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The six leading candidates in the senatorial race were proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Thursday night, and the six other winners might be proclaimed today. The Comelec went ahead with the partial proclamation at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum in Pasay City after rejecting a petition…

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Malacanang appealed to the Taiwanese people to treat Filipinos in that country decently in the midst of new tensions triggered by the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman off Batanes last week.There are reports that some Filipino workers in Taiwan were being harassed by some Taiwanese. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said…

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TAIPEI – Taiwan on Wednesday froze the hiring of Philippine workers and recalled its envoy to Manila in protest over the killing of a fisherman, rejecting an apology over the incident as inadequate. The 65-year-old fisherman was shot dead by Philippine coastguards last week after they said his vessel had…

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By Llanesca Panti, Johanna M. Sampan, Bernice Camille V. Bauzon  And Ritchie Horario Reporters HUNDREDS of Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines turned out to be defective on election day, prompting calls to ban the use of the equipment in future polls. Poll watchdog Kontra Daya co-convenor, Dr. Gani Tapang,…

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Local winners in the Monday’s elections will be announced with 24 hours, and the national winners, within 48 hours. Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said that because of the continuous transmission of results from polling precincts nationwide the final poll results can be known as early as Wednesday.…

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SULU – Five people were killed and 7 others wounded by gunmen in separate attacks in the town of Bayog in Zamboanga del Sur, police and military said. Gunmen killed Roy Mendoza and Dexter Calunsag, who were both working for mayoralty candidate Julieto Monding. The two victims were riding…

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By Jerry Adlaw Correspondent Has the People’s Champ turned into a chump? Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao, once regarded as the world’s best pound-for-pound boxer, is facing charges of vote buying and serious physical injuries for mauling a barangay chairman who tried to stop him from distributing rice and cash to…

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President Ma Ying-jeou said on Saturday that Taiwan would consider sanctions against the Philippines amid widespread public outrage at Manila over the shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman. “We will definitely seek justice for our fisherman. We will not rule out the possibility of taking any kind of sanctions” against the…

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The source code for the computerized machines to be used in Monday’s elections was finally turned over on Thursday to the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. proudly waved the compact disc containing the source code of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines in front of…

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By Manny Ugalde Correspondent and Sheila Mañalac Reporter MAYON volcano erupted without warning on Tuesday, spewing a giant plume of ash 500 meters into the air and sending rocks down the mountain. Four foreign tourists— three Germans and an Australian—and their local guide were killed when they were crushed by…

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