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By Jing Villamente Reporter Indigenous people in Aurora province are set to march to Malacañang to press their demand for the total scrapping of the planned Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (Apeco). Members of the Agta tribe in Casiguran, Aurora joined a forum held on Tuesday in Quezon City.…

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By Euden Valdez Lifestyle Reporter Bloggers and online websites may be the fastest to post breaking news on social media, but have they gone too far just to direct traffic into their web pages? Amidst the ongoing word war between members of the Barretto family, a couple of scandalous photos…

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BEIJING: China has sent one of its largest recorded fishing fleets to disputed islands in the South China Sea, state-run media said on Tuesday, amid tensions over Beijing’s assertion of its claims in the region. A flotilla including 30 fishing vessels set sail on Monday for the Spratly Islands, an…

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A group of American and Filipino troops was ambushed by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Al Barka, Basilan on Monday. Two Filipino soldiers were killed while four others were wounded. Col. Carlito Galvez, commander of the 104th Brigade, reported the incident on Tuesday but he pointed out that the…

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By Ritchie A. Horario Former sen. Ramon “Jun” Magsaysay, Jr on Tuesday called on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to look into reports that the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines to be used in the May 13 polls are vulnerable to internal tampering. “That is the issue that should…

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By Ritchie A. Horario Reporter Members of the Sulu Royal Forces (SRF) in Lahad Datu, Sabah are preparing for a possible renewed military offensive from Malaysian troops. Abraham Idjirani, spokesman of the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo, on Tuesday said they expect fresh military offensive against their fighters in…

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RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian geologists on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) announced the discovery, 1,500 kilometers from Rio, of what could be part of the continent submerged when the Atlantic Ocean was formed as Africa and South America drifted apart 100 million years ago. Roberto Ventura Santos, a top official at…

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The Sandiganbayan has ordered the issuance of hold departure orders (HDO) against Rep. Augusto “Boboy” Syjuco Jr. of Iloilo province and his 10 co-accused in the graft complaint filed over the anomalous purchase of P302-million worth of training equipment for the Technical Education and Skills Authority (Tesda). The court’s Fifth…

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Charismatic group El Shaddai on Tuesday endorsed the candidacy of two senatorial bets from Team PNoy. El Shaddai leader Bro. Mike Velarde endorsed Ramon “Jun” Magsaysay Jr. and Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino 4th to his members in the coming elections. However, Bro. Rey Vargas, head of the Education Ministry of…

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THE controversial coffee concessionaire of state-owned gaming firm Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) Carlota Cristi Tan will have her day in tax court. The Department of Justice (DOJ) found probable cause to indict Tan after the department found prima facie evidence that she failed to supply the correct and…