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'Egay' moves closer to northern Luzon

Details MANILA, Philippines - Tropical storm "Egay" gained speed and moved closer to northern Luzon on Saturday morning, the weather bureau said....

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Death toll from M/B Kim Nirvana-B sinking reaches 59

Details MANILA, Philippines - The death toll from the sinking of M/B Kim Nirvana-B last Thursday has reached 59 on Saturday morning, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)...

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MRT mess: Abaya cleared, Vitangcol to face raps

Details MANILA, Philippines - With the Metro Rail Transit 3 breaking down regularly due to various glitches, the Office of the Ombudsman ordered yesterday the indict...

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NFA: Plasticizer found in ‘fake’ rice samples

Details MANILA, Philippines - A plasticizer contaminant was found in samples of suspected synthetic rice obtained from Davao City, the National Food Authority (NFA)...

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Sacked PNP exec seeks CA relief

Details MANILA, Philippines - Chief Supt....

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Storm signals up due to Egay

Details MANILA, Philippines - The state weather bureau raised storm warning signals in six areas yesterday as Tropical Storm Egay gained strength as it moved closer...

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Ferry death toll soars

Details ORMOC CITY , Philippines– Police have detained the captain and the entire crew of the capsized ferry M/B Kim Nirvana-B as the death toll soared to 54 yesterd...

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Cabinet bets told: Don’t use posts for early campaigning

Details MANILA, Philippines - Members of President Aquino’s Cabinet who will run in the May 2016 national elections need not resign but should not utilize their offi...

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Phl sea claim team off to The Hague

Details MANILA, Philippines - A high level delegation of executive and legislative officials will represent Manila on July 7 to 13 when the international arbitral tr...

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China, France send condolences after Ormoc ferry tragedy

Details MANILA, Philippines - China and France have expressed condolences over the sinking of the M/B Kim Nirvana near Ormoc port, Leyte last July 2....

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DOTC chief clears Coast Guard, blames boat captain

Details MANILA, Philippines - Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) maintained yesterday that the Philippine Co...

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Goldberg: US committed to Phl security

Details MANILA, Philippines - No one should doubt the United States’ commitment to the security of the Philippines, America’s top diplomat in Manila said Thursday ni...

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Binay bracing for impeach charges

Details MANILA, Philippines - Impeachment charges are being prepared against him, according to Vice President Jejomar Binay....

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Imelda wants Bongbong for president

Details MANILA, Philippines - For her 86th birthday, former First Lady Imelda Marcos wished that her son, Sen....

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China: Philippines's arbitration case a political provocation

Details MANILA, Philippines - Beijing reiterated that it will not participate in the arbitration case filed by the Philippines in relation to the maritime dispute ov...

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PNoy orders probe on Ormoc sea mishap as deaths climb to 38

Details MANILA, Philippines - The number of fatalities in the capsizing of M/B Kim Nirvana near the port of Ormoc, Leyte has climbed to 38, the Philippine Coast Guar...

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'Egay' maintains strength, signal no. 1 up in Isabela, Cagayan

Details MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED 11:15 a.m.) - Tropical storm "Egay" maintained its strength and is forecasted to move northwest, according to t...

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Sereno refuses to answer Jardeleza tirade

Details MANILA, Philippines - Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma....

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Congress to probe alleged smuggling, proliferation of synthetic rice

Details MANILA, Philippines - The committees on agriculture in both houses of Congress will separately conduct inquiries into the reported smuggling and proliferatio...

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Bongbong seeks inquiry on power plant shutdowns

Details MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is suspicious about the unscheduled shutdown of 10 power plants serving the Luzon grid....

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Erap still has huge political influence – Palace

Details MANILA, Philippines - He is still a force to reckon with....

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Petilla turns over DOE portfolio today

Details MANILA, Philippines - Barring last-minute changes, outgoing Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla is expected to turn over the energy portfolio to Undersec...

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36 dead, 127 rescued in Ormoc sea mishap

Details ORMOC CITY, Philippines  – A two-deck vessel carrying 173 passengers capsized yesterday at 12:20 p.m....

