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SENATE President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto on Sunday admitted calling an official of the Bureau of Customs but insisted it was not to intervene or meddle with the with the bureau’s operations. Recto said there was a time when he called a Customs official to inquire about a complaint he received…

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As one of the world’s biggest metropolises in terms of area and population, the National Capital Region (NCR) has multiple problems that need the constant attention of the national government, not the least of which is the worsening traffic situation. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) was created in November…

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MACAU, China: Philippine boxing great Manny Pacquiao is harboring thoughts of running for president in his beloved homeland when he finally hangs up his gloves, he revealed to Agence France-Presse in an exclusive interview. Giving his strongest hint yet that he will push to the top of the political tree…

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THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Sunday asked the Land Transportation, Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for a fare rollback amid the scheduled opening of the integrated bus terminal in Parañaque City. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said a fare reduction is justified because public utility buses (PUBs) will no…

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Rio de Janeiro: Pope Francis joined young pilgrims in a prayer vigil on Rio’s Copacabana beach on Saturday as he pressed his drive to breathe new life into a struggling Catholic faith. Hundreds of thousands of Catholics attending World Youth Day walked nine kilometers across the city…

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Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged increased maritime cooperation with the Philippines on Saturday amid growing territorial disputes with regional rival China. “For Japan, the Philippines is a strategic partner with whom we share fundamental values and many strategic interests,” Abe told a joint news conference with President Benigno Aquino…

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MACAU: Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao will strap on his gloves on a Sunday morning when he takes on Brandon Rios in Macau, as promoters cash in on the lucrative US pay-per-view market. In an almost unprecedented move, America’s top promoter Bob Arum announced Saturday that the November 24 fight…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A bomb explosion ripped through a restaurant full of diners in Cagayan de Oro City, killing six people and wounding as many as 37 others, army officials said on Saturday. Major Rosa Maria Cristina Manuel of the Eastern Mindanao Command said the blast occurred before midnight Friday at…

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WASHINGTON, District of Columbia: Taller women may face a higher risk of many cancers than their shorter counterparts, according to a US study released on Thursday. Researchers looked at a sample of nearly 145,000 postmenopausal women aged 50 to 79 for the analysis published in the US journal Cancer Epidemiology,…