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Haunting tales abound in Phl

Details MANILA, Philippines - For more than three decades, single mother Rosemary (not her real name), 45, has been suffering from dizziness, headaches, sleepless ni...

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UN calls for 5,000 Ebola health workers

Details MANILA, Philippines - About 5,000 international medical, training and support personnel, including 700 to 1,000 foreign health workers, are needed in Guinea,...

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Pasay court stops integrated terminal fee for OFWs

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Pasay City Regional Trial Court (RTC) yesterday ordered the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) and the Manila In...

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Let’s remember the saints, too – Tagle

Details MANILA, Philippines - Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urged the Catholic faithful to pray to the saints today....

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Phl gets $300-M dev’t loan from WB

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines has obtained a $300-million loan from the World Bank intended to boost fiscal sustainability and governance transparenc...

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Shortened TB treatment course has promising results

Details BARCELONA – A study on a “dramatically shortened” treatment course for people suffering from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) had shown promising re...

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House denies adopting Palace definition of savings

Details MANILA, Philippines - The chairman of the House appropriations committee denied yesterday the claim of militant lawmakers that the chamber has adopted the Pa...

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House set to approve creation of housing panel

Details MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives is set to approve the creation of an oversight committee to review and assess the implementation of laws o...

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‘Now is perfect time to invest in Phl’

Details MANILA, Philippines - Mall and banking conglomerate SM Investments Corp....

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‘Senate Blue Ribbon can look into Iloilo overprice’

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee should include the allegedly overpriced P700-million Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) in its list of iss...

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Senate seeks Ombudsman probe vs PNP chief

Details MANILA, Philippines - For receiving donations for his official residence and a huge discount for a Toyota Land Cruiser, a Senate panel has asked the Office o...

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Use of credit cards for tax payment sought

Details MANILA, Philippines - A bill proposing to allow the use of credit cards or debit cards for tax payment was filed at the House of Representatives....

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Cyclone 'Paeng' to arrive Friday

Details MANILA, Philippines — A tropical depression is expected the Philippine Area of Responsibility late Friday but is currently too far to affect any part of the...

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Health secretary files 'leave of absence'

Details MANILA, Philippines -  Health Secretary Enrique Ona filed a leave of absence due to health reasons, Malacañang confirmed on Thursday....

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‘No proof of Tiu’s ownership’

Details MANILA, Philippines - Businessman Antonio Tiu again failed to convince the Senate Blue Ribbon sub-committee, in his second appearance yesterday, that he is t...

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Expert sees no TB epidemic in Phl

Details BARCELONA, Philippines – Although the Philippines has the two ingredients for a tuberculosis (TB) epidemic, an expert from Paris-based International Union Ag...

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PNP to buy P133-M sub-machine guns

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine National Police (PNP) is buying 568 sub-machine guns worth P133.798 million....

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‘Good faith can make VFA work’

Details MANILA, Philippines - Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said yesterday the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) is not a perfect agreement, but a mater...

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Gov’t urges workers: Leave Ebola-hit Africa

Details MANILA, Philippines - The government yesterday urged overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to leave Ebola-hit West African nations, as it announced that anyone wh...

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Binay spokespersons thrown out of Senate hearing

Details MANILA, Philippines - Two of the spokespersons of Vice President Jejomar Binay were thrown out of yesterday’s Senate public hearing on the allegedly overpric...

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Sayyaf urged: Release all hostages

Details MANILA, Philippines - Sulu Army commander Col....

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Sandigan denies furlough for Jinggoy

Details MANILA, Philippines - Detained Sen....

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Higher electricity rates set in January

Details MANILA, Philippines - Electricity rates are expected to be higher by four centavos per kilowatt-hour by January next year with the implementation of the so-c...

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LGUs most trusted, survey says

Details MANILA, Philippines - Mayors and other local government units (LGUs) are the most trusted in public service, according to the 2014 Philippine Trust Index sur...

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DOH chief will be back – Palace

Details MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang denied persistent speculations yesterday that Health Secretary Enrique Ona was fired by President Aquino, saying the Departm...

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AFP eyes complaint vs Laude lawyer

Details MANILA, Philippines - Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin believes lawyer Harry Roque Jr....

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Erap backs Binay anew for 2016

Details MANILA, Philippines - Former President and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada has again endorsed Vice President Jejomar Binay as his presidential bet for the 2016 e...

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Militant lawmakers undecided on 2015 budget

Details MANILA, Philippines - Militant lawmakers are in a dilemma over whether to accept the 2015 budget program in full or contest some questionable provisions befo...

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Rainy All Saints’ Day in Bicol, Visayas

Details MANILA, Philippines - A rainy All Saints’ Day is expected in the Bicol region and in Eastern and Central Visayas due to a low-pressure area spotted east of t...

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Elders urged to help in disaster preparation, management

Details MANILA, Philippines - Advocates are calling for greater involvement of the elderly in disaster risk preparation and management....

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Aquino okays master plan for Yolanda rehabilitation

Details MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - President Benigno Aquino III has given his go-ahead signal to a master plan that outlines the rehabilitation...

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(UPDATE) MILF leader, village official gunned down in Maguindanao

Details MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - A leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and a village official were shot to death by unidentifie...

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(UPDATE) Abu Sayyaf militants free child hostage in Sulu

Details MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - The terrorist group Abu Sayyaf released yesterday an 8-year-old girl whom they kidnapped more than three mont...

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(UPDATE) 2 suspected leftist rebels killed in Davao

Details MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - Two suspected leftist rebels were killed in a firefight with government troops yesterday afternoon in souther...

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Former senator Juan Flavier passes away

Details MANILA, Philippines - Former Health secretary and Sen. Juan Flavier passed away Thursday afternoon after succumbing to pneumonia. He was 79....

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On Instagram, Binay daughter calls Batangas estate 'our place'

Details MANILA, Philippines - Vice President Jejomar Binay denies owning an estate in Batangas, but for one of his daughters, it is their "place" in the province....

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Filing of martial law victims complaints extended

Details MANILA, Philippines - The application period for martial law human rights victims' claims for recognition and reparation has been extended for six months....

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Lawyer: Photos of dead 'Jennifer' had to be published

Details MANILA, Philippines — Lawyer Harry Roque apologized on Thursday for the uncensored publication of photos showing the body of transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" L...

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DAR chief: Tiu told me he only leases Batangas property

Details MANILA, Philippines - Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes claimed on Thursday that businessman Antonio Tiu told him that he was only renting the...

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Manila transportation 10th most dangerous in the world for women

Details MANILA, Philippines — Of the 16 most populous capitals in the world, Manila ranks 10th in the list of most dangerous transport systems for women....

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Binay admits buying Batangas property in interview

Details MANILA, Philippines - Vice President Jejomar Binay's taped media interview in which he admitted buying a property in Batangas was presented before the Senate...

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BI deports German boyfriend of 'Jennifer'

Details MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Thursday morning issued a deportation order against Mark Sueselbeck, the German boyfriend of slain Je...

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The EU and the UNDP team up for 'Project Recovery' in Leyte

Details MANILA, Philippines - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union (EU) signed a contribution agreement last July 2014 to formalize...

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