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SAGBAYAN, BOHOL: Dozens of families in Bohol province now have to contend with water-borne diseases and hunger as many areas continue to grapple with food and water shortage. Since the quake struck, residents in several towns in Bohol have had no access to clean and potable water because water reservoirs…

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Despite the assurances of Interior Secretary Mar Roxas that the government has sufficient relief packs for victims of the earthquake, residents of some towns in Bohol province had started lining up on roads to beg for food and water. The Red Cross said that people in Maribojoc town are going…

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Philippine Ambassador to Washington Jose Cuisia Jr. may have violated certain provisions of the Foreign Service Act when he took on official positions in several private companies in the country, an official of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) told The Manila Times on Monday. The official, who refused to…

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THE government will need at least P750 million to repair and rebuild public infrastructure damaged by the powerful earthquake that shook Central Visayas last week, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). The 7.5 temblor destroyed roads, bridges, buildings and private property worth at least P2.5…

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ATIMONAN, Quezon: Twenty people were killed before dawn Saturday when a passenger bus bound for Manila collided with a truck, triggering a pileup on Maharlika Highway. The Superlines bus (body number 441) driven by Albert Talento Nava veered to the opposite lane and rammed into a truck. The truck then…

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Bantamweight Mariano Fernandez dominated Guyana’s Imran Khan to give the Philippine team its third win in four outings in the Amateur International Boxing Association Championship in Almaty. Kazakhstan. The 20-year-old Fernandez, shorter by about 4 inches than his rival, delivered three to four punch combinations to get the nod…

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Even if she appears at a Senate inquiry, Janet Lim Napoles cannot be forced to divulge information on the alleged questionable releases of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF). Napoles’ lawyer Lorna Kapunan on Friday served notice her client will invoke her right against self-incrimination if and when she appears…

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Opposition congressman on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to stop Malacañang from implementing the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), which gives the President absolute control over government funds. “If the Court will not intervene, then we will have a President which will completely control the legislature because he holds the power…

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SENATE President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday gave in to the wishes of several of his colleagues to summon Janet Lim Napoles to a Blue Ribbon committee hearing investigating anomalous releases of the pork barrel. In a privilege speech, Drilon said he signed the subpoena for Napoles, the alleged brains in…

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It lasted only half  a minute but the devastation it caused is mind-boggling. The powerful earthquake that rocked Bohol province and Cebu City in Central Visayas early on Tuesday toppled buildings, damaged roads and bridges and triggered a deadly stampede. The 7.2-magnitude quake, the strongest to hit the Visayas and…

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