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BUILDINGS were torched as hundreds of asylum-seekers escaped detention during riots at an Australian refugee facility on Nauru, witnesses said Saturday, following the launch of a hard line immigration crackdown. Australia announced on Friday that boatpeople will no longer be resettled in the country and all future unauthorized arrivals will…

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NORTH Korea has awarded late leader Kim Jong-Il a new medal, state media said Saturday, as Pyongyang gears up to mark 60 years since the Korean War ended. The presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, or parliament, passed the order on Kim—who died of a heart attack in December 2011—on…

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The Bureau of Customs on Friday turned over 280,000 board feet of confiscated lauan to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) to be converted into armchairs for the public schools. Last year, Tesda received 26,166 pieces of seized lumber which the agency has fabricated into armchairs. “What…

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WITH only two days left, the House of Representatives is fine-tuning its security preparations since the past two weeks for President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday. Ruben Escandor, the Officer-in-Charge for operation of Legislative Security Bureau, said they are working hand in hand…

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A young tribesman was hacked to death and then robbed of cash and a gun late Thursday night in a hinterland village in San Miguel, Surigao del Sur, belated police reports said Saturday. The reports identified the victim as Sonny Boy Bucales, 20, a member of Manobo tribe and resident of Purok-13,…

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MOST parts of the country will experience rains Saturday due to intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) and low-pressure area spotted in Mindanao, the state weather bureau said. As of 4 a.m. Saturday, the LPA embedded along the ITCZ was spotted 330 km east of Mindanao affecting Mindanao. Pagasa weather forecaster Ricky…

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Senator Alan Peter Cayetano said on Friday that the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) makes up only two percent of the government’s annual budget. The bigger anomalies are in the remaining 98 percent. The 98 percent of the budget includes the internal revenue allotment (IRA) of local government units (LGUs)…

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Malacañang on Friday urged Czech Ambassador Josef Rychtar to prove his claims implicating Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) officials in an extortion attempt on a Czech company who was trying to land a contract with the Metro Rail Transit (MRT). News reports, first published by The Manila Times, revealed…