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Dr. Emilio T. Yap, chairman of the board of the Manila Bulletin, died on Monday at the age of 88. Yap also served as chairman of the board of the Manila Hotel Corp. and of Centro Escolar University, and Chairman Emeritus of the Philippine Trust Company. He led numerous humanitarian…

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Around half a million vehicles would be plying three expressways during the Holy Week, an official of the Manila North Tollways Corp. (MNTC) said on Monday. During the launch of the annual motorist program “Safe Trip mo, Sagot Ko,” MNTC President Rodrigo Franco added that they are expecting that the…

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Members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) are constantly moving their latest kidnap victims between Sulu and Tawi-Tawi in a bid to confuse pursuing government troops, a police intelligence officer disclosed on Monday. The Manila-based intelligence officer who asked not to be named because he was not authorized to discuss…


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KUALA LUMPUR: Kidnappers holding a Chinese tourist who was abducted from a resort on Malaysia’s Borneo island have made a phone call to her family in China, a senior security official said on Sunday. The gunmen have communicated with the family of Gao Huayuan, 29, whom security forces believe is…

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Up until Sunday night, TV crew and a few reporters kept vigil in front of the Ospital ng Makati (OsMak), hoping for word about the lone patient in the room on the hospital’s seventh floor. They all wanted to know if the patient, Janet Lim-Napoles, has undergone surgery to remove…

Business

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To grow the agriculture and fisheries sector, monetary authorities approved a value chain financing framework to improve the stakeholders’ access to finance. Despite the impact of agriculture and fisheries sectors on the Philippine economy, obtaining credit remains a challenge, the central bank said in a statement Wednesday. The lack of…

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STI Education Service Group Inc. (STI) has forged a partnership deal with Solaire Resort and Casino to train students in the service industry. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Wednesday, the learning institution said the partnership with Solaire covers internship programs for qualified STI students in any…

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SOLAR Philippines, a renewable energy company, inaugurated its 63.3-megawatt solar farm in Calatagan, Batangas on Wednesday in a move that should help the Philippines meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (COP21) and its goal of moving toward a low-carbon economy. President Benigno Aquino 3rd graced the…

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Renewable Energy (RE) company Emerging Power Inc. (EPI) is partnering with California-based tech firm Amber Kinetics for the Flywheel Battery Storage Technology in the 150 Megawatt (MW) solar and wind power project in the Subic Bay. “Amber Kinetics’ technology will be very useful in smoothing out the energy generation of…

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NEWLY listed Metro Retail Stores Group Inc. (MRSGI), the largest retailer in the Visayas region, said its net income in 2015 rose 20 percent from a year earlier to P758.6 million, boosted by its expansion efforts starting last year. In comparison, net income in 2014 had amounted to P629 million.…

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The information technology-business process management (IT-BPM) sector is launching the IT-BPM Roadmap 2016-2022 in September this year to address particular concerns and targets of the six IT-BPM segments. Jonathan de Luzuriaga, president of the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA), announced during the Asia BPM Summit 2016 on Wednesday that the…

Regions

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Upi, Gamu, Isabela: At least three communist rebels were killed in a clash with government troops in Barangay Butac, Aguinaldo, Ifugao on Sunday. Army troopers of the 54th Infantry Battalion also recovered six high-powered firearms in the said gunfight with around 20 fully armed New People’s Army (NPA). First Lt.…

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Zamboanga City: The house of a radio broadcaster, previously arrested by policemen for his allegedly libelous commentaries about them, has been attacked in Dipolog City in Zamboanga del Norte province, reports said on Saturday. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines said that no one was injured or killed…

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One was killed while two others were seriously injured in a road mishap early Sunday morning in Bacoor City, Cavite. Police reported that a Honda Civic sedan with plate number MPS 777 hit a center island and crashed into a light post along Daang Hari road in Molino 4, Bacoor…

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BAGUIO CITY: Risky sexual behavior makes the person prone to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a known link in acquiring cervical cancer. In a Department of Health-led media forum with the Philippine Information Agency over the weekend, Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (Bghmc) HIV/AIDS…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Troops killed a communist rebel and captured a wounded child soldier in fierce clashes in the southern province of Compostela Valley, security officials said Saturday. Officials said troops attacked members of the New People’s Army manning a roadblock in the village of Lunganapan in Laak town. Lt. Col.…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: An unidentified gunman strafed a radio station in Dipolog City in Zamboanga del Norte province, police said Saturday. Police said the attack, which occurred at around 2.30 a.m. Friday, damaged the announcer’s booth of dxFL. The owner of the radio station, Franklin Lim, told police that he heard…

World

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ISTANBUL: Turkey on Monday said that the wanted partner of one of the gunmen behind the terror attacks in France crossed into Syria last week, insisting it was not at fault for failing to detain her. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Hayat Boumeddiene had crossed into Syria on January…

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UNITED NATIONS, United States: The last 20 years has seen a surge in the number of women employed in senior and middle management positions, according to a new UN report, which notes that although all-male company boards are decreasing in number, more must be done to achieve gender parity. The…

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BERLIN: The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France ended a meeting on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) without being able to set a date for a hoped-for peace summit on ending the Ukrainian conflict. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had earlier said he hoped that a leaders’ meeting of the…

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WASHINGTON D.C.: The United States Congress on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) edged closer to approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, with several Senate Democrats bucking President Barack Obama to vote for the contentious project’s construction. The legislation easily passed the House last week. It cleared its first major hurdle in…

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KIEV: Interpol on Monday put Ukraine’s former president Viktor Yanukovych on its global wanted list for alleged embezzlement that drained the ex-Soviet republic’s budget in his four years of pro-Russian rule. The “red notice” alert for the 64-year-old comes nearly a year after a massive pro-European uprising in Kiev led…

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WASHINGTON D.C.: The White House acknowledged on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) it should have sent a senior official to the massive rally against terrorism in Paris, as President Barack Obama came under fire for failing to travel to France. “We should have sent someone with a higher profile to be…

Today's Breaking News

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COPENHAGEN: Danish shipping group A.P. Moeller-Maersk on Thursday urged Iran to release the crew of a chartered cargo vessel seized by Iran over a 10-year cargo dispute with an Iranian company. “We must insist that the crew and vessel are released as soon as possible. The crew is not employed…

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WARSAW: Poland’s justice minister stepped down late Wednesday after coming under fire for obtaining a gun permit without taking a required test, the government said ahead of both presidential and parliamentary elections. Cezary Grabarczyk, 55, wound up in the crosshairs of the opposition and the media after reports surfaced last…

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KATHMANDU: Climbing will resume on Mount Everest by next week after an earthquake-triggered avalanche that left 18 people dead on the world’s highest peak, a Nepalese government official said Thursday. Saturday’s avalanche that ripped through base camp also destroyed ladders through the treacherous Khumbu icefall higher up the mountain, raising…

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MOSCOW: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has cancelled his planned visit to Moscow to attend Russia’s World War II anniversary celebrations on May 9, President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said on Thursday. “He will not come. This is related to internal North Korean issues,” Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told AFP, saying…