Today’s Breaking News

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The BRP Alcaraz, the second warship acquired by the Philippine government from Washington, will arrive in the country on August 3. In a statement released Thursday, the Philippine Embassy in Washington said Philippine Consul General to Los Angeles Maria Hellen Barber de La Vega and members of the Filipino community…

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AN association of truckers on Thursday proposed an exclusive lane for delivery trucks plying in Metro Manila and nearby provinces. Teodorico Gervacio, president of the Integrated North Harbor Truckers Association (INHTA), said that instead of totally banning trucks at daytime, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) should designate a lane which could be used…

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Former world champion Rubilen Amit delivered a bronze medal for the Philippines in the 4th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games 2013 billiards and snooker competitions at the Songdo Convensia in Incheon, South Korea. Amit wound up third in the women’s 10-ball event topped by Cha Yu Ram of South Korea. Chihiro Kawahara of Japan took…

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University of Santo Tomas overpowered University of the East, 67-45, for its first win in the UAAP Season 76 women’s basketball tournament on Thursday at the Blue Eagle Gym in Katipunan, Quezon City. National University (NU) also started its bid on a bright note with a 60-51 victory over University of the Philippines, while De La Salle University subdued…

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Neophyte lawmakers from established political families will be among the second batch that will take the crash course in legislation at the House of Representatives next week. The House’s Public Relations and Information Bureau said Thursday that 44 lawmakers will take the Executive Course on Legislation July 8…

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MANILA: Philippine troops on Thursday killed eight communist rebels, two of them women, in the latest flare-up of violence since talks to end one of Asia’s longest running insurgencies broke down. Soldiers were deployed to a poor, remote farming village in the eastern province of Sorsogon after residents complained of…

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Wigberto “Toby” Tañada, Jr. of the ruling Liberal Party has accused the camp of his rival, Dr. Helen Tan, of falsifying documents to derail his victory as the representative of the 4th District of Quezon. In a statement on Thursday, Tañada alleged that a lawyer named Celso Escobido—a partner of…

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Riding with Wall Street’s and Asian markets’ reserved gains, the Philippine Stock Exchange index took on a recess this morning with a 0.38-percent increase, or 24.73 points to end at 6,504.85. The wider all shares was likewise in green, gaining 21.13 points, or 0.53 percent to 3,974.48. All the sector…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY – A man accused of raping his 14-year daughter was shot and seriously wounded in an attack by a lone gunman in Zamboanga del Sur, police said Thursday. Police said the 47-year-old man is facing criminal charges after his daughter, who is now six-months pregnant, told her family…