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Communist rebels killed eight police commandos in an ambush in Cagayan Valley on Monday. The members of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force were on their way to a medical exam in the town of Allacapan, when a landmine exploded under their vehicle. The explosion was followed by firing…

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THE reciprocal investigations on the shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman on May 9 by Philippine Coast Guard personnel may soon heal the strained ties between Manila and Taipei, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said. On Monday, a team from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) flew to Taiwan to gather…

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Students in two storm-ravaged provinces in Mindanao will have their classes under tents while authorities look for suitable sites for new schools. The Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday said students in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental, which bore the brunt of Typhoon Pablo last year, will have to make…

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ARMED Forces chief Gen. Emmanuel Bautista on Monday said the morale of the 125,000-strong military organization remains high despite the series of setbacks it suffered at the hands of communist insurgents and the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). Bautista said the latest encounter between members of the Philippine Marines’ Force…

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The Philippines received the New Frontiers Award 2013 from the recently concluded Arabian Travel Market (ATM) for its successful efforts in rebuilding the lives of people in disaster-stricken community, according to the Department of Tourism. ATM, the Middle East’s premier travel and tourism exhibition, gives the award to “destinations that…

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SENATOR Franklin Drilon admitted on Monday that he also gave out maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) funds to senators when he was Senate president. However, he said that the distribution of the money was “fair” although the officers of the chamber got a bigger share. “That is because they’re…

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PARIS: Minerals found in craters on the Moon may be remnants of asteroids that slammed into it and not, as long believed, the satellite’s innards exposed by such impacts, a study said on Sunday. The findings, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, cast doubt on the little we knew of…

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If you think snoring is a sign of a good, deep slumber, think again. Dr. Virginia de los Reyes, head of the newly opened sleep laboratory facility of the Lung Center of Philippines (LCP), said people who snore may actually be “suffering from a serious sleep disorder” like Obstructive Sleep…

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The Philippine government on Monday welcomed the plan of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to put up its own political party so that it can participate in the 2016 presidential election. Palace deputy spokesman Abigail Valte said the group needs to set up a new party in preparation for…

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THE high cost of electricity and the poor condition of farmers and fishermen are concrete indication that the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) and Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act (AFMA) failed to serve its purpose and should be reviewed, according to senator-elect Cynthia Villar. “I cannot understand why you…