Today’s Breaking News

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It’s business as usual in Mindanao despite the bombings, flooding and energy woes that beset the island region, according to the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PPCI) and other sectors. PPCI officials averred that resilience remains strong among Mindanao’s tri-people of Christian, Muslim, and tribesmen in the face of…

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The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Dagupan City commended two high school students from Pangasinan Universal Institute after the two bagged gold and bronze medals in the 9th International Mathematics Competition held in Singapore recently. A resolution authored by Councilor Jose Netu Tamayo congratulated Mark Davidson Cua, 15, junior high school…

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More than 1,600 Californian firefighters are battling a blaze east of Los Angeles that has injured six people and forced hundreds to flee their homes, authorities said on Friday (Saturday in Manila). The fire is estimated to cover 18,000 acres (7,200 hectares), a figure that has nearly doubled since Thursday.…

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PRESIDENT Barack Obama on Friday proposed reforms of US surveillance programs in the wake of a public furor following revelations by former government contractor Edward Snowden. Here are Obama’s key proposals: Reform of telephone surveillance Obama asked Congress to work with the White House to reform one of the most…

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Four Chinese government ships entered disputed waters in the East Asia Sea at the center of a bitter row with Tokyo on Saturday, the Japanese coastguard said. “We are telling them to leave the area,” a coastguard spokesman told Agence France-Presse, after the ships sailed into waters around the Senkaku…

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The suspected head of an international child pornography ring was arrested Friday in Costa Rica as part of a probe coordinated with Spain and several Latin American countries, authorities said. Agents, both local and from the global police agency Interpol, arrested the man and seized computers during raids across the…

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CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao — Another bomb exploded in a town of Upi in Maguindanao early Saturday but nobody was hurt, authorities said. Colonel Dickson Hermoso, 6th Infantry Division spokesperson, said the blast occurred at about 7:10 a.m. in Sitio Payong-Payong, Barangay Kebleg. It was the third explosion in Maguindanao…

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The National Food Authority (NFA) on Saturday stressed that the country has enough supply of rice nationwide as it assured consumers that there is no panic buying in the markets contrary to reports that came out in some newspapers. NFA administrator Orlan Calayag said the agency’s market monitoring showed there…

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Petron Corporation on Saturday said the oil spill off Rosario, Cavite, seems to be under control as the oil sheen over the affected area was “barely visible.” In a statement, Petron said Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla also inspected the shoreline near the receiving facility of the Rosario depot and…

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The death toll from the rains brought by low-pressure areas (LPA) since late July has risen to 11 as of Saturday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported. In its update posted on its website Saturday, the NDRRMC said the latest fatalities included three people…