Today’s Breaking News

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ABOUT 25.55 percent of the examinees of 2017 Bar exams passed, a source privy to the results at the Supreme Court said on Thursday. The same source said that the topnotcher got a 91.050 rating while the 10th placer got 88.400. The source said results will be out after lunch.…

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THE Kuwaiti government’s order to expel Ambassador Renato Villa is “deeply disturbing” and “inconsistent” with  Kuwaiti Ambassador to the Philippines Musaed Saleh Ahmad Althwaikh’s recent assurances to Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. In a statement on Thursday, the DFA said it would…

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This slideshow requires JavaScript.Photos taken in Boracay 10 years ago. PHOTOS BY EDWIN SALLAN AND IZA GABRIELLE IGLESIAS BORACAY, the world-famous tourist island destination in the Philippines known for its white-sand beaches, shut down, effective midnight on Thursday, to pave the way for its six-month rehabilitation after President Rodrigo Duterte…

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KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait said Wednesday it is expelling the Philippine ambassador and recalling its envoy from Manila as tensions rise over the treatment of domestic workers. Official news agency KUNA said the Philippine ambassador had been given a week to leave oil-rich Kuwait, amid a diplomatic row between the two…

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COPENHAGEN: A Copenhagen court on Wednesday found Danish inventor Peter Madsen guilty of the premeditated murder and sexual assault of Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his homemade submarine last year, handing him a life sentence. Madsen, 47, had admitted chopping up the 30-year-old’s body and throwing her remains overboard in…

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A FORMER actor-comedian-turned-Quezon City councilor is facing a graft case before the Sandiganbayan for allegedly causing the hiring of 30 “fictitious job contractors” in 2010. Charged along with Roderick Paulate was Vicente Bajamunde who was identified in the charge sheet as then-driver and then-liaison officer of Paulate’s office. The Office…

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HEALTH Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd on Wednesday hit back at the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO), which filed a case against him for alleged obstruction of justice due to his non-disclosure of a master list of individuals inoculated with a controversial anti-dengue vaccine. Duque said he has yet to receive a copy of…

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SEOUL: North Korea condemned US criticism of its human rights record as “ridiculous” as a diplomatic whirlwind accelerated ahead of leader Kim Jong Un’s summits with the South and with US President Donald Trump. In the latest sequence of messaging before Friday’s summit between Kim and South Korean President Moon…

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