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A young boy, alleged to be a communist rebel member, have recently surrendered to the authorities in Camarines Sur province after experiencing hardships while living in the underground movement, police reports said on Monday. Reports at the Philippine National Police (PNP) national operations center in Camp Crame said that the…

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JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be in the Philippines from July 26 to 27 to meet with President Benigno Aquino 3rd, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday. The two heads of states will discuss bilateral cooperation and regional issues, and “further advance the Strategic Partnership” between the…

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It’s official senator Franklin Drilon is the new President of the Senate in the 16th Congress after majority memebrs of the chamber voted for him. Voting 17-6 the Senate elected Drilon as head of the Senate while former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, who was also nominated for the post,…

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) opposed groups uncertainties over the 2015 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) integration, saying that the country is prepared to be at par with the other 10 nations included in the community. Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo said in optimism that businesses…

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CLOUDY and rainy weather will continue to be experienced in many parts of the country Monday as President Benigno Aquino 3rd delivers his 4th state-of-the-nation address (SONA) in the afternoon before the joint session of the 16th Congress. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said no storm…

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PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd’s public satisfaction rating has improved ahead of his fourth State of the Nation Address, a survey from pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) said on Monday. The survey, conducted from June 28 to30 and was first published in SWS media partner BusinessWorld, showed that 76 percent of…

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WITH President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s 4th State-of-the-Nation-Address (SONA) about to start in a few hours, the Manila Police District (MPD) and the Presidential Security Group (PSG) have sealed off Mendiola Bridge near Malacañang to traffic early Monday morning. This is part of the efforts to forestall militant groups from conducting…

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A BANGKO Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) executive is hoping that President Benigno Aquino 3rd will include among the administration’s priority bills the amendment of the central bank’s BSP Charter, which includes the increase in its capitalization. BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo said the higher capitalization is “very urgent” to further…

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FOR months, US Secretary of State John Kerry has cut a rather lonely figure in Washington, openly mocked for his single-minded pursuit of what many believe is a fool’s errand—a Middle East peace deal. The kindest critics have given him an “A” for effort, while remaining skeptical that he can…

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PANAMANIAN authorities have found two Soviet-era MiG-21 fighter jets aboard a North Korea-flagged ship seized this month as it tried to pass through the Panama Canal after departing from Cuba. The supersonic jets were found alongside missile and other weapons parts concealed in a shipment of sugar, in what could…