The Manila Times

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IT’S been several months since typhoon Pablo (Bopha) hit the province of Davao Oriental in eastern Mindanao, and while the storm and its aftermath have more or less disappeared from the media radar affected families in the municipalities of Baganga, Cateel and Boston are still in desperate need of assistance.…

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HONG KONG, China: Having taken five Volkswagen Beetles and compressed them into spheres, artist Ichwan Noor was always going to grab attention at the inaugural Hong Kong Art Basel. Noor is known in his native Indonesia but is hoping the glittering, champagne-soaked art fair will give him further recognition beyond…

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Cotabato City: Emily Marohombsar, the first woman president of the Mindanao State University (MSU), died on Friday after suffering from a stroke. Regional Assemblywoman Samira Gutoc-Tomawis of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao said Marohombsar was brought to the Cagayan de Oro City hospital where she died. Marohombsar was one…

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THE Department of Education (DepEd) has reactivated the Oplan Balik Eskwela (OBE) Information and Action Center Task Force (IAC) to ensure a smooth and orderly opening of classes on June 3. The command center, which will operate from May 27 to June 7, will provide helpful information, handle complaints, and…

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RESPONDING to solve the scarcity of reference books in many of Nueva Vizcaya’s public schools, a non-government organization (NGO) has established child-friendly libraries in four municipalities for more than 3,000 pupils this school year. The Acts of Hope for the Nation (AHON) Foundation, a non-stock, non-profit organization whose main mission…

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A former municipal accountant in Maguindanao province was thrown behind bars after the Sandiganbayan proved that she failed to remit premium contributions from the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and collected dues from municipal employees. The Sandiganbayan Third Division convicted Monawara Kiga, office-in-charge (OIC)-municipal accountant of Paglat Town, for violating…

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TUGUEGARAO CITY: A winning vice mayoralty candidate’s coordinator in Piddig town, Ilocos Norte province was shot dead Friday. Police said the slain campaign leader was identified by police as Michael Padaca of said town who succumbed to death due to multiple gunshot wounds on different parts of his body. Padaca,…

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GUATEMALA CITY: Guatemala extradited ex-president Alfonso Portillo to the United States US on Friday to face charges of laundering $70 million, sending him on a plane under the escort of US agents in a first for Latin America. “Hasta luego (see you later), people of Guatemala,” Portillo, 61, said as…

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PARIS: International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde avoided immediate charges Friday but was named an “assisted witness” after French prosecutors grilled her for two days over a state payout to a disgraced tycoon when she was finance minister. Lagarde was questioned for a total of 24 hours by prosecutors…