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  1. More areas for hybrid rice eyed in Palawan, MindanaoRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Sun-Star

    THE Philippine-East Asean Growth Area is targeting to expand plantation area for hybrid rice in Palawan and Mindanao starting this year, in a bid to increase the production of rice and achieve food sufficiency in these areas. "The Philippines is the lead country in the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-Eaga implementing the hybrid rice planting as part of the Food Basket Pilar.

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  2. 9 power firms get service contractsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Sun-Star

    THE Department of Energy awarded service contracts to nine more power companies that are planning to establish solar power projects in Mindanao. Based on the data released by DOE Mindanao Field Office, the companies awarded with service contracts, as of July 2014, are Enfinity Philippines Renewable Resources Inc. , Kirahon Solar Energy Corporation, PhilNewEnergy Inc., NV Vogt Philippines Solar Energy One Inc., Solarus Partners Inc., Solar Pacific Energy Corporation, Marawi City, Asia Greenenergy Corp., and Cagayan Electric Power and Light Company.

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  3. Therma South in Davao to operate soonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | Sun-Star

    THE much anticipated generation to augment the power supply in Mindanao next year is 90 percent complete as of September with testing and commissioning expected to commence in the coming months. Therma South Inc. , in its report to the Department of Energy in Mindanao, stated that the 300-MW thermal power plant located in the boundary of Davao City and Sta.

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  4. German hostage in Mindanao appeals for help from PHL gov'tRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | Weekend Balita

    Government troops take their positions as about 200 Muslim rebels, enraged by a broken peace deal with the Philippine government, held scores of hostages as human shields Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013 in a standoff with government forces for the second day with no solution in sight at the southern port city of Zamboanga, in southern Philippines.

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  5. 1780 website seeks to help micro PH merchantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 19 | ABS-CBN News

    In his desire to reach out to micro- and small-business enterprises and undiscovered gems around the country, SimpleSoft chief executive Erneil DyLim recently launched the e-commerce site 1780 by SariSaristore to provide a platform for these entrepreneurs to show off their products on a grand scale. Dylim said 1780 by SariSaristore helps small entrepreneurs to focus and create a demand for Philippine heritage products that have yet to make an impact in the market, highlighting the variety of regional delicacies and crafts available in the Philippines and making these products easily accessible for Filipino families across the country.

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  6. BIR-Western Mindanao exceeds September collection by P102.7MRead the original story

    Sunday Oct 19 | MindaNews

    The Bureau of Internal Revenue exceeded by P102,783,255.53 its target revenue collection goal for the month of September this year in Western Mindanao. Alert Alocilja, BIR regional director, announced they collected a total of P406,346,255.52 in September, which was P102,783,255.53 more than the target collection goal of P303,563,000.

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  7. Tea, chocolate, and ensaymada for freed GermansRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | ABS-CBN News

    After surviving mainly on cassava root crop during their six months in captivity by Abu Sayyaf bandits, German couple Stefan Viktor Okonek and Henrike Dielen were served hot tea, German chocolate and ensaymada last Friday by the military while awaiting their flight to Manila. The 74-year-old Okonek and 55-year-old Dielen also had showers and were given blankets and warm meals at the Western Mindanao Command headquarters in Zamboanga City.

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  8. MANILA: After freed Germans, at least 11 hostages still in Abu Sayyaf handsRead the original story

    Saturday Oct 18 | Asia News Network

    The release of the two German hostages, Stefan Viktor Okonek and Henrike Dielen, has brought into focus the fate of other Abu Sayyaf kidnap victims, some of whom have been held since 2010. Lt. Gen.

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  9. German hostages arrive at embassy in Manila after ordealRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | Times of Oman

    The two Germans kidnapped by militants, Stefan Okonek, center left, and his partner Henrike Dielen, center right, as they are welcomed by unidentified German embassy officials shortly after arriving at a military air base in Manila from Zamboanga City. Photo - AFP/PAO Manila: A German couple kidnapped by militants were handed over to their embassy on Saturday after a six-month ordeal marked by constant threats of beheading, as the Philippines confronted a security threat it thought it had overcome.

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  10. Hostages arrive at German embassy after...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | Bangkok Post

    A German couple kidnapped by Islamic militants were handed over to their embassy Saturday after a six-month ordeal marked by constant threats of beheading, as the Philippines confronted a security threat it thought it had overcome. A photo released by Armed Forces of the Philippines-Pubic Affairs Office shows released German hostages Stefan Okonek and Henrike Dielen arriving in Manila on Oct 18, 2014.

