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20 areas under storm signal due to 'Queenie'

Details MANILA, Philippines - The state weather bureau on Wednesday raised a public storm warning signal over 20 areas after a low pressure area spotted near Mindana...

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Oil firms vow compliance; alternative sites bared

Details MANILA, Philippines - Oil firms are ready to move out of the Pandacan oil depot in Manila as the Supreme Court (SC) has ordered....

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‘After budget, Senate to tackle Noy’s special powers’

Details MANILA, Philippines - Senate President Franklin Drilon assured the people that the joint resolution granting President Aquino emergency powers to address the...

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FOI bill requires SC justices to disclose SALNs

Details MANILA, Philippines - The House version of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill requires Supreme Court (SC) justices to disclose their statements of assets,...

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Sick peacekeeper airlifted from island

Details MANILA, Philippines - Another Filipino peacekeeper under quarantine on Caballo Island in Cavite has been airlifted to a hospital in Quezon City after complai...

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Speaker bucks manual polls in 2016

Details MANILA, Philippines - Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr....

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SC upholds unseating of Ejercito as governor

Details MANILA, Philippines - Voting unanimously, the Supreme Court (SC) yesterday upheld the Commission on Elections (Comelec)’s ouster of Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercit...

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US to China: Exercise self-restraint

Details WASHINGTON – China should abide by its commitment to exercise self-restraint in the conduct of activities in the South China Sea that would complicate or esc...

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Immigration bureau lifts ban on HK journalists

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has ordered the lifting of the blacklist order against nine Hong Kong journalists who heckled President...

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Speaker: No pork in 2015 budget

Details MANILA, Philippines - There is no hidden “pork” in the proposed P2.606-trillion budget for next year, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr....

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‘Binay critics now clutching at straws’

Details MANILA, Philippines - Detractors of Vice President Jejomar Binay are clutching at straws just to sustain a media campaign against him, a lawmaker said yester...

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9 Chinese poachers to be deported

Details MANILA, Philippines - The nine Chinese fishermen convicted of poaching in Palawan would be deported upon payment of the fine ordered by the court, Bureau of...

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Fewer Pinoys give bribes to gov’t execs – poll

Details MANILA, Philippines - Fewer Filipino families give bribes or “grease money” to government officials and they do so usually only after being asked to, a 2013...

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Will Ona stay as DOH secretary?

Details MANILA, Philippines - Whether Secretary Enrique Ona will stay on as head of the Department of Health (DOH) remains uncertain....

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Jinggoy allowed to undergo therapy at Cardinal Santos

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Sandiganbayan has granted the request of Sen....

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SolGen: EDCA no guarantee US will aid Phl vs China

Details MANILA, Philippines - There is no guarantee that the United States, under the controversial Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), will defend the Ph...

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Bongbong grills Mar on multiple functions

Details MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr....

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30 kidnappers-for-ransom nabbed from January to November

Details MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - Authorities have arrested 30 suspected kidnappers-for-ransom from January to November this year, a senior gov...

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Phl removes HK journalists from black list

Details MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - The Philippine government said today that it has delisted nine Hong Kong journalists blacklisted last year fo...

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(UPDATE) 2 dead, 7 wounded in Aklan shooting incident

Details KALIBO, Philippines (Xinhua) - At least two died and seven others were wounded when a lone gunman indiscriminately fired at the crowd in a l...

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Belmonte: House-approved 2015 budget pork-free

Details MANILA, Philippines - Speaker Feliciano "Sonny" Belmonte Jr....

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SolGen: No assurance US will defend Philippines vs China

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) does not guarantee that the United States will come to the aid of the Philippines in...

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House leader urges Senate to pass 13th month pay tax exemption bill

Details MANILA, Philippines - A lawmaker on Tuesday urged the Senate to immediately approve on third and final reading the proposed measure for higher 13th month pay...

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Sandiganbayan convicts Bulacan judge for extortion

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Sandiganbayan has sentenced a judge in Bulacan to three years in prison for extorting money from a litigant in 2003....

