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US says China 'can't manufacture sovereignty'

Details MANILA, Philippines — The United States' top policy maker for Asia-Pacific believes China cannot alter its legal merits in claims on the South China Sea by c...

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World Bank cites DSWD chief, 6 others for social accountability

Details MANILA, Philippines – The World Bank acknowledged Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman, and six other global...

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More than 70 dead in Valenzuela factory fire

Details MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED; First published 9:33 a.m.) — The death toll in a rubber slipper factory fire in Valenzula Cit...

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Drawing lessons from Nepal, MMDA calls for 'harmonized' disaster response

Details MANILA, Philippines - Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chair Francis Tolentino on Thursday said disaster agencies in the Philippines should b...

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Aquino denies LP involvement in freeze order on Binay assets

Details MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III denied on Thursday that the Liberal Party (LP) was involved in the freezing of Vice President Jejomar Bina...

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Evidence vs Binay 'came from Makati employees'

Details MANILA, Philippines - Lawyer Renato Bondal on Thursday admitted that evidence against Vice President Jejomar Binay came from government employees of Makati C...

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Sons: Yes, yes, mama will live


Details MANILA, Philippines - The mother of Filipina drug convict Mary Jane Veloso, reprieved at the 11th hour after facing execution in Indonesia, called it a mirac...

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‘SC ruling enables judges to skirt criminal prosecution’

Details MANILA, Philippines - Magistrates are virtually immune from criminal investigation by the ombudsman, a law school dean said yesterday....

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Pacman wants to visit Mary Jane

Details MANILA, Philippines - Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao plans to go to Indonesia after his mega fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr....

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Red Cross sends rescue team to Nepal

Details MANILA, Philippines - A 13-man emergency response unit search and rescue team was dispatched yesterday by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to quake-hit Nepal....

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Pacquiao tops celeb taxpayers

Details MANILA, Philippines - Ten of the country’s 32 biggest celebrity endorsers did not make it to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)’s top 500 taxpayers’ list f...

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Obama hits China; Japan eyes joint US air patrols

Details WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama accused China on Tuesday of “flexing its muscles” to advance its maritime claims against Asian neighbors and assured Japa...

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Ping, Rudy: Presidency is God’s will

Details MANILA, Philippines - Although they are considering a run in the 2016 presidential race, former senator Panfilo Lacson and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte b...

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Brace for 39.9ºC in Metro

Details MANILA, Philippines - People in Metro Manila have been warned against heatstroke as the temperature is projected to reach 39.9 degrees Celsius tomorrow....

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SWS: Unemployed Pinoys fewer by 3.4 M

Details MANILA, Philippines - Unemployed Filipinos dropped by about 3.4 million in the first quarter of 2015, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said in its latest re...

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Palace ensures raps vs third batch of suspects in ‘pork’ scam

Details MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang assured the public yesterday that cases will be filed against the third batch of suspects in the multibillion-peso pork barr...

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Mary Jane’s recruiter placed in police custody

Details MANILA, Philippines - The alleged recruiter of Mary Jane Veloso, Ma....

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Phl thanks Indonesia; Noy gets credit

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine government has expressed gratitude to Indonesian President Joko Widodo for delaying the execution of convicted Filipina...

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Lotilla, Bacani eyed for DOE

Details MANILA, Philippines - Former energy secretary Rafael Perpetuo Lotilla, an independent director of Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV) and Trans-Asia Petroleum Corp...

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Gov't, British troops assess plans for Manila quake scenario

Details MANILA, Philippines — Disaster specialists from the British military are now in the country to help Philippine officials improve their earthquake preparednes...

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PNoy thanks Indonesia for sparing Veloso's life

Details MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III and Malacañang on Wednesday thanked the Indonesian government for not proceeding with the execution of Mar...

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Veloso eyed to be transferred to regular jail

Details MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE 2) - After the...

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Singapore PM pokes fun at ASEAN photo with missing PNoy

Details MANILA, Philippines - Was President Benigno Aquino III running late for the traditional leaders' photo at the recent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (...

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Veloso spared from execution

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Pacquiao arrives in Vegas

Details MANILA, Philippines - Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao made a triumphant entry into Las Vegas Monday night (Tuesday Manila time), ahead of his mega fight on May 2...

