Today’s Breaking News

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GUIUAN: Grieving survivors of a monster typhoon in the mainly Catholic Philippines gathered in shattered churches on Sunday, listening to soothing sermons, asking questions of God and feeling a ray of hope. Nine days after some of the strongest winds ever recorded and tsunami-like waves destroyed dozens of coastal…

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The Philippines is not alien to natural disasters. It is hit by at least 20 storms annually and is located at the Pacific Ring of Fire. In fact, it has withstood countless deadly calamities—from storms to earthquakes to volcanic eruptions—and its citizens live as if calamities were normal occurrences. Indeed,…

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COLOMBO – Commonwealth leaders wrapped up a summit in Sri Lanka Sunday, putting on a united front after talks dominated by a bitter dispute over war crimes. Leaders were expected to issue joint statements on issues such as debt management and funding to combat the threat which smaller countries face…

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President Benigno S. Aquino III is will fly Sunday to areas in Eastern Visayas badly hit by Super typhoon “Yolanda” to check on government relief efforts there. Aquino will fly to Guiuan in Eastern Samar before proceeding to Tacloban. In Guiuan he will inspect the town plaza, public market,…

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BEIJING –China is ready to send rescue and medical teams to the disaster-stricken areas in the Philippines hit by Super typhoon “Yolanda”, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Saturday. Hong said China has been paying high attention to the disaster situation in the Philippines, and has expressed for…

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Second seed Karl Baran bashed Carlo Placencia, 6-1, 6-3, to enter the quarterfinals of 2013 Philippine Sports Commission-Philippine Tennis Association Visayas Junior Tennis Championship on Saturday at the Montevista tennis courts in Bacolod City. Baran relied on strong backhand plays in both sets to barge into the quarterfinals of boys’…

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Art de la Cruz scored back-to-back baskets in the crucial stretch as San Beda College edged Letran, 60-56, to clinch its fourth straight NCAA men’s basketball crown on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. It was also the Red Cubs’ 18th title in the country’s…

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President Benigno Aquino 3rd will be visiting the Typhoon Yolanda-ravaged Leyte province on Sunday, the Palace announced on Saturday. The Sunday visit will mark the second time that the President will set foot on Leyte wherein only 23 out of the 40 towns have been able to recieve relief goods…

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AT least five people were reportedly killed and several others were injured on early dawn on Saturday in a collision between a passenger and a tour bus in a remote village in Camarines Sur province, police reports said. Initial reports reaching the Philippine National Police national operations center in Camp…

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EDUCATION Secretary Armin Luistro on Friday called on both public and private schools to accept student transferees from Yolanda-devastated areas and waive the usual documentary requirements. Luistro said schools should accept “emergency transferees” with sufficient or no records. “We have already announced that all public schools will accept those student…