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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Philippines’

Super Typhoon Neoguri Heads for Japan

Super Typhoon Neoguri is expected to reach Okinawa early Tuesday, in what has been described as a “once in decades” storm. The Japan Meteorological Agency has measured sustained winds of 123 miles per hour, with gusts so far hitting 168 miles per hour. The storm has generated waves 46 feet high. Meteorological Agency official Satoshi Ebihara warned, “there is a …

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FA-50 Fighter Jets: The Philippines Strengthens Its Defense

On Tuesday, Philippine’s President Benigno Aquino III announced that two FA-50 fighter jets will be delivered to the Philippines from a manufacturer in South Korea. The announcement was made at the Philippine Air Force’s 67th anniversary with the theme “Soaring High for Peace.” The country is scrambling to look for ways to increase their defenses against the brewing territorial disputes …

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Andray Blatche Granted Filipino Citizenship

On Wednesday, Benigno Aquino, President of the Philippines, signed a bill which he and his countrymen hope will boost the success of Filipino sports to unprecedented levels. The bill, which was rushed through Congress in unusual form, granted citizenship to Brooklyn Nets center Andray Blatche, allowing him to play for the Philippines in the World Cup this fall. No, Andray …

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Manny Pacquiao Vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight Could Yield $50M For Each Fighter

The long-desired super fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. may not be in the works yet, but if both fighters keep winning in their respective next fights, each could command a guaranteed $50 million when they finally meet glove-to-glove. Bob Arum, the CEO for Top Rank Promotions, previously stated his belief that Pacquiao will eventually fight Mayweather “in …

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Skyway Accident Manila: Speeding Bus Kills At least 22

At least 22 people were killed Sunday morning in Manila, Philippines after a passenger bus plunged off of an elevated highway. After falling 32 feet below, the bus landed on a van in suburban Paranaque city. Although the horrific accident is still under investigation, the elevated road, also referred to as Skyway, was allegedly wet and slippery. However, there have …

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Kim Kardashian Defends Her eBay Auction

Last month, Kim Kardashian created an eBay auction and said that she would be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Philippine typhoon victims. What seemed like a sincere gesture quickly stirred controversy after it was reported that only ten percent of the earnings would be donated. She started out by explaining the auction on her personal website saying: …

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Manny Pacquiao Hits $300 Million Saturday

Manny Pacquiao will hit $300 million in career earnings after fighting Brandon Rios on Saturday night. He will square off against Rios in Macau, China at the Venetian Macao. Depending on the size of Saturday night’s pay-per-view audience, Pacquiao could earn as much as $30 million for this fight alone. This huge payout is fairly new for Pacquaio. He was …

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Kim Kardashian eBay Auction For Typhoon Victims

It is no secret that Kim Kardashian is a multi-millionaire, so when she announced that she would be donating a portion of her earnings from her eBay auction to the victims of the Philippines typhoon, it sounded like an awesome idea. However, as the saying goes, “when it sounds too good to be true…it usually is.” Only ten percent of …

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USS George Washington Gives Aid to Philippines

This weekend, the Philippines was hit by perhaps the strongest storm ever recorded. Typhoon Haiyan (aka Yolanda) destroyed the Philippines when it reached shore last Friday, wreaking damage on an unimaginable scale. Current projections estimate that nearly 10,000 people may have been killed in Tacloban, the capital of the island of Leyte. Due to the grand levels of devastation and …

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Typhoon Haiyan: Death Toll May Reach 10,000

The estimated death toll from Typhoon Haiyan has reached staggering proportions. The super typhoon ravaged the Philippines on Friday, leaving devastation in its wake. Officials are projecting that the death toll may reach or even exceed 10,000. Leyte and Samar Island were the hardest hit areas. Tacloban is the capital of Leyte and occupies 3/4 of the island. Its city …

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Typhoon Haiyan Leaves Philippines in Ruins

One of the strongest typhoons on record, Typhoon Haiyan, stormed through the central Philippines, crushing everything in sight on Friday. The super-storm ravaged the islands with winds reaching between 150 and 190 miles-per-hour. So far, the death toll has reached more than 138 people, but the end results could be staggering. The hardest hit island, Leyte Island, is responsible for …

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Typhoon Yolanda Puts Philippines In Danger

Typhoon Yolanda, which is heading towards the Philippines, is being internationally referred to as Haiyan, and it looks like it’s going to cause a lot of damage. It has been projected that the storm will reach “super typhoon” level over the course of the next 48 to 60 hours as it makes its way to the Philippines. The storm is …

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