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Purisima, 9 others removed from PNP roster

Details MANILA, Philippines - A day after the Office of the Ombudsman ordered their dismissal, the names of director-general Alan Purisima and nine other police offi...

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US warns of possible war with emerging power

Details WASHINGTON – America’s new military strategy singles out states like China and Russia as aggressive and threatening to US security interests, while warning o...

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Lawyer to file lawsuits vs Noy

Details MANILA, Philippines - Human rights lawyer Harry Roque yesterday said he would file lawsuits against President Aquino before he finishes his term on June 30,...

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Junjun: We didn’t start melee

Details MANILA, Philippines - His supporters did not start the melee at the Makati City Hall grounds last Tuesday that left scores hurt, suspended Makati City Mayor...

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Egay to bring weekend rains

Details MANILA, Philippines - A rainy weekend is expected in many parts of the country, including Metro Manila, as the low-pressure area east of Luzon intensified in...

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Last living Huk commander dies at 92

Details MANILA, Philippines - A day after the oldest Filipino war veteran passed away, a female guerilla leader who fought the Japanese imperial forces in Luzon died...

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Foreigners recount ordeal: There was no time to jump

Details MANILA, Philippines - At least three Americans and a Canadian were rescued yesterday from the overturned passenger boat M/B Kim Nirvana in Ormoc City....

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Palace: VP speech fooling no one

Details MANILA, Philippines - The people cannot be fooled by dramatic pronouncements from Vice President Jejomar Binay against the administration, Malacañang said ye...

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10 doctors got P500 M in claims – PhilHealth exec

Details MANILA, Philippines - The head of the state-owned Philippine Health Insurance Corp....

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Comelec: Voting in malls possible

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is considering holding the elections in shopping malls for the 2016 presidential polls, noting th...

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No more port congestion under my watch – Lina

Details MANILA, Philippines - Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Alberto Lina yesterday assured members of the British Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (BCCP...

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Groups ask US senator to keep restrictions on military funds for Philippines

Details MANILA, Philippines - Civil society groups, advocacy organizations and clergymen wrote a joint letter to United States Sen....

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Pinay named president of NYC firm

Details MANILA, Philippines - Maria Torres-Springer is the first woman and Filipina to be named president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYC-...

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Palace wants Purisima dismissal from PNP implemented soon

Details MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang wants the Office of the Ombudsman to immediately carry out the order dismissing from the service resigned Philippine Nationa...

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Pagasa: 3 to 5 cyclones may enter Philippines this month

Details MANILA, Philippines - Brace for three to five tropical cyclones this month, the state weather bureau warned yesterday....

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Metro Pacific brings ‘Shore It Up’ to Surigao

Details MANILA, Philippines - Metro Pacific Investment Corp. (MPIC), the holding company of business maverick Manuel V....

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Korean under observation for MERS at Bacolod hospital

Details BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – A Korean student who recently arrived in Bacolod City from South Korea is under observation at a government hospital here for sus...

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Number of obese, overweight Pinoys increasing

Details MANILA, Philippines - Three of 10 Filipino adults are now obese, the National Nutrition Council (NNC) warned yesterday....

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SC consolidates 6 petitions vs K to 12

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court has consolidated the complaint filed by the Manila Science High School against the K to 12 program with five earlier...

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PhilHealth to probe other anomalies of eye clinics

Details MANILA, Philippines - Following claims of fraud allegedly made by eye centers and clinics for cataract treatments, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp....

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Torre de Manila builder cites OSG order vs NCCA

Details MANILA, Philippines - In the controversy over the Rizal monument “photo bomber,” the builder had the government on its side....

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Junjun steps down

Details MANILA, Philippines - Saying he could not bear to see more people get hurt, suspended Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay yesterday stepped down “temporarily,”...

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DOH: 748 new HIV cases recorded in May

Details MANILA, Philippines - In May, the Department of Health (DOH) registered a record high 748 new cases of HIV/AIDS, bringing the total number this year to 3,157...

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