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May 12, 1992
The relatively peaceful conduct of the Philippines election was a tribute to the six-year rule of Corazon Aquino. One elected president is about to be succeeded by another.But the new leader will face the same challenge Mrs. Aquino did, trying to win acceptance for the mandate. In this, the Philippines constitution is not, in the present circumstance, helpful.Counting won't be complete for days for the 17,280 offices from president down to local council. But since there are seven candidates for president, and the one with the most votes takes office, a powerful presidency may be given to a winner who obtained as little as 20 percent of the votes.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
About 60 Hammond High School students and faculty gathered in the cafeteria last week for a brief stint in the food service industry. They donned hairnets and gloves and branched off to various tables to form assembly lines to package and ship about 10,000 dehydrated meals destined for people in impoverished areas overseas. Students said they hoped some of the food would head to victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Visayas region of the Philippines last month. The effort marked the third consecutive year Hammond High School has staged a meal-packing event.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2013
Baltimore-area organizations were mobilizing relief efforts Saturday after one of the strongest typhoons to make landfall - with winds reaching almost 200 mph - struck the central Philippines, leaving as many as 1,200 people dead. Officials from Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services and Lutheran World Relief said staff were ready to provide for the immediate needs of the thousands of people affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. Haiyan, with more powerful wind speeds than Hurricane Katrina, destroyed an airport, cut power and phone lines, and flattened crops.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
Corner BYOB in Hampden is offering a $30 Filipino Fiesta Menu during its regular dinner hours on Dec. 3. The dinner is a benefit for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Visayas region of the Philippines on Nov. 7. The menu will be designed by Sony Florendo, who owned the well-remembered Sony's Philippine-Asian restaurants in Baltimore back in the 1980s/'90s. The dinner is being coordinated by Corner BYOB co-owner Cecille Fenix, who has roots and family in the affected area.
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November 11, 2013
The magnitude of the catastrophe wrought by Typhoon Haiyan on the central Philippines Friday began to emerge over the weekend in the grisly images of buildings reduced to matchsticks and bodies lying in the streets. The Philippines were still reeling from a major earthquake that struck the region a few months ago, and the country has had long experience of coping with natural emergencies that comes from living in one of the most disaster-prone regions on the planet. Still, the scale of last week's devastation was unprecedented.
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By Colin Campbell and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
When Joshua Brown initially approached fellow student Jeanine Reyes last spring about starting a Filipino club at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, he figured the group might hold an occasional social pot-luck dinner. But then, on Nov. 8, Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, killing more than 5,200 people and wiping out an estimated $5.8 billion in infrastructure. About Some 1,600 people are still missing and 4 million have been displaced. The group, now called Bayanihan at Maryland, is raising money and awareness for those affected by the tragedy.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2013
A top Baltimore emergency manager is flying to the Philippines today to help medical teams after a typhoon killed thousands and displaced more than a half-million people. C.P. Hsia, director of planning for the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management, will be traveling to one of the most severely impacted areas with a team of contractors to "streamline delivery of medical care and supplies to the region," the mayor's office said.  Hsia is flying this morning to Tokyo, then to Manila, where a Philippine Air Force plane will take him to a disaster area, he said.  "It's going to be a huge challenge even getting here," he said.
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By Los Angeles Times | July 27, 1993
MANILA, Philippines -- Pepsi's advertisements, splashed for weeks all over Philippine newspapers, radio and TV, were hardly subtle: "Today, you could be a millionaire!"From her tin-roofed shack in one of Manila's more squalid slums, Victoria Angelo couldn't resist. The unemployed mother of five and her husband, Juanito, who pedals people in a three-wheeled cab for about $4 a day, began drinking Pepsi with every meal and snack. Each morning, the family prayed for a specially marked bottle cap.And then, a miracle!
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By Los Angeles Times | May 28, 1995
MANILA, Philippines -- They called the project Bojinka, "the explosion."The plan was devastating in its complexity and technical brilliance. If it had not been foiled, it might have been the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history.Project Bojinka was a plan to blow up 11 U.S. airliners over the Pacific in a day of rage at the United States.According to investigators, it called for five Muslim terrorists to plant virtually undetectable bombs aboard the planes, all jumbo jets, in an intricately synchronized plan that had the bombers changing planes as many as four times in a day.The U.S. government has accused Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, the Pakistani suspected of engineering the New York World Trade Center bombing, of being the mastermind behind the Bojinka plot.
