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A Paranaque City court has sentenced a Taiwanese to life imprisonment for possession of ketamine hydrochloride, a dangerous drug. PDEA Director General, Undersecretary Arturo G Cacdac Jr. said he is pleased with the conviction of Chih Chien Yang, alias Jeff Yang, after four years of trial. Chih was sentenced last…

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Re-electionist Senators Loren Legarda and Alan Peter Cayetano both are willing to forget the rift between them and work together after the elections. Legarda and Cayetano, who both ran under the administration-led coalition Team PNoy, even denied that they were feuding. “Ako ay isang taong walang sama ng loob maski…

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A total of P1.39 billion in pension benefits for additional Philippine National Police (PNP) retirees has been released by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). In a statement, DBM announced that the names of the retirees have already been cleared and verified for enrolment in the Land Bank’s Automated…

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EIGHT Filipino supporters of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram 3rd who were charged in connection with the intrusion in Sabah have been sentenced by the Malaysian court to life imprisonment, according to the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo. Abraham Idjirani, the Sultanate’s spokesman, on Wednesday said they have received information…

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HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s security minister came under fire Wednesday for saying that women should “not drink too much” if they wanted to avoid being raped. Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok was presenting figures on crime in the city for the first quarter, which showed that rape cases soared…

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THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is spending extra money to clean the litter left by politicians after the May 13 elections. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said instead of the government spending public money to clean up the election trash, candidates and political parties should be the ones removing tons…

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Angelina Jolie has found another way to be a star. Already a UN ambassador on refugee issues and an Oscar winner, Jolie is receiving accolades from health activists, doctors and fans for her revelation that she had had her breasts removed to reduce her cancer risk. The 37-year-old actress underwent…

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President Benigno Aquino 3rd signed a law Wednesday giving children three extra years of schooling, one of his key reforms aimed at lifting the country out of poverty. The law makes enrolment in kindergarten compulsory before children can begin the traditional six years of primary school. State-run high schools,…

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TAIPEI – Taiwan on Wednesday froze the hiring of Philippine workers and recalled its envoy to Manila in protest over the killing of a fisherman, rejecting an apology over the incident as inadequate. The 65-year-old fisherman was shot dead by Philippine coastguards last week after they said his vessel had…

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By Jing Villamente, Ritchie Horario and Neil Alcober Reporters SAVE for some areas where politicians have finished their term, Metro Manila’s political landscape remains practically the same in the aftermath of Monday’s polls as most incumbents managed to get reelected to their posts. In Quezon City, for instance, local Team…