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  1. This should not surprise anyone on this forum but I thought I would share. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/489762/scitech/technology/list-philippines-ranks-21st-of-22-asian-countries-in-internet-download-speed Only Afghanistan which has been war-torn for years had slower internet download speeds compared to the Philippines. Even Cambodia and Vietnam are over twice as fast. And the Philippines ranked 176th out of 202 countries worldwide when it came to internet download speeds.
  2. Naked intruder fell asleep in couple's bed Jul 30, 2014 09:46 PMALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed. Investigators say 30-year-old Freddy Shelby of Albuquerque was arrested Sunday after the homeowners called police to report their unwanted mystery guest .According to a criminal complaint, Shelby broke into the couple's home through a window and grabbed a Sprite from the refrigerator before falling asleep in the master bedroom. Authorities say the homeowners found a disrobed Shelby in a deep sleep.Officers arrived and called to the man, but he slept through it. Authorities say Shelby woke up only after an officer ripped the blankets off him. Shelby told officers he thought he was at his girlfriend's house.He was charged with breaking and entering. It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney.
  3. The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) will decommission a Pohang-class corvette (PCC) warship by yearend and donate it to the Philippine Navy, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. According to the DFA, the announcement of the donation was made during a recent meeting between South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwang-jin and Defense Secretary Voltaire T. Gazmin at the Ministry of National Defense in Seoul’s Yonsan-gu. It comes at a time when the Philippines is embroiled in a heated territorial dispute with China over reefs, shoals, and islets in the West Philippine Sea. This follows the acceptance by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) of an earlier ROKN donation of a landing craft utility and 16 rubber boats. During his meeting with Gazmin, Minister Kim said South Korea’s gesture is a small token compared with the great contribution of Filipino troops during the Korean War. Secretary Gazmin thanked Minister Kim for South Korea’s contribution to the rehabilitation of areas devastated by super-typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in the Visayas. He said Korean soldiers based in Tacloban are much loved after establishing good rapport with the local population.South Korea dispatched the 540-member “Araw Unit” in December, 2013, as part of its humanitarian assistance efforts to help rebuild facilities and offer medical treatment in the damaged areas in Leyte and Samar. The next batch composed of 300 soldiers is due to take over the place to replace the first group later this month. With the recent approval by President Aquino of the terms of reference for a six-month extension of ROK’s non-combat mission, Minister Kim said South Korean troops will stay in the country until December, 2014.Minister Kim is one of the longest-serving South Korean defense ministers after being appointed in 2010 by then President Lee Myung-bak.He has just been appointed National Security Adviser by South Korean President Park Geun-hye and is expected to assume his new position at the presidential Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) as soon as his successor-nominee, Han Min-koo, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), is confirmed by the National Assembly.Minister Kim remarked at the start of their meeting that Secretary Gazmin is the defense secretary he has met with the most. The Philippine defense secretary was on official visit to South Korea from May 29 to 31. He was accompanied by the new Philippine Ambassador to South Korea Raul S. Hernandez.
  4. There is no area specific thread for these locations yet, the international community needs to start hearing about our friends to the north of Cebu. Please post what you can for information regarding Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda in Cebu Provinces worst hit.
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