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Palace thanks EU for lifting tariffs on Phl products

Details MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang thanked the European Union yesterday for lifting the tariffs on 6,274 products exported to the EU for a period of 10 years....

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De Lima given task of cleaning up NBP

Details MANILA, Philippines - The task of cleaning up the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) is for Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to carry out, Malacañang said yesterday....

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LRT, MRT fares set to increase

Details MANILA, Philippines - Even as they complain of long queues and poor service, passengers of Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT-3) as well as Light Rail Transit li...

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AFP steps up security at Pemberton detention facility

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has increased security around the US-controlled facility where Marine Lance Corporal Joseph S...

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YEARENDER: Bilibid: From premier prison to center for illegal drugs, guns

Details MANILA, Philippines - For the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), 2014 was a year of scandal that saw its transformation from premier prison facility to a center of il...

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Roxas-Poe tandem in 2016 gets backing

Details MANILA, Philippines - A leader of the majority coalition in the House of Representatives yesterday expressed support for the proposed team-up of Local Govern...

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Oil firms cut prices anew story story

Details MANILA, Philippines - An early Christmas gift awaits motorists as local petroleum companies led by Petron Corp., the country’s biggest oil refiner, announced...

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Garin stays as acting DOH chief

Details MANILA, Philippines - Acting Secretary Janette Garin will remain at the helm of the Department of Health with the resignation of Enrique Ona, Malacañang said...

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The gift of presence

Details MANILA, Philippines - This is an edited extract from the book, “The Genius of the Poor,” which recounts the author’s 2013 journey visiting GK communities nat...

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House fails to vote on Noy’s impeachment raps

Details MANILA, Philippines - The moves to impeach President Aquino are still hanging in the air, with the House of Representatives adjourning its session last Wedne...

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Philippines sues Kuwait employer for pet lion attack

Details MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines filed a case against the employer of a Filipino overseas worker killed by a pet lion, Vice President Jejomar Binay said...

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Comelec: 5 M voters may not be able to vote in 2016

Details MANILA, Philippines - Some five million registered voters without biometrics may not be able to vote in 2016....

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LP, UNA in tug-of-war over Grace Poe

Details MANILA, Philippines - The ruling Liberal Party (LP) and the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) are in a tug-of-war over Sen....

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CAAP issues no-fly zone during papal visit

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) yesterday issued guidelines on the use of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport...

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Holiday pay awaits workers

Details MANILA, Philippines - Workers nationwide can look forward to hefty pay and a long holiday break....

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Noy urges youth: Go beyond selfie

Details MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino yesterday urged the youth to avoid becoming a “selfies” generation but rather a force to reckon with in Philippine soc...

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Noy says people’s support is his greatest strength

Details MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino believes the people’s continued support remains the greatest strength of his administration after more than four years...

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No holiday furlough for Jinggoy

Details MANILA, Philippines - Detained Sen....

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Noy urged to pardon elderly, ailing inmates

Details MANILA, Philippines - Chief Public Attorney Persida Rueda-Acosta asked yesterday President Aquino to grant pardon to elderly and sickly inmates of the nation...

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86,000 Ruby victims may spend Christmas in evacuation centers

Details MANILA, Philippines - More than 86,000 people affected by Typhoon Ruby are still staying in evacuation centers less than a week before Christmas, the Nationa...

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Pemberton seeks downgrade of raps

Details OLONGAPO CITY, Philippines – More than two months after he was held for the death of a Filipino transgender, US Marine Cpl....

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Philippine exec still hopes China will be more cooperative on sea row

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Department of National Defense (DND) is hopeful that China will support peaceful means to resolve the West Philippine Sea dispute f...

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PNoy orders De Lima: Reclaim Bilibid

Details MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday ordered Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to "reclaim" the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) from the han...

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Laude relatives see Pemberton for first time

Details MANILA, Philippines - The sister of transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude, who was allegedly killed by US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton, felt mixed emotions u...