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DSWD backs bill amending Solo Parents Act

Details MANILA, Philippines - A bill in Congress seeking to amend Republic Act 8972, the Solo Parents Welfare Act of 2000, to further help solo parents and their chi...

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Heat index to reach 40ºC this week

Details MANILA, Philippines - Take precautions against heat cramps and exhaustion as the heat index is expected to reach above 40 degrees Celsius later this week, th...

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Gov’t doing best to protect workers’ rights – Palace

Details MANILA, Philippines - The government is doing everything to protect the rights of workers, both in government and in the private sector, as mandated by the 1...

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Veloso’s recruiters appear before cops

Details MANILA, Philippines - The alleged illegal recruiters of Mary Jane Veloso, who is set to be executed in Indonesia for drug trafficking, appeared before Nueva...

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P670-M PDAF, DAP for Muslims went to bogus NGOs – COA

Details MANILA, Philippines - More than P670 million in lawmakers’ pork barrel funds and Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) allocations for Filipino Muslims sti...

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Mary Jane, family say last goodbyes

Details MANILA, Philippines - Filipino death convict Mary Jane Veloso and her family went to mass yesterday morning, had lunch and bade each other tearful goodbyes....

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‘Screaming for mercy’ Midnight execution set, Australia warns of consequences

Details MANILA, Philippines - A smidgen of hope welled up in the hearts of relatives of Mary Jane Veloso after Indonesia’s president called his Cabinet for a meeting...

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LPA enters Phl

Details MANILA, Philippines - A low-pressure area entered the Philippine area of responsibility yesterday and is expected to bring rains in some parts of the Visayas...

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Petilla, BuCor chief out; Cabinet revamp set

Details LANGKAWI, Malaysia – President Aquino announced here yesterday the resignation of Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla and Bureau of Corrections chief Franklin J...

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LP courting Poe as Mar running mate

Details MANILA, Philippines - The ruling Liberal Party is courting Sen....

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Noy on Sevilla: He reached his saturation point

Details LANGKAWI, Malaysia – President Aquino thanked former Bureau of Customs (BOC) chief John Phillip Sevilla for serving under his administration, saying he was s...

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‘P1.1-B OPAPP funds for dev’t projects all accounted for’

Details MANILA, Philippines - Some P1.14 billion in funds of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) intended for development projects in...

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DOJ unlikely to file third batch of PDAF cases

Details MANILA, Philippines - Secretary Leila de Lima hinted yesterday that filing charges against the third propecia online set of former and incumbent officials implicated in the...

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Laude family seeks P200-M in damages from Pemberton

Details OLONGAPO CITY, Philippines – The family of slain transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude is seeking P200 million in damages from US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph...

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Mary Jane Veloso's recruiter surrenders

Details MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) —  The alleged recruiter of Mary Jane Veloso, who is on the death row in Indonesia, surrendered to authorities...

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Widodo to Philippines: No basis to spare Veloso's life

Details MANILA, Philippines — Indonesian President Joko Widodo rejected the last-minute appeal of President Benigno Aquino III to spare the life of Filipino worker M...

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Eyeing presidency, Lacson focuses on ratings

Details MANILA, Philippines — Former Sen. Panfilo "Ping" Lacson on Tuesday admitted he intends to run for president in the May 2016 elections....

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Pump prices up anew

Details MANILA, Philippines - Oil companies announced yesterday another round of price hikes with independent oil firms among the first to issue their respective ann...

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Sevilla: No lobbying, just discussions with execs

Details MANILA, Philippines - There were only “discussions,” but no lobbying by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr....

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Workers gear up for Labor Day protest

Details MANILA, Philippines - Trade celeb sex video unions have junked the traditional dialogue with President Aquino and would instead hold a protest to mark Labor Day....

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‘Pacmania’ in PeopleAsia

Details MANILA, Philippines - • PeopleAsia gives a blow-by-blow, pound-for-pound account of the saga of “Pambansang Kamao” Manny Pacquiao as “Pacmania” sweeps the co...

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ISIS has not penetrated Phl – AFP

Details MANILA, Philippines - Security officials yesterday maintained that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has not penetrated the Philippines following an...

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Noy: China must honor pact with Asean

Details KUALA LUMPUR – China must honor the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties (DOC) in the South China Sea that it signed with members of the Association of Sout...

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