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  11. Freed Abu Sayyaf hostages arrive at German embassyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | ABS-CBN News

    A German couple kidnapped by Islamic militants were handed over to their embassy Saturday after a six-month ordeal marked by constant threats of beheading, as the Philippines confronted a security threat it thought it had overcome. Officials said a private plane flew Stefan Okonek, in his 70s, and his partner Henrike Dielen, in her 50s, to Manila from the southern port of Zamboanga at dawn after Abu Sayyaf gunmen released them late Friday.

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  12. Philippine militants free 2 kidnapped GermansRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | Stars and Stripes

    Kidnapped German nationals Stefan Okonek, left, and female companion Henrike Dielen, second from right, arrive in Manila, Philippines, early Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Okonek and Dielen freed after being held for six months in the southern Philippines by a militant group that threatened to behead one of them if ransom was not paid were flown to Manila on Saturday under the care of their embassy, a Philippine military spokesman said.

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  13. The bloodstained trail of the Abu SayyafRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | ABS-CBN News

    The Abu Sayyaf, who released two German hostages Friday after six months in captivity, is an Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic militant group blamed for the deadliest terror attacks in the Philippines. The following timeline traces the bloodstained trail of the group in its bid to impose a strict brand of Islam to the mainly Catholic Philippines: -- Early 1990s: Libya-trained Islamic preacher Abdurajak Janjalani forms the Abu Sayyaf with young Muslims disaffected by an older generation of Muslim guerrillas, backed by seed money from a local charity run by Mohammad Jamal Khalifa, a brother-in-law of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

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  14. AFP: No ransom paid for release of German hostagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | ABS-CBN News

    AFP public affairs office chief Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc said the Abu Sayyaf released Stefan Okonek and Henrike Dielen following intensified security operations in Patikul and adjacent municipalities, where the group was believed to be hiding.

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  15. Philippine militants release two German hostages: militaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Yahoo!

    Two Germans held hostage by Islamic militants on remote southern Philippine islands for six months were released on Friday, the Philippine military said. Stefan Okonek, who is in his 70s, and his partner Henrike Dielen, in her 50s, were released on Jolo island, armed forces chief General Gregorio Catapang told AFP.

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  16. Abu Sayyaf frees two German hostagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Iol.co.za

    Al Qaeda-linked Islamist militants in the Philippines released two German hostages on Friday, after saying they would behead one of them if their demands were not met. The hostages, captured by the Abu Sayyaf group in April from a yacht on the high seas, had been held on the remote island of Jolo, 600 miles south of Manila and a hotbed of Islamist militancy in the mainly Roman Catholic nation.

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  17. Philippine militants free abducted GermansRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | The Daily Star

    MANILA: Two Germans kidnapped and held for six months in the southern Philippines were released Friday by a militant group just hours after it had threatened to behead one of them if no ransom payment was made, the Philippine defense chief said. Abu Sayyaf spokesman Abu Rami told radio station DXRZ in southern Zamboanga City that his group received 250 million pesos in ransom.

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  18. Abu Sayyaf frees 2 German hostagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | ABS-CBN News

    Two German hostages held by the Abu Sayyaf Group have been released, a spokesman of the Al Qaeda-linked militants said Friday. Abu Sayyaf spokesperson Abu Rami, through a phone interview with a local radio station in Zamboanga City, said two Germans were released at around 8:45 p.m. in Patikul, Sulu.

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  19. Abu Sayyaf bandit nabbed in BasilanRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | ABS-CBN News

    MANILA A suspected Abu Sayyaf bandit was arrested in Isabela City, Basilan on Thursday, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group said. CIDG director Benjamin Magalong said Esmael Kawa alias ''Abu Esmael'' was arrested in Barangay Lumbang in Isabela City at around 7:30 a.m. by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by a local court.

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  20. Philippine journalist receives Kate Webb Prize for conflict, disaster coverageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | The Straits Times

    Multimedia journalist Patricia Evangelista received the 2014 Kate Webb Prize from Agence France-Presse on Friday for her compelling reporting on conflict and disaster in her native Philippines. Evangelista spent a month reporting from fishing and farming communities devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm ever recorded on land, which left nearly 8,000 people dead or missing in November 2013.

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