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A member of the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) is pushing a measure that will stop the President from reappointing Cabinet members who have been bypassed three times. Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas of Ilocos Norte said once the appointment of a Cabinet member has been bypassed by the CA three times,…

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SINGAPORE: Easily distracted? Can’t be separated from your smartphone? Constantly checking your device for no real reason? Chances are you’re an addict—and you may even need professional help. Psychiatrists in Singapore are pushing for medical authorities to formally recognize addiction to the Internet and digital devices as a disorder, joining…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police arrested a man suspected to be behind the killing of Filipino radio broadcaster Joan Dignos in the southern Philippines. Police said Dionisio Daulong was arrested on Friday in the village of Paitan in Bukidnon’s Quezon town. Daulong, a member of a notorious criminal gang, is being accused…

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President Benigno Aquino 3rd is in “good health” despite coughing fits during his public appearances, Malacañang said on Friday. Palace deputy spokesperson Abigail Valte said the President was fit to work and has regular check-ups. “The President consults his personal physicians on a very regular basis. And I was told…


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Some of the 12 contractors whom the Commission on Audit (COA) said are involved in dubious pork barrel-related projects have tax issues with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) as well. The Manila Times previously reported that two of the contracting firms—Sunwest Construction and Development Corp. (SCDC) and E. Gardiola…

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If you could skip the long hours of waiting in your doctor’s office and instead consult with her through Skype or FaceTime in the comfort of your own bed, would you? If the market could produce a wearable device that monitors your vital signs, including the quality of your sleep…

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ASIDE from death and taxes, there are many things in life you can’t avoid. For many people, they include being overweight, breaking the smoking habit, alcoholism, addiction to pornography, among others. For my students last week, they can’t avoid taking the final written examination as partial fulfillment for passing basic…

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DOHA: World oil producers gather in Qatar Sunday to negotiate an output freeze to boost prices as a row between regional heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Iran threatened to overshadow the talks. Influential Saudi deputy crown prince Mohamed bin Salman reiterated in a new interview with Bloomberg published on Saturday that…

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FRANKFURT: The European Central Bank, increasingly under fire in Germany over its ultra-loose monetary policies, will likely go out of its way to defend its independence at next week’s governing council meeting, analysts said. ECB president Mario Draghi “will respond to German politicians’ recent criticism … by reiterating the bank’s independence…

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No sign of slowing yet from Mideast – analyst Remittances from overseas Filipino workers bounced back in February from a slowdown a month earlier, posting the highest rate of growth in eight months, data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed on Friday. An economist said the data has…

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World merchandise trade is seen flat this year, growing by the same rate as last year at 2.8 percent, but is expected to pick up by 2017, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said. In its global merchandise trade forecast, WTO said that weakness in global demand will still persist this…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Five people were shot in separate attacks in Zamboanga Peninsula, police said Monday. Police said among those wounded in the attacks were a village official and a woman and that investigations into the weekend violence have begun. Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca, a regional police spokesman, said a gunman…

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GOVERNMENT security forces have captured three more New People’s Army (NPA) camps in Samar province. Capt. Amado Gutierrez, spokesman, 8th Infantry Division, on Monday said the camps were located in the hinterland villages of Northern Samar. The first camp, he said, was discovered by elements of Bravo Company, 63rd Infantry…

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KIDAPAWAN CITY: Suspected New Peoples’ Army (NPA) rebels set fire anew heavy equipment owned by a building construction company, in a shortcut road linking the agricultural province of North Cotabato to Davao city, the military said. Spokesman of the Army’s 70th Infantry Battalion Lt. Nasrullah Sema said 10 suspected combatants…

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INCUMBENT mayor Jefferson Soriano of Tuguegarao City is pushing for a hearing before the Sandiganbayan takes up the move of the Office of the Ombudsman that asked for his ouster from office. In a two-page motion, Soriano, who stands trial over the P34-million Robinson chopper controversy, said that a pre-suspension…

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The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)–Revenue District Office (RDO) No. 11 recently closed two specialty restaurants in Kalibo town, the gateway to the world famous Boracay Island, for under declaring their sales to cut down on tax payments. In an interview, RDO No. 11 regional director lawyer Romulo Aguila Jr.…

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THE National Economic and Development Authority in Region 6 (NEDA-6) will orient local government units (LGUs) in Iloilo province on public-private partnership (PPP) to help the province in their development plans and to attract more private investors. NEDA-6 Regional Director Ro-Ann Bacal said it will be easier for LGUs and…

World

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ARTEMIVSK: Ukraine’s military on Thursday said it had started withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontline, bolstering a stuttering peace plan as the United States and Russia traded barbs over the conflict. The announced pull-back — a key part of a peace deal negotiated earlier this month — comes after a…

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BEIRUT: The US-led coalition carried out air strikes Thursday against the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria, where the jihadists have launched a new offensive and kidnapped 220 Assyrian Christians. The raids struck areas around the town of Tal Tamr in Hasakeh province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said,…

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GENEVA: The United Nations reported on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) that it had uncovered two credible accounts of torture at US military facilities in Afghanistan in recent years during an investigation into the treatment of detainees. The report, which was devoted primarily to mistreatment of prisoners held in Afghan custody,…

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NEW YORK CITY: Three New York residents have been arrested for plotting to join extremists fighting in Syria and two threatened to carry out attacks within the United States, officials said on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, 24, Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, and Abror Habibov, 30, have been charged…

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WASHINGTON D.C.: US Senate leaders struck a deal on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) to avert an ugly shutdown and fund homeland security operations through September, but it remained unclear whether lawmakers will agree to the plan before Friday’s deadline. The fate of US security operations including border patrols, airport screening…

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LONDON: Madonna’s on-stage fall at the Brit Awards unleashed a wave of Internet jokes about the star’s cape malfunction Thursday, overshadowing wins for British singers Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran. The 56-year-old US superstar was performing Living For Love at British pop’s top awards ceremony in London on Wednesday night…

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SEOUL: North and South Korean officials on Thursday opened rare talks over a protracted wage dispute at the jointly operated Kaesong industrial zone in the North. The two sides have been mired in a months-long row over wages at the Kaesong estate, just 10 kilometres (six miles) over the border…

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PARIS: France has foiled a plan to attack the country’s military, the interior minister said Wednesday, as a source close to the investigation said the suspects had been planning a beheading. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told reporters that four accused who had been planning “a terrorist act against French military…

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HONG KONG: Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong and another prominent young pro-democracy activist were charged Tuesday over an anti-China protest last year, in what they said was a witch hunt against political campaigners in the city. Wong, 18, the teenage face of the city’s pro-democracy movement, and Nathan Law,…

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DHAKA: Protestors took to the streets across Bangladesh Tuesday to demand the death penalty for the killers of a 13-year-old boy as anger mounted over the sickening lynching which was captured on video and then went viral. Bangladeshi police have now arrested five people over the July 8 killing of…