The Manila Times

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A PANEL at the House of Representatives approved funding for the implementation of a measure prohibiting discrimination against race, color, origin, religion or religious affiliation. The Committee on Appropriations said the unnumbered “Anti-Racial, Ethnic and Religious Discrimination Act” mandated the chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to include…

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FORMER Puerto Princesa City mayor Edward Hagedorn pleaded not guilty to the graft, perjury, and breach of conduct charges filed against him before the Sandiganbayan. Hagedorn was arraigned on Tuesday morning before the court’s Fifth Division. The cases stemmed from his alleged failure to “truthfully and accurately declare” several real properties, motor…

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A BUS caught fire at the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) on Tuesday, a spokesman for SLEX said in a phone patch interview. The fire hit a JAC Liner bus at 10 a.m., near the Asian Hospital in Alabang, said Barbara Aragon. It was put out at 10:24 a.m., as the…

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INFLATION rose to a three-year high of 3.5 percent in October, the government reported on Tuesday. The result, attributed to higher non-food prices, picked up from September’s 3.4 percent and the 2.3 percent recorded a year earlier. It brought year-to-date inflation to 3.2 percent, above the midpoint of the government’s 2…

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CELEBRITY couple Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna need not wait for Christmas to be in a joyful mood as their much-awaited baby has finally arrived. On Monday, the 63-year-old TV host confirmed through his noontime show “Eat Bulaga” that Luna has given birth to their first born. During their “Juan…

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