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Noy appoints 24 new judges

Details MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino has appointed 24 new judges to fill the vacancies in several provinces....

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20 bomb-sniffing dogs from US to secure APEC meet

Details MANILA, Philippines - At least 20 bomb-sniffing dogs from the US will be used to secure some 22 heads of state during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (...

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DFA chief attending Asean ministers’ retreat in Malaysia today

Details MANILA, Philippines - Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario will attend the two-day Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)’s Foreign Ministers...

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Celebration at Crame turns to mourning for SAF men

Details MANILA, Philippines - A ceremony to congratulate and commend for a job well done the policemen who secured Pope Francis during his recent visit was overshado...

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Gasoline prices up, diesel down

Details MANILA, Philippines - Chevron Philippines, owner of the Caltex brand, announced yesterday a price hike of 30 centavos per liter for gasoline and a rollback o...

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Ex-lawmaker, DOTC execs face graft raps

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of criminal charges against former Iloilo representative Judy Syjuco, along with off...

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Erap resigned as president, can’t run again — lawyer

Details MANILA, Philippines - Former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada gave up his presidency and is prohibited by the Constitution from seeking it again...

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984 gov’t offices pass anti-red tape check

Details MANILA, Philippines - Ninety six percent or 984 of 1,023 government offices surveyed got passing marks in the 2014 Report Card Survey (RCS) of the Civil Serv...

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Sandigan junks Jinggoy motion to set bail amount

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Sandiganbayan denied yesterday the motion of detained Sen. Jinggoy Estrada to set the amount of his bail....

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MILF told: Explain SAF attack

Details MANILA, Philippines - Wounded policemen were finished off while the dead were riddled with more bullets as they lay on the ground, a survivor of last Sunday’...

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Defense chief: SAF members killed top Jemaah Islamiyah operative

Details MANILA, Philippines - The members of the police's Special Action Force (SAF) killed a top Jemaah Islamiyah operative before they were assaulted by Moro Islam...

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Senate panel orders detention of Binay son, 5 others

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee on Monday cited Makati Mayor Erwin Binay and five others in contempt for their refusal to attend the h...

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Binay defends son’s snub of Senate

Details MANILA, Philippines - Vice President Jejomar Binay said yesterday he is standing by his son, Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr., in the face...

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SC launches program to speed up justice

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC) has launched another program to speed up the wheels of justice in the country through the “Assisting Courts Syst...

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Another Korean snatched

Details MANILA, Philippines - A Korean businessman was reportedly kidnapped by unidentified men in Zamboanga Sibugay Saturday night, the military said yesterday....

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JPE, Jinggoy top spenders in 2013

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‘Bangsamoro bill has constitutional flaws’

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Constitutional Association (Philconsa) claimed that the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law is constitutionally problematic....

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‘AFP prepared for more attacks’

Details MANILA, Philippines - The military is bracing for more attacks following last Friday’s car bombing in Zamboanga City that left two persons dead and 54 others...

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House spent P3.07 B for salaries, MOOE in 2013

Details MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives spent P3.07 billion for salaries, communication, and maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) of it...

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Comelec to appeal SC ruling on Bacolod church tarp

Details BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will ask the Supreme Court (SC) to reconsider its decision upholding the right of the Catho...

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27 cops killed in BIFF clash

Details 5 bandits slain; 8 cops taken  ...

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JI tagged in plot to kill pope

Details MANILA, Philippines - Terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) was tagged as the brains behind a reported attempt to assassinate Pope Francis during his visit i...

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Sandigan urged to free GMA

Details MANILA, Philippines - A Catholic archbishop urged yesterday the Sandiganbayan to free detained former President and Pampanga Rep....

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Milk prices should go down – DTI

Details MANILA, Philippines - Suggested retail prices (SRP) for milk products should go down by 34 to 50 percent due to declining prices of raw materials, the Depart...

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Can Erap run for president again? SC mum

Details MANILA, Philippines - Can Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada run for president again in 2016?...

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Child blessed by Pope Francis during meeting with families passes away

Details MANILA, Philippines - One of the babies blessed by Pope Francis during his visit to the country died last Friday night....

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Hotels, restaurants urged to declare income from papal visit

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has called on hotels, pension houses and restaurants in Manila that earned much during Pope Franci...

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Miriam insists on medical leave

Details MANILA, Philippines - Sen....

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Incumbent local execs to remain in posts under BBL

Details MANILA, Philippines - Incumbent local officials under the Bangsamoro entity will not be removed from office under the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), government...

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Leyte town wants Francis declared ‘Superpope’

Details MANILA, Philippines - For having braved the strong winds and rains brought by Tropical Storm Amang in Leyte last week, the municipal council of Tabon-Tabon h...

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Binays asking for special treatment – Cayetano

Details URDANETA CITY, Philippines – The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay facing a Senate probe on alleged corruption issues is “not asking for fair treatment bu...

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DSWD chief: Resort stay is ‘family camping’ for poor

Details MANILA, Philippines - Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman maintained yesterday that the government only wanted the street children, beggars and homeless...

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Palace: Info still raw on plot to kill pope

Details MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang yesterday confirmed receiving raw information on a plot to assassinate Pope Francis during his recent five-day visit to the...

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Street kids feasted on roast beef

Details MANILA, Philippines - Perhaps it was their first time to experience fine dining, but the 490 street children, beggars and poor families taken by the Departme...

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Binay welcomes possible faceoff with Erap, Duterte

Details MANILA, Philippines - Vice President Jejomar Binay welcomes the possibility of his facing off with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte or former president and M...

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DENR launches search for most eco-friendly schools

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is now accepting nominations for the most environment-friendly and sustainab...

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Priest denies church silence on abuses of Arroyo administration

Details MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino was lying to Pope Francis when he told the head of the visiting Roman Catholic Church that local clergy were silent ab...

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Palace vows significant reduction of poverty, hunger rates

Details MANILA, Philippines - Encouraged by the latest Social Weather Stations survey showing the annual average hunger rate in the Philippines slipped to its lowest...

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Poll watchdog defends Comelec, automated election system

Details MANILA, Philippines - An election watchdog has defended the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the automated election system (AES) amid never-ending alleg...

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Wanted: Workers for poverty survey

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) needs nearly 50,000 additional workers....

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Comelec to save P900 M with synchronized barangay, SK polls

Details MANILA, Philippines - Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr....

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De Lima tops Namfrel’s online survey for Brillantes’ replacement

Details MANILA, Philippines - Justice Secretary Leila de Lima topped the list of possible replacements for outgoing Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto...

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‘Yolanda’ grads rule nurse exam

Details MANILA, Philippines - A graduate of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM), whose inspiration was his relatives who had died from various illnesses beste...

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Philippines, Pakistan hold 4th round of policy consultations

Details MANILA, Philippines - The fourth round of policy consultation talks between Pakistan and the Philippines was held last Thursday in Manila....

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Erap: Presidency is providential

Details MANILA, Philippines - Becoming president of the country is “providential” and is decided by destiny, according to Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada....

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Pope Francis sees ‘shadows, dangers’

Details VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Thursday told Italian police officers in charge of security around the Vatican that he saw “shadows and dangers” amid reports...

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