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After his “very cordial” 15-minute meeting with Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua in Malacañang on Tuesday, President Benigno Aquino 3rd is hopeful that the relationship between Manila and Beijing will “move forward” amid disputes in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). The new Chinese envoy presented his credentials to the…

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THE Makati court handling the serious illegal detention case of alleged pork barrel fund scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles is wondering why it is taking so long for her to undergo surgery. Diosfa Valencia, clerk of court of the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 150, told The Manila Times on…

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IT will take some time before survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda can be moved to new shelters because the city government of Tacloban is still identifying the resettlement area for more than 2,500 people still residing in tent cities. Mayor Alfred Romualdez said in a TV interview that the survivors…

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THE Supreme Court (SC) has stopped the Philippine National Police (PNP) from implementing three provisions of the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act (Republic Act or RA 10591). The SC issued a temporary restraining order during its en banc session in Baguio City on Tuesday. This effectively stopped the PNP…


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FORMER Vice President Noli de Castro on Tuesday maintained that Globe Asiatique (GA) realty Holding Corp. owned by detained businessman Delfin Lee was never given special treatment when it acquired more than P6 billion in housing loans from the Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) or Pag-IBIG Fund in 2008. But…

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Displaying his ripped-to-the-bone physique, undefeated American Timothy Bradley said he will not give Manny Pacquiao any chance for payback in order to erase all doubts that he did beat him in 2012. The two boxers are set to meet in a rematch on April 12 at MGM Grand in Las…

Business

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TOKYO: Emerging market currencies soared on Thursday with the South Korean won rising at its sharpest rate in four years after the Federal Reserve lowered its forecasts for US interest rate hikes this year. In a statement following the Fed’s latest policy meeting, bank boss Janet Yellen cited concerns about…

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PARIS: The world’s leading brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, raised 13.25 billion euros ($14.7 billion) on the markets on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), a record amount in euros, a source told Agence France-Presse. The debt issue by the Belgium-based brewer comes only days after the European Central Bank said it would begin…

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TOKYO: Japanese exports to China rose for the first time in seven months in February, the government announced on Thursday, though analysts said the gain was distorted by the timing of the Lunar New Year holiday. China is Japan’s top trading partner, but the Asian giant’s economic growth has been…

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TOKYO: Japan’s Toshiba has sold its medical devices unit to camera and office equipment maker Canon for almost $6 billion, it said on Thursday, as it sheds businesses to recover from a major accounting scandal. The deal came as Toshiba’s share price plunged nearly 8 percent after a report it…

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One of the more frequent questions asked by small business owners and entrepreneurs, is how they can compete with the big players. There is a healthy debate on what they perceive as their disadvantage in having to comply with rules “meant for the whales or the conglomerates and multi-nationals,” particularly…

Regions

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BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya: If there will be no indigenous malaria cases recorded this 2013 and next year, Ilocos Sur will reach its target for a malaria-free province in accordance with the standards set by World Health Organization (WHO), according to provincial health officials. Provincial malaria control officials said that 2014…

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BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya: The President (Benigno Aquino 3rd) has signed a law establishing secondary schools for the Indigenous Peoples in this province. The schools, according to the Department of Education (DepEd) officials are for secondary students, mostly from the indigenous tribes of Ayangan, Kalanguya, Ibaloi and Kankanai, to name a…

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LEGAZPI CITY: The economy and tourism industry of Bicol is expected to perk up as the province of Albay is set to host major economic meetings beginning in 2014 until the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) here. Albay is hosting for the first time at least ten major ministerial economic…

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ILOILO CITY: Four local governments in Iloilo including the capital city here will serve as pilot test area for the door-to-door payout scheme of social pension starting tomorrow June 4, for the elderly 77 years old and above. Judith Marte, focal person for the Social Pension Program of the Department…

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GAMU, Isabela: The popularly known rebel commander Libre or Layden in the military intelligence was among those killed on Sunday’s firefight between the New People’s Army (NPA) and government troops in a remote village of Ifugao province, Army reports said. The Army’s public affairs office of the Fifth Infantry Division…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Brig. Gen. Felicito Virgilio Trinidad Jr. took over as the general officer-in-command of the Philippine Army’s First Infantry Division in Zamboanga del Sur province following the death of Brig. Gen. Daniel Lucero. Trinidad is the assistant divi-sion commander of Lucero, who drowned on Sunday during scuba diving with…

World

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ROME: Italy’s veteran President Giorgio Napolitano resigned on Wednesday, setting the stage for the election of a new head of state, a thorny process which could prove a political headache for Matteo Renzi’s government. The 89-year old had announced in December that he would be leaving office well before the…

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SEOUL: Days after deporting a Korean-American woman for praising North Korea, South Korean authorities on Wednesday arrested a fellow activist and former leftist politician on similar charges. Both women fell foul of South Korea’s strict National Security Law (NSL), enacted in 1948 to protect the fledgling state from infiltration by…

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COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s Marxist opposition party has filed a corruption complaint against former president Mahinda Rajapakse and his family and asked the anti-graft body to prevent them leaving the country, a spokesman said on Wednesday. The JVP, or People’s Liberation Front, has lodged the complaint against Rajapakse, his legislator son…

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WASHINGTON D.C.: A bartender plotted to murder House Speaker John Boehner after hearing voices in his head telling him that the senior US lawmaker was “the devil,” police documents obtained by an Ohio TV station showed on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). Michael Hoyt worked at Wetherington Country Club in West…

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DONETSK: Eleven Ukrainian civilians were killed and nearly 20 injured when a long-range Grad rocket apparently fired by pro-Russian insurgents hit an intercity bus in the separatist east. Local police said the rocket appeared to have gone astray after being aimed by the gunmen at a checkpoint set up by…

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GARLAND: Police shot dead two gunmen Sunday outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas attended by Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders, authorities said. While no immediate claim of responsibility was made, similar depictions of the Prophet Mohammed prompted a shooting at French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in January that…

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NAIROBI: Kenya’s deputy president, William Ruto, has told worshippers at a church service in Nairobi that homosexuality had no place in the east African nation, reports said Monday. Homophobia is on the rise across much of Africa and remains illegal in many countries, including Kenya where it was outlawed under…

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LEGAZPI CITY: Mount Bulusan in the province of Sorsogon erupted on Friday morning producing a steam and ash explosion that lasted five minutes followed by 40 volcanic quakes, state seismologists said. While the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) did not raise the alert level at the volcano, it…

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SHANGHAI: An arsonist who injured more than 30 people by setting fire to a bus in the Chinese city of Hangzhou was executed on Thursday, authorities said. The Hangzhou Intermediate People’s Court, which sentenced Bao Laixu to death in February, said in a statement that the punishment was carried out…

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Thursday thanked Indonesia for granting a reprieve to a Filipina on death row, crediting his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo for his quick action. Aquino told reporters that he had sent a letter just after midnight that had resulted in the last-minute decision by the Indonesian…