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Malacañang on Saturday asked the public to keep monitoring the weather and to take the necessary precautions as a storm near Luzon May bring heavy rains that could lead to flooding. Palace deputy spokesperson Abigail Valte issued the warning over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan on Saturday, hours after the weather…

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SENator Juan Ponce Enrile will be spending the weekend at the Philippine National Police (PNP) hospital in Camp Crame where he was taken after surrendering to the authorities on Friday. Enrile went straight to Camp Crame from his residence in Dasmariñas Village in Makati City after the Sandiganbayan issued an…

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A lawmaker on Saturday called on the Commission on Audit (COA) to scrutinize transactions made under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) so that officials who poured government funds to bogus non-government organizations (NGOs) or questionable projects can also be charged. Rep. Joselito “Lito” Atienza of Buhay Hayaang Yumabong party-list said…


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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will be more strict in inspecting toys bound for abroad after a teddy bear to be shipped to South Africa was found to contain capsules of a substance used in making shabu. The stuffed toy was sent through…

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WASHINGTON: The digital age has created a host of new etiquette dilemmas. What should you do when your boss sends a Facebook friend request? Is it OK to take and share smartphone pictures at a friend’s wedding? When should you take off Google Glass, rather than just turn it off?…

Business

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The Philippine logistics sector tumbled 14 spots from 57th to 71st in the World Bank’s bi-annual Logistics Performance Index (LPI) due to the impact of the Manila truck ban that affected the country’s transportation of goods and services last year, the chief of the National Competitiveness Council said. According to…

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BACMAN Geothermal Inc. (BGI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Lopez-led Energy Development Corp. (EDC), said Tuesday that it has settled its disputes with foreign contractor Weir Engineering Services Ltd. (Weir). In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), BGI has agreed to return $1.89 million to Weir; and…

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TOKYO, Japan: Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) has acquired the services of a United Kingdom-based firm to conduct a thorough investigation into allegations that the Mitsubishi Montero Sport model has a sudden unintended acceleration (SUA) defect. This was announced by MMC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Osamu Masuko during a press…

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Security Bank Corp., on Tuesday listed new shares issued to Japanese banking giant Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. (BTMU), which the latter earlier bought for P36.9 billion. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, the Dy-led bank said that it listed 150.707 million in new common shares in the…

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Cosco Capital Inc., the retail investment arm of tycoon Lucio Co, will continue to distribute half of the country’s supply of Fundador brandy despite the acquisition of Andrew Tan’s Emperador Inc. of Bodegas Fundador of Jerez, Spain. Leonardo Dayao, the firm’s president, told reporters that Cosco has forged an agreement…

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A comprehensive housing program needs to be implemented as part of development plans by the country’s future administrations in order meet the housing aspirations of most Filipinos, an official of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said. In a media briefing on Tuesday for NEDA’s AmBisyon Natin 2040 Vision,…

Regions

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BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya: Vice President Jejomar Binay on Sunday led the distribution of relief goods to 3,850 families affected by the recent onslaught of Typhoon Labuyo in Region 2. Binay, who hails from the Cagayan Valley region, visited the provinces of Isabela, Quirino and Nueva Vizcaya over the weekend to…

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MALOLOS: AS heavy rains and high tide swell the waters of Manila Bay, the abandoned Chinese ship MV Huan Yeng continued to spook residents and fisherfolk of the coastal village of Pamarawan here. Anchored some 400 meters away from residential houses, the imposing presence of the cargo ship still gives…

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MANABO, Abra: After 27 years of waiting, the people of Abra especially in the eastern part have finally seen their bridge come to reality. The Sto. Tomas Bridge in Manabo, the third longest bridge in the Cordillera Region, was formally inaugurated last week. The government spent P423 million to complete…

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KIDAPAWAN CITY: The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) clashed anew on Wednesday in two barangays in Matalam town, North Cotabato, displacing at least 70 families. The tension took place after a group of MILF members burned a house owned by member rival group MNLF,…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Some 500 tribesmen fled the province of Agusan del Sur because of reported militarization and harassment by soldiers and policemen and have sought refuge in Davao City. Tribe leaders said they were treated like animals and detained by authorities for no apparent reasons. “We don’t understand why we…

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TUGUEGARAO CITY: Four members of a suspected gunrunning syndicate reportedly operating in Cagayan province died in a shootout in Centro Northwest in Solana, Cagayan. Sr. Supt. Gregorio Lim, provincial police director, identified the fatalities in that incident as Freddie Pagulayan, resident of Northwest; Edwin Dumlao, of Barangay Lingu, both of…

World

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ADEN: The Shiite Huthi militia and its allies on Sunday seized the airport in the strategic Yemeni city of Taez from forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, security sources said. Taez is located in central Yemen on the road between Sanaa, which the Huthis overran in September, and the…

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NAPLES, Italy: Hundreds of thousands of people waving Vatican flags on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) greeted Pope Francis as he headed deep into mafia territory, visiting jailbirds and the poor in Naples amid heightened security. The pontiff arrived in the poor, crime-ridden Scampia area of the city in a popemobile…

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DONETSK, Ukraine: Intensive artillery fire broke out on Sunday near the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, apparently breaking an internationally brokered ceasefire between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government, an Agence France-Presse reporter said. The sound of explosions began at 9:00 am (6:00 am Manila time) and appeared…

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SEOUL: A fire swept through a South Korean camping site on Sunday, killing five people including three children and injuring two others, firefighters said. The dead victims—all from two families—were asleep when the fire broke out, ravaging their tent close to an island beach near the western city of Incheon.…

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TOKYO: Indonesian President Joko Widodo will arrive in Tokyo late on Sunday, kicking off a week-long tour of Japan and China aimed at attracting investment and boosting defense cooperation. “We want to develop [infrastructure]with particular focus on electric power plants, railways and express ways. I would like to ask Prime…

Today's Breaking News

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PHILADELPHIA: Pope Francis on Sunday (Monday in Manila) used the last day of his historic US tour to meet victims of the church’s devastating sex abuse scandal, saying “God weeps” for their suffering, and pledging to hold those responsible to account. One rare criticism of the pope during his six-day…

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UNITED NATIONS: World leaders accustomed to fine dining had a surprise on their plates Sunday at the United Nations — trash. Chefs cooked up a lunch made entirely of food that would have ended up in garbage bins, hoping to highlight the extraordinary waste in modern diets and its role…

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WASHINGTON: Former US president Bill Clinton defended his wife Hillary, the Democratic presidential frontrunner who has come under attack for using a private email server while serving as secretary of state. The former president said he has “never seen so much extended on so little.” In an interview aired Sunday…

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UNITED NATIONS: Chinese President Xi Jinping pressed Sunday (Monday in Manila) for the world to step up efforts to improve women’s rights, but his push was clouded by his own country’s detention of feminists. Paying his first visit to the United Nations, Xi invited fellow world leaders to a special…