletinCAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines (PIA) – The proceeds from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) Run slated February 5, 2012, will be given to cent more…
11/29/2011
Medco eyeing geothermal exploration in PhilippinesJakarta PostPT Medco Geothermal Indonesia, a subsidiary of the country’s largest publicly-listed oil company PT Medco Energy Internasional, says i more…
11/29/2011
Inquiry sought on e-trike planManila BulletinMANILA, Philippines — Local non-government groups called for a government inquiry on the $101-million electric tricycles (e-trike) initiative by the Depa more…
11/29/2011
Megaworld inks P7B Clark property dealInquirer.netMANILA, Philippines—Tycoon Andrew Tan-led Megaworld Corp. has bagged a P7-billion deal with the state-owned Clark Development Corp. to develop up to more…
11/29/2011
Results of climate study releasedManila BulletinMANILA, Philippines — International conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature-Philippines (WWF-Philippines) released Tuesday the results of its Fo more…
11/29/2011
Philippines – Malacañang declares December 2 a special non-working day in …ISRIA (registration)The city of Pasay is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines more…
11/29/2011
Philippines – Aquino to keynote 2nd Asia-Pacific Community-Based …ISRIA (registration)The Philippines became the 23rd country to ratify the UNCRPD in 2008 and fully supports its prescribed policy th more…
11/29/2011
Why young Filipinos should know the tragic, inspiring story of Gene Viernes …Inquirer.netSAN FRANCISCO—Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes each had a chance to visit the Philippines only once. But 30 y more…
11/29/2011
Philippines’ EDC buys into Chile, Peru geothermalReuters AfricaMANILA Nov 29 (Reuters) – The Philippines’ Energy Development Corp (EDC) said on Tuesday it signed an agreement to acquire a 70 p more…

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