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Nationwide doppler radar coverage to enhance government's nowcasting

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MANILA -- Government is optimistic plans to have the entire country covered by doppler radars will enhance its nowcasting -- area-specific forecast for the period up to 12 hours ahead that is based on very detailed observational data.

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Demilitarize West Philippine Sea, analyst says

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MANILA -- Countries contesting ownership of parts of the West Philippine Sea should demilitarize disputed areas to avoid a shooting war, an analyst said Monday.

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Inside the Ring: Summit shortcomings

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Last weekend’s summit between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping fell short on three key outcomes, according to U.S. officials familiar with organizational efforts behind the meeting.

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CA affirms Aquino’s EO on GMA midnight appointment

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MANILA -- The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the legality and constitutionality of Pres. Aquino's Executive Order (EO) No. 2 which led to the sacking of one of the alleged “midnight appointees” of former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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Relocation areas for 8,000 settlers ready

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MANILA -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas announced Thursday relocation areas are available for the first 8,000 informal settlers along waterways.

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World Bank keeps PHL growth forecast, lowers global projection

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MANILA -- Washington-based World Bank maintained its Philippine economic forecast, while it lowered  the projection for East Asia and the Pacific and the rest of the world. 

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Aquino acts on flood woes

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Manila --- President Benigno S. Aquino III has directed the national government to impose sanctions on local government units (LGUs) that allow informal settlers to return to their former settlement areas that are among the major waterways in Metro Manila.

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Noy calls for unity amid threats to Phl

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MANILA - With the country embroiled in territorial disputes with its neighbors, President Aquino called on Filipinos to unite and defend the nation’s freedom and sovereignty, saying “we have no other desire than to take care of what is rightfully ours.”

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Aquino reaffirms vow to become partners of growth with international community

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MANILA -- President Benigno S. Aquino III vowed to the international community of the Philippines’ continued support towards strengthening cooperation and promoting dialogue.

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Summitry or gimmickry?

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When U.S. President Barack Obama met Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Sunnylands estate in the desert city of Rancho Mirage in California last June 7 and 8, it was one of the most heralded summits in recent history. It measured in importance to the Cold War –era Washington Summit between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and the Soviet Union’s Communist Party General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. The highlight of the Washington Summit was the signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

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