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By New York Times News Service | January 16, 1995
MANILA, Philippines -- In Denver 17 months ago, in a World Youth Day gathering that many people compared to Woodstock, Pope John Paul II enthralled young Americans packed into a park in a scene that had all the backpack- and blue-jean bonhomie of a 1960s rock concert.Yesterday, it was the pope's turn to be impressed.On the first World Youth Day gathering since the one in Denver in August 1993, up to 4 million people turned out yesterday in the Philippines, the Vatican said, and many clerics said it was the biggest audience the pope had ever seen at a papal Mass.
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By Colin Campbell and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
When Joshua Brown initially approached fellow student Jeanine Reyes last spring about starting a Filipino club at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, he figured the group might hold an occasional social pot-luck dinner. But then, on Nov. 8, Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, killing more than 5,200 people and wiping out an estimated $5.8 billion in infrastructure. About Some 1,600 people are still missing and 4 million have been displaced. The group, now called Bayanihan at Maryland, is raising money and awareness for those affected by the tragedy.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2013
Jo-Ann de Belen, who works for Baltimore-based nonprofit World Relief, was recently mobilized to the Philippines to coordinate relief efforts after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the region and left thousands dead. Though she has worked in crisis situations since joining the organization in 2009, the devastation left by the storm has affected her. Belen, who is Filipino, volunteered to be the sole World Relief representative stationed in the Philippines in part because she was motivated to help her native country.
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By John McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2013
A fellow editor takes note of this passage from a New York Times article out of Quinapondan, Philippines:  “My people are starving,” he tells the government workers, whose requisition notebooks do not favor this rural flyspeck, population 16,525. It's all in perspective. Before I became a big-time journalist and subordinate member of the East Coast liberal media establishment, I grew up in a little tobacco-farming town, Elizaville, Kentucky, population then about 100. The county seat, Flemingsburg, had about 2,000.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
With filming for Season 2 completed last week, members of the team making "House of Cards" in Baltimore are focusing their energies on helping the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Through Wednesday, workers on the show will be loading donated goods onto a tractor trailer that will be driven to Los Angeles and shipped to the Philippines, according to Rehya Young, assistant locations manager for the Netflix series produced by Media Rights Capital. "We'll be accepting donations until Wednesday, Nov. 20, which will give us time to pack the truck properly and get it to L.A. on time," said Young.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2013
A top Baltimore emergency manager is flying to the Philippines today to help medical teams after a typhoon killed thousands and displaced more than a half-million people. C.P. Hsia, director of planning for the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management, will be traveling to one of the most severely impacted areas with a team of contractors to "streamline delivery of medical care and supplies to the region," the mayor's office said.  Hsia is flying this morning to Tokyo, then to Manila, where a Philippine Air Force plane will take him to a disaster area, he said.  "It's going to be a huge challenge even getting here," he said.
NEWS
November 11, 2013
The magnitude of the catastrophe wrought by Typhoon Haiyan on the central Philippines Friday began to emerge over the weekend in the grisly images of buildings reduced to matchsticks and bodies lying in the streets. The Philippines were still reeling from a major earthquake that struck the region a few months ago, and the country has had long experience of coping with natural emergencies that comes from living in one of the most disaster-prone regions on the planet. Still, the scale of last week's devastation was unprecedented.
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September 28, 1990
The United States and the Philippines should find common ground in negotiating new U.S. leases on bases in the Philippines.President Corazon Aquino called for the "orderly withdrawal" of some 17,000 U.S. service personnel from six bases. U.S. chief negotiator Richard Armitage talked of a gradual phasing out. The 1947 treaty that gives U.S. control of six facilities ends next September 16. The Philippines constitution of 1987 forbids foreign troops or bases after then unless allowed by treaty ratified by the Philippines senate or electorate.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2013
Baltimore-area organizations were mobilizing relief efforts Saturday after one of the strongest typhoons to make landfall - with winds reaching almost 200 mph - struck the central Philippines, leaving as many as 1,200 people dead. Officials from Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services and Lutheran World Relief said staff were ready to provide for the immediate needs of the thousands of people affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. Haiyan, with more powerful wind speeds than Hurricane Katrina, destroyed an airport, cut power and phone lines, and flattened crops.
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Sports Digest | August 14, 2013
Wizards Harrington predicts return to playoffs for Washington Once he made the decision Saturday that he wanted to join the Washington Wizards, veteran free-agent forward Al Harrington shared the news with John Wall via text message. "The first thing he said was, 'Help me get to the playoffs,'" Harrington recalled Wall's telling him. Harrington is confident he can help Wall make the playoffs for the first time in his career - and also end the Wizards' five-year postseason drought.
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