Today’s Breaking News

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The Taiwanese government will only lift the sanctions it imposed on the Philippines if Manila responds positively to Taipei’s demands regarding the May 9 killing of a Taiwanese fisherman off Batanes. In a report on Taiwan’s Focus News Channel, President Ma Ying-jeou stood firm on his position that the Philippines…

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The national government’s fiscal deficit for the month of May was P13.164 billion, lower than what the Department of Finance (DOF) had forecast. In a statement on Thursday, the DOF reported that the deficit was 37 percent lower than the P20.9 billion expected for the month. “This brings the year-to-date…

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The Philippines said it had appealed Thursday to China to spare the life of a 35-year-old Filipina who had been sentenced to death for drug trafficking, but she was expected to be killed within days. The woman was one of two Filipinos arrested for smuggling over 12 kilograms (26 pounds)…

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SAN FRANCISCO – Gays and lesbians across the United States erupted in celebration Wednesday after the Supreme Court passed two landmark rulings on same-sex marriage in their favor. Large crowds gathered for an evening celebration in New York’s Greenwich Village after a day of euphoria following the top US court’s…

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Japan pledged Thursday to help the Philippines defend its “remote islands”, as both governments expressed concern over China’s robust moves to stake its claims to disputed Asian waters. Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said China’s contentious claim to nearly all of the South China Sea and its…

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The Japanese embassy in Manila on Thursday clarified that its government has not lifted the visa requirements for Filipinos who would like to visit Japan. There were recent reports that Tokyo has lifted visa requirements for the citizens of Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia. But in a statement, the…

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Filipino world boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao, the top absentee in the House of Representatives, wants to be chairman of at least one committee. Navotas Rep. Tobias Tiangco, who is the secretary general of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), said Pacquiao made the request after Tiangco announced that…

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TOKYO: The dollar eased against the yen in Asia on Wednesday after an initial boost from upbeat US data as risk aversion grew with Tokyo share prices turning down. The greenback fetched 97.47 yen in Tokyo, against 97.80 yen in New York late Tuesday. It was trading above the 98-yen…