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COA reviewing P28.8-M bonuses for PSALM employees

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Audit (COA) is reviewing the P28.8 million in bonuses – supposedly for exemplary performance – that all employees of...

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Traders urged to help ease port congestion

Details MANILA, Philippines - A business leader is proposing weekend and holiday operations for certain enterprises to help resolve the congestion in Manila’s ports....

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Ayungin defenders in daily eyeball with Chinese

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Marines deployed at Ayungin Shoal are becoming familiar with the Chinese coast guard vessel encircling their position in the area b...

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‘PDAF-like funds may be used for 2016 polls’

Details MANILA, Philippines - Former national treasurer Leonor Briones has warned the nation that pork barrel-like funds embedded in the 2015 national budget may be...

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Gov’t workers to join Monday rally

Details MANILA, Philippines - Government workers will be joining Monday’s nationwide protests against the pork barrel system and Charter change for possible term ext...

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Low-pressure area spotted off Catanduanes

Details MANILA, Philippines - Residents of Southern Luzon are advised to brace for rains and thunderstorms until the weekend due to a low-pressure area spotted off C...

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Appeals court stops text refund order vs Digitel

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) stopped the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) yesterday from implementing its order for telecommun...

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Palace bucks bilateral approach in resolving sea row

Details MANILA, Philippines - A bilateral solution with China over the West Philippine Sea dispute is still out of the question despite increased encroachments of Ch...

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Jardeleza takes two-week leave

Details MANILA, Philippines - Newly appointed Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza has taken a two-week leave immediately after being appointed to the Supreme Court (...

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MILF sees no easy approval for Bangsamoro law

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is expecting the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to be questioned before the Supreme Court and to f...

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DepEd persuaded to toss 'God-loving' from its vision?

Details MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) recently revised its vision-mission statement apparently omitting the phrase "God-loving" in descri...

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Sandiganbayan allows Mike Arroyo travel to Europe

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Sandiganbayan has allowed former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo to travel to Europe for a vacation with his family....

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Jardeleza asks for 2-week leave after SC appointment

Details MANILA, Philippines — Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza immediately asked for a two-week leave effective two days after President Aquino appo...

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Despite TRO, BIR to pursue tax case vs Pacquiao

Details MANILA, Philippines — Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Henares is convinced the agency's tax case against champion boxer Manny Pacquiao is w...

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Overstaying containers off to Subic

Details MANILA, Philippines - Starting this weekend, the two private port operators in Manila will transfer about 3,000 shipping containers to Subic to decongest the...

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Bangsamoro draft bill now with P-Noy

Details MANILA, Philippines - The final version of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) was submitted to President Aquino the other night....

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House OKs landmark anti-invasion of privacy bill

Details MANILA, Philippines - A bill seeking to penalize invasion of privacy for profit or commercial purposes has been approved on second reading at the House of Re...

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New tarsier species found

Details MANILA, Philippines - A team of 16 researchers from various countries, including biologists from the University of the Philippines, has confirmed a new tarsi...

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New SC justice urged to inhibit from DAP case

Details MANILA, Philippines - Newly appointed Supreme Court (SC) Justice Francis Jardeleza was urged yesterday to inhibit himself from the resolution of the case inv...

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Cebuanos urged to join anti-‘pork’ rally

Details MANILA, Philippines - Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma yesterday urged Cebuanos to sign up and show their support for a people’s initiative to abolish the pork bar...

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‘Luy benefited from PDAF scam’

Details MANILA, Philippines - Sen....

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Sereno to attend WEF in Dubai

Details MANILA, Philippines - Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will participate in the annual summit on the global agenda council on transparency and anti-corrupti...

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Customs bans nepotism in appointments

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is in the process of implementing reforms on the agency’s manpower....

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House to tackle bill clipping powers of DBM

Details MANILA, Philippines - The House committee on appropriations is set to deliberate on a bill allowing local government units (LGUs), departments and other nati...

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Judges join SC bid vs BIR taxes on bonuses

Details MANILA, Philippines - A group of judges has joined the bid in the Supreme Court (SC) to stop the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)’s imposition of taxes on fr...

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Binay saddened by Senate probe on Makati parking building

Details MANILA, Philippines - A Senate inquiry into allegations of overpricing in the construction of a parking building at the Makati City Hall compound is hurting...

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House vows not to touch allowances of justices

Details MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives will not touch the allowances of justices, judges and other judiciary personnel under the reformed Judicia...

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Mayon continues to emit volcanic gas

Details MANILA, Philippines - State volcanologists are keeping a close watch over Mayon volcano in Albay as it continues to emit volcanic gas....

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DOJ completes new criminal code

Details MANILA, Philippines - A draft new Criminal Code of the Philippines has been completed at the Department of Justice (DOJ)....

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Unicef cites SM’s welfare program for kids

Details MANILA, Philippines - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has cited SM Supermalls and SM Prime Holdings for their efforts in promoting the welfare of...

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Palparan vows to fight till the end

Details MALOLOS CITY, Philippines – Down, but not out....

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DA denies transfer of funds for milk feeding program

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Agriculture (DA) denied yesterday that public funds have been transferred to a non-government organization (NGO) or t...

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Final Bangsamoro Basic Law submitted to Aquino

Details MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - A final draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) was finally submitted to President Benigno S....

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(UPDATE) 8 injured in Basilan ambush

Details MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - At least eight soldiers were injured in an ambush believed to be perpetrated by the Abu Sayyaf armed group in...

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Binay: Stop 'insidious plan' for PNoy's term extension

Details MANILA, Philippines - Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday criticized again the moves that seek to extend the term of President Benigno Aquino III....

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Draft Bangsamoro law submitted to PNoy

Details MANILA, Philippines - The draft of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) has been submitted to President Benigno Aquino III, the Moro Islamic Liberation Fr...

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Ninoy tells PNoy in letter: Live with honor, follow your conscience

Details MANILA, Philippines - While in prison during the early years of Martial Law, the late Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino wrote a personal letter to his only son...

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Navy's Alcaraz engages Japan destroyer in drills off Indonesia

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Navy frigate BRP Ramon Alcaraz engaged with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's destroyer JD Hatakaze in waters off...

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Palparan: This fight I cannot win

Details MALOLOS CITY, Philippines – Jovito Palparan, hailed by a number of his colleagues as a courageous military officer, believes that this time he is in a fight...

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Remember Ninoy, Palace urges Filipinos

Details MANILA, Philippines - On the eve of the 31st death anniversary of former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., Malacañang urged Filipinos to remember his “supr...

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Cabangon-Chua acquires RPN-9

Details MANILA, Philippines - A former ambassador is expanding his media empire consisting of a business newspaper and radio broadcast firm with the acquisition of R...

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SC stops tax case vs Pacman

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday granted relief to world boxing champion and Sarangani Rep....

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Red Ribbon appears at Blue Ribbon probe

Details MANILA, Philippines - From a parking building to cakes given as gifts to senior citizens, the Makati government is guilty of overpricing....

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Private firm should manage MRT-3, says lawmaker

Details MANILA, Philippines - A lawmaker believes the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) trains have serious maintenance problems, and that charging the two drivers of the tra...

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