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'Mario' death toll climbs to 7

Details MANILA, Philippines - Tropical cyclone "Mario" caused the deaths of three other people besides the initial count of four, a state agency said Saturday....

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Ferry sinks off Cebu

Details MANILA, Philippines - A passenger ferry sank off Cebu yesterday afternoon after it was battered by big waves, the Philippine Navy said....

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Binay confident plunder, graft cases will be dismissed

Details MANILA, Philippines - Vice President Jejomar Binay is confident that the plunder complaint and graft charges filed against him with the Office of the Ombudsm...

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‘Commuters victims of DOTC-MRTC squabble’

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and Metro Rail Transit Corp....

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Noy ally bent on political Cha-cha

Details MANILA, Philippines - A stalwart of the Liberal Party (LP) yesterday said he will press for a second term for President Aquino in the House of Representative...

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DOJ rejects suspension of arrest warrants vs Nur, Kato

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Justice (DOJ) has rejected the request of the House of Representatives to move for the suspension of the arrest warra...

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Noy won’t cut short Europe trip amid Mario’s onslaught

Details MANILA, Philippines - Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said yesterday President Aquino is receiving updates from his Cabinet members while he is out of...

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Expanded ties between Phl, China seen amid sea row

Details NANNING – Improving trade relations between the Philippines and China remains the objective of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) even as the gap bet...

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China remains upbeat on Phl tourism

Details CHENGDU, Sichuan – China remains upbeat about increasing tourism in Manila even if there are some security concerns and travel warnings issued by the governm...

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Floods shut down Metro

Details MANILA, Philippines - Torrential rain brought by the southwest monsoon and boosted by Tropical Storm Mario (international name Fung-Wong) flooded many parts...

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Germany backs arbitration in maritime dispute

Details BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed belief yesterday that the territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea could be settled through internat...

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House to approve P2.6-T 2015 budget next week

Details MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives is still on schedule to approve the proposed P2.606-trillion 2015 national budget next Friday....

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Noy witnesses signing of LRT 1 deal with French firm

Details PARIS – President Aquino witnessed here Thursday the signing of a technical service agreement between RATP Developpement and the Light Rail Manila Consortium...

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Pinoy job applicants in Korea can now leave faster

Details MANILA, Philippines - Filipinos seeking employment in South Korea ca now leave faster than before....

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Pinoy peacekeepers back from Golan Heights

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines has pulled out its peacekeepers from the Golan Heights two weeks ahead of schedule amid worsening security in the borde...

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Church launches logo for papal visit

Details MANILA, Philippines - The logo for the upcoming visit of Pope Francis depicts the Philippines as a pearl with the merciful and compassionate arms of the Holy...

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DOH issues leptospirosis alert

Details MANILA, Philippines - Fearing a possible outbreak of leptospirosis due to Tropical Storm Mario, the Department of Health (DOH) strongly urged the public yest...

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No lahar flow yet on Mayon’s slopes, officials say C

Details MANILA, Philippines - Disaster management officials in Albay clarified yesterday that there was no lahar flow yet in a barangay near restive Mayon Volcano am...

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PNP generals first to undergo lifestyle check

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine National Police (PNP) announced yesterday that its leadership is taking the voluntary lifestyle check challenge posed by...

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Phl withdraws UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights

Details MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - The Philippine government has withdrawn Filipino peacekeepers from Golan Heights even before their tour of du...

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(UPDATE) One killed, over 470,000 people affected by 'Mario'

Details MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - A two-year old girl drowned, while over 470,000 individuals were affected by tropical storm Fung-Wong (local...

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More than half-month's rain fell over Metro Manila in 12 hours - PAGASA

Details MANILA, Philippines - In just 12 hours, more than half of the average monthly rainfall for September fell over Metro Manila, the state weather bureau said on...

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Thousands of families evacuated amid massive flooding

Details MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - Thousands of families in Metro Manila and nearby provinces were evacuated to higher places due to flooding tr...

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Aquino won't cut overseas trip short despite typhoon 'Mario'

Details MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III is not inclined to cut short his foreign trip despite the impact of tropical storm “Mario,” which caused f...

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Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights coming home

Details MANILA, Philippines - Members of the 7th Philippine peacekeeping contingent in Golan Heights are coming home to the Philippines with the first batch of 244 p...

