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Rain to dampen SONA

Details MANILA, Philippines - Rains are expected in Metro Manila and other areas in the western section of the country today as President Aquino delivers his fifth S...

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Sereno unlikely to attend House JDF probe

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

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Lawmakers under pressure as 16th Congress resumes

Details MANILA, Philippines - The 16th Congress will open its second regular session with lawmakers facing intense pressure to approve landmark legislation amid move...

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INC centennial sets two world records

Details MANILA, Philippines - Around two million people gathered at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan to mark the 100th anniversary yesterday of the Iglesia ni...

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Palace to anti-Lim groups: File your complaints before CA

Details MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang yesterday advised groups opposed to the appointment of lawyer Arthur Lim as commissioner of the Commission on Elections (Com...

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Bangsamoro Law returned to transition commission

Details MANILA, Philippines - The timely passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in Congress has become dim as Malacañang tossed back the document to the...

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AFP chief: EDCA will enhance humanitarian, disaster response

Details MANILA, Philippines - The military maintained that the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the United States would be beneficial to the countr...

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P-Noy urged: Make ‘bosses’ feel growth

Details MANILA, Philippines - The economy is improving. Now it’s time to make the majority of President Aquino’s “bosses” feel the benefits of growth....

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Phl to pursue moratorium on provocative acts in sea row

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines is determined to get all concerned countries in Southeast Asia to agree on a moratorium on provocative and destabilizin...

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It’s a girl! Phl welcomes 100 millionth baby

Details MANILA, Philippines - A baby girl born early yesterday has officially pushed the Philippine population to 100 million, highlighting the challenge of providin...

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(UPDATE) Phl population reaches 100 million

Details MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - Population of the Philippines reached 100 million today, according to the country's population officials....

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Noy likely to push FOI bill in SONA

Details MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino will likely push for the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) to...

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Reinvestigation of graft cases vs 3 accused in ‘pork’ scam sought

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Sandiganbayan has ordered the Office of the Ombudsman to conduct a reinvestigation of the case against three of the accused in the...

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PNP chief supporting Binay’s presidential bid?

Details MANILA, Philippines - Is Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima secretly supporting the presidential bid of Vice President Jej...

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Comelec asks DILG to help in voters’ registration

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has asked the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to help encourage qualified...

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Probe on delay in release of retirement benefits sought

Details MANILA, Philippines - A senior administration lawmaker has called for a congressional inquiry into the delay in the release of retirement benefits of governm...

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Over 8,000 delegates to attend APEC meet

Details ANGELES CITY, Philippines – Around 8,000 delegates from 21 countries are expected to attend the series of workshops and meetings during the 2015 Asia-Pacific...

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Palace: Not yet out of woods on DAP

Details MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang yesterday conceded that the crisis caused by the Disbursement Acceleration Fund (DAP) was not yet over....

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Group alarmed over 100 M Phl population

Details MANILA, Philippines - Family planning advocates on Friday expressed alarm over the Philippine population’s reaching 100 million, saying this does not augur w...

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PhlPost to issue scented stamps of Cory paintings

Details MANILA, Philippines - Rose scented stamps featuring five paintings of former President Corazon Aquino will be sold to the public starting Aug....

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Moms behind bars #28StoriesofGiving

Details MANILA, Philippines - If there is something we can all be grateful for aside from life itself, it is our mothers....

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OFW saved from beheading in Saudi arrives home

Details MANILA, Philippines - An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was saved from death by beheading in Saudi Arabia arrived in Manila on Thursday....

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Gov’t urged to ensure supply of arsenic-free rice

Details MANILA, Philippines - The government has been urged  to assure the public that rice being sold in the market is safe from arsenic, a highly toxic cancer-caus...

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‘Time for DAP critics to speak before Senate’

Details MANILA, Philippines - It should now be the turn of critics of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) to say their piece before the Senate after pro-DAP...

