The Manila Times

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Philippine rescuers used helicopters and bulldozers on Tuesday to reach isolated towns devastated by deadly Typhoon Labuyo (International codename: Utor), which left tens of thousands homeless and a trail of destruction in its wake. The government reported that two people had been confirmed killed and 11 others were missing after…

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THE province of Isabela has P235-million unliquidated cash advances, almost half of which is already unsettled for more than a year, the Commission on Audit (COA) disclosed. State auditors raised a red flag on the undocumented monies of the province, which was one of the hardest hits when Typhoon Labuyo…

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Some 250 million children are victims of child labor worldwide, the International Labor Organization said on Tuesday, prompting it to support the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) in establishing the “Batang Malaya: Child Labor-Free Philippines” campaign that highlighted the plights of child laborers in the country. Since its conception in…

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THE Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday formally opened its search for the best impromptu speaker in the 2nd Voice of Asia Speech contest which will highlight the capability of Filipino high school students to discuss a relevant issue that is exemplary in form and content. Education Secretary Armin Luistro…

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) is on its way in seeking a freeze order on the bank accounts of Janet Napoles, the businesswoman who allegedly benefited from the P10 billion Priority Development Assistance Fund of lawmakers thru her bogus nongovernment organizations, it was learned Tuesday. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima…

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India’s army accused Pakistan on Tuesday of firing across the de facto border that divides Kashmir, in the latest confrontation fuelling tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. The army said Pakistani soldiers had violated the ceasefire overnight along the heavily militarized Line of Control (LOC) in the disputed Himalayan region. It…

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Filipino Grandmaster (GM) Wesley So made it to the second round of the prestigious 2013 World Chess Cup being held at the Scandic Hotel in Tromso, Norway. The 19-year-old So scored a 1.5-0.5 win over reigning world junior champion GM Alexander Ipatov of Turkey in their two-game first round meeting.…

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The Department of Justice is readying charges against lawmakers both from the House and the Senate who have been found to transmit money from their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to bogus non-government organization run by Janet Napoles. Justice Secretary made the disclosure after she graced the launch of the…