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2 more Sandigan justices face probe over Janet case

Details MANILA, Philippines - After the dismissal of Sandiganbayan Justice Gregory Ong, two more magistrates of the anti-graft court could be investigated for the ac...

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Sex photo enraged governor, says ‘kidnapped’ wife

Details MANILA, Philippines - After she went missing for almost a week, the wife of Camarines Norte Gov....

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Phl ranks 8th in world’s top tourist destinations

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines was ranked the eighth best destination in the world to visit in 2015....

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Senators won’t buy Tsinoy trader’s story

Details MANILA, Philippines - As he promised, businessman Antonio Tiu faced a Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee yesterday, but failed to convince its members that he i...

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Pemberton detained at Aguinaldo

Details DFA: Phl exercising jurisdiction in slay   ...

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Phl-China relations on sea row roughly the same – Noy

Details MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino described yesterday the relations between the Philippines and China as “roughly the same” on the West Philippine Sea i...

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PNP, DND back creation of Bangsamoro police

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of National Defense (DND) yesterday said that the creation of the Bangsamoro po...

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Gov’t to insist on Amalilio’s extradition

Details MANILA, Philippines - The government will insist on the extradition of businessman Manuel Amalilio from Malaysia to stand trial for the P12-billion scam of A...

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‘Ransom? Ask the Germans’

Details MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino played coy yesterday on the alleged P250-million ransom paid for the release of two Germans held captive by the Abu Sa...

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Wiki: US admitted ambiguity in VFA custody provision

Details MANILA, Philippines - The United States embassy recognized the “ambiguity” of the custody provision in the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and admitted in 20...

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Pemberton detained in 20-foot container van

Details MANILA, Philippines - There is nothing spectacular about the shipping container where US Marine Pfc....

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Tension breaks out as Jennifer’s kin arrive at AFP headquarters

Details MANILA, Philippines - Tension gripped the Armed Forces of the Philippines headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City yesterday after a sister and the fiancé...

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Noy: VFA under constant review

Details MANILA, Philippines - The review of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) is constant and the US Marine tagged in the killing of a Filipino transgender is not...

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Noy denies offering help in Senate probe on Binay

Details MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino refuted yesterday the claim of Vice President Jejomar Binay’s spokesman that he offered to help in the investigations...

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Petilla won’t resign, vows to avert blackouts

Details MANILA, Philippines - Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla has shrugged off a labor coalition’s call for him to resign, saying that he is committed to ave...

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Pemberton did not know Laude was a transgender

Details MANILA, Philippines - US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton did not know Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude was a transgender, a witness told the Senate as it opened its ow...

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Aquino ready to be jailed after 2016

Details MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III said on Wednesday he is willing to go to jail if the next administration will make him accountable for his...

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Harry Roque cries 'special treatment' over Pemberton's air-conditioned detention

Details MANILA, Philippines - There is nothing spectacular about the container van where United States Marine Pfc....

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Laude's German BF 'pushed guard' at Camp Aguinaldo

Details MANILA, Philippines — Marc Suselbeck, a German national and fiancé of slain transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude, pushed a guard on duty at Camp Aguinaldo on...

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Laude's German BF, sister attempt entering Pemberton's detention facility

Details MANILA, Philippines — Tension gripped Camp Aguinaldo on Wednesday after a sister and the fiancé of slain transgender Jeffrey Laude tried to enter the facilit...

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PNoy: Pemberton given 'special negative treatment'

Details MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III denied on Wednesday that the Philippine government is giving special treatment to US Marine Private First...

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Maguindanao military commander during 2009 massacre gets promotion

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday approved the promotions of 89 military officers, including Army Brig. Gen....

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FBI: American girls may have tried to join ISIS

Details DENVER — Authorities are investigating whether three teenage girls from suburban Denver who may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria hav...

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Mercado: Binay owns P15M Tagaytay log cabin

Details MANILA, Philippines – Former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado faced the Senate again on Wednesday and insisted that Vice President Jejomar Binay owns a P15....

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Yolanda, Bohol quake survivors to share lunch with Pope Francis

Details MANILA, Philippines - A total of 30 people, including five survivors of supertyphoon Yolanda, will have lunch with Pope Francis during his visit to Leyte Jan...

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'Binay dummy' fails to convince senators he owns Batangas property

Details MANILA, Philippines - Businessman Antonio Tiu on Wednesday failed to convince the Senate Blue Ribbon Sub-committee that he owns the alleged...

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US: Pemberton remains under our custody

Details MANILA, Philippines — The United States Embassy in Manila on Wednesday maintained that the suspect in the killing of a Filipino in Olongapo City remains unde...

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Alleged dummy of Binay family sues Trillanes

Details MANILA, Philippines — Filipino-Chinese businessman Antonio "Tony" Tiu tagged in the corruption allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday...

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Aquino: I did not offer help to Binay

Details MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday refuted the claim of Vice President Jejomar Binay's spokesperson that he offered help to his...

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Malaysian court frees Aman Futures boss Amalilio

Details MANILA, Philippines — A Malaysian court has acquitted Manuel Amalilio, alleged mastermind of a P12-billion investment scam, and rejected the request for him...

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Blue Ribbon Committee accepts Binay camp's challenge

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee will invite Vice President Jejomar Binay to the ongoing investigation into the corruption allegations...

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LIVE: Senate probe on 'overpriced' Makati project

Details MANILA, Philippines — The Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee continues its investigation on the alleged overpricing of the Makati...

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Pemberton now at Camp Aguinaldo

Details MANILA, Philippines - United States Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton has been transferred to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) headq...

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Rule of law must be upheld – Kerry

Details MANILA, Philippines - The United States is not seeking any special privilege in its defense arrangement with the Philippines, and is letting the rule of law...

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Palawan is world’s top island; Boracay 12th

Details MANILA, Philippines - Palawan has been judged No.1 and Boracay No.12 among the Top 30 Islands in the World, based on a survey by international travel magazin...

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Passage of mental health law pushed

Details MANILA, Philippines - Doctors are pushing for the passage of the proposed Mental Health Act....

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House panel rejects Noy’s emergency powers

Details MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino will not get the kind of emergency powers he wants Congress to grant him to deal with a supposed electricity shortage...

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SC affirms Ong’s dismissal as Sandigan justice

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday affirmed its ruling last month dismissing Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory Ong from judicial se...

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Palace: Gov’t focused on pursuit of Abu Sayyaf

Details MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang cautioned yesterday against  speculation that Germans Stefan Viktor Okonek and  Henrike Dielen were ransomed from the Abu Sa...

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Ombudsman needs 20 new lawyers

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Office of the Ombudsman is hiring 20 new lawyers to boost the fight against graft and corruption in government....

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WikiLeaks bares plan to bury VFA review in ’09

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) had planned to “bury in bureaucracy” the review of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) in 2009...

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Phl gov't deploys team to repatriate Filipinos in Yemen

Details MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - The Philippine government has sent a crisis management team to Yemen to assist Filipinos who wish to be repat...

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Research center ready to respond to Ebola

Details MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - A government-run research institute for infectious diseases is now more prepared to respond to the Ebola viru...

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5.1-magnitude quake hits Cotabato - USGS

Details Hong Kong (Xinhua) - An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted 11km SW of Makilala, North Cotabato at 18:53: 56 GMT yesterday...

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Why the military is having hard time pursuing Abu Sayyaf bandits

Details MANILA, Philippines - Bad weather and the mingling of bandits with civilians pose challenges to government forces chasing the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu, the militar...

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