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Binay: Gov’t reforms must be within Charter limits

Details MANILA, Philippines - Pursuing “innovative reforms” in the government should never exceed the limits set by the Constitution, Vice President Jejomar Binay sa...

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‘No conclusive evidence in health risk from cell phone radiation’

Details MANILA, Philippines - There is no conclusive evidence that electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from cellular phones poses risks to humans....

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DFA chief meets with EU ministers on seamen’s certificate compliance

Details MANILA, Philippines - Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario met with foreign ministers of European Union member states to seek their continued support...

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Gunawan siblings leave for Netherlands

Details MANILA, Philippines - Relatives of Irene Pabellon-Gunawan, the Filipina killed in the Malaysia Airlines tragedy in the Ukraine, left Friday night for the Net...

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Probe PNP expenditures, Mar told

Details MANILA, Philippines — A group advocating for the rights of consumers asked Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II to order an investigation on Philippine N...

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Napoles' transfer to regular jail deferred

Details MANILA, Philippines — Plunder respondent Janet Lim Napoles will remain in detention at Fort Sto....

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AFP chief defends EDCA amid pleas, impeachment rap

Details MANILA, Philippines — The military maintained that the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the United States would be beneficial to the countr...

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ASEAN lauds Philippines for early warning on 'Glenda'

Details MANILA, Philippines —  The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, expressed sympathy to the Philippines in the aftermath of powerful typhoon "Glenda."...

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Napoles transfer to Bicutan jail aborted

Details MANILA, Philippines - Lawyer Jessica “Gigi” Reyes is not the only one reduced to tears by the prospect of detention at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig....

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Glenda death toll hits 100

Details MANILA, Philippines - The death toll from Typhoon Glenda has reached 100 while property damage was estimated at P10.8 billion....

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Noy vows passage of Bangsamoro Basic Law

Details MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino has vowed to push Congress to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law....

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1,056 job vacancies at Customs

Details MANILA, Philippines - There are over a thousand vacancies at Bureau of Customs (BOC) offices nationwide that need to be filled....

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Joker to Noy: Don’t drag Cory into DAP controversy

Details MANILA, Philippines - Former senator Joker Arroyo criticized anew the Aquino administration for dragging the late President Corazon Aquino into the Disbursem...

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100% Pinoy-made light plane unveiled

Details MANILA, Philippines - It’s a light plane, and it’s proudly made in the Philippines....

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House panel invites CJ to fund hearing

Details MANILA, Philippines - Lawmakers will invite Chief Justice Ma....

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A promise of smiles and laughter #28StoriesofGiving

Details MANILA, Philippines - The scene takes place on Jorge Bocobo Street in Malate, Manila, a place where children beg strangers for spare change and play on the s...

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Noy gets poor grade in fighting inflation

Details MANILA, Philippines - Soaring prices of rice, garlic and other basic goods pulled down the rating of the Aquino administration in yet another survey....

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Sandigan junks Enrile appeal on suspension

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Sandiganbayan issued a three-month preventive suspension order yesterday against Sen....

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3,000 troops to secure Iglesia centennial

Details MALOLOS CITY, Philippines– More than 3,000 police personnel have been deployed for the centennial celebration of the Iglesia ni Cristo tomorrow, which is exp...

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Palace expects influx of investments despite power crisis

Details MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang hopes to see an influx of foreign investors into the power sector with the energy department’s warning of a looming power sh...

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SONA guests free to wear any color – Palace

Details MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang assured lawmakers, government officials and other guests that they could wear any color they want during the 5th State of th...

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Chiz defends pro-Abad senators

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Aquino to aggressively push for passage of draft Bangsamoro law

Details MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - President Benigno Aquino III said he will aggressively push for the enactment of the draft Bangsamoro Basic L...

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Military should not be dragged into politics: official

Details MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - The government said today that the 125,000-strong Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) should be insulated f...

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(UPDATE) 5.3-magnitude quake hits Leyte - USGS

Details HONG KONG (Xinhua) - An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale jolted six kilometers north northeast of Hinundayan, Southern Leyte at...

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