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Pemberton makes first court appearance in Olongapo

Details MANILA, Philippines - US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, the suspect in the killing of transgender Jennifer Laude, arrived Friday morning...

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Tax raps filed vs Makati City Hall birthday cake supplier

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Makati City Hall birthday cake supplier, linked to the family of Vice President Jejomar Binay, is among those facing P46.6 million...

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GMA undergoes mammogram

Details MANILA, Philippines - Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo underwent a digital mammogram procedure at the Makati Medical Center yesterday afternoon....

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Mar was my best Cabinet secretary – Erap

Details MANILA, Philippines - Is Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II courting former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada?...

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Meralco to refund customers P5.1 B

Details MANILA, Philippines - Power distributor Manila Electric Co....

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NBI probe of Ona to proceed – De Lima

Details MANILA, Philippines - The probe into Health Secretary-on-leave Enrique Ona would proceed despite his reported resignation, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima sa...

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EU allows Phl to export more goods at zero tariff

Details MANILA, Philippines - The European Union Parliament has approved the Philippines’ application for the Generalized System of Preferences Plus (GSP+), a progra...

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House to pass more measures to rebuild typhoon-hit areas

Details MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives will continue to pass more measures to help rebuild communities devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda and ot...

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QC school gets library

Details MANILA, Philippines - Fully Booked Foundation, spearheaded by its president Chris Yam-Daez, recently donated a mini-library to Sinag-Tala Elementary School i...

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Noy thanks House allies for support

Details MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino joined his congressional allies’ Christmas party Wednesday night and thanked them for their continued support for his...

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‘Ceasefire with Reds seen to ensure peace’

Details MANILA, Philippines - The ceasefire with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) will help ensure peace not only during the holidays but also during the...

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Ping wants out as rehab czar

Details MANILA, Philippines - Panfilo Lacson wants out of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (OPARR) following what he says is...

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Public urged to be disciplined during papal visit

Details MANILA, Philippines - Catholic bishops and the Jesuits have asked the Catholic faithful to respect the barricades and avoid pushing other people when they at...

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Warrant of arrest out for Pemberton

Details MANILA, Philippines - A court in Olongapo yesterday ordered the arrest of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton, the suspect in the murder of Filipino transgender...

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LPA likely to dissipate within 24 hours

Details MANILA, Philippines - Some parts of the Philippines will continue to experience cloudy skies with rainshowers in the next three days due to three weather sys...

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Classes resume Jan. 5 – DepEd

Details MANILA, Philippines - Christmas break for public elementary and high school students will start on Dec. 20, with classes scheduled to resume on Jan....

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Binay, son face another plunder complaint

Details MANILA, Philippines - Vice President Jejomar Binay and his son Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay, Jr....

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Only Smartmatic passed eligibility screening – Comelec

Details MANILA, Philippines - Smartmatic-Total Information Management (TIM) Corp....

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AFP awards P12.1 M to 4 informants

Details MANILA, Philippines - The military yesterday awarded a total of P12.1 million to four informants who helped security forces capture a leader of the communist...

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Noy ready to sign budget to avoid reenactment

Details MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino is ready to sign the new budget program before the end of the year to ensure it is not reenacted like in the previous...

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Ona starts moving out of DOH office, sources say

Details MANILA, Philippines - While he is supposedly still on leave, Health Secretary Enrique Ona had his personal belongings collected and delivered to his residenc...

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QC cops face raps over dispersal at PNoy's home

Details MANILA, Philippines - Activists from Southern Tagalog and Mindanao have filed a complaint against police officers before the Commission on Human Rights (CHR)...

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Pacquiao promoted as 'one-star general'

Details MANILA, Philippines - Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao is set to receive an honorary rank of Commodore from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)....

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Skyway, SLEX, Star offer free toll on Christmas and New Year's eve

Details MANILA, Philippines - Motorists may pass through Skyway, South Luzon Expressway and Star Tollway for free on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve....

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