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1 killed, over 470,000 affected by 'Mario'

Details MANILA, Philippines - At least one person has been killed while close to half a million people have been affected by Tropical Storm "Mario" which brought inc...

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Flights cancelled, diverted due to 'Mario'

Details MANILA, Philippines - Several domestic and international flights were suspended and diverted on Friday morning due to the bad weather brought on by Tropical...

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Palace suspends gov't work in Metro Manila, several provinces

Details MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang on Friday suspended work in government offices in several areas due to the effects of Tropical Storm "Mario."...

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17 areas under storm alert as 'Mario' intensifies

Details MANILA, Philippines - Seventeen areas in Luzon were placed under storm alert as Tropical Storm "Mario" intensified further on Friday morning....

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List of class suspensions due to 'Mario'

Details MANILA, Philippines - Classes in several areas in Metro Manila and at least two provinces in Southern Luzon have been suspended due to flooding caused by hea...

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(As of 9 a.m.) List of class suspensions due to 'Mario'

Details MANILA, Philippines - Classes in Metro Manila and other areas in Luzon were suspended on Friday due to heavy rains caused by the combined effect of Tropical...

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‘No enthusiasm for Cha-cha in House’

Details MANILA, Philippines - There is lack of enthusiasm at the House of Representatives to amend the Constitution to allow President Aquino to have a second term,...

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Critics slam VP for ‘motherhood statements’

Details MANILA, Philippines - It was more like a campaign spiel than a defense by a seasoned lawyer against a serious allegation, critics of Vice President Jejomar B...

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Abad hit with coins, insults at UP

Details MANILA, Philippines - Angry students rained boos and insults, threw coins and crumpled paper, and grabbed at Budget Secretary Florencio Abad at the Universit...

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China justifies travel warning to Phl

Details CHENGDU, Sichuan – Even as the Philippine government refused to apologize for the kidnapping of a Chinese national in the country, reports showed there have...

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Lahar warning up around Mayon

Details LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – A drastic increase in the number of volcanic earthquakes and rockfall events in Mayon Volcano was recorded yesterday, while the s...

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BIR to police execs: Take the lifestyle challenge

Details MANILA, Philippines - Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Henares yesterday challenged police officials to voluntarily undergo a lifestyle chec...

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House cool to emergency powers for Noy

Details MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino’s request for emergency powers to deal with a projected electricity shortage in Luzon in mid-2015 faces rough sailing...

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Storm signals up as Mario approaches

Details MANILA, Philippines - The state weather bureau placed yesterday several areas in Luzon under storm warning signals as Tropical Storm Mario moved closer to th...

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Jinggoy allowed to stay at Crame jail

Details MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Jinggoy Estrada will remain detained in Camp Crame....

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Hotel federation bucks ‘most dangerous’ tag of Phl

Details MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Hotel Federation (PHF) yesterday expressed concern over recent reports of travel advisories tagging the Philippines as “...

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French investors bullish on Phl

Details PARIS – Investors here are bullish on the Philippines but raised concerns on some sectors such as energy and the impact of climate change....

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Hollande may visit Phl next year

Details PARIS – French President Francois Hollande has disclosed plans to visit the country next year as well as his desire for Filipinos to speak French....

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Phl lowers alert level for Israel, West Bank

Details MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - The Philippine government today lowered the security alert level for Israel, Palestine and Gaza Strip after T...

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21,000 people being served in evacuation centers in Albay

Details MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - At least 21,000 individuals are now staying in 18 evacuation centers in eastern Philippines amid the possible...

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(UPDATE) 1 killed as suspected leftist rebels, soldiers clash in Sorsogon

Details MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - A farmer was killed after he was hit by stray bullets during a firefight between government troops and suspec...

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(UPDATE) 3 killed, 28 hurt in La Union vehicular accident

Details MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - Three people were killed while 28 others were injured in an accident involving a passenger jeepney in La Unio...

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Deniece Cornejo asks help from CHR

Details MANILA, Philippines - Model Deniece Cornejo on Thursday asked the help of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) over what she claims as violations of her huma...

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PNoy on Abad mobbing: UP must promote responsibility, civility

Details MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday reacted to the incident at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman where Budget Secreta...

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