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An explosion in an upscale residential condominium in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig killed three people several minutes past 8 Friday night, officials reported. Four people were also injured in the blast in Two Serendra, and one of them is a foreigner, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas told a press briefing…

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Senator Franklin Drilon has been the given the go-ahead by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile to talk to Enrile’s allies regarding possible changes in the Senate leadership.
Drilon said in a statement on Friday he and Enrile met last Thursday in a hotel in Makati City to discuss matters relating to the Senate leadership and the role of the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) in the 16th Congress.

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Exceeding market and government expectations, the economy grew by 7.8 percent in the first quarter of 2013, surpassing the growth posted by China and other countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).

The figure was also higher than the government’s revised 6.5-percent growth last year and the 7.1 percent recorded in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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Exceeding market and government expectations, the economy grew by 7.8 percent in the first quarter of 2013, surpassing the growth posted by China and other countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).

The figure was also higher than the government’s revised 6.5-percent growth last year and the 7.1 percent recorded in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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THE Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday blocked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from further proclaiming winners in the party-list race, a move which could favor 11 groups that were previously disqualified by the poll body.

In a three-page resolution, the court en banc issued a temporary restraining

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Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said on Wednesday that the reported blacklisting by the French government of the Philippines over foreign aid fraud “is totally inaccurate.” In a statement, del Rosario said the French Foreign Ministry told him the report was incorrect.

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France has blacklisted17 countries including the Philippines and Switzerland that do not help investigate foreign aid fraud, banning the use of their banks to help distribute development funds, officials said on Monday. Aides to development minister Pascal Canfin were unable to say how much French foreign aid currently transits via…

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The government is asking Filipino fishermen to stay away from the Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal while it presses its territorial claim before the international arbitral tribunal. In a press briefing, Palace deputy spokesman Abigail Valte said the Philippines is not giving up what is “ours” but chose “not to make any…

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The government is asking Filipino fishermen to refrain from fishing near the disputed Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal while it continues to press its territorial claim before the international arbitral tribunal. In a press briefing, Palace deputy spokesman Abigail Valte said the Philippines is not giving up what is “ours” but…

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SENATOR Franklin Drilon admitted on Monday that even when he was Senate president some senators got a bigger maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) than the others. The MOOE has been put in the spotlight after Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile was criticized by Senators Miriam Santiago and Alan Peter…