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SC upholds disqualification of Erap's nephew

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the disqualification of Emilio Ramon "ER" Ejercito as Laguna governor....

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4 more Filipino peacekeepers from Ebola-hit country quarantined

Details MANILA, Philippines - Four Filipino peacekeepers, who just arrived in the country from Liberia, have been placed on quarantine at the Armed Forces of the Phi...

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Solon commends Palawan for being 'Top Island in the World'

Details MANILA, Philippines – A party-list solon has filed a resolution at the House of Representatives commending Palawan for recently being declared as the "Top Is...

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Philippines told: Get used to China's island-construction

Details MANILA, Philippines - In what could be a hint of more construction activities, a Chinese state-run paper is urging the Philippines to become accustomed to th...

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10,000 signatures vs pork barrel submitted to Comelec

Details MANILA, Philippines - Various groups trooped to the Commission on Elections' (Comelec) offices in Quezon City on Tuesday to submit a list of 10,000 signature...

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Philippines lifts ban on HK journos who 'heckled' Aquino

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Tuesday lifted the blacklist order issued against nine Hong Kong journalists who "heckled" President...

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Partylist solons withdraw names from 'toothless' FOI bill

Details MANILA, Philippines - Lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc have withdrawn co-authorship from the consolidated version of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill w...

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Senate to commend Pacquiao

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Gasoline, diesel prices cut by 90 centavos per liter

Details MANILA, Philippines - Oil firms announced yesterday another round of price cuts effective today....

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DFA sees better ties with China

Details MANILA, Philippines - Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario believes relations with China can improve without sacrificing Philippine advocacies and th...

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Miriam: Savings, ‘pork’ in 2015 budget unconstitutional

Details MANILA, Philippines - A redefinition of savings and the retention of pork barrel allocation are “two dangerous minefields” that have put into question the co...

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P-Noy to Congress: Speed up special powers

Details MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino made another appeal to Congress yesterday to speed up the passage of a joint resolution giving him emergency powers to...

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Poe joins GK in war vs hunger

Details MANILA, Philippines - At least for a day, Sen....

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House panel approves consolidated FOI bill

Details MANILA, Philippines - After over a year of deliberations, the House committee on public information approved yesterday the consolidated version of the Freedo...

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Kin of massacre victims to get online updates from De Lima

Details TACURONG CITY, Philippines – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima promised on Sunday to regularly provide updates to relatives of victims of the Maguindanao massa...

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9 Chinese poachers convicted in Palawan

Details MANILA, Philippines - Nine Chinese fishermen were convicted yesterday of poaching and taking hundreds of endangered giant sea turtles from Hasa-Hasa Shoal in...

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PhlPost to reprint Cory scented stamps

Details MANILA, Philippines - A second set of scented stamps featuring paintings of former President Corazon Aquino will be  issued middle of next year....

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NICA, DFA recommend lifting of ban on HK journalists

Details MANILA, Philippines - The government is expected to lift the ban on nine Hong Kong journalists who heckled President Aquino during the Asia-Pacific Economic...

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SM hailed for first solar mall

Details MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino praised SM Supermalls yesterday for having its North EDSA mall solar powered as he led the “switch-on” of the power fa...

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DOH employees confused, worried

Details MANILA, Philippines - Employees of the Department of Health (DOH) are confused and worried over the multimillion-peso vaccine mess and other controversies ho...

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Gov’t on Christmas price watch

Details MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang has assured consumers that the government will watch the prices of basic goods to prevent unscrupulous traders from raising...

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Luy: Jinggoy also ‘Cong. Biazon’

Details MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Jinggoy Estrada was not just “sexy,” “anak” and “kuya” in the pork barrel scam but also “Cong....

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ASEAN workshop to intensify public awareness on biodiversity opens in Manila

Details MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - A three-day regional workshop on heightening public awareness of biodiversity issues and concerns kicked off...

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