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THE country’s biggest banks on Thursday said they were ready to assist clients who may be affected by Mayon Volcano’s ongoing eruption. “[C]lients will be assisted to ensure continuity of banking services as member banks strive to deliver and serve the general public,” the Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) said in…

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AT least four people were killed in a shootout between personnel of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and a still unidentified armed group in Muntinlupa City early Thursday morning. In a text message, Chief Supt. Tomas Apolinario of the Southern Police District (SPD) said the incident happened at about 8:30 a.m. at Barangay…

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THE HOUSE of Representatives will convene as a constituent assembly even without the Senate, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said on Thursday. “The bottom-line here is that we are satisfying the requirements of the Constitution. It states that three-fourths of [Congress’] members, so we will count all members and get the three-fourths…

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THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) issued a Notice to Airmen (Notam) to temporarily close the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City on January 17 and 18 “to repair potholes on the runway” damaged by continuous rain. “The continuing deterioration of the runway surface had to be…

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TAIPEI: China’s sole operational aircraft carrier passed through the Taiwan Strait Wednesday, the island’s defense ministry said, as Beijing steps up pressure on its democratic rival. It comes weeks after Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen warned against what she called China’s “military expansion”—the increase of air and naval